Accounting Assistant

  • Älmhult, Sweden
  • Full-time

Company Description

Can you really reach out to the whole world, creating a better everyday life for the many people? In Älmhult, Sweden you can. Älmhult is home to IKEA of Sweden. Here the IKEA range is developed and made available to stores and customers all over the world. At IKEA of Sweden, you will work in a truly international and dynamic environment. You will have different opportunities to learn new skills and where the goal always is to create a better everyday life for the many people.
We are now looking for an Accounting Assistant to the Accounting 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 possible way. Are you ready to grow with us? 

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

The accounting department at IKEA of Sweden support several INTER IKEA Companies in Sweden with accounting services.  As an Accounting Assistant you will be a part of the accounting assistant team and work with ledger administration, monthly closures and support the business and our stakeholders with various accounting questions. You will together with the team and our stakeholders continuously work to improve our processes, to gain efficiency and quality to reach excellence in our operations.  You will report to the Accounting Assistant Manager at IKEA of Sweden AB.

About the assignment

As Accounting Assistant, you manage, together in the team, all financial administration and the main focus areas and responsibilities are; 

•    Maintain/setup of master data in our financial systems.
•    General ledger/record bookkeeping transactions.
•    Accounts receivable processes, matching payments versus invoices, creating customer invoices.
•    Responsible for treasury activities; forecasting and handling payments to/from our bank accounts.
•    Responsible for the administration of fixed assets register including yearly inventory.
•    Responsible for reconciliations of accounts, analysis, and investigations of specific accounts/areas. 
•    Handle deviations and make necessary adjustments to be compliant with accounting legislation and practice, income tax and VAT regulations and group guidelines and rules.
•    Support our Accounting Specialists with the monthly closings and year end closing. 


About you

We believe that you have good knowledge in the accounting, tax, and VAT area with experience from an international environment. Perhaps you previously have worked as an Accountant/Accounting Assistant for some time and are now ready for new challenges.

You take pride in being accurate, are analytical and can complete your tasks efficiently. You are curious, are open to new ways of working and strive to improve processes. Development comes natural for you and is a vital part to reach the vision and the goals.

You have good knowledge of Excel, Power BI, are interested in, and have experience from working with financial systems like Unit4 (Coda), Basware Alusta, Microsoft NAV, SAP or equivalent.

To be successful in this role you need to have a strong business understanding and to be able to prioritize your work.

As a person you are positive, a good team player and have very good communication skills. 

The IKEA values inspire you and creating a better everyday life for the many people guides you in your work.

Additional information

Additional Information

Additional information
Sounds interesting?

Please note that due to summer vacation we will come back to you in the beginning of August 
Please send us your application – CV and letter of motivation – in English. We really want to get to know you, so make sure you tell us why you would be a good fit for this role.

If you have any questions about the role please contact the Accounting Assistant Manager Albin Jonsson at [email protected] or People & Culture Recruiter, Christina Appelqvist at +46 766 113 408

The last day to send your application is August 10th 2021

 Please note that we will be interviewing continuously, which means that we may close the application process earlier than stated if we find the right candidates.
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