About the Company
sonnen believes clean, affordable, and reliable energy for all is one of the greatest challenges of our time. sonnen is a proven global leader in intelligent energy management solutions that provide greater energy control for residential customers – contributing to a cleaner and more reliable energy future. It is with great excitement that sonnen has just announced the establishment of a major manufacturing plant in Elizabeth, South Australia. The plant is expected to produce 10,000 batteries a year for households in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific. With the recent launch of the Home Battery Scheme, up to 40,000 households in South Australia will be eligible for subsidies to install sonnenBatterie systems under the $100 million government rebate scheme. In addition to manufacturing, the Elizabeth site will also accommodate sonnen’s Australian headquarters and its central Asia Pacific shipping facility.
What a time to join the sonnen family! This is a unique combination of an exciting greenfield start-up with the stability and backing of a strong, established and rapidly growing international business.
Reporting to an Australian MD, the Head of Finance & Accounting role presents a career defining opportunity to establish and lead the finance and accounting function of sonnen’s Australian subsidiary.
From the outset this newly created role will be hands-on. You will need to roll up your sleeves, hit the ground running, and take control of the design and delivery of the finance and accounting function in Australia, implementing Group policies and procedures, integrating Group software solutions including SAP and CRM into the finance processes, and providing support to the business to meet significant growth objectives.
As the business grows so will your role, with the opportunity to shape and drive a best practice finance function and build a high performing team.
The role will be responsible for statutory and management reporting, financial planning and analysis, controllership functions, reporting requirements of head office and assisting with oversight of risk management programs.
Skills and Experience
Passion is a word you will hear a lot at sonnen. You may ask why? sonnen is passionate about making a difference and working with likeminded people. That is what makes them a success. Your passion and motivation for this role will be key.
You must be an experienced or up and coming CA or CPA qualified finance professional with a “can-do” attitude that suits a fast growing company that values and encourages teamwork and collaboration.
Your experience building and leading a high performing finance team and demonstrated competency and unwavering focus on delivering accurate, timely, high quality reporting and commentary will be valued along with your strong commercial acumen, outstanding communication and stakeholder engagement skills, and broad experience across all finance and accounting functions including managing cashflow and taxation requirements.
With an eye to functional best practice, you will adopt Group policies and procedures, and liaise with and seek the support of head office and the IT team to drive efficiency within the finance function. Previous experience with SAP, Salesforce and Xero or similar programs will be advantageous.
Your ability to plan for the future and execute and deliver in a fast-paced environment will be essential combined with your significant attention to detail.
As an influential contemporary leader, you will engage with people across the business, lead by example and motivate, inspire, support and guide your team whilst building and developing capability.
This is an exciting and pivotal SA based finance leadership role offering the opportunity to establish and lead a finance function that ensures compliance with all regulatory and corporate reporting requirements and acts as an enabler for informed decision making.
This could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for to make your mark and contribute to the growth of a dynamic entity in the renewable energy sector.
sonnen has invested in South Australia and this is your opportunity to invest in the future of our state and the renewable energy sector. Are you a lateral thinker? An idealist? A visionary? A free spirit? A world changer? Then you are a sonnenWarrior. You determine your own future. You never content yourself with what is. You love innovation, and let yourself be inspired and enthuse others. You network with people openly, here and now. You are a radiant bundle of energy. The sun (or Sonne as it is known in German) always shines on your face. This is the essence of sonnen – have big goals and tackle opportunities clearly and cleverly.
To learn more about sonnen, visit sonnen.com.au
Immediate applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Julie Brennan by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8865.