Global Fintech company is looking for a Senior Accountant / Financial Controller to support the business growth in the Norway and the UK and deliver best in class financial processes and governance for the future.
You will be responsible for Norway accounting, bookkeeping, monthly closing process, local tax matters, audit and financial reporting and also have oversight of the??UK accounting, bookkeeping and local matters, playing a key role in the identification of opportunities for processes improvements with the use of systems and automation. You will provide support to the Finance Director and to the CFO guaranteeing accuracy of financial statements, compliance and improving financial processes as part of the wider finance team of the Group.
The preferred candidate will be experienced, able to adapt to change, and someone who enjoys working with in a dynamic fast paced environment. This role will suit someone with a strong work ethic, who is looking to make an immediate impact on an exciting growth-stage company.
In other words, you will:
Lead and be accountable for the monthly closing process and annual audit of Norway entities as well as being accountable for the UK entity as part of an existing UK team
Prepare relevant financial statements, reconciliations and supporting documents in connection with audit process and monthly reporting
Support relevant tax compliance matters, in partnership with the tax teams
Analyse and diagnose existing financial processes and propose improvements to governance, controls and efficiency in the finance function
Prepare relevant monthly financial reporting
We are looking for individuals with an analytical mindset and a vision for the future, as well as someone who has a strong presence in communication to develop partnerships within the group. Successful candidates should possess the below:
Accounting qualification (ACA or equivalent) with a strong academic record (BA, BSc, or equivalent, 2:1 or higher)
Proven experience in management and statutory accounts, IFRS, book keeping, reporting and audit
Accounting and tax compliance experience with Norway and UK
Able to work??in both the English and Norwegian languages
Able to demonstrate strong accounting, financial controls and financial knowledge and practical experience
Sage ERP (and modules) experience preferred but not a requirement
SAP Hana ERP (and modules) experience preferred but not a requirement
Advanced knowledge of Excel with experience of manipulating large datasets and modelling skills (pivot tables, filtering, lookups etc)
Excellent analytical and communication skills (both written and oral), preferably with commercial exposure in previous roles
Project management skills, to manage internal and external teams to drive implementation of systems and processes
Strong attention to detail, yet also showing ability to surface the key material issues
Proven self-starter with experience of being able to work independently, hands-on, focused on delivering outcomes and results, juggling and prioritising across workloads and consistently meeting deadlines