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We are looking for a group CFO!

23 / 01 / 2017
  Group Level
  Full time
We are looking for a CFO at group level to drive finance across all our country of operations. In our group the CFO needs to be very hands-on and proactive to ensure the diligence and structure for financial management and reporting. As a fast growing, entrepreneurial and international company we need someone who can handle a multitude of issues tactical as well as strategic. The person needs to combine a solution focused, doer-attitude with structural and strategic thinking. Used to and enjoying international travel. The CFO will report directly to the group CEO.  The position is based in Stockholm or Berlin and might require traveling. 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Internal management
  • Responsible for accuracy and timeliness of internal reporting and forecasting.
  • Responsible for the system of internal controls and for accurately recording the financial state of the business.
  • Responsible for cash optimization work (forecasting and procedures) across the group
  • Ensuring current accounts and financial statements prepared in time and according to all local requirements
  • Ensuring annual reports and consolidations delivered in time and in line with legal requirements Leading the work of budgeting and business plan from a financial perspective
  • Streamlining and rationalization of the accounting and finance work within the Group
  • Analysis and mitigation of financial risks (implementation and monitoring of corporate procedures) Establishing KPI for profitability management - reporting and analysis for improvement suggestions.

2) Managing External Providers/Partners
  • Bank Contacts and liquidity work at Group level
  • Responsible for the annual audit, communications with external auditors, engagement of internal auditors, if required.
  • Coordination of efforts for consolidation and annual report

3) Profitability optimisation
  • Purchasing system – introduced in all countries and operating units - initiated
  • Forecasting (forward looking assessment of financial and trading situation)
  • Benchmarking (internal and external)
  • Evaluation and monitoring of the markets, products and customers from a profitability perspective Delivery efficiency increase (together with Project Management)


Skills and Experience

  • Good understanding and working knowledge of accounting
  • Proven track record of financial and / or commercial management
  • Excellent English (Swedish or German meriting additional languages) 8-12 years relevant working experience 
  • Strong numerical skills and mastery of Excel (or similar calculus programmes)
  • Good presentation and communications skills

Personality

We need a multitasking energetic and commercially minded CFO with strong understanding of accounting and financial matters. We believe that you have a strong academic background, you have worked in finance team operationally, possibly with an accounting background as well. You are informal yet diligent and understand the purpose of the numbers rather than just the numbers themselves. You have ideally worked in international environments and understand differences. You are pragmatic and fast.

About Chimney

Chimney is a leading international Creation Agency with headquarters in Stockholm, offices in 8 countries and over 300 employees. We create exciting content for commercial and entertainment purposes and work with large international productions of Digital Communications, Commercials, TV Shows, Music Videos, Feature Films and Corporate Communications. Our work has earned us many awards including Academy Awards and Cannes Palme D’Or and our clients include such brands as H&M, Unilever, Google, Volkswagen and Orange. We are a dynamic and entrepreneurial owner- led business always aiming to expand and grow!


Apply

Please apply to this position by sending a CV, cover letter (max 1 page) and references to petter.norstrom@chimneygroup.com
The cover letter should clearly articulate why your past experience makes you the perfect candidate to carry out the job. Be as specific as possible.
petter.norstrom@chimneygroup.com

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