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Head of Controlling & Planning - Onshore & PV Americas


Chicago, IL, US, n/a

RWE Renewables Americas LLC, Chicago



Functional area: Finance / Controlling 

Remuneration: Executive



Role Summary and Objectives:

  • At RWE Renewables Americas, the Controlling Americas team is responsible for financial performance controlling, planning & reporting, portfolio analyses and target setting for the Onshore Wind, Solar and Energy Storage businesses. 
  • Working as a strategic partner and trusted advisor with the business, Controlling evaluates improvement measures, actively gives recommendations / appropriate challenge, and provides business decision support. 
  • As Head of Controlling & Planning, you will lead and manage teams responsible for 1) Corporate & Consolidation Controlling, 2) Investments Controlling and 3) Management Support Function Controlling.
  • Proactive interface and support for RWE Renewables Americas business leaders and Board.
  • Support business target setting and evaluation of steering KPIs.
  • Serve as point of contact for financial and economic questions from colleagues at corporate parent company, RWE AG.

Main Tasks:


  • Leadership Behavior:
  • Team Leadership: Ability to lead, inspire, manage and delegate effectively across teams.
  • People Development: Ability to develop themselves and their people to their full potential.
  • Performance Orientation: Self-motivated to drive the business, increase performance and deliver results.
  • Strategic thinking: Push the boundaries to grow the business and demonstrates proactive and creative problem-solving.
  • Continuous Improvement: Constantly optimizing the business, processes and tools.
  • Integration Management: Ability to lead teams through change processes.
  • Working Together: Ability to collaborate globally in cross-functional teams.
  • Communication skills: Ability to effectively communicate internally & externally.
  • Open mindset : Self-reflective personality, able to learn and act on feedback.
  • Hands on mentality: Actively involving him --/herself, pragmatic and fact-focused attitude.



  • Work experience: At least 12 years of professional experience in Controlling, Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial or Management Consulting, or other Finance-related fields; at least some direct prior work experience in Controlling / Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Renewable energy experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Education: BA/BS in Finance/Accounting/Economics/Business (required); Advanced degree is a plus, but not required.
  • Location:  Chicago, IL
  • Ability to travel: <15%
  • Language: English (fluent), German is a plus
  • Systems and tools: Excel (moderate to advanced), PowerPoint, Word, SAP, Tableau, Power BI, other system/tools experience is a plus.
  • Desired traits: Analytical and proactive problem-solver, cross-functional collaboration, continuous process improvement, ability to effectively communicate and interact with Senior Management, experience working in a global organization is a plus, integration and change management experience is a plus, general accounting and IFRS knowledge a plus.

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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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