Financial Controller

Requisition ID:  25683


About US (GEMS):

ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS) provides energy supply solutions and risk management services to support its clients through their decarbonization journey, while optimizing ENGIE’s assets and contributing to value creation.

ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services with a leading energy management business, piloted by its entity "Global Energy Management & Sales" who built its savoir-faire managing the Group’s large and diverse asset portfolio over 20+ years.

3,300 employees around the world develop our solutions, through +20 international business platforms. We cover the full energy mix: renewable and thermal power, natural gas & LNG, biomass, environmental products. Our experts provide tailor made solutions based on a wide range of savoir-faire in energy management with a strong focus on decarbonation and decentralization.

Our +120,00 clients span the entire value chain: producers, asset developers, financial players, utilities, distributors and industrials. Our global reach and strong local presence enable us to offer these diverse clients tailor-made services and respond to rapid changes in mature or emerging markets alike.

Our 4 expertises:

• Asset management

• Energy transition services

• Energy supply & global commodities

• Risk management & market access


At GEMS we encourage breakthrough results, team spirit, curiosity and innovation while preserving the right work/life balance for you.


More info on GEM Hub ( or LinkedIn (



The GEM Finance division is hiring a Business Controller who will work on the perimeter of the Business Platform “BP Clients” in Brussels. He will join a bi-localized team - the FinOps BP Clients team – composed of Business Controllers covering the Group’s key account activities in Europe.

The Finance and Operations (FinOps) “BP Clients” team has the responsibility to monitor the P&L of the “BP Clients” Business Platform – part of GEMS entity – and ensure a correct reporting of its results end of month.

Part of GEMS, the BP Client’s role is to guarantee the physical sourcing in gas and electricity of ENGIE’s key accounts. It has also a major component of market access activities which are reported linked or not to our key account activities.

This open position primarily focuses on both power and Gas related activities in Netherlands, including:
the purchase and sale of electricity contracts and the management of power imbalances.

Sourcing of gas for key accounts
Purchase of hedging products (forward contracts, options, weather derivatives) relating to the gas supply activity
Green product management
CFFO analysis (consolidation and production)

In this position, there is a strong emphasis on financial analysis, process improvement, and automation, which are essential for optimizing our operational efficiency enhance efficiency and accuracy in our operations.


The role encompasses two distinct responsibilities:

  • A role of "Business Controller", focusing on monthly financial closures, budget exercises, results consolidation, process optimization, and cash flow analysis and optimization.
  • A role of "Middle-Officer", focusing on the monitoring of the Front-Office generated PnL .

You will be actively contributing to the Daily reporting of the PnL:

  • Explain and validate the PnL with the Front-Office on a daily basis,
  • Provide a bridge to Accounting figures

You will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • In charge of calculating the Turnover Accruals with validation the Customer Journey Team and work on the automatization of this process.
  • Calculate the Imbalances (at a 15min granularity) for all not invoiced months and working with Digital Team to have an automated process.
  • Validate the Imbalance calculations performed by ATS.

You will be actively contributing to the Monthly closing of accounts:

  • Control of postings sent to SAP by you or the accounting teams.
  • Reconciliation, investigation and correction of interco and inter-oc breaks
  • Control of consistency between economic P&L and accounting P&L: building of eco-accounting bridge and investigation of unexplained deltas with support of the country referent.
  • Provide report to administration and auditors
  • Report and follow closing issues while providing transversal solution and optimized tools.
  • Work closely with Belgium and French controllers to build-up back-up solution and standard processes
  • Follow-up of the cash position (BFR) and analysis
  • Validate the consistency of the figures through the business understanding

Preparation of Monthly Business Reviews:

  • Provide timely, accurate, validated and relevant information and business reporting
  • Analysis of YTD results, N-1 results, Month to Month variations and Best Estimates through several Key Financial Indicators (S-P, Cash Flows, WCR) with the contribution of Front-Office and our Digital tools (PBI)
  • Provide value-added analysis on the Margin PnL Breakdown (using PBI)
  • Be accountable of the quality of the data in SAP and in the different PBIs related to your scope as well as the Deal to SAP process including new contract setup.

Mid-Term Plan process conduction: validation and challenge of business assumptions.

Digitalization and change management:

  • Support the uniformization of BP Clients closing
  • Propose enhancement of process and automation of tools where relevant

Deal to invoice support:

  • Support the invoicing team while creating and following the new contracts in the system

Development support for new activities

Reply to all ad-hoc request related to your scope of activity

The methodology and collaboration:

The methodology of work that Finops BP Clients follows is called Continuous Improvement. In that sense, you are expected for each problem, to do a rootcause analysis, define corrective actions and follow-up their implementations.

To fulfill your missions, you will work in close collaboration with Front-Office teams and have regular contacts with Back-Office, Accountings, and Risks teams. You will notably have to:

  • Handle accounting topics relating to products used for market finance such as hedges, options, etc.
  • Understand the energy supply chain of gas and Green certificates
  • Work on trading oriented system (Orchestrade)
  • Deeply work on the SAP setup or in any update on the deal-to-invoice chain


Hard skills:


Must have:

  • You have deep knowledge of Excel and are keen to create user-friendly tools.
  • You have an efficient IT mindset. You are keen to develop solution that are easy to share across several teams.
  • You have already an experience with SAP.

Good to have:

  • A knowledge of “business analytics” tools such as Power BI would be an asset
  • Knowing consolidation software would be an asset

Soft skills:


Must have:

  • You have a sense of analysis and synthesis.
  • You are rigorous but know how to be pragmatic under critical deadlines
  • You are proactive and curious
  • You are interested in the energy sector and the commodity markets.



Education and professional background:


  • You have a Master in Finance, Economics or an Engineering background with a proven appetite for finance.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience.



Good written and verbal communication skills in English and French.


The position is located in Belgium.

Telework Charter applicable.


If you meet these requirements, then you are the talent we are looking for. Do not waste time! 

Apply by attaching your updated CV, regardless your gender.


ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales is committed to create a gender-neutral environment that unlocks the potential of everyone and provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals. 


All our positions are open to people with disabilities, please let your recruiter know if you need reasonable accommodations to be able to participate in the recruitment process, they will be happy to assist you. 


About ENGIE:

Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Our purpose (“raison d’être”) is to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions, reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet. We rely on our key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. With our 170,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are a community of Imaginative Builders, committed every day to more harmonious progress


Business Unit:  GEMS
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree