Accounting Manager - Settlement Control & Reconciliation

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 delivery by 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:

    • Responsible for high volume general ledger accounts reconciliation and settlement monitoring: Bank /SAP S4; Intersystem; PSP/ SAP S4 
    • Being first responders to identify incidents and highlight technical issues; escalate and resolve unidentified variances 
    • Control and monitor new cash flows related to technical and operational processes to sustain the high quality of Klarna's payment products and compliant cash-flow
    • The link between Finance, Service Center, and Engineering competencies
    • Progressively improve technical and operational processes ultimately leading to better risk control and scalability; being the key responsible to test the new markets settlement flows 
    • Find opportunities for ongoing automation of reconciliations and discrepancy alerts.

Requirements:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business Administration
    • 5+ years of experience in a major company or division of a large corporation. Finance or banking experience is extra meriting.
    • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel, basic coding skills are a plus (SQL, VBA).
    • 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.