Project Controller - Land Based

AKVA group is the world's largest supplier of solutions and services to global aquaculture. Driven by passion, commitment and a deep understanding of the complexity in our industry, we can solve the most advanced challenges at sea and on land, and contribute in making aquaculture more sustainable. The will to pioneer a better future has been the driving force for AKVA group since the birth in Norway over 40 years ago. Today we are present in all the world's markets with offices in 11 countries.

The development of land-based fish farming is important to meet the market growing demand for salmon in a sustainable manner. AKVA group is the world’s leading supplier of land-based solutions and we have recently won a new contract of 40 MEUR in China. To support our growth, we are now strengthening our finance team with a dedicated Project Controller. Do you have some experience from a similar position? And would you like to join a highly qualified, CARE-ing and diverse team? Then we hope you will continue to read and send us an application to explore more.

Main responsibilities in this role are to support project governance activities and ensure project progress in accordance with risk management, project goals, deadlines, and budgets.

You will report to Business Area Controller - Land Based and work closely with project managers in the Land Based business area and accounting departments.

Work location will be at our modern head office at Klepp Næringspark, only a short 5-minute walk from Øksnevadporten train station, with parking for everyone, and brand-new gym/shower facilities.

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Monthly financial reporting and closing
  • Assist project managers with invoicing, budgets, and forecasts
  • Make sure that projects are assessed financially correctly in relation to progress, cost, and revenue recognition
  • Proactively identify commercial risks and implement mitigating measures together with project managers
  • Contribute to compliance with processes and project governance and follow up deviations
  • Support project manager on contractual elements such as variation orders
  • Arrange regular status meetings to improve project efficiency and margin
  • Identify areas for improvement and development of processes and systems and contribute in the realization of the improvements
  • Actively participate in the company's digitization initiative, implementation projects for new IT systems and processes as needed

Qualifications and background

  • Some years of relevant experience, with good accounting and business understanding.
  • Higher financial education is desired, but longer experience can compensate for lack of formal education.
  • Good computer skills, with experience from ERP systems, Excel, and Power BI
  • Good oral and written communication and presentation skills, in both Norwegian and English
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Takes initiative and is dedicated to deliver good results
  • Service-minded and good collaboration skills

Opportunities and values
In this role we can offer a job in an international and ambitious company, where we strive to produce and deliver excellent aquaculture systems with optimal water quality conditions needed in land-based fish farming. You will be part of a team of enthusiastic and dedicated people and have a broad interface with many stakeholders. The job is both exciting and demanding, where you will get professional and personal development opportunities.

Our vision is “Pioneering a better future” and our values are CARE. CARE stands for: Customer Focus, Aquaculture Knowledge, Reliability and Enthusiasm. These are our common expectations for all employees, and hopefully values that you can identify yourself with.

We value our employees and their diversity, culture, and background, and we work together to provide the best work environment on a global level. We have social clubs, summer and winter gatherings and employee organized trips and events. 

Applications are handled on an on-going basis!


Kjell Turøy Business Controller - Land Based