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Corporate Finance Advisor

Leiden, South Holland Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

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You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come and see things a little differently with us. We have two positions within our Group Corporate Finance Department. You have either a minimum of 3-5 years or minimum 10 years of experience within a corporate or financial market environment together with a background in M&A. You are fluent in English and have a relevant university degree. You can demonstrate experience in project management and/or M&A process coordination, in negotiating loans, share /asset purchase agreements, financial contracts, etc. Valuations, investment assessments, M&A and broad tax issues have no secret for you. You have proven experience in and/or knowledge of a broad number of sectors which may include, retailing, service business, digitalization or sustainability. Your ability to communicate in a clear way is very important in this role as you will need to understand and explain complex matters to people with different backgrounds. Your good communication skills will help you navigate through the different levels of the organization. As a person you are an open-minded team player; you inspire others, collaborate and co-create. You show a drive for results, act with high integrity on insider information and confidentiality aspects; you show strong analytical, numerical and general business/financial skill. You have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build trustful relationships and you enjoy working in a vibrant and changing multi-dimensional environment. And, of course, you share and live the IKEA culture and values and have a genuine interest in home furnishing.


The purpose of the Group Corporate Finance and Tax is to provide expertise and optimize exposure in Corporate Finance, Tax, Treasury and Insurance matters, balancing risks and opportunities in the market, supporting our IKEA Retail, Ingka Centres and Ingka Investments businesses in their growth, while ensuring a strong position as good corporate citizen. As Corporate Finance Advisor, you will support the Ingka Group organisation on Corporate Finance matters and take responsibility to provide expertise on Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate investments and divestments as well as supporting new investment opportunities. More specifically this means you will: • Secure professional M&A and company valuations and lead acquisitions or divestments. • Lead optimization of capital structures, capital allocation, dividends for the Ingka group. • Perform business valuations and evaluate business plans and other required activities in respect of acquisitions and divestments of the Ingka Group. • Co-ordinate and participate in due diligence, and when applicable participate in negotiations in respect of investments. • Maintain a good cooperation with and between core businesses, group functions and other function/ areas within the Ingka Group by acting as an effective cross-functional business partner. • Establish and maintain principles and steering documents for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).


The Ingka Group is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a strategic partner and the largest franchisee of the IKEA franchisee system, owning and operating 367 IKEA stores and digital touchpoints in 30 markets. The Ingka Group is a values-driven company with a passion for life at home and a vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. In the Leiden office we are approximately 200 co-workers, mainly working in Group Functions for Ingka.


You will be based in Leiden and will report to Raj Rai, Group Corporate Finance Manager. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Raj Rai ( or Maya Goldbeter, (, People & Culture Business Partner Recruitment Leiden. Your application, written in English and consisting of a covering letter and CV, should be registered on-line. Please note that personal tests will be part of the recruitment process. We will continuously screen the applications during the next 2 weeks – your early application will be appreciated! We regret that we are unable to handle applications made by e-mail.