• Bachelor or Master degree in Accounting / Finance / Economics or a related field. • 5+ years of increasingly responsible accounting experience in similar or larger organisation. • Demonstrate knowledge of broad set of accounting principles (e.g. INGKA and local GAAP). • Experience in use of automated accounting systems. • Proficient in MS Office skill. • Experience in multicultural and multinational organisation. • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly in English. • Proven skills in developing people and provide support, coaching, training, and career direction to others. • Business Partnering: Strategic, tactical and operational business partner, with strong analytical skills, translate business needs into financial consequences and solutions. • Networking: Strong network and relationship builder both within and outside of the own organization. • Business acumen: Strong ability to recognise external trends and translate them into business opportunities. • Communication: Strong communicator with capacity to influence decisions and create energy and commitment within the organisation. • Change oriented: to able to handle a constantly changing environment with many different stake holders and demands. • Developing people: Ability to inspire individuals and teams to accomplish organisational goals; motivate people to perform and grow by providing feedback, coaching, training and career direction.
• Lead the development of the team based on the global finance, organisational and people development direction to secure the right competences, performance and succession. • Develop, implement and continuously improve effective and efficient Accounting & Reporting processes and routines. • Manage the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities. • Secure that the team members are working according to the A&R manual as well as local GAAP. • Support the team with specific accounting and reporting related questions. • Support relevant functions as a trustful and professional business partner in Accounting & Reporting matters with the aim to offer the customer a seamless shopping experience. • Contribute the business plan process and set clear goals and action plan together with the team in alignment with the business plan and function goals. • Coordinate and/or support internal and external audit, review and follow up on audit findings and recommendations. • Contribute to local and global projects from A&R perspective. • Secure and maintain a connection with and between core areas, business owners, group functions, process teams within the Ingka Group. • Secure cross-organisational readiness and continued business growth in terms of competence, performance and succession through enabling an end-to-end approach. • Ensure a safe environment for co-workers and external consultants and contractors in accordance with Ingka policies
We see ourselves as influencers – we steer the IKEA business by finding the truth behind the figures. Together we secure compliance with local and international laws and reporting standards; we assure that accounting processes are efficient and that tax compliance meets business needs. We’re a diverse group of people driven by providing reliable financial data to a wide variety of stakeholders. At the end of the day, that’s one of the foundations to make IKEA even better!