Finance Controller

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

Can you really reach out to the whole world, while working in a tranquil idyll in the middle of the forest? In Älmhult, Sweden, you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA Range & Supply that has the responsibility to develop, design, produce and supply IKEA retail channels with home furnishing solutions available for the many people. Each year IKEA Range & Supply introduces 2,000 new products around the world with a total range is almost 10,000 products. So what happens in Älmhult definitely doesn't stay in Älmhult. It reaches practically every corner of the globe.

We are now looking for a Finance Controller to the Finance & Administration department. We offer a challenging and inspiring role where you will have the possibility to be a part of a great team working together to support the business in the best way possible. You will also have the opportunity to learn new things at the same time as you contribute with your knowledge and expertise!

Job Description

Growth and long term profitability is one of IKEAs key business objectives. Finance & Administration department at IKEA of Sweden has the important role of making sure we are a cost conscious company; setting the budget frames, taking part in deciding on resource allocation and supporting the organization in the budget work, cost follow up, forecasting and financial controlling/projects. Securing that our financial process and routines are efficient, documented and communicated. Finance & Administration is responsible for securing that IKEA of Sweden lives up to contractual liabilities from a legal, accounting and internal control perspective.

Your main responsibilities as a Finance Controller are:
•    Support to ensure the financial processes such as closings, financial performance tracking, financial planning & reporting, and financial controls.
•    Be the analyzer to produce accurate, timely and relevant information about IKEA of Sweden and its business units’ financial status and performance to enable decisions to be taken relating to the organization's financial performance.
•    Work with cost controlling and be the presenter of financial reports to the different stakeholders.
•    Be the speaking partner and support the line organization within our area of competence.
•    Highlight and investigate deviations to plan


We believe you are an experienced professional with minimum 5years experience of controlling. You have a degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or equivalent knowledge gained from work experience. You have knowledge of, and interest in, financial planning and reporting systems and Business information tools like Excel, QlikView, SAP Analytics or equivalent. Experience from SAP Analytics is seen as an extra merit. 

You have the ability to shift focus from details to a holistic view and through your good communication skills you build strong partnerships with stakeholders, at all levels of the organisation. As a person you are driven, structured and have the curiosity and ability to question and challenge always with cost efficiency in mind. You deliver pragmatic and timely results to the business with a service-oriented approach. We see it as valuable if you have former work experience from the Finance or Business Navigation area within IKEA.

Additional Information

Sounds interesting?
We look forward to receiving your application in English, at the latest October 30th 2020.
If you have questions about the role, please contact Finance Controller Manager Nicklas Hård, +46 72-886 31 34. If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Recruitment Specialist Christina Appelqvist +46766-113408.

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