Vapaus is a top-player in the Finnish Employee Benefit Bike market that wants to capture market from numerous directions. In terms of goodness Vapaus is one of the best companies you will find. UPRIGHT™ recently ranked Vapaus in the top 4% of companies by positive Impact on our world. In addition to this general claim, we have a great team of people at Vapaus that we are adding to it.
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to join our team as the Head of Accounting. This key role will work closely with our CFO (Eric Deighton) and be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the accounting function within the organization. The ideal candidate should possess a strong background in financial management, a keen eye for detail, and excellent leadership skills to drive us forward.
- Provide strategic financial leadership to the organization, collaborating with other department heads and executives.
- Develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and best practices.
- Oversee the preparation and analysis of financial statements in compliance with accounting standards.
- Ensure timely and accurate reporting to internal and external stakeholders.
Budgeting and Forecasting:
- Lead the budgeting and forecasting processes, working closely with Leadership team members to develop accurate financial plans.
- Monitor and analyse financial performance against budgets and forecasts.
Compliance and Risk Management:
- Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, tax regulations, and financial laws.
- Identify and mitigate financial risks, implementing effective internal controls.
- Build and lead a high-performing accounting team, providing guidance, coaching, and professional development opportunities.
- Foster a collaborative and positive work environment.
- Conduct thorough financial analysis to support strategic decision-making.
- Provide insights into financial trends, opportunities, and challenges.
- Coordinate external audits, ensuring a smooth and efficient audit process.
- Address and resolve any audit findings in a timely manner.
System Implementation and Improvement:
- Evaluate and enhance accounting systems and processes for efficiency and effectiveness.
- Lead the implementation of new financial systems as needed.
- Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
- Proven experience (5-plus years) in a senior-level accounting or finance role.
- Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and compliance standards.
- Excellent lateral leadership and team management skills.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Effective communication skills for interaction with internal and external stakeholders.
- Proficiency in financial software and systems.
- Literacy in Finnish and Swedish
Application Deadline: February 23rd, 2024