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Senior Manager - Controlling (FP&A)

RWE Renewables Americas LLC,  Chicago, United States (US) 

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Renewables 


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 business decision support.  

As a Senior Manager in the Controlling Americas team, primary responsibilities include:

  • Financial planning & analysis: Support timely, complete, accurate, high-quality reporting / planning / forecasting with both local business stakeholders and Central Team Controlling colleagues in Germany.
  • Operations controlling: Support overall controlling tasks for the Operations part of the business (e.g. monthly reporting, quarterly forecasting, mid-term planning, business cases, ad-hoc analyses, special topics, savings initiatives, monthly performance dialogues).
  • Project management: Define initiatives and lead cross-functional projects within the finance area and across the business groups.
  • Business support: Serve as strategic partner to all business areas by supporting / challenging / measuring critical initiatives within the business groups; provide timely and insightful analysis that supports informed decision-making.
  • Management communication: Prepare materials for and lead meetings with Senior Management and the Board.
  • Continuous process improvement: Proactive pursuit of best practices, processes, standardization and tools that drive gains in efficiency, automation, and quality. 
  • Integration and change management: Support top priority integration activities following recent merger.
  • Value enhancement: Support cost savings initiatives, EBITDA enhancement ideas and measurement, and efforts to maximize project value.
  • People and communication: Support growth and development of the team and how we work together locally and globally.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Work experience: 10+ years of professional experience in Controlling, Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial or Management Consulting, or other Finance-related fields; 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, Qlikview, Tableau, Power BI, other system/tools experience is a plus
  • Desired traits:
    • Analytical and proactive problem-solver
    • demonstrated project management experience
    • cross-functional collaboration
    • continuous process improvement
    • ability to effectively communicate and interact with Senior Management and Board members
    • experience working in a global organization is a plus
    • integration and change management experience is a plus
    • general accounting and IFRS knowledge a plus


Unsolicited agencies submittals will not be accepted. To become an approved vendor of RWE please contact rwenarecruiting@rwe.com




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We look forward to meeting you!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.


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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 invest heavily in the expansion of our renewables´ capacities. Our broad portfolio includes flexible, conventional energies and helps us provide clean, reliable and affordable electricity. 120 years of experience in the energy world and our four operative segments – renewable energies, lignite and nuclear power, European electricity generation from gas, coal, hydropower and biomass as well as global energy trading – are the foundation for the innovations of tomorrow. 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.