Financial Accountant (various levels)

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 5000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

Who we are:

Our Berlin-based accounting team is a diverse bunch with a great mix of international and local experience. We look after all the internal and external reporting needs of the DACH subsidiaries of the Klarna Group, working in both English, as the official working language of Klarna, and German, to establish a close relationship with local external authorities as well as our service providers. We have recently also become the accounting business partners for Klarna’s entities in Spain, Italy, Belgium and Netherlands, with more entities planned which could soon come our way, so we are thriving in a constantly changing and dynamic environment, and can provide lots of opportunities for personal growth and development!

We are currently looking for either a full-time Financial Accountant or a Senior Financial Accountant to join us in our exciting journey, so please keep reading on to see if this might be you!

As part of our team, you are likely to have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to / own internal and external financial reporting streams on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis
  • Reconcile G/L systems to the underlying sources and develop methods and tools to provide analytical insight
  • Take responsibility for accounting and reporting of relevant business transactions
  • Take part in / lead various projects and initiatives (e.g. acquisitions and integrations, process automations, control improvements, detailed balance sheet investigations and analysis)
  • Develop as a professional in an entrepreneurial organization that provides opportunity to work with your areas of interest

Who you are:

  • Klarna is looking for ambitious people with significant drive! You should be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast paced international working environment.
  • You will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level thus, you should desire to go above and beyond to produce best work results!
  • At Klarna we embrace change, you should dare to challenge the status quo and be persistent

You should have:

  • University degree in either economics, finance, accounting, tax
  • For Accountant level: 2+ years of combined accounting and finance experience. For Senior Accountant level: 5+ years of combined accounting and finance experience
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a team
  • Strong conceptual & problem solving ability, and strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to have a diverse set of tasks and responsibilities
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in English at minimum, and basic or higher skills in German

You might also have:

  • Additional qualification such as  WP, StB, CPA, CA or ACCA
  • Experience with statutory reporting in German GAAP or IFRS environment
  • Knowledge in German regulatory or tax reporting
  • Knowledge of the fintech, banks or payment services industry
  • Track record of process improvements 
  • Hands-on experience in an enterprise level Accounting software (we use SAP S4)  
  • Previous exposure to supervising and coaching junior team members if you'd like to be considered for more senior levels

Other benefits we offer:

  • Casual dress code
  • Cool office in a central convenient location in Berlin Mitte
  • Generous 30 days of leave per year
  • Daily fruits & veggies, cereals, beverages
  • Subsidized lunch in the offices
  • Discounts for Urban Sports Club and/or free FitX gym membership 
  • You choose your own IT hardware (mac or windows)
  • Plus great opportunities for learning, growth and progression!
To apply, please attach CV or resumé in English. A cover letter would also be a bonus. We look forward to 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.