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ESG Controller, GN Group

  • GN
  • 2750 Ballerup, Danmark
  • 23/05/2023


Join Group Finance in a unique opportunity. Roles like this are unlikely to come again.

Do you want to make your skills count within both finance and ESG? Imagine a possibility where you will be responsible for financial excellence while applying your skills within the new ESG reporting?

As our new ESG Controller you can look forward to being a key member of the ESG finance team and making a real difference from day one that in the end can make a real difference in the world. GN is a large listed Danish company and therefore subject to CSRD which needs implementation and controlling.

How is it to work at GN? 

“We believe that this role very much depends on you, giving you an exceptional opportunity to really shape the future of GN’s ESG and CSRD reporting and allowing you to grow professionally. This implementation only comes around once, providing a unique opportunity”, says Christian Bagi Nordsten, Senior Director. 

This multi-phase role develops with our ESG implementation journey. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • You will cooperate with the ESG Finance Team and stakeholders to develop and implement ESG-related financial controls, policies, and procedures
  • You will assist with the general compliance and reporting of CSRD.
  • You will stay informed on the latest ESG and CSRD trends, regulations, and best practices, and provide guidance to the organization on their implications
  • You will develop and maintain strong working relationships with ESG rating agencies, auditors, and other relevant stakeholders
  • You will assist with the integration of ESG considerations into the company's overall financial strategy and risk management processes

Sound good so far? Here’s what you’ll need to succeed and create results

It is important that you have a curiosity to learn about ESG and CSRD. It is essential that you have your financial toolbox in order (debit, credit, controls, accounting, annual report). You might have a background from audit or similar and wants to use those skills with ESG controlling and reporting.

You are open-minded and thrive with engaging and building relationships across the whole organisation. You can work independently, but you also like to work in teams both in a leading as well as a contributing role.

Experience within financial controlling and a curiosity for ESG

You are the first to take the initiative and thrive in a position where your judgements are trusted. You take an organized approach to your tasks, and you are thorough, yet you can decipher where it is best to put your efforts. Moreover, you have an eye for quality, and you:

  • hold a master’s degree in finance, preferably within business administration & auditing, finance, accounting or similar
  • have several years of experience, preferably from an international auditing firm and/or from a large international company or similar
  • have a flair for IT systems and applications and experience with some of the following systems Microsoft D365, OneStream, Oracle or SAP BPC is an advantage
  • excellent project management skills and the ability to be self-driven and execute tasks on own including managing stakeholders and very importantly you have an interest in ESG and a willingness to have a steep learning curve

Fluent written and spoken English skills
As an international organization with colleagues in over 50 different countries, our official company language is English. It’s essential that you can communicate effortlessly with your colleagues, no matter where they are.

The GN culture
GN’s values listen, challenge, and transform. We greet every day with energy, engagement, and enthusiasm, bringing our best selves and approaching problem-solving and challenges with a ‘glass half full’ attitude.

Joining dedicated colleagues within Global Finance and the cross-department team members in an open office space, you can look forward to becoming part of a great department where knowledge-sharing and financial expertise are crucial for our success.

Continuous professional development is an important cornerstone in our finance and ESG strategy as we strive to challenge and transform the finance processes in close cooperation with business finance, sustainability, and management.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply now

To apply, use the ‘APPLY’ link no later than 15 June 2023. Applications are assessed on a continuous basis, which is why we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible. 

Quick apply: You are welcome to use our Quick Apply functionality, where you only submit your CV. We only ask that your CV is up-to date – quick and easy.  

If you want to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact ESG Finance Manager, Mathias Andersen +45 2764 5035 or Senior Director, Christian Bagi Nordsten on mobile +45 2967 9124.

Good luck with your application. We’re really looking forward to hearing from you.