Accounting assistant/controller (M/F/NB) – Wave Energy

Contribute to global transition to renewable energy as Accounting Assistant/Controller at CorPower Ocean in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Manage finances, audits, and compliance in a dynamic start-up environment.

CorPower Ocean
CorPower Ocean
Viana do Castelo, Portugal  UTC+00:00   On-site   Full Time   51-100   12 days ago

Working at CorPower Ocean you will be part of a world class team, determined to make big impact. We are on a mission to bring reliable and competitive wave energy to the world. We offer a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. CorPower Ocean is a global leader in wave energy, with a technology that has shown game-changing performance. Your work will contribute to the global transition to renewable energy by unlocking one of the largest untapped sources of clean energy on earth.


We are now looking for a person with relevant experience in accounting and controlling in a growing start-up company. Today the accounting is outsourced to an external provider, but we are looking for a person to ensure all costs are allocated correctly on projects, balances are kept in order and leading project- and finance audits. To be successful in this role you will need to gain understanding and knowledge of our company and product offering. This role is based in our Portuguese entity in Viana do Castelo but you will have frequent interactions with the Finance and HR team in Sweden.


  • Management of bank balances and prioritizing payments
  • Upload payments to suppliers
  • Direct contact with accounting firm to ensure daily operations
  • Coordinator of external audits (projects and financial)
  • Assist on project reporting
  • Ensure compliance with Portuguese regulations
  • Monthly bank reconciliation and general ledger account reconciliations.
  • Classification of project cost (allocation)
  • Assist with payroll activities and staff cost allocations
  • Monthly/quarterly reconciliation/controlling local accounts
  • Follow up monthly closing of accounts with external accountant

Skills and Qualifications

You have a degree in Business Management, Finance or Economics and at least 2-4 years of experience in accounting/controlling and reporting in a fast-paced/start up environment. Experience/interest in innovative technologies and the renewable energy markets is meriting. We value strong communication skills and the ability to work in a small agile team.

You are highly proficient in business English and IT literate with good skills in Excel. Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills. A strong commitment to accountability, collaboration, and execution.

  • You are striving for excellence, put quality into everything you do
  • You are self-motivated and love to optimise your time
  • You always search for the most sustainable solutions to difficult problems
  • You love to learn new things, and take pride in constantly developing your skills
  • You are persistent, knowing it takes stamina to reach pioneering goals
  • You see your tasks through to completion
  • You are comfortable in presenting your solutions internally and externally
  • You are data driven and strive to always back your points with a solid research

CorPower Ocean has a highly diversified team with many nationalities and backgrounds, all working towards the same goal. This is something we are very proud of. We are not perfect yet but we hope you share our aim to reach a higher equality.

Benefits include

  • 5 extra days of vacation.
  • Meal card for the maximum non-taxable amount.
  • Company cell phone and laptop.
  • Flexible working hours.

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About the role

Jun 07, 2024

Full Time


Nov 28, 2024


Viana do Castelo, Portugal

2-4 years


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