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FINANCIAL CONTROLLER – 19 months contract

GfK entity – Stockholm office

ABOUT THIS JOB

Reporting to the Finance Director, UK & Nordics, you will occupy the key finance role within the Nordics market (encompassing Denmark + Sweden) for GfK, taking ownership of all accounting activities and controls to ensure accurate, timely reporting.  You will also be working collaboratively with the local Commercial Director on reporting and planning topics, as well as the Regional Controlling Finance organisation.  Danish or Swedish language skills are required for this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivery of end to end financial accounting for 4 Nordic legal entities
  • the production of statutory accounts, and the management of external year end audit, to strict deadlines
  • management of the month end close processes, including EPM reporting and ERP-EPM reconciliations, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of accounting records
  • order management together with oversight of revenue reconciliations
  • Quarterly IFRS package close (IFRS 15, 16 and 9)
  • the maintenance and improvement of the internal control environment and review of outputs (balance sheet responsibility / reconciliations), including implementation of internal audit recommendations and ensuring compliance with Group / SOX requirements
  • oversight and approval of payment runs, and support with cash collection activities as needed
  • tax reporting
  • Review of monthly results including commentary on monthly management pack, and collaboration with Commercial Director on provision of monthly supplemental information
  • Annual budget planning and monthly forecasting
  • oversight of key business systems including maintenance of key financial information and structures; providing support to business in resolving issues or queries
  • pro-actively identifying risk areas and recommending solutions to improve operating effectiveness
  • Managing external relations such as tax, banking, auditors
  • project work to build / improve streamlined systems, processes and controls, inputting to finance integration and transformation topics
  • Support on ad-hoc projects and information requests as required

REQUIREMENTS

  • A suitable accounting qualification
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role managing an overall finance function, preferably in a large, global, matrix organisation with deep knowledge of accounting regulations (IFRS based; US GAAP experience would be a nice to have)
  • Excellent system and process understanding; in particular experience in Navision;  SalesForce and/or Tagetik would be highly beneficial.
  • Results oriented, a proactive, personable approach and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player, who is comfortable working in a virtual environment and a multicultural setting
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to learn, comfortable working with complexity and ambiguity

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

  • Work in high diverse team, in relax & open atmosphere 
  • Benefits & flexible working hours, remote work options 
  • Opportunity to gain international experience 

#LI-HL1

 

Additional Information

Our Benefits

  • Flexible working environment
  • Volunteer time off
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Employee-Assistance-Program (EAP)

About NIQ

NIQ is the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, delivering the most complete understanding of consumer buying behavior and revealing new pathways to growth. In 2023, NIQ combined with GfK, bringing together the two industry leaders with unparalleled global reach. With a holistic retail read and the most comprehensive consumer insights—delivered with advanced analytics through state-of-the-art platforms—NIQ delivers the Full View™. NIQ is an Advent International portfolio company with operations in 100+ markets, covering more than 90% of the world’s population.

For more information, visit NIQ.com

Want to keep up with our latest updates?

Follow us on: LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NIQ is committed to reflecting the diversity of the clients, communities, and markets we measure within our own workforce. We exist to count everyone and are on a mission to systematically embed inclusion and diversity into all aspects of our workforce, measurement, and products. We enthusiastically invite candidates who share that mission to join us. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class. Our global non-discrimination policy covers these protected classes in every market in which we do business worldwide. Learn more about how we are driving diversity and inclusion in everything we do by visiting the NIQ News Center: https://nielseniq.com/global/en/news-center/diversity-inclusion

Job Description

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER – 19 months contract

GfK entity – Stockholm office

ABOUT THIS JOB

Reporting to the Finance Director, UK & Nordics, you will occupy the key finance role within the Nordics market (encompassing Denmark + Sweden) for GfK, taking ownership of all accounting activities and controls to ensure accurate, timely reporting.  You will also be working collaboratively with the local Commercial Director on reporting and planning topics, as well as the Regional Controlling Finance organisation.  Danish or Swedish language skills are required for this role.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivery of end to end financial accounting for 4 Nordic legal entities
  • the production of statutory accounts, and the management of external year end audit, to strict deadlines
  • management of the month end close processes, including EPM reporting and ERP-EPM reconciliations, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of accounting records
  • order management together with oversight of revenue reconciliations
  • Quarterly IFRS package close (IFRS 15, 16 and 9)
  • the maintenance and improvement of the internal control environment and review of outputs (balance sheet responsibility / reconciliations), including implementation of internal audit recommendations and ensuring compliance with Group / SOX requirements
  • oversight and approval of payment runs, and support with cash collection activities as needed
  • tax reporting
  • Review of monthly results including commentary on monthly management pack, and collaboration with Commercial Director on provision of monthly supplemental information
  • Annual budget planning and monthly forecasting
  • oversight of key business systems including maintenance of key financial information and structures; providing support to business in resolving issues or queries
  • pro-actively identifying risk areas and recommending solutions to improve operating effectiveness
  • Managing external relations such as tax, banking, auditors
  • project work to build / improve streamlined systems, processes and controls, inputting to finance integration and transformation topics
  • Support on ad-hoc projects and information requests as required

REQUIREMENTS

  • A suitable accounting qualification
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role managing an overall finance function, preferably in a large, global, matrix organisation with deep knowledge of accounting regulations (IFRS based; US GAAP experience would be a nice to have)
  • Excellent system and process understanding; in particular experience in Navision;  SalesForce and/or Tagetik would be highly beneficial.
  • Results oriented, a proactive, personable approach and the ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player, who is comfortable working in a virtual environment and a multicultural setting
  • Curiosity and an eagerness to learn, comfortable working with complexity and ambiguity

WHAT WE CAN OFFER

  • Work in high diverse team, in relax & open atmosphere 
  • Benefits & flexible working hours, remote work options 
  • Opportunity to gain international experience 

#LI-HL1

 

Additional Information

Our Benefits

  • Flexible working environment
  • Volunteer time off
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Employee-Assistance-Program (EAP)

About NIQ

NIQ is the world’s leading consumer intelligence company, delivering the most complete understanding of consumer buying behavior and revealing new pathways to growth. In 2023, NIQ combined with GfK, bringing together the two industry leaders with unparalleled global reach. With a holistic retail read and the most comprehensive consumer insights—delivered with advanced analytics through state-of-the-art platforms—NIQ delivers the Full View™. NIQ is an Advent International portfolio company with operations in 100+ markets, covering more than 90% of the world’s population.

For more information, visit NIQ.com

Want to keep up with our latest updates?

Follow us on: LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NIQ is committed to reflecting the diversity of the clients, communities, and markets we measure within our own workforce. We exist to count everyone and are on a mission to systematically embed inclusion and diversity into all aspects of our workforce, measurement, and products. We enthusiastically invite candidates who share that mission to join us. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class. Our global non-discrimination policy covers these protected classes in every market in which we do business worldwide. Learn more about how we are driving diversity and inclusion in everything we do by visiting the NIQ News Center: https://nielseniq.com/global/en/news-center/diversity-inclusion

Website NielsenIQ

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