ICFR Manager

27. desember 2022
As soon as possible

Hydro | ICFR Manager

On behalf of Hydro we are looking for an ICFR Manager to join our team in Group Accounting and Reporting. The department is responsible for safeguarding Hydro’s financial- and ESG reporting and to facilitate continuous improvement and development within Hydro’s reporting. You will be part of a professional ICFR network in our global organization, working to continuously lift and develop the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls in Hydro. The position offers a high degree of autonomy to influence change and drive improvement opportunities, and you will have a central role in further developing Hydro’s internal control over financial reporting framework (ICFR) globally.

We offer an exciting opportunity to gain a broad understanding of Hydro’s business processes and value chain by working with internal controls on both a process- and entity level and by participating in Hydro’s quarterly- and annual reporting processes. You will engage with a wide range of stakeholders across Hydro, and the position offers excellent opportunities for further development within Hydro.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Contribute in shaping the future of Hydro’s internal control framework

  • Act as contact and support operational management in ICFR related matters

  • Support on yearly scoping, risk assessments, and quarterly issue handling topics

  • Follow-up on various responsibilities under the ICFR Annual Wheel

  • Promote and drive ICFR Improvement agenda and represent ICFR in projects in the greater Finance network

  • Coordinate the yearly ICFR Forum and other competence activities

  • Perform ICFR testing activities according to Global Monitoring Plan

  • Increase Hydro’s ICFR maturity in the area of ESG reporting (Sustainability reporting)


To thrive and succeed in the role as ICFR Manager, we believe the right candidate holds the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (Economics, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance)

  • Minimum 5 years’ working experience in external auditing and/or finance/accounting department of a listed company with a major focus on internal control, thereof at least three years with larger, international companies

  • Experience in the area of top-down risk assessment, process design improvement, design and implementation of internal control systems (e.g. SOX 404 experience)

  • Experience as project manager

  • Experienced user of Microsoft tools and knowledge of SAP and/or Hyperion, experience from system automation tools (e.g. Blackline) will be an advantage

  • Excellent command of written and verbal English

  • Knowledge of Norwegian or Portuguese is an advantage

As a person, we believe you are self-going with good communication skills and a structured way of working. You manage to assess and prioritize your time well, solving challenges and issues proactively, being hands-on while seeing the big picture. You successfully build relationships within different parts of an organization and are well experienced with a cross-cultural environment. We are looking for a person with a positive mindset and attitude, who can act as a change agent to facilitate ICFR Improvement initiatives.

Additional information

The position will report to Head of ICFR and some travelling will be expected.


Knut Leganger-Krogstad tlf: 98088535

Julie Vigre tlf: 91170981


Hydro is a leading industrial company committed to a sustainable future. Our purpose is to create more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways. Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses, creating a safe and secure workplace for our 31,000 employees in more than 140 locations and 40 countries.  

Today, we own and operate various businesses and have investments with a base in sustainable industries. Hydro is through its businesses present in a broad range of market segments for aluminium, energy, metal recycling, renewables and batteries, offering a unique wealth of knowledge and competence. Hydro is committed to leading the way towards a more sustainable future.



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