Business Controller

Join MacGregor as a Business Controller in Kristiansand. Shape your journey in sustainable maritime cargo and load handling. Exciting opportunity with global impact.

Kristiansand, Norway  UTC+01:00   Hybrid   Full Time   1001-5000   27 days ago

MacGregor is a leader in sustainable maritime cargo and load handling with a wide portfolio of products, services and solutions. Building on our extensive oil & gas expertise, we are developing a strong position as a provider of offshore renewable energy solutions.

Shape your journey onboard and offshore with us

MacGregor is a leader in sustainable maritime cargo and load handling with a strong portfolio of products, services, and solutions, all designed to perform with the sea. Shipbuilders, shipowners and operators are able to optimise the lifetime profitability, safety, reliability and environmental sustainability of their operations by working in close cooperation with MacGregor.

Are you the new key player in MacGregor’s Offshore business line? Do you want to realise your potential and become an important member of our global finance team? The Business Controller in MacGregor Offshore holds a key role supporting the Finance Business Partner in the Offshore Business Line.

MacGregor invests in new talent and if you have a growth mindset, we offer a challenging role in a team that wants to succeed, commercially, sustainably and professionally. You are expected to take on a lot of responsibility, to see opportunities for improvement, act upon it and truly be a part of the broader organisation. That means, that you do not sit in the ‘back-office’ and only do calculations in excel, or make slide decks - however that is also required. We believe you are not afraid to be a driving force and can rally the teams towards a common goal.

This position is located in Kristiansand, other MacGregor locations such as Arendal and Bergen can be considered.

Main tasks and responsibilities

As our new Business Controller you will provide critical and relevant financial information for decision-making; covering historical, current and future performance. The Business Controller drives improvements in reporting and measurement to support operational excellence and business results, provides support and direction to the Offshore business line management team.

You will work in close collaboration with the Offshore Finance Business Partner and support the management with financial information, analysis, and use the information to support the planning, performance management, decision making and controlling processes. Challenge the business and financial performance. Work in close collaboration with the MacGregor Financial shared services centre. Participation and contribution in common business control objectives within MacGregor along with ad hoc finance related tasks upon request.

Other responsibilities:

  • Financial reporting is a part of the role in the month-end closing, and rolling plans need to be followed, KPIs designed, distributed and followed-up for impact analysis. We also work with Hoshin Kanri methodology and you will be instrumental in this.
  • There is a global aspect to the role with stakeholders across the northern hemisphere east-to-west, so bring your ‘a-game’ when it comes to impacting across different cultures.
  • The Business Line runs small to larger sized tailored customer projects, so in addition to financial controlling you are expected to have a fairly good understanding of project controlling, planning and execution.
  • We expect you to succeed and reach your full potential, and to be the one that can take on complex projects, analysis and tasks on an ad-hoc and proactive basis.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • University degree (MSc / BSc), Economics, Business & Administration or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a global organisation
  • Beneficial if you are familiar with SAP, Qlik Sense, Excel, Hyperion and Google Workspace
  • Collaborative, but with the ability to professionally argue various angles and risks in the project
  • Proactive and able to see where the role can make the most influence
  • Responsive with a sense of urgency to ensure on time delivery as well as the willingness and ability to change the mindset and drive changes when necessary
  • Excellent in both written and spoken English, Norwegian is beneficial

What do we offer

  • An opportunity to work with renewable energy solutions and support to make global trade faster, smarter and more sustainable
  • Interesting and varied work in an international, dynamic and multidisciplinary environment
  • Inclusive and multi-cultural working environment
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid work- according to agreement
  • Competitive salary, good pension scheme and health insurance

MacGregor Norway AS is a member of the joint Arrangement for AFP

By joining MacGregor, you will be able to work closely with leading industry professionals, developing and implementing new concepts that set the standards in the maritime transportation and offshore industries. We offer our employees the opportunity to be part of a truly global organisation leveraged upon our shared values of Integrity, Quality and Safety. With us you will be part of a collaborative working culture with challenges and opportunities to further develop yourself professionally.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your CV and application in English today! For more information about the position, please contact Ulf Wiklund, Finance Business Partner of the Offshore Business Line or Robin Aspelin, Finance Director Equipment and Solutions Division.


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Mobile: +46 66 02 94 160

Please note that interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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About the role

May 02, 2024

Full Time


Oct 30, 2024


Kristiansand, Norway

5+ years


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