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 Group Financial Controller for 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 work with monthly consolidation, reporting and analysis together with the team. You will prepare and review group level journals and assist in the monthly close by reviewing entity level submissions and preparing feedback on the same. Tasks would also include completion of monthly controls and the preparation of the consolidation system ahead of each close as well as when new entities are onboarded. You will be part of producing 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 smaller to medium-sized projects in an independent way. The work environment is dynamic and ad hoc tasks arise every now and then. 

As a Group Financial Controller you will have a focus on group consolidation. However, as a team we help each other out and you will also likely find yourself assisting with ad hoc requests to support other teams at Klarna.

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, are interested in group accounting and consolidation systems, this might be the right opportunity for you! 

As Group Financial Controller you will:

  • Play an important role in the creation of the consolidated accounts for the group according to IFRS and Swedish reporting requirements (monthly, quarterly, and annually)
  • Be a contributor in producing annual and interim reports
  • Pro-actively and effectively communicate with various stakeholders, discussing and supporting subsidiaries and other parts of the organization with accounting, reporting and system related questions
  • Maintain and perform internal controls
  • Contribute to the external and internal audit deliverables of the group
  • Take part in ad hoc projects and have the opportunity to put forward and drive projects on your own
  • Develop as a professional in an entrepreneurial organisation and work with highly skilled colleagues

Who you are:

  • Hold a degree from a university in a numerate subject (e.g. Economics or Business Administration) or comparable professional education as a financial accountant
  • Have prior accounting experience, gained over 3 + yrs in medium to large sized organizations, preferably by performing financial reporting to the parent company or actively audited such organizations.
  • IFRS or Swedish GAAP reporting experience.  Additional GAAPs are a plus.
  • Are naturally curious and are interested in understanding the flow of data
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.