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Head of Group Accounting, HMD Global Oy, Espoo

HMD Global Oy

We are now looking for a Head of Group Accounting for our client HMD Global. This role presents a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Group Accounting professional to progress in their career into a new, more responsible position. Read more below and apply today!

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Company: HMD Global Oy

City: Espoo

Job Category: Finance / Law / Purchase

Extent: Full time

Start date: As soon as possible

Type of work: Recruitment

About the role

In this role you will be responsible for driving HMD’s group accounting activities , managing the end-to-end process of external financial reporting of the Group, and also be responsible for developing the process, tools and accounting principles. You will be part of the Corporate Controlling & Compliance team, working with a team of professionals in Finland, China, India and around the world. The role requires a deep knowledge of both IFRS and Finnish accounting standards, as well as wide understanding of both financial and management reporting.

You are offered

  • A possibility to work in a dynamic and international work environment
  • Interesting and varied job tasks
  • The possibility of flexible hybrid working

Work tasks

  • Driving monthly consolidation process to prepare Group’s financial statements and cash flow analysis, in strong collaboration with the centralised accounting team in Beijing.
  • Preparing the quarterly / annual financial statements for the Group.
  • Managing external audits of the Group.
  • Participating in the strategic work to develop company’s finance function to support new business models.
  • Owning and developing Group’s accounting principles and policies.
  • Developing the process and tools for external reporting.
  • Deliver accounting trainings for the finance community, as well as other stakeholders.
  • Developing internal controls around external reporting in collaboration with the internal controls team.

We are looking for

  • Master’s degree in Accounting/Finance and recognized accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • At least 6 years of experience in group accounting, ideally in a multinational publicly listed company and/or audit.
  • Strong technical knowledge on accounting – IFRS and Finnish accounting standards
  • Knowledge of corporate income taxation and internal controls
  • Fluent verbal and written skills both in English and Finnish

To succeed in the role, you have

  • a strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to communicate at all levels.
  • business-driven mindset, eye for details combined with ability to see the big picture.

Our recruitment process

This recruitment process is handled by Academic Work and it is our client’s wish that all questions regarding the position is directed to Academic Work.

Our selection process is continuous and the advert may close before the recruitment process is completed if we have moved forward to the next phase. The process includes two tests: one personality test and one cognitive test. The tests are tools to find the right talent for the right position, to enable equality, diversity, and a fair process.

HMD Global Oy

HMD Global Oy, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, is a proud creator and manufacturer of mobile phones, accessories and tablets, boasting a robust presence in 35 countries worldwide and a significant track record of success. Our core mission is centred around fostering accessible connectivity for everyone. As a forward-thinking company, we specialize in the design, marketing, and continuous innovation of a diverse range of smartphones, feature phones, and an expanding portfolio of groundbreaking service offerings that cater to both consumer and enterprise needs.

At HMD, we anchor our success in an unwavering commitment to security, durability, reliability, and quality, which forms the cornerstone of our product range. We take immense pride in being the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for feature phones, diligently upholding the brand's longstanding legacy of excellence in every device we produce. Additionally, we are thrilled to announce the introduction of an emerging portfolio of HMD-branded devices and exciting collaborations with new brand partners set to launch in 2024. This marks a significant milestone in our strategic development, and we are eager to share the innovations that will unfold.

A pivotal aspect of our corporate ethos is sustainability. Since 2017, we have devoted substantial efforts to crafting and implementing a comprehensive sustainability strategy. Our dedication to environmental responsibility and ethical practices has garnered recognition from EcoVadis, a prominent sustainability rating agency. Achieving Platinum status in both 2022 and 2023 places us in the esteemed top 1% of businesses, demonstrating our commitment to sustainable practices in the manufacturing of communications equipment and ranking in the 98th percentile of audited companies.

As we continue to push the boundaries of innovation, HMD Global Oy remains resolute in our pursuit of making a positive impact on the world. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey as we seamlessly bridge connectivity, sustainability, and cutting-edge technology, shaping a future where everyone is interconnected. Our commitment to delivering value extends to People, Partners, and the Planet, embodying our dedication to holistic success and positive global influence.

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