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Finance Director

Kempower - United States

Are you…

  • Eager to work for sustainable mobility with innovative electric vehicle charging solutions?
  • Goal-oriented and do you feel energized when making a true difference?

 

Our client, Kempower, is seeking a Finance Director to support the company’s expansion into the US market where it will rapidly build a team and scale its operations to better serve current and future US-based customers. As Finance Director you will be responsible for building the local finance team and developing the financial processes from scratch to support Kempower’s brand-new state-of-the-art production facility. You will be leading the implementation of all financial development processes, operations, and projects for Kempower’s US entity.  To be successful in this role you need to be strategic, tactical, and hands-on and enjoy a fast-paced international environment built on honesty, teamwork, agility, and integrity. This position is a member of the US management team and reports to the Group CFO at the Finish HQ with a dotted line to the US Managing Director.

 

Responsibilities

  • Build the finance team and processes from scratch in the US
  • Develop and implement monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes with local GAAP
  • Develop and implement monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting to the Kempower Group
  • Develop and implement monthly management reporting and performance management practices including but not limited to monthly actuals, forecasting, and budgeting processes
  • Carry out actual reporting according to the agreed timeline
  • Ensure that all deadlines are met
  • Partner with the Head of the US to successfully execute strategy for the US entity
  • Manage state and federal tax reporting in the US
  • Lead and manage local financial service providers including cooperation with auditors
  • Develop internal controls
  • Conduct finance development projects
  • Promote a supportive work environment that upholds Kempower’s values of Together, Impact, Integrity, and Courage

 

What We Expect from You

Your experience & education

  • MBA, Master’s degree in Finance, or a related field
  • CPA or CFA certification is a plus
  • 8 years of experience in finance leadership positions operating in international markets
  • Experience in a publicly traded company
  • In-depth knowledge of various business functions along with solid experience in continuous improvement
  • Robust experience building and leading teams
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite and various business and accounting software
  • Solid understanding of US GAAP and knowledge of IFRS is a plus

 

Skills, Traits & Style

  • Outstanding English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Detail-oriented, with strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Affinity to problem-solving and time-management
  • Customer-oriented mindset, with great communication and cooperation skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced international work environment
  • A hands-on, open-minded, versatile, enthusiastic can-do attitude while embracing continuous learning

 

What We Offer Is More Than Just a Job

  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • The opportunity to be at the forefront of the fast-charging industry, and influence the future of electric transportation
  • An open and flexible work culture where everyone’s voices are heard

 

About Kempower

Kempower is an electric vehicle DC (Level 3) Fast Charging company that designs and manufactures the best DC Fast Charging solutions and services for EVs all over the world. It is headquartered in Lahti, Finland, has a strong foothold in the Nordic countries and Europe, and is now expanding rapidly into the U.S. market. The company primarily serves three segments: charge point operators, fleet operators, and OEMs.  Kempower is best known for its user-friendly technology and dynamic and scalable power distribution: ONE Kempower power unit can provide power for up to EIGHT individual charging posts and can be adjusted to the needs of each vehicle.

Its unique charging management system, Kempower ChargEye™, is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, cloud-based system for charge point operators and retailers, bus and truck operators, and off-highway vehicle fleets. When Kempower chargers are connected to the ChargEye™ system, customers can easily monitor, manage, and diagnose the day-to-day operations of both the chargers and vehicles. ChargEye™ ensures that a commercial vehicle fleet is always ready for duty when needed while optimizing energy costs and managing battery health.

The Kempower Power Unit consists of power modules which makes it easily scalable: more modules can be added when demand grows, and power is needed. Moreover, maintaining and servicing the device is much easier compared to traditional chargers, which has a positive effect on charger uptime. For more information and inspiration, visit their website and watch this video.

 

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