Accounting Manager - Accounting Operations

Stockholm, Sweden /
Accounting /
About Klarna

Klarna was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 2005. Since then we've changed the banking industry forever. And now we're creating the world's smoothest shopping experience. We serve over 90 million consumers worldwide, and partner with 250,000 merchants – with a new merchant joining us every 8 minutes. Including some of the world's leading brands, such as H&M, ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Samsung and Lufthansa. Our offices are spread over 17 different markets, hosted by 4000+ employees from 100+ nationalities.

As an Accounting Manager you play a very important role for Klarna. You set the direction and drive consistent deliveryby enabling the team to have a complete focus on operational excellence and solving problems for our internal/ external customers.  You are responsible for team performance, deliveries and maintaining solid processes which is key for the success of Klarna. As a leader you are also accountable for the conditions and environment your team operates in. 

High-level responsibilities

    • Coordinate what the team does, make sure the team is aligned, works well together, and delivers accurately and consistently
    • Ensure operational excellence. Challenge and drive the team to deliver both with speed and quality. Identify blockages and prioritise actions
    • Actively manage risks within the team’s problem space and plan & prepare to overcome incidents
    • Know why and how we do things at Klarna and can answer questions on the way we work and what we want to achieve
    • Ensure awareness of the regulatory framework connected to the team’s problem space and act in accordance with both internal and external regulations
    • End-to-end responsible for team results (the quality & delivery of your product/service) including cooperation and coordination with all teams and stakeholders needed
    • Ensure speed, flow, team motivation and efficiency by adhering to Klarna’s team practices
    • Coach and provide regular feedback to the team and team members

Team scope:

    • Make supplier payments smoooth with high service delivery & automated processes
    • Manage processes and controls for almost the entire costs base of the Klarna Group including accounts payable, expense reports, pre-paid expenses & salary payments
    • Responsible for routine general ledger entries, such as standing accruals and fixed asset register Provide a touch point to all corners of the organisation concerning payments and cost allocation
    • Implement financial operating processes for new markets and entities

Requirements:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business Administration
    • 6+ years of experience in a major company or division of a large corporation.
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Google suite.
    • Applicable work experience in a high-pace environment and willingness to have a diverse set of tasks and responsibilities
    • Excellent track record of assessing, developing and implementing internal controls
    • Proven experience building, developing, mentoring and inspiring a high performing professional finance team

Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.

Klarna is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. Please refrain from including your picture and age with your application.