Meet Endre Johannessen Tjensvold
Financial Controller, Norway
My role at VELUX Commercial
I work as a finance manager for the Norwegian business. This means that I am responsible for having an overview of the company's accounts and conducting internal audits. In Norway, the business consists of both many fixed service agreements that provide a predictable income and margin, but also many projects where the margin can be more unpredictable.
At the moment, there is a high level of activity with many large projects. The projects must be followed up on financially, to make sure we make a profit from them. The portfolio of projects has a strong influence on our total profit margin, as they make up a huge share of our total revenue.
Working with this is interesting for me, and I get to be very independent in my job. I also really like the VELUX philosophy of bringing more light and fresh air to people, particularly to people in offices with limited space.
What I enjoy outside work
I have been an aviation enthusiast ever since I started flying gliders when I was 15 years old. Otherwise, I am the team leader for my son's floorball team and travel a lot in the mountains or to a cabin by the sea.
A fun fact about me
During my studies in Mannheim Germany, I was responsible for the delivery of drinks to the annual "Norwegerfete" where we usually had over 3000 guests and the consumption was in the area of 119 bottles of Norwegian aquavit and about 9000 litres of German beer. We used to offer free entrance to other Scandinavians. Throughout the evening I was also on duty at the entrance, where I reacted to the fact that there were so many Danes coming in. (There were almost no Danes in Mannheim), until a friend told me that the Germans had learned to say "jeg er dansk" (I am Danish) to avoid paying 3 D-mark for entrance.