CEPI is seeking a Controller for a new position in a high-profile workplace - Oslo

Finance & Accounting
Full time
Leif Thoring
+47 913 68 810
As our Controller you will be part of a dynamic and an international team responsible for the business and financial analysis. The Controller will cooperate closely with the CEPI's organization in the offices in Oslo, London, Washington and a planned node in Dehli, and will be placed in a direct line to the Finance Lead.

The processes regarding the position will be executed and run from the foundation's HQ in Oslo, Norway. The controller shall ensure proper budget planning and forecast, as well as driving performance analysis against strategic, operational and financial targets
All applicants need to be fluent, both oral and written, in Norwegian and English and have a residence in or nearby Oslo, Norway.

  • Responsible for consolidating the CEPI budget and forecast with the Finance Lead
  • Performing cost analysis
  • Facilitate monthly and yearly reporting
  • Link and cooperate with UK and US offices on financial reporting
  • Treasury and currency analysis and supervision
  • Advice on decisions to Finance lead
  • Support project management on financial issues liaise with CEPI UK on financial reports from awardees
  • Participate in development of financial routines and procedures
  • Internal control of CEPI and check risk and compliance on financial issues
  • Upon request produce financial reports to investors
  • Support and overlap with the Accounting and Payroll Officer as applicable
  • Follow up on action plans and corrective actions
  • Follow up projects
  • Work closely with the Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager and the IT department
  • University degree in economics, finance, accounting or auditing
  • International experience would be an advantage
  • Working experience from 'Big Four' and/or governmental institutions is an advantage but not a requirement
  • You should have at least 3 - 5 years of experience
  • You should provide technical financial guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers
  • Solid experience and understanding with the use of financial and reporting systems
  • Knowledge of and experience in data analysis and ERP processes
  • Strong MS Office knowledge, Excel in particular
Personal qualities
  • Exhibit high ethical standards and professionalism
  • Pro-active, energetic and self-motivated
  • Strong planning and organizing ability
  • You need to be analytical, structured and precise
  • You are able to handle professional employees and/or supervisors
  • You are used to work and or support large and complex organizations and team
  • You have accountability for the performance and results of the teams within own discipline
  • Adapts budgeting and economic plans to address operational challenges
We offer
  • A high-profile and unique workplace with global reach
  • Being part of an ambitious world-changing mission
  • The opportunity to form and implement an important role
  • To take part of an organization from an early stage
  • Various and challenging work tasks
  • Highly competent global team of colleagues with a diverse and professional and international background
  • Competitive salary and remuneration terms
  • Centrally located in Oslo, Norway

    For further information regarding the position, please contact Senior Advisor in Dfind Finance and Accounting Leif Thoring direct line +47 913 68 810 or Senior Advisor Rune Løberg, direct line +47 934 80 620

    All inquiries will be treated confidentially.

    Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.


The CEPI Mission – “We want to stop future epidemics by developing new vaccines for a safer world”. Vaccines are one of the world’s most important health achievements. Yet their life-saving potential hasn’t yet been realized for many known and unknown epidemic threats, particularly in low-income countries, where the risks and needs are often greatest

CEPI was finally launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2017, and is a partnership of public, private, philanthropic and civil society organizations established to stimulate, finance and co-ordinate vaccine development for emerging infectious diseases. These diseases have been identified based on WHO’s R&D Blueprint, and encompass those for which vaccine development is unlikely to occur through market incentives alone.

CEPI has currently investment commitments of 630 million dollars from the governments of Germany, Japan, Norway, Canada, Belgium, Australia and from Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with an initial aim of  reaching funding commitments if 1 billion dollars for its first five year investment cycle. CEPI´s mission is to ensure the world against epidemic deceases.