CFO – Come join us making a leading international solar company

Do you want to be an integral part of building an international solar energy company? Are you a good CFO or perhaps a Business Controller wanting to take the next step in your career? Are you looking to make a difference? At present there is no commercial solution for large scale offshore solar. Come join us making one as our new CFO.

Being a CFO in a small company /start-up is of course different to being a CFO in larger companies, but we believe it can be even more interesting, challenging and exciting. In working for Ocean Sun you will of course have the full responsibility of the day to day financial operations. But there is more to it than just that. In this position you will be developing and implementing fund raising strategies, building risk management systems and carrying out the financial reporting. There is also the controller element to this position in terms of overseeing projects, forecasting on them in terms of gross margins etc. and decision analysis in terms of establishing if a project is financially viable or not. The CFO in Ocean Sun will also work closely with suppliers internationally and deal with the financial and contractual aspects of these relationships.

All in all, you will be responsible for, along with your colleagues in the Senior Management Team, making Ocean Sun an international success.

Who is the right CFO for Ocean Sun?

First and foremost, we require someone who believes in what we do and who believes in the future of solar energy. If you believe that is you then we would also like to think that you have proven experience from a start-up or small company that has gone through a significant growth period. Some experience from M&A would be a benefit as well as experience from securing funding. A good network within the financial community is an advantage.  Other key skills we look for are familiarity with contracts and contract negotiations and international experience. (particularly Asia) would be an advantage. Finally, we do require you to be fluent in Norwegian both spoken and written.

From a personal competency perspective, it is important that you have a hands-on attitude. In a start-up no tasks should be too big or too small and you must be able to handle task from simple accounting and planning to managing supplier relationships and holding board presentations. Finally, we require you to have a Masters or equivalent in finance.

What can we offer and why should you join us?

We truly believe in this and so do our investors. Solar energy is set to become the dominating source of energy in the renewable future. You will be a part of this future and not just any part, you will be an integral part. This is an exciting journey and we are looking at incentives for members of the management team. We have a flexible and open environment and you will have the opportunity to travel to some very interesting places around the world.

Sounds like fun? Sounds like a challenge? Then we certainly want to hear from you. Who knows; boldly some may say, but perhaps we can both say in 10 years` time; «We built a large international solar power company.»

To apply for this position please contact our recruiting partner OG-S AS by sending CV and a few introductory words about yourself to Erik Falk Hansen at efh@ogsnorway.com
All applicants will receive individual feedback in relation to their application

Om arbeidsgiveren

Ocean Sun has since April 2017 successfully tested offshore floating solar installations outside Bergen and Singapore, the first full scale pilot has been installed in 2018.
Solar energy is set to become the dominating source of energy in the renewable future. Development of solar power plants require large land areas, and access to land is becoming a challenge to growth. Our goal at Ocean Sun is to transform the way solar power is developed and make cheap renewable energy available to millions living by inland reservoirs or the sea. A low-cost solution for developing floating solar power plants on lakes and the sea will give access to unlimited areas for solar energy development where most of the global population live. Close to 60% of the world population live in coastal areas, and more than 75% of the worlds mega cities is located by the ocean. There is currently a market for floating solar on lakes and dams that are estimated to be close to a TW, or 1000 billion USD in investments, from now until 2050. With a patented cost efficient floating solar solution, Ocean Sun is well positioned to take a significant position in this market.
Ocean Sun has recently secured financing from strong industrial and financial investors. To complete product development, and enable delivery of large scale commercial solutions from 2020 we are now recruiting key personnel.