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What you’ll be doing...

As a key contributor to International / EMEA Accounting team you’ll be using your expertise to create and execute accounting processes, analyze data, advise the team, and support your colleagues. Our finance team is the best in the business, so come be a part of the team that keeps our financial operations accurate, compliant, and running like clockwork. Your main responsibilities will be to assist the monthly / year end close process and any other ad hoc projects.

  • Contributing to complex accounting and compliance projects with minimal direction.
  • Planning and structuring work activities and setting deadlines.
  • Performing complex analytical assignments.
  • Providing subject matter expertise to support the proper treatment of business transactions for applicable countries.
  • Interacting with key stakeholders outside of accounting.
  • Reviewing and enhancing processes such as monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, and assisting with researching differences.
  • Using financial accounting experience and acumen to analyze and interpret data, and make any recommendations on possible courses of action as appropriate.
  • Successfully completing multiple and diverse deliverables, taking accountability for the completeness and accuracy of work for multiple Nordic entities.
  • Ensuring the accurate compilation, analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Ensuring adequate controls are in place over financial processes and results.
  • Ensuring compliance and adherence with controls for internal policies and external regulations.
  • Identifying opportunities for systems and process improvements, and working closely with internal teams or service providers to ensure improvement opportunities are implemented.

What we’re looking for...

You’ve got accounting expertise in Financial Accounting and US GAAP, a natural team player, and an ability to work effectively with your peers in other functions. You are comfortable managing data from multiple sources. You can describe complex accounting concepts in a simple way, you work well across functions and take ownership of the tasks that have been assigned to you. You are someone comfortable working under pressure and tight deadlines. It is an advantage to have worked with Local Statutory Reporting, tax returns and audit.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work experience.
  • ACCA, CIMA or ACA Certification.
  • Experience in a financial accounting role – Preferably with one of the Nordic countries.
  • Experience of working with SAP and Blackline.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for European countries or IFRS.
  • Experience in the preparation of general ledgers and report query and design for multiple countries.
  • Experience working within a multinational company.
  • Experience with preparing local GAAP statutory financial statements.
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts with commentary on variances for several Nordic entities.
  • Technically sound individual who could post journals and produce reports in nSAP and performing balance sheet recs with detailed supporting documents.
  • Experience in managing AP and AR related queries and manage day to day queries from different stakeholders.

Even better is you haveone or more of the following:

  • A Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
  • Proficiency in a European language (Preferably Norwegian, Swedish or Danish) other than English.
  • Big 4 Accounting/Advisory/Audit experience.
  • Demonstrated Shared Service Center experience.
  • Knowledge of FASB, SEC requirements, SOX compliance.
  • Experience in running continuous improvement projects, and conducting root cause analysis.
  • Experience gained whilst working in the IT or Telecommunications industry.

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