Senior Group Financial Controller

About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 4000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

We are looking for a Senior Group Financial Controller as part of our Group Consolidation & Reporting team. The team consists of nine people and is responsible for the group consolidated accounts, external reporting and accounting related questions for Klarna group.  

In this role you will drive monthly consolidation, reporting and analysis together with the team. You will also produce external reports such as the annual and interim reports, and be a link to the regulatory reporting team which reports to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. You will be responsible for driving medium-sized projects in an independent way. The work environment is dynamic and ad hoc tasks arise every now and then.  

As a Senior Group Financial Controller you will have a focus on group consolidation and taking ownership for closing the books for Klarna Group. However, as a team we help each other out and you will also likely find yourself  assisting with complex accounting queries and book close. 

We are looking for a highly driven person with a combination of analytical skills and a great team spirit. If you also enjoy a dynamic international environment and are known for your accounting knowledge this might be the right opportunity for you! The right candidate will likely act as a team lead deputy and will also have multiple leadership opportunities as part of the wider Financial Reporting domain in the future. 

As Senior Group Financial Controller you will:

  • Be responsible for and drive the creation of consolidated accounts for the group (monthly, quarterly and annually)
  • Be a key player in producing annual and interim reports
  • Pro-actively and effectively communicating with various stakeholders, discussing and supporting subsidiaries and other parts of the organisation with accounting, reporting and system related questions
  • Take part in ad hoc projects and drive projects on your own
  • Develop as a professional in an entrepreneurial organisation and work with highly skilled colleagues

Who you are:

  • A degree from a university in a numerate subject (e.g. Economics or Business Administration) or comparable professional education as a financial accountant
  • 10+ years’ of applicable work experience, preferably in the financial industry with deep understanding of IFRS reporting. Additional GAAPs are a plus. 
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of group consolidation in multinational entities
  • Experience with complex business structures and hands on experience with sophisticated transaction mapping and design from an accounting perspective. 
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English and Swedish
  • Advanced excel user skills
Do you recognise yourself in the text? Do you want to be a part of disrupting the idea of banking and paving the smoooth way for customers and merchants alike? We're looking forward to reviewing your application.

Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.