Financial Controller
Global Blue
Helsinki, Finland
16h ago

Financial Controller

  • Finland - Helsinki
  • Business Unit / Function : Financial

    Reports to : Finance Manager

    Location : Helsinki

    Job type : Fixed-term, maternal leave replacement

    About Global Blue

    Global Blue is a global leader with the concept of Tax Free Shopping. Global Blue enables international shoppers to claim VAT off their Tax Free Shopping eligible purchases, and to receive a seamless Payment experience while abroad.

    In the previous financial year, Global Blue processed 35 million Tax Free Shopping transactions with a total value of €18.

    5 billion sales in store, and 31 million Added-Value Payment Solutions transactions with a total value of €4.4 billion sales in store.

    Global Blue operates in more than 50 countries and it is listed on NYSE.

    Global Blue Administration Center North serves Global Blue’s subsidiaries in the Nordics, Baltics and Russia / Kazakhstan and we are now looking for a Financial Controller with a 12-months fixed term contract for a maternity leave replacement (with possible option for prolongation) to join our small but dynamic Finance team located at Helsinki City Centre.

    Your role

    As a Financial Controller you will carry overall country responsibility over reporting accounting and tax for 3-4 legal entities and you will act as a team leader for a small Cash Management and Accounts Payable team.

    For this position we seek an individual with a MsC degree in Finance and we expect you to have at least few years’ experience in a role like controller, auditor or consultant.

    Your proactive way of working and development-minded attitude enables you to ensure compliance with Group’s rules and local regulations.

    In addition you are able to support and coach your team to drive high-class performance.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    Monthly management reporting according to IFRS and in accordance to the group Corporate Finance Manual (CFM)

    Provide support to local sales management in the preparation of the monthly business review documents within set deadlines

    Manage Cash Management & Accounts Payable team (FTE 2-3) and the related processes ensuring controls are in place and driving high-class performance

    Participate in group’s finance processes harmonization projects and actively drive and find solutions that achieve the best practice

    Monthly validation of booking entries and reconciliation between local accounting, HFM and other group systems

    Follow-up of local tax and accounting legislation and ensuring compliance at all times for countries of responsibility

    Coordination of corporate legal books updates with external consultant

    Ensure efficiency and appropriate control over financial, accounting and admin related operations

    Preparation of annual budget / quarterly forecasts in close cooperation with Country Manager and Refund Manager

    Payment approval

    Management of group Ad-Hoc requests


    Master’s degree in Accounting / Finance

    At least few years’ experience in similar role

    Experience from working in an international environment

    High level accuracy with ability to see the big picture

    Ability to empower and challenge employees

    Fluent spoken and written Finnish and English. Russian language skills are an asset.

    Additional Information

    If you recognize yourself as the candidate we are looking for don't hesitate to apply. Please fill your application (with CV and cover letter including salary request) via "apply" in this web page as soon as possible, we are reviewing the applications continuously and will fill the position when we find a suitable candidate.

    For further information please contact Finance Manager Lasse Pellikka +358 50 378 3548.

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