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APAC Regional Chief Financial Officer

Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit fluenceenergy.com.

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

The Regional APAC Region Chief Financial Officer will report to Fluence Corporate Chief Financial Officer and will serve as a true business and strategic partner to the Regional APAC President and the leadership team.
The Regional APAC Financial Officer will be directly responsible for driving and assessing financial results, delivering timely and accurate financial reporting, providing a controlled and compliant environment, ensuring optimal cash management, and in partnership with the President, APAC, managing all regional capital markets activities to include APAC region equity and debt raises and investor engagement.
Importantly, the Regional APAC Financial Officer will look to continually optimize areas of growth and lead with a strategic mindset. The Regional APAC Financial Officer is responsible for quantifying risks and articulating the financial implications of those risks to the CFO and the APAC leadership team. This person will also oversee strategic planning, forecast modeling and analysis and lead aspects of the regional M&A process and corporate and project-level financings.

Lastly, the Regional APAC Financial Officer will be responsible for increasing the region’s ability to anticipate critical business issues and will be expected to weigh in on several different areas of the organization. The Regional APAC Financial Officer will be comfortable leading from the ground level and have a pulse on all business activities. They will demonstrate a collaborative management style and consistently provide responsive communication to business leadership regarding all areas of the finance function.

As the APAC Region Chief Financial Officer at Fluence, you will:

  • Complete P&L and balance sheet ownership of the APAC region.
  • Plan, develop, direct, and evaluate the APAC regional’s fiscal function and performance.
  • Serve as an advisor to the President, APAC and the executive leadership team regarding all regional fiscal matters of the company.
  • Participate in the analysis and implementation of the regional’s strategic plans and manage relationships with strategic partners.
  • Structure, develop, and lead a best-in-class regional finance team.
  • Represent the region with investment bankers, investors, and analysts and potential direct shareholder engagement outreach initiatives.
  • Maintain an excellent understanding of debt and equity markets, and plan for and provide adequate liquidity for the company.
  • Oversee banking relationships and lead the financing required to support operations and growth initiatives.
  • Manage the capital structure to provide adequate capital, maximize cash flow and minimize financial risk.
  • Recommend benchmarks to measure the financial and operating performance of the company and its departments.
  • Direct preparation of budgets, financial forecasting and financial modeling.
  • Develop and implement a financial planning and analysis capability and install financial processes and systems to provide the leadership team the proper actionable data with which to make effective decisions.
  • Establish rigor around and a focus on business analysis, metrics and KPIs, accountability and continuous improvement to accelerate growth and improve financial and operational performance.
  • Optimize handling of bank and deposit relationships and/or working capital credit lines and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
  • Manage cash flow projection process and reporting to meet operating needs.
  • Evaluate and support execution of M&A opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary, accounting, and financial reporting requirements.
  • Direct financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements.
  • Advise on contracts, into which the company may enter, from a financial and business perspective.
  • Oversee and manage preparation and reviews of all regulatory tax reporting requirements.

What will you bring to Fluence?

  • More than 15 years of broad financial leadership, having served as a Regional Financial Officer or served in a divisional/segment CFO capacity in APAC while also having corporate finance experience. Standalone CFO experience will be a distinct plus.
  • Several years of management experiences in APAC, understanding the unique cultural nuances of multiple Asian countries
  • Broad financial leadership experience including access to capital markets, IR, accounting, treasury, regulatory reporting, tax, FP&A, risk and M&A. Experience as regional CFO of a company is necessary (publicly traded company preferred), this can also be achieved via a combination of private company CFO and public company finance roles. Experience in financial roles of relevance within a publicly traded company is required.
  • Experience partnering or interacting with an executive leadership team, a board of directors, and shareholders of a public company. Can establish credibility with the CEO/Board and senior management team as a highly competent, intelligent, trusted and thoughtfully effective leader who can make immediate impact.
  • Deep capital markets experience, having led or directly contributed to corporate and project financings, including equity and debt raises and investor engagement initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive cultural change in a comparable size business with intensity to accelerate the pace of change, while not becoming reckless or alienating the organization.
  • Diversified industry experience across relevant infrastructure classes and technology driven companies covering a range of products and services.  Experience within or exposure to clean energy is desirable.
  • Track record within an organization serving as a key member in driving significant business expansion, organizational development, and growth. Experience scaling a company / business product from the ground up.  Has led in a culture where agility is key, while establishing necessary metrics and processes. Scaled an organization in support of growth.
  • Demonstrates strong commercial instincts and ensures structure and accountabilities are aligned with drivers and desired outcomes of the business. 
  • Experience leading strategy and implementation of business and revenue growth through M&A, organic growth and strategic partnerships.
  • Strong business partner with analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model, analyzing data to drive financial and operational improvements across an enterprise.
  • Proven ability to recruit, assess, develop, motivate, and retain top finance and accounting talent.

Leadership Capabilities:

  • Coordinates execution by setting appropriate pace, evokes ownership and accountability, streamlines process/structure, and reallocates resources quickly and flexibly.
  • Fast scaling builds and harnesses highly talented, diverse teams. Coaches and develops others, understands team dynamics, and the overall capability of the organization. Able to naturally extract the best from employees, recognizing how to leverage their strengths and manage their weaknesses.
  • Leads through influence (not just authority), builds powerful relationships, helps others find meaning and purpose in their work, and inspires through energetic engagement. Demonstrates outstanding communication and interpersonal skills in order to influence, build rapport and get through to people at all levels of the organization.
  • Solves problems by thinking ahead, reframing the issue, and quickly cutting through complexity to the key success levers and seeks win-win, nuanced solutions that enable big picture thinking with a focus on the details. Naturally a strategic thinker, creative, with excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Energetically takes ownership in overcoming setbacks and failure; guided by ethics, integrity, and a deep sense of purpose.
  • Builds interpersonal connections through authenticity and empathy; ability to flex leadership style over time and in different situations.
  • Challenges conventional wisdom speaks truth to power and discovers creative possibilities.

Culture Impact:

  • Collaborative and flexible leadership style who will partner cross functionally throughout the business. A relationship builder.
  • High energy, proactive, solutions oriented, and driven for results.
  • Possesses a shareholder-first mindset and broadly defines shareholders as investors, customers, and employees, providing equal attention and care to all.
  • Enthusiastic and experienced champion of key business and people-related processes to include finding synergies, goal setting, performance management, personal/professional development and succession planning.
  • Self-aware, self-confident, and humble. A grounded person that is willing to listen as well as be decisive, while possessing a respectful, supportive, and inclusive leadership style.
  • Able and willing to dig in, wear multiple hats, and execute the work when required.
  • Demonstrates a sense of ownership over their work and is a responsible and trustworthy leader, internally and externally.
  • Possesses an intellectual curiosity and a “hunger for knowledge.”
  • Deep commitment to diversity, inclusion and a high-performance culture.

At Fluence we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace; if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply! #inclusionmatters

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Questions?  Message your Global Talent Acquisition Partner Directly:  Ami Vande Velde LinkedIn
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Fluence Career Page: Fluence Careers

Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 
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