Senior Group Financial Controller: Consolidation expert // Klarna

March 24, 2022

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We are looking for a Senior Group Financial Controller with consolidation expertise as part of our Group Consolidation & Reporting team. The team consists of nine people and is responsible for the group consolidated accounts, external reporting and accounting related questions for Klarna group.  
In this role you will drive monthly consolidation, reporting and analysis together with the team. You will also produce external reports such as the annual and interim reports, and be a link to the regulatory reporting team which reports to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. You will be responsible for driving medium-sized projects in an independent way. The work environment is dynamic and ad hoc tasks arise every now and then. 
As a consolidation expert you will have a focus on group consolidation and taking ownership for closing the books for Klarna Group. However, as a team we help each other out and you will also likely find yourself assisting with complex accounting queries as well as also being hands-on in book close and work with annual and interim reports. 
We are looking for a highly driven person with a combination of analytical skills and a great team spirit. If you also enjoy a dynamic international environment and are known for your accounting and consolidation knowledge this might be the right opportunity for you! 

As (Senior) Group Financial Controller you will:

    • Be responsible for and drive the creation of consolidated accounts for the group according to IFRS and Swedish reporting requirements (monthly, quarterly, and annually)
    • Be a key player in producing annual and interim reports
    • Pro-actively and effectively communicate with various stakeholders, discussing and supporting subsidiaries and other parts of the organization with accounting, reporting and system related questions
    • Maintain and evaluate internal controls and performance measurement metrics
    • Contribute to the external and internal audit process of the group
    • Take part in ad hoc projects and have the opportunity to put forward and drive projects on your own
    • Develop as a professional in an entrepreneurial organisation and work with highly skilled colleagues

    Who you are:

      • Hold a degree from a university in a numerate subject (e.g. Economics or Business Administration) or comparable professional education as a financial accountant
      • Have prior consolidation experience, both in preparing, being a key contributor of, or reviewing consolidated financial statements. 
      • Over 3 + yrs in medium to large sized organizations. Have extensive IFRS reporting experience. Swedish reporting and additional GAAPs are a plus, as well as experience from the banking industry, large Finance organizations or Fintech
      • Experience with complex business structures and hands-on experience with sophisticated transaction mapping and design from an accounting perspective is a distinct advantage.
      • M&A experience is an advantage.
      • Are naturally curious and are interested in understanding the flow of data.
      What we offer:
      Diversity & Community
      With our diversity of skills, perspectives and backgrounds, we can create, innovate, and disrupt like no other. Diversity is part of who we are, and essential to our success.
      Ownership & Impact
      Here, every voice matters. We’re organized into hundreds of small teams, each run like a start-up, focused on their own problem-space.
      Trust & Collaboration
      Successes and failures are won together at Klarna in a melting pot of teams. Win, lose, and learn, we’re on this path together.
      The Klarna Work Policy is designed to make sure we foster team collaboration while also ensuring a productive and flexible work environment. We work 2 days per week in the office on agreed days, and then 3 flexible days. We’re also providing each Klarnaut with an annual financial contribution to improve their flexible work life whether they use it to upgrade their work accessories, or their home office space!
      Challenges & Rewards
      We take a very Swedish approach to benefits. Support for parents, health and wellness perks—we’ve got you covered.
      About Klarna
      Since 2005 Klarna has been on a mission to revolutionize the retail banking industry. With over 90 million global active users and 2 million transactions per day, Klarna is meeting the changing demands of consumers by helping them save time and money while better managing their cashflow and making informed decisions. Over 250,000 global retail partners, including H&M, Saks, Sephora, Macys, IKEA, Expedia Group, and Nike have integrated Klarna’s innovative technology to deliver a seamless shopping experience online and in-store. With over 5,000 employees, Klarna is active in 20 markets and is one of the most highly-valued private fintechs globally, with a valuation of $45.6 billion. For more information, visit Klarna.com
      It is our commitment that every qualified person will be evaluated according to skills regardless of age, gender, identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status or religion. Please refrain from including your picture and age with the application.
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