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Group Business Controller London or Oxford

RED, a fast-growing group active in the Mechanical and Electrical engineering of data centre and complex buildings, is looking for a Group Business Controller to support the successful development of its worldwide activities, to be based in London or Oxford

With a strong appetite to learn and take up new challenges, we are looking for a proactive and high performing professional with a good sense of humour, interested in joining our dynamic, enthusiastic and multicultural team. By joining RED, you will also become an active member of Engie Impact, a business unit of the Engie Group active in supporting large organizations in accelerating their sustainability transformation.

Role Requirements

  • Leading and further developing the Business control function, heading up to 2 business analysts/ project controllers
  • Overseeing the reporting of its performance to RED and Engie Impact management by
    • Performing monthly and adhoc financial reviews of operations throughout RED’s legal entities, sectors, geographies and projects
    • Contributing to the monthly closing and reporting process
    • Preparing presentations summarizing results and key variances, while delivering key messages about the evolution of the business, proposing corrective actions to reach yearly objectives if/when necessary
    • Coordinating the budgetary process, ensuring accurate projections of revenues, earnings and cash generation based on in depth analysis of historical performance, key market trends and competitive environment
  • Acting as a business partner to the organization, actively seeking and identifying potential opportunities to enhance the effective deployment of RED’s operations
  • Contributing to RED’s risk management process, ensuring proper internal control is in place
  • Being the centre point of contact with regards to all accounting related issues, where and when necessary analysing impacts of and implementing of new accounting standards
  • Helping RED efficiently structuring its UK and overseas activities from a financial point of view
  • Contributing in innovating the financial function by formulating recommendations and ensuring automatized processes are rolled out throughout the RED organization
  • Supporting the CFO in the M&A and post-acquisition integration activities

Internal Interfaces

  • Heads of Business Lines
  • Legal counsel from ENGIE / Tractebel Business Units Internationally
  • Client-facing team members including project managers, directors, administrators
  • Legal team members
  • Human Resources Business Partners
  • Transversal Business Functions
  • Peer group interaction with wider Engie/Tractebel counterparts

External Interfaces

  • Developing long-term business relationships with suppliers, clients and business professionals.


  • Master’s degree in Finance or similar

Skills and Specific Knowledge

  • 5-7 year’s professional experience in Finance and Controlling
  • Experience in a complex and international environment
  • Strong knowledge of accounting, consolidation, financial statements analysis and IFRS standards
  • Well-versed in office tools (in particular Excel and Powerpoint) and have a strong affinity with IT systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both written and oral
  • Able to prioritise own workload
  • Able to summarize complex information into meaningful key messages
  • Able to work to tight deadlines in a challenging environment
  • Knowledge of project accounting, tax and VAT

Specific Business Understanding 

  • Knowledge of IFRS Accounting
  • Experience working within a consulting or construction environment
  • Good understanding of international working and business operations of a global consultancy.

Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Our people work in friendly teams, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and are an equal opportunities employer.

The role will suit a UK national as we are unable to offer sponsorship.

Interested applicants may send their resume to

Location: London or Oxford

Region: Europe

Salary: Competitive

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