Group Controller

7. desember 2021
Andreas Ljøstad 99261497, Knut Røste Leganger-Krogstad 98088535

Hydro | Group Controller

With operations all over the world, Hydro covers the entire value chain of aluminium. From raw material extraction to developing the sustainable aluminium solutions for the future, our people are our number one asset.

We are a fully integrated aluminium company with 35,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents. We are present in all market segments for aluminium, with sales and trading activities throughout the value chain, serving more than 30,000 customers.

Do you want to shape a sustainable future? We are Hydro, a global family of 30,000 people, present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, batteries and renewables, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence.

We have a proud history and are committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future by developing natural resources into innovative products and solutions. In doing so, we truly believe that our People matter the most to make the difference.

We are looking for a Group Controller to the Consolidation and Accounting team based at Hydro’s main office in Oslo. The Consolidation and Accounting Department is a sub department within Corporate Accounting and Reporting. The team’s main activities include responsibility for the consolidation of Hydro and its business areas, and responsibility for the process related to identification and resolution of accounting related issues. The team consist of 9 highly experienced and skilled members, covering key competencies such as consolidation principles and practice in a highly complex structure, IFRS competence and consolidation tools.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to gain insight into Hydro’s business and our value chain, the ability to develop professionally within the area of expertise, and to work closely with several stakeholders across Hydro’s global organization.

Areas of Responsibility:
As part of the team, the Group Controller will:

  • Conduct technical consolidation of Business Area/Hydro
  • Drive processes and secure resolutions related to accounting issues
  • Participate in preparation of annual financial statements and quarterly reports
  • Participate in continuous improvement of processes
  • Participate in Corporate and/or Business Area level projects when relevant


  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • 5+ years’ experience with consolidation and accounting related issues
  • Preferably experience from auditing and/or with consolidation in a medium/large sized corporation
  • Good IFRS skills
  • Good English skills, both verbal and written, is a requirement
  • Good Excel skills

Desired personal skills:

  • Independent and proactive
  • Systematic and with a structured approach
  • Self-driven and operational
  • Curious, with a dynamic and flexible mindset
  • High level of integrity

The position will entail broad communication with the business areas and will provide opportunities to learn about the business as such. Due to the nature of Hydro’s business, interesting and professionally challenging accounting related issues will arise, thereby providing excellent opportunities to broaden practical application of IFRS and consolidation skills for the successful candidate.

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