AES United States Senior Finance Manager in Arlington, Virginia

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In 2007, AES Energy Storage was founded as a result of AES' initial survey of advances in battery technology for electric vehicles. We saw an application and an opportunity to use similar technology to improve the flexibility and efficiency of power grids and to make the energy generated from renewable sources more reliable. From our initial technical pilot with Indianapolis Power & Light in Indiana which connected the world’s first lithium battery system with the power grid to our world’s leading platform of 476 MW in operation, construction or late-stage development across seven countries today, we’ve been on the forefront in the industry.

AES Energy Storage recently announced it will be forming a joint venture with Siemens named Fluence. Fluence will provide leading energy storage technologies and services to this high growth market. The new company will unite two market leaders to provide the Advancion and Siestorage battery storage platforms as well as a full complement of advisory and operational services to electric utilities, developers and commercial and industrial customers around the world. As one integrated team we will accelerate product and services development, and best serve our customers’ diverse energy storage needs.

Mission of Function:

Playing a key role in our fast growing business to ensure transparency on financial figures and the accuracy of books and records. The Finance Manager will collaborate with the executive management team to analyze financial figures, defining the finance governance and managing an external accounting provider and reports to the CFO of the company.

Main tasks of the function:

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Perform a variety of advanced financial analyses to determine present and forecasted financial health of the company

  • Define and manage the financial planning process of the company

  • Use financial modeling to simulate financial scenarios and present potential scenarios and outcomes to the management team

  • Manage the preparation and publication of departmental and organization financial documents

Finance Governance

  • Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies and principles

  • Define and implement risk and internal control system

  • Be the central point of contact for the auditor, coordinate and complete periodic audits

  • Participate in strategic financial projects including updates / upgrades of ERP software

Managing external accounting provider

  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close

  • Responsible for accuracy in the general ledger and financial statements and has ultimate authority over classification and booking of all transactions

  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the external accounting provider and work on continuous process improvement

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required

  • Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations

  • Minimum 10 years experience in working with multinational companies and proven leadership skills

  • Proven financial planning experience at the management level

  • Experience in Netsuite ERP system will be considered as an advantage

  • Demonstrated creative and critical thinking skills

  • Attention to details

  • Fluent in English with strong communication skills

The AES Corporation is a Fortune 200 global power company. We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 17 countries through our diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Our workforce of 21,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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AES people raise the quality of life in communities around the world – from bringing electricity to rural communities in El Salvador for the first time, to engineering battery storage that makes a clean energy future possible. That’s a 24/7 responsibility, so we work like a 19,000-person start-up – all in, full-on, in small, hyper-connected teams of people from different divisions, specialties and cultures.

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