January 25, 2024

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We are looking for a driven Controller

Do you want to contribute to the development of a new energy technology that can safely turn nuclear waste into emission-free energy? Are you excited about working in a hands-on deep tech start-up team that aims to make a huge impact? Do you like complex challenges? Then, we might be just the company you are looking for!

Your mission.

As the Controller, you will be the right hand of our CFO, and make sure we continuously keep track of value creation drivers, business plans and actual costs, for the company as a whole and for the projects. You will have a thorough understanding of what drives our future profitability through developing business model and an LCOE (levelized cost of energy) model. You will work closely together with the management team to manage cash-flow and runway, and with the system architect to track design cost envelopes. You combine excellent financial skills  with a basic technical understanding and the ability to structure complex problems quickly. You will also set up and manage the reporting cycle. This role is based in Lyon.

In this role you will:

  • Continuously manage and develop our business model, LCOE (levelized cost of energy) model and use case model
  • Develop and demonstrate a thorough understanding of what drives the business case for customers and for investors.
  • Assess subsystem costs and refine inputs to the models with the system engineering team while the design advances from concept to detailed design.
  • Together with the program manager you will define design cost envelopes.
  • Manage and implement the planning and control cycle.
  • Keep track of costs made during the project and ensure requirements to receive subsidies are met (this has very significant P&L impact and is a primary source of funding).
  • Develop budget and cash flow scenarios and track runway performance against budget.
  • Present financial insights to the management team and external stakeholders (investors, government).
  • Interact with the financial administration (outsourced) in Lyon and Amsterdam.
  • Support equity and subsidy fundraising efforts.
  • Report to the CFO. Work closely together with the CFO and COO.

About you.

  • You have experience with developing business cases, financial modeling and intercultural stakeholder management. Experience in either deep tech scale-ups, (R&D) program control, or consulting is considered a strong plus.
  • You are a fast learner and combine strong analytical thinking with a drive for results and getting things done.
  • You can lead projects independently and connect easily with experts to distill the information the is needed.
  • You have experience setting up large financial models from scratch, and you know the ins and outs of excel.
  • You have a master’s degree in finance, econometrics or technical business administration.
  • You are an excellent communicator (clear is kind) in English, both spoken and written. French and/or Dutch would be considered a strong plus.
  • You like working in an agile manner and are comfortable at the fast-moving pace of a technological scale-up.
  • You are willing to travel between Lyon and Amsterdam once a month.
  • You have an intrinsic motivation to make an impact and want to contribute to a responsible energy supply

What can you expect from us?

  • Dynamic and ambitious team of nuclear technology professionals that are committed to solving today’s energy challenges.
  • Unique experience in a fast-growing VC-backed deep tech start-up.
  • Opportunity to work on a game-changing technology that reduces our carbon footprint and nuclear waste streams.
  • Competitive salary and an employee profit-sharing plan.
  • Application for work/residence permit and 30% ruling will be supported by us.
  • Office in the heart of Amsterdam next to the Central station, including start-up vibes, office amenities, Thursday drinks and quarterly team events.

Does this sound like a match? We are looking forward to your application!
Please email to hr@thorizon.com

Thorizon takes responsibility to make our company more inclusive. We need all ideas to realize our mission and want everyone to feel home in our team.

About Thorizon.

Thorizon is a developer of nuclear power solutions. The company designs and creates frontier technology for Molten Salt Reactors (MSR). Thorizon’s purpose is to accelerate the availability of clean energy and help solve the climate crisis.

Thorizon’s reactor design:

  • Generates emission free energy on demand.
  • Reduces nuclear waste streams by using it as fuel in combination with the abundant metal Thorium.
  • Provides electricity or high temperature heat for use in industrial processes, such as hydrogen production.

We currently have a team of ~18 in Amsterdam and are opening an office in France. We are in R&D phase and aim to solidify our design through analyses, experiments, simulations and partnerships. At Thorizon, we believe a strongly coupled multidisciplinary technology development requires a culture of full openness and transparency. We therefore foster integrity, honesty, collaboration, team spirit, and taking responsibility.