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Recruit Financial Controller in Stockholm

Financial Controller

A Financial Controller makes sure that figures and business analysis is correct in the company. It's a senior finance function that requires a good understanding of financial instruments and well developed work skills.

Financial Control - the business lead in financial analysis

As a Financial Controller the candidate will ensure that the accounting processes are structured and efficient across the company. It's a role with important oversight over security and quality in the internal control. It's also expected that a good Financial Controller will come with ideas for improving the reporting processes in the company.

The right candidate can work independently and under a high load during intense work cycles. This is usually connected to the monthly, quarterly and annual closing of the books.

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Skillset for a Financial Controller

  • Academic degree in finance or accounting
  • Experience from accounting and controlling
  • For many clients, international experience is valuable
  • IT competent and not afraid of new digital instruments
  • Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel
  • Fluent verbal and written communication in English and Swedish

Responsibilities for a Financial Controller

  • Reporting and quality assurance of financial statements
  • Ad hoc analysis and reporting for commercial decisions and regulatory framework
  • Deviation against budget and cost controlling
  • Responsibility for Tax, VAT and FX accounting
  • Develop routines and processes
  • Responsible for Internal finance reporting

To excel as Financial Controller

To succeed in the role as Financial Controller the candidate should have an interest in accounting and financial instruments. The candidate should also be actively seeking to improve the efficiency and accuracy in the reporting. Having a good understand of how the finance function impacts the business and a high motivation is the key to excel in this role. Being confident in IT skills and knowledge around computers will be beneficial as well. 

In many cases it's highly meriting to have a background in auditing or advanced accounting. 

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