• Jacob Karlshøj Døring

Group Finance Controller (Signicat)

Signicat is on an exciting growth journey backed by Private Equity (Nordic Capital). The company is currently experiencing yearly revenue growth rates of +40% and is expecting to reach NOK 450m in annual revenues by year end 2020.

The ambition is to reach NOK 2.0b in annual revenues within the next 4-5 years and become the leading e-Identity provider in Europe. A considerable part of the growth and market expansion will be based on M&A.

Position Summary

The growth of Signicat and our M&A agenda triggers a need for a scalable and highly professional finance function. As part of this professionalization we are looking for a competent, ambitious and highly energetic Group Finance Controller, who thrives in a fast-moving environment, and who is not afraid of hands-on challenges.

You will cooperate closely with our CFO, and act as his right hand in relation to daily operations. The finance function is located at Signicat headquarters in Trondheim, Norway, but it is possible to work out of Copenhagen, Stockholm, or Rotterdam. The CFO works out of Copenhagen, but spend a minimum of 3 days a week “on the road” (prior to Covid-19), and you should expect and be ready to travel a minimum of five days per month.

You should have appetite for potential managerial responsibilities – depending on your leadership qualifications. Many of the accounting activities are currently outsourced (i.e. VAT and local booking), hence the accounting function as of now is lean, and consist of one accountant, and one finance- and administration consultant, plus a student assistant.  

Your skills and experience

  • You have a background from an Audit company with global presence, and hold a Master’s Degree in Accounting & Finance. Or similar.

  • You have +5 years of relevant work experience, preferable with knowledge of the IT-industry

  • You must be fluent in one of the Nordic languages or Dutch, and master English on a high (negotiation) level. Both verbally and in writing

  • You must be a team player and be able to efficiently communicate across borders

Areas of responsibility

  1. Monthly reporting for the Signicat Group, including the month-end close process

  2. Reporting to Nordic Capital in a timely and reliable fashion. Mastering and developing valuable relationships

  3. Preparation of internal and external consolidated financial statements as well as the annual reports of all subsidiaries/branches

  4. Design, update and implement financial control processes, -systems and -procedures

  5. Group Accounting Policies compliant with IFRS, including implementing IFRS 16 procedures

  6. You will manage relationships with auditors and local accounting service providers

  7. You will collaborate with our CFO to set up and manage the P&L, BS, and cash forecasting/budgeting

  8. You will ensure compliance with tax regulations in the group

  9. Ad hoc tasks and project work, including financial due diligence in M&A processes

It is important to us that you actively work with key stakeholders, and finance team members to improve the effectiveness of the financial planning process, assumptions and results. That you work closely and diligently with functional and operational personnel to understand all activities impacting the P&L, cash flow and balance sheet.

As such, this is a broad role in Finance, mastering both the financial and the operational aspects for further development. You should expect to drive implementation of a new ERP system across the group (most likely Microsoft D365), be center of our financial processes, and from us, you should expect full support and a strong personal development journey

Contact us today

Contact Jacob Karlshøj Døring from the Finance recruitment agency Rosted & Partners at +45 5222 1962 or jacob@rostedpartners.dk for further insights into the position and Signicat as your potential future employer.

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