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Head of Accounting

70,000 - 80,000 SEK per month + 5-10% bonus + performance bonus

Job Description

As the Head of Accounting for our leading global chemical client, you will take on an influential and critical role in overseeing financial operations, including the Accounting, Tax, Treasury, and Pension activities for five active legal entities in Sweden.

In this leadership position, you will be involved in deciding the business strategy and be responsible for building and nurturing a successful Swedish Accounting team through coaching and development.

This role extends beyond the job description as it betters the people with whom you will work, the communities the company serves, and the world.

Key responsibilities of the Head of Accounting:
  • Ensure strict compliance with international/statutory GAAP and SOX requirements within accounting processes
  • Drive the automation of interfaces with outsourced service providers, and the automation and streamlining of the company's monthly closing process
  • Ensure timely, stable, and reliable reporting to the company's Corporate HQ and regional management systems
  • Annual audit and statutory reporting process for all legal entities in Sweden
  • Handle the filing of tax returns and maintain a favorable tax position
  • Take ownership of the balance sheet
  • Conduct risk reviews in collaboration with other parts of the organization
Qualifications/skills sought:
  • A degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field
  • Experience in a leadership and Accounting position in a large international industrial company
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial regulations and a strong interest in the development of accounting processes
  • Experience with different international GAAPs, BI tools and SOX is an advantage
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in financial software and ERP systems (e.g. SAP), and Excel
  • Proficient in English and Swedish
  • Analytical, structured, and collaborative team player who is willing to deliver results
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