Financial Controller


Jostein Ekere Hedenstad  

AAP Aviation and Pilot Flight Academy are now looking for a Financial Controller that will work out of the AAP Aviation Headquarters by the Oslo Fjord at Lysaker.

The Financial Controller will work approximately 50% for each company, and will work closely with, and report to Business Controller and CFO of AAP Aviation.

This is an ideal opportunity for a professionally strong Financial Controller, who is interested in the aviation industry, and is eager to take on new challenges.

About Us

AAP Aviation is an innovative and global specialist in the employment, training, and administration of aviation professionals worldwide, which has renewed the way airlines approach talent management. First having disrupted the industry by the introduction of the Total Crew Management concept, the company has evolved into a full-service provider of integrated aviation solutions, including comprehensive crew management solutions, talent development, advanced technologies and flight operations. AAP Aviation has a large ownership in, and close cooperation with, Pilot Flight Academy (PFA), which is one of Europe’s largest and most modern flight academies. PFA train professional and skilled pilots and has a large international environment with approximately 300 students. 

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Own and further develop processes for controlling income, cost of goods, sales and administrative costs, as well as investments
  • Ensure quality in profit and loss statements at country, departmental and business area level 
  • Own and coordinate month-ends for Pilot Flight Academy and AAP Aviation 
  • Responsibility for an appropriate reporting structure 
  • Responsibility for optimizing processes in the finance function 
  • Ongoing support to other business controllers and business partners – professional and procedural support, sparring and guidance. 
  • Attend to projects and ongoing analysis and development tasks  

Qualifications and Experience:  

  • Higher education in economics, accounting or auditing 
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in controlling or auditing 
  • Good skills in Excel and PowerPoint, as well as interest in working with PowerBi 
  • Good ability to present orally and in writing in Norwegian and English 
  • The right to live and work in Norway

Personal qualifications: 

  • Enterprising, flexible with good drive and implementation ability 
  • Thorough and accountable 
  • Team player who easily builds relationships with different types of people 
  • Strong analysis capacity and good experience in conducting decision support 
  • Business oriented, with good commercial insight and understanding 
  • High work capacity and well-being with periods with many tasks and short deadlines 
  • Good ability to present orally and in writing in Norwegian and English 

What do we offer?  

  • Skillful and social colleagues in a fast-paced and dynamic environment  
  • Challenging tasks and a wide range of responsibilities 
  • Take part in a unique and fast-growing company  
  • Competitive conditions 
  • Full-time, permanent employment
  • Personal computer, mobile phone and coverage of telephone subscription    
  • Company pension and insurance scheme
  • Nice office locations by the Oslo Fjord at Lysaker, Norway. The office has a good canteen offer and training facilities.
  • Employment will be in Pilot Flight Academy (PFA), but the position will work approximately 50% for PFA and 50% for AAP Aviation.
  • The position requires some travelling to the head office of Pilot Flight Academy located in Sandefjord, Norway.