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Head of Accounting Shared Service Center (KM 19-183)

For over 200 years KONGSBERG has made solutions that enable people around the world to deliver extreme performance under extreme conditions.

Today we are a world leader in several areas within maritime operations, defense, aerospace, and oil and gas industry. Our strength is to put together centers of expertise around products, technologies and market needs.

We are now looking for a dedicated leader to develop our accounting function into a true Shared Service Center. The Head of Accounting should further develop the finance function and incorporate digital technologies into accounting operations that enable the Shared Service Centre to make better decisions and improve the quality of our accounting operations. Our Shared Service Centers are located in Norway, Poland and Singapore, with main office in Kongsberg, Norway. We are responsible for the bookkeeping of several companies within Kongsberg Gruppen globally.


Main Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead the statutory and reporting function for the Shared Service Center stimulate and coach team members in order to achieve excellent results
  • Responsible for day to day accounting operations globally
  • Responsible for day to day finance and accounts operations globally
  • Drive and develop the Shared Service Center in accordance to a commonly agreed target state
  • Responsible for implementation of efficient systems (technical solutions), automation and proper internal controls
  • Other ad-hoc tasks within the Shared Service Center
  • Coordinate external audits
  • Ensure correct reporting of taxes and VAT


Requirements:

  • Higher financial education in finance or accounting
  • Minimum 5 years of experience from relevant positions within accounting, auditing or similar
  • Good knowledge of IFRS standards and reporting requirements
  • Good MS Office skills, particularly strong capabilities in MS Excel
  • Strong communication skills, oral and written in Norwegian and English
  • Quantitative and analytic skills


Personal Qualities:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong ability to lead and develop staff
  • Drive to continually improve processes
  • Systematic and structured way of working
  • Works well under pressure/tight deadlines
  • Self-driven with positive attitude and good cooperative skills


We offer:

  • An international, dynamic and innovative environment
  • Collaboration with several different departments and functions
  • Positive work environment with challenging tasks
  • Highly qualified colleagues who are willing to share their knowledge and experience
  • Competitive compensation and benefits