Do you have experience from financial accounting in an international environment? Do you want to take the next step in your career in a leading role at a growth-oriented company? Then we have the job for you!

About Safe Life
Safe Life operates and develops an international corporate group focused on the sale and rental of life-saving and health-promoting products and training. The core of the business is defibrillators, which are distributed to customers across Europe and North America through subsidiaries. Safe Life was founded in 2019 and has pursued an acquisition-driven growth strategy since its inception. The group currently consists of over 20 operational subsidiaries and generates revenue exceeding SEK 1.5 billion. The group is expanding in Europe and North America with a clear objective to become one of the leading global players in our market.

About the position as Head of Accounting
As Head of Accounting (Europe) your main task is to ensure high quality accounting operations and internal control across primarily Safe Life’s European entities, but also to support Safe Life’s global accounting operations to improve standards based on your experience and expertise. Also, the mission includes, when the conditions are right, to plan and execute the consolidation of the European accounting operations and systems to improve accounting quality and efficiency.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Organize, lead and coach the European accounting team(s) – locally and centrally.
  • Define, implement, document, and follow-up group and company accounting policy & reporting standards e.g., the development of a Group Finance manual.
  • Support the development of the group internal control policy framework & documentation including policy development and implementation.
  • Provide internal guidance to local entities – Europe and globally.
  • Ensure local cash management/payment procedures are aligned with group policy.
  • Lead and drive capital efficiency initiatives e.g., in terms of bank platform shifts, bank consolidations, and implementation of cash concentration products.

About you
As a person, you are self-driven and have the ability to take initiative, create structure, and establish processes. You are accustomed to working with deadlines and are motivated by being part of a team where every individual makes a difference. You have the ability to quickly adapt to new tasks and are open to new challenges. You will be given significant responsibility from the start and will work and interact with people in an environment characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit. We also see that you have the following background:

Key requirements for the position are:

  • University degree in Business Administration/Finance/Accounting.
  • Minimum 5 years’ work experience of working in a role within accounting, preferably in an international environment with exposure across the main processes of accounting.
  • Experience as leader, coach and manager within accounting as well as experience from consolidated accounting operations e.g., working in an accounting shared service center supporting multiple legal entities.
  • Experience from internal control and cash management projects.
  • Strong communication skills and a collaborative, positive mindset.
  • Fluency in English, oral and written, other European languages are meriting.

Safe Life´s offering
As an employer, we offer a stimulating and dynamic work environment where, as part of a highly skilled team, you are given the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally. We aim to grow with people who see new opportunities and bring their own ideas.

Other information
Start: According to agreement
Location: Safe Life´s office in Stockholm
Salary: According to agreement

Do you find the position of Head of Accounting at Safe Life interesting? Submit your application today; we at Needo look forward to hearing from you!

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