Financial Controller (m/f)

BayWa r.e. Solar Projects Australia


  • BayWa r.e. Solar Projects Australia Daniel Parsons T:

BayWa r.e. – a forward-looking international company!

The renewables sector offers unparalleled opportunities for both professional development and the chance to make an active contribution to sustaining our natural environment. BayWa r.e. is a subsidiary of BayWa AG Group, a publicly listed company and part of Germany’s S-Dax. BayWa r.e. offers fascinating roles with great prospects in the fields of wind power, solar energy, bio-energy and geothermal energy. Our business activities include trading, project development and realization, consultancy services and technical/commercial operations management. We have positions at our locations in Germany (head office), Europe, Asia, Australia and USA.


We are looking for!

Since 2016 the BayWa r.e. group has been active in Australia and to date has invested in a solar PV wholesaler in Perth, has acquired over 200 MW of solar PV projects in Victoria and Queensland and is in the process of setting up a head office in Melbourne to cover all its wind and solar project and service activities. The project team in Melbourne will comprise a mix of existing BayWa r.e. employees as well as locally-hired staff. To support this new business in establishing its market presence and delivering strong financial results in line with BayWa r.e. group requirements, we are currently looking for a


Financial Controller (m/f)


  • Manage external service provider(s) and any internal finance staff to effectively oversee all aspects of bookkeeping, tax filings and reporting of operating entities and project companies in Australia (covering wind & solar)
  • Ensure the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounts are prepared and reported in an efficient and timely manner to meet tight deadlines for all entities in Australia and reporting to BayWa r.e. group
  • Liaise with service provider(s) to prepare year-end financial statements and statutory reports under Australian GAAP and IFRS, the latter for consolidation with BayWa r.e. Holding
  • Prepare monthly cash-flow forecasts and quarterly forecasts to headquarters
  • Manage day-to-day cash management and payments
  • Responsible for internal financial controls, preparing audit documentation and coordinating with the external auditor in relation to the annual audit to ensure that financial statements are submitted on time and in full to the headquarters and local authorities
  • Controlling of all the project-related costs and expenses under project companies and provide support to the Project team in this matter
  • In collaboration with management, prepare three year forecasts/budgets for the Australian business in line with BayWa r.e. Group requirements
  • Working with management to provide financial information to support decision making


  • Qualified Australian accountant
  • At least 3 years’ experience of working within a finance team, ideally in an international business context and with people management experience
  • Collaborative working style
  • Persuasive and clear communication skills
  • Flexible skill set and enthusiasm for a varied role
  • Organised and detail oriented but with an eye on the bigger picture


We offer!

We can offer you exciting challenges as part of a team of professionals. Fast career advancement and attractive remuneration packages are offered for excellent performance. The support of BayWa AG provides security and opportunities for further development.


We look forward to hearing from you!

If you are interested in this role and believe you have the necessary skills and experience, please send a copy of your CV along with a short covering letter addressed to Daniel Parsons, including details of notice period and salary expectations, to: