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Group Controller - Group Finance

Location: Helsinki, Commitment Full-Time, Team Finance

We are looking for a new Group Controller to join our global Finance team in Helsinki. This is an exciting time to join our Finance team, as we are progressing fast in our IFRS conversion project, where you will be a key player in shaping our future IFRS reporting function.

In this role, you’ll play a key role in our  IFRS conversion and internal controls projects, while developing our Group accounting and reporting process in compliance with IFRS and other local regulation. As our Group Controller you will own the preparation of financial statements (both IFRS and FAS), managing external audits, and ensuring financial controls. You will also participate in the monthly & quarterly accounting close process, ensuring timely availability of financial data for reporting purposes.

Smartly.io has grown rapidly to new markets, and we have currently 12 legal entities around the world. In this role you will be reporting to the Global Head of Controlling & Finance and join our fun, flexible and driven finance team! We hope you enjoy working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment. We offer you a steep learning curve and possibility to make a significant impact in the company. 

Apply now as the position is filled as soon as the right candidate is found. The position is permanent. If you have questions about the position, feel free to contact our Global Head of Controlling & Finance Annukka Piirala (annukka.piirala[at]smartly.io, +358 40 7626 043).

As a Group Controller at Smartly.io, you will:

  • Be in charge of our IFRS conversion project and producing our first IFRS financial statements, which will be finalised for FY20 and later be in charge of quarterly IFRS reporting and producing IFRS numbers
  • Partner with our auditors to ensure efficient audit processes
  • Monitor the monthly financials and group consolidation process for Smartly.io Group
  • Harmonise the accounting processes and ways of working throughout our subsidiaries
  • Take a big role in planning and leading the in-housing of our subsidiary accounting from our current external service providers abroad
  • Work on further improving our monthly accrual processes
  • Innovate on new ways of working and lead different accounting tool implementation processes
  • Work actively with the outsourced service providers around the world to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of our financial accounting throughout the group
  • Take ownership of different tax related processes and projects such as transfer pricing, withholding tax, foreign VAT matters etc.
  • We offer you:

  • Dynamic team, fast-growing business and a cosy working environment
  • Steep learning curve and a lot of challenges
  • Full 25 days of annual holidays, accrual starting from your first day
  • Learn more about how we work at smartly.io/culturehandbook.
  • We're definitely looking for you if you:

  • Have relevant working experience in auditing, IFRS consulting, accounting or similar
  • Possess a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or similar
  • Are fluent in both FAS and IFRS, knowledge of US GAAP is considered an advantage
  • Have worked on an IFRS conversion project and/or done IFRS reporting before
  • Have solid organizational skills with the ability to manage priorities and co-operate with the team to execute in a fast-paced environment
  • Are detail and result oriented, comfortable working in collaborative settings, and have an eye for continuously automating and improving processes
  • Are fluent in using MS Office (Excel) and Google Sheets
  • Are comfortable using English and Finnish in a work context
  • Prior knowledge in Netsuite ERP system is considered an advantage
  • Recruiting process

    The recruiting process is an opportunity for both you and us to see if we're made for each other. Usually, the whole recruitment lasts ~3 weeks from start to end.

    STEP 1 - Introductory call with your possible future team member

    STEP 2 - Small case assignment related to the role of Group Controller

    STEP 3 - Role interview in which we go through the role related case assignment with your potential team lead and team member

    STEP 4 - Smartly.io demo simulation

    STEP 5 -  Discussion with our CFO

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    Who we are

    Powering beautifully effective ads - Smartly.io automates every step of social advertising to unlock greater performance and creativity.

    We are a team of over 400 Smartlies, building a platform that automates creative production and ad buying at scale. We are #1 in social advertising, managing 2.5 billion euros in ad spend and serving more than 650 brands worldwide, including eBay, Uber and TechStyle. Our team has footholds in 17 cities around the world and represents 54 different nationalities.

    We are growing fast and hiring for many interesting positions globally. Learn more at smartly.io/careers and smartly.io/culturehandbook.

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    Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities

    Smartly.io is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities or special needs in our job application procedures and working environment. If you need assistance or have any questions please contact us at accommodations@smartly.io.

    Position Details
    Location Helsinki
    Commitment Full-Time
    Team Finance

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