Project Controller Nordics


INDUSTRY AND CAPITAL GOODS | Finance and Administration

Our client is a multinational company world leader in producing heat resistant materials. The company specializes in monolithic refractories, especially for the iron and steel industry.


  • Role Purpose:
  • As the project controller you are the key member of the project department team and work directly with the project department managers in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland to achieve the project's financial goals and objectives; create and maintain the project department budget and schedule, analyse progress reported against the budgets and plans; and recommend actions to improve progress.
  • Functions:
  • Quotations and Order Backlog
  • Monitors open quotations and order backlog, ensuring accuracy and exhaustivity of data
  • Follow-up and understanding of customer decisions when projects are won or loss (pricing, scope issue)
  • Contractual review from a legal and tax point of view with the support of the legal department
  • Execution of projects
  • Follow up on project execution in terms of actual sales/costs vs Budgeted sales/costs
  • Margin evolution
  • Timely Invoicing
  • Period matching
  • Revision of status of project
  • Monthly Reporting
  • Sales calculation for monthly closing (Percentage of completion method)
  • Monitoring Allocation/Absorption of (i) Supervision costs, (ii) Installation costs, (iii) Engineering costs and (iv) -Equipment
  • Alignment of the Gross margin in statutory and analytical accounting
  • Forecasting
  • Responsible for project sales forecasting
  • Post mortem analysis
  • Post Mortem calculations for projects
  • >300K€
  • in case of huge margin variances
  • projects below 20% gross margin
  • Other topics
  • Follow up on warranty and insurance issues


  • Master or Bachelor Degree in Economics or Business Studies , with 4 years experience in finance controlling or in external audit firm
  • Strong analytical skills, with a Good knowledge of office technology. In particular, mastery of Excel and databases. SAP knowledge would be a plus
  • Accounting and administrative skills
  • Knowing the dynamics of a project driven business and work experience within controlling in a project business would be a plus
  • Process optimisation and Strategic planning tools
  • Keen on collaborating with different profiles both sales men and technical persons
  • Self driven, Showing curiosity
  • Fluent in English

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