Area Finance Manager – TenneT – Arnhem

  • Arnhem


TenneT is growing fast to realize its strategic ambitions. We play a leading role in driving the energy transition. We are looking for a passionate Area Finance Manager at our location Arnhem who will contribute to this and that might be you?

Your contribution to TenneT

Unlock your potential as a Area Finance Manager in a dynamic environment and in the heart of the Energy Transition.

Join us in navigating and monitoring progress on the way to achieve the strategic goals and support the responsible Project & Maintenance Engineering (PME) department to make the best possible decisions.

In this role you are part of the Business Guidance (BGD) department to manage finance operations and are responsible for in time, reliable and accurate corporate departmental planning, forecasting and reporting. You jointly ensure the fair presentation of (non) financial information and advocates predictability, reliability and transparency as fundamentals for trust.

The PME department (250 fte) is responsible for the basic design phase of projects, converting policy into execution guidelines, standardization, digitalization, telecom & logistics. It is part of the Grid Field Operations (Netherlands) unit (GFO-N) which is responsible for maintenance and expansion of the onshore Dutch grid. As LT member you will develop a strong relation within the responsible unit in order to guide the unit in achieving their goals. Also you actively contribute to the continuous improvement and development of the department of Business Guidance.

Your activities vary from week to week and from season to season. You will switch smoothly between retrospective tasks, such as the timely and correct reporting of unit performance, and the more prospective financial prognoses, analyses, assessments and ad-hoc assignments.

For example, you deal with questions such as:

  • Is the performance in line with the strategic goals of the unit and do they support the corporate direction?
  • In what way can we absorb the growth but respect the financial boundaries given – are efficiency improvements still to be found?
  • What are the objectives and key results of the unit and how do they influence the in- and output volumes and what are the midterm financial implications?
  • How can we further improve financial insights, using Business Intelligence?
  • The team Business Guidance of GFO-N is a team of area finance managers, finance project controllers and finance project administrators (35 fte). Within this team you will be part of the (BGD) excellence & PME department (8 fte) in which you will perform various activities in continuous collaboration with your colleagues inside and outside the department. In this playing field, you will act as a connector, a challenger and gate keeper. That variety gives you energy! Moreover, you have excellent networking skills and a clear communication style during meetings with the various internal and external stakeholders. 

    Your Main Tasks And Responsibilities

  • LT member of PME department, representative of the business guidance interests. In this role you will provide advice for strategic, operational and financial planning and forecasting. 
  • Realization and assurance of timely, reliable, transparent and steering-relevant (financial) information so that the right decisions are taken for TenneT and business processes and results are optimized
  • Financial coordination: responsible for all planning & control activities such as planning & forecasting, financial and management reporting according to the agreed quality and timeliness of periodic reports
  • Contribution to the objectives of TenneT and the performance unit by (pro) actively managing opportunities and risks and increasing the predictability of (financial) results
  • Pro-active project control and risk management on behalf of (financial) decision-making and participation in various investment bodies
  • Review and support the further development of the departmental processes and procedures and, where necessary, proposition of improvements so that they are more efficient and effective
  • Support of and contribution to broader planning & control activities including special topics and initiatives of control
  • Safeguards TenneT’s financial health by ensuring transparency, setting (financial) targets and reporting on the achievement of those targets.
  • Monitor, analyse and improve performance.
  • Your profile and background

    We are looking for an business-focused financial who actively contributes to the growth of the company and is able to link the business drivers to financial impacts.

    An innovative, flexible and creative person, who shows the natural capability to cope with change and quickly changing dynamics and willing to learn.

  • You have a proven University level and a relevant degree in eg. Business Economics, Business Administration
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the field of Business (unit) Control
  • You are analytically strong, have a convincing independent judgment and you are results- and solution-oriented
  • You are able to work autonomously and self-regulate
  • You have a pro-active attitude towards continuous improvement and are equipped to initiate, present and implement (own) improvement proposals
  • You are focused on collaboration and you can challenge, with the TenneT interest as the starting point
  • You have good communication skills and you easily establish business relationships/partnering role in a political environment
  • You are politically and organizationally sensitive, but remain honest and straight at all times
  • You have experience with the use of SAP 4/HANA, Power BI (Power Platform) and Excel doesn’t have much secrets for you anymore
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch
  • Last but not least, you also do like to have a laugh and fun.
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