Nordic Financial Controller

Nordic Financial Controller

Hill's Pet Nutrition

Embrace the Challenge of a Fast-Paced Role with Global Brands and a Cross-Functional Team.

Looking for a challenging opportunity in a fast-paced operational environment? On behalf of Hill’s, a leading pet nutrition company, we are seeking a skilled professional to join their small and ambitious Finance Team as Nordic Financial Controller. The position offers the opportunity to gain experience working across the Nordic countries, while refining your commercial mindset and expanding your skills. With flexibility in a broad and diverse role, you’ll work closely with a cross-functional team and have exposure to global brands.

Join a Leading Pet Nutrition Company as Nordic Financial Controller in a small ambitious team

As the Nordic Financial Controller, you will play a vital role in ensuring that the company complies with external finance and tax reporting requirements and maintains a strong system of internal controls.

You will be responsible for Hill’s external financial reporting, VAT, and tax compliance across the Nordic region (DK, SE & NO). You will be Hill’s internal guardian and will have a crucial role in developing processes based on the solid foundations that have recently been put in place. This also includes preparing annual accounts and managing local filing requirements.

Lead Financial Compliance for a Dynamic Organisation

You will report directly to the Nordic Finance Manager and work closely with a team of four employees and the Shared Service Centre. You will perform monthly accounting for local overhead costs, manage intercompany account postings, and review the income statement and balance sheet for completeness and accuracy. You will ensure that monthly financial reporting is in compliance with Colgate Financial Policies, review quarterly financial submissions, and prepare the quarterly tax book.

Part of the month end activities will include posting and reconciling the monthly payroll cost, working closely with local HR.  Payroll preparation is outsourced. You will also review local overhead spending, prepare the annual budget and updated forecasts for local overhead costs, and issue monthly cost center reports.

Finance Professional with Strong Interpersonal Skills

The ideal candidate will have a relevant educational background in finance or accounting, 3-5 years of experience in a finance role, and experience in tax and financial reporting in the Nordic countries. You should also have knowledge of payroll accounting and experience with SAP or similar ERP systems, and a high proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets. Additionally, you should possess excellent communication skills, be a team player with strong interpersonal skills, have a proactive and problem-solving approach, and be very structured and organized with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

About Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hill’s mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets. Their decades of science and research guide them in creating nutrition that’s a step ahead so pets and pet parents can enjoy every day together.

Hill’s is a part of Colgate-Palmolive, and this is a great opportunity to build on your existing experience either from professional practice or from a similar role in industry, with a world-leading FMCG company.

Apply for this exciting opportunity!

The recruitment process is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group. If you need further information about the position, please contact Research Assistant Nanna Slot or Consultant Alexander Krøijer on +45 70 20 12 75. All enquiries will be handled with confidentiality. Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis independently of the deadline. Therefore, we ask you to apply as soon as possible to make sure that your application is taken into consideration.

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Virum
Reference: 2325.108
Company: Hill’s Pet Nutrition