Project Controller

26. desember 2021
31. januar 2022
Svenn-Erik Warholm 91737272

Circa Group is a biotech company producing unique and highly valuable biochemicals. Using abundant and renewable biowaste such as sawdust, Circa makes Levoglucosenone (LGO) in its scalable and patented Furacell™ production process. LGO is a biomolecule platform used to produce multiple sustainable biochemicals that can replace toxic fossil-based chemicals widely used today in a wide range of applications; pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, flavors, fragrances, electronics, batteries, paints, graphene, polymers, and many other applications.

In 2020, Circa was granted, as part of its leadership position in the ReSolute consortium, the EU Flagship Horizon 2020 Grant of approximately EUR 12 million to support a 1,000 tonnes production facility in France. ReSolute™ will be the first of several industrial scale plants and is being built in the Carling S Avold region, France. The company is well-funded following the approximately EUR 52 million capital raising in March 2021, and the company’s projections indicate a sufficient financial runway.

The parent company, Circa Group AS, is incorporated in Norway and has its head office in Oslo. The company is listed on Euronext Growth Oslo with the ticker code CIRCA. For more information, please visit

Do you want to make a difference and join our journey to replace fossil and toxic chemicals with sustainable biochemicals? Circa Group is looking for a Project Controller to support and monitor the progress of building the ReSolute production plant in France against budget, investigating and explaining variances and ensure compliance with grant funding requirements. This is a central role in a small, but strong team being established at HQ Oslo. The role reports to the CFO with a dotted line to Chief Operating Officer.

Main Responsibilities

  • review, monitor and follow up project costs against budget and grant requirements, hereunder invoices and timesheets
  • proactively investigate, explain and report on project cost variances
  • maintain and update financial models, hereunder budgets, actuals and forecasts
  • ensure correct accounting treatment of projects costs
  • prepare monthly reporting against the Grant requirements
  • raise and resolve questions and issues with supplier
  • maintain and update contract register
  • establish and implement policies and procedures to ensure proper internal controls plant
  • contribute in the implementation of ERP-solution in production
  • support project management with ad hoc tasks and analysis


  • minimum bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or other Finance related subject
  • 3-5 years’ experience from relevant position, preferably from an international production/manufacturing company or large construction projects
  • experience from project accounting and EU Grant requirements is an advantage
  • advanced Excel user
  • technology savvy, advantage with experience in ERP and/or developing analytics in Power BI
  • minimum requirement is fluent verbally and written in English, while fluent in French is a big advantage

Personal Characteristics

  • responsible, self-driven and structured with attention to details
  • strong communication and collaboration skills
  • entrepreneurial mindset that thrives in a start-up environment

We Offer

  • challenging and varied tasks in an international business environment
  • competitive terms and conditions
  • position will be based in Oslo, but occasional travel to France is required

If this seems interesting, please apply via For questions, please contact Svenn-Erik Warholm on 917 37 272/

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