Senior Technical Accountant

Imagine a future where you’re part of the Financial Accounting & Controlling team, ensuring excellent financial reporting by leveraging business knowledge

Join us in this role where you’ll be responsible for a broad set of financial accounting and reporting processes concerning the Group’s legal entities. You’ll be involved in the preparation of financial statements and deal with external stakeholders. Drawing from your analytical skills you’ll help with assessing interesting transactions for appropriate accounting treatment.


Welcome to Financial Accounting & Controlling (FAC)
You’ll be part of our global Financial Accounting & Controlling team where you, together with your colleagues, will be responsible for the controlling of financial reporting and delivering standardized, high-quality, and timely accounting and reporting products. Working from our Chicago office, you’ll be part of a fast-growing local team that supports the onshore wind division in North America. The FAC team is united in supporting each other’s development and delivering on outcomes with integrity and by valuing teamwork.

You’ll play an important role in:

  • contributing to technical accounting research and policy-setting, incl. implementing and monitoring compliance with relevant accounting standards
  • the financial controlling and reporting of several of our North American corporate, project and joint venture entities
  • contributing to periodic US GAAP reporting for internal and external users and interface with external auditors regarding statutory financial statements
  • monitoring and managing our US intercompany reconciliations and cost allocation models and collaborating with tax colleagues in preparing and maintaining book-to-tax schedules and documentation
  • driving the continuous optimization of processes, specifically in connection with month-end closing and our reporting systems
  • assisting in accounting for non-routine transactions, such as acquisitions, divestitures, and debt transactions.


To succeed in the role, you:

  • have a CPA licence or equivalent professional qualification, and have experience working in a public accounting firm or an accounting department in an international company
  • have thorough knowledge of US GAAP (IFRS a bonus) and have experience with implementing new accounting pronouncements, e.g., revenue recognition, business combinations and leases
  • thrive in a fast-changing environment, take independent responsibility, and enjoy working with colleagues across teams and national borders
  • speak and write English at an advanced level, and can communicate clearly in writing, and excel at communicating financial accounting concepts in a readily understandable manner
  • have an analytical and logical approach to issues as well as the ability to critically handle information you receive
  • are organised, results-orientated, and great at setting goals for your tasks and can balance multiple priorities and drive timely outcomes.


Join a global leader in renewable energy
Ørsted is a growing green energy major and global leader in climate action. With us you’ll play a part in driving change towards a green energy future. You’ll grow your talent in a fast-paced and high-growth industry where you have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop through challenging assignments and industry-leading experts. Here, you can perform in a friendly work environment based on trust, respect, and collaboration.


Shape the future with us
Send your application to us no later than February 28, 2023. We’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.


Please don’t hesitate to contact , , on if you’d like to know more about the position. If you need to request any adjustments to working practices, working patterns, or the assessment or interview process we're happy to discuss alternative arrangements.


Please note that for your application to be taken into consideration, you must submit your application via our online career pages and answer the screening questions relevant for your country.

About Ørsted

  • We develop, construct, and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, solar energy farms, storage facilities, and bioenergy plants in Europe, Asia, and North America. 
  • Our vision is to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.
  • We’ve been ranked one of the world’s most sustainable energy companies for the past six years. 
  • We’re headquartered in Denmark.
  • We have over 8.000 employees, working in 15 countries and growing. 

An equal opportunity employer

Ørsted wants all employees to have the same opportunities for impact and growth, regardless of age, nationality, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or beliefs. We’re committed to secure an inclusive work environment characterized by a respect for all people so everyone feels free to openly share their input and ideas. We also welcome applications from veteran candidates who have engaged in military service of a similar level of experience and responsibility.

About the job

Application deadline:  February 28, 2023

Chicago, US

Field of work:  Finance and controlling
Employment type:  Permanent
Work hours:  40