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Financial Controller in fast-growing fintech company

Aera Payment & Identification

Aera Payment & Identification

Accounting & Finance
Oslo, Norway
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Our Financial Controller will play a essential role of the company’s financial operations. This position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of financial reports, compliance with accounting standards, and the overall financial health of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting and financial analysis.

We are looking for an experienced Financial Controller to undertake all aspects of financial management, including overseeing the financial operations, audits, planning and reporting of Aera.

The position reports to CFO and will be part of the "Finance and International Growth" team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility of the company's financial reporting
  • Prepare and present financial reports to management and board
  • Cost management
  • European growth - Ensure the company’s presence and compliance with regulations in international markets
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP, IFRS, and other applicable accounting standards and regulations
  • Manage the budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Conduct financial analysis and provide strategic recommendations to management
  • Coordinate external accounting team, internal and external audits, ensuring timely and accurate completion
  • Develop and maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets.
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts receivable, and accounts payable to ensure optimal financial health

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field (master’s degree is a plus)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in economics, accounting, or finance
  • Experience from financial management will be emphasized.
  • Experience with auditing is an advantage
  • You will work in an international environment, so strong English skills are required (and French and Dutch is a plus)
  • Previous experience from the payment industry, banking, finance is a plus but not requirement

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Highly accurate and quality conscious.
  • Well-organized and structured in approach.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

We offer:

  • An exciting opportunity in a forward-leaning company with solid owners
  • A real opportunity to exert influence on future customer solutions in the retail trade
  • Good conditions for personal growth and development
  • An engaging and fun working environment
  • Workplace with a central location on Skøyen in Oslo. It is one minute to walk to the nearest tram stop and 4 minutes to Skøyen station by train and bus
  • Competitive conditions including a good pension scheme and health insurance
  • Great opportunities to influence your own working day
  • Flexibility, freedom and responsibility

If you are a proactive and detail-oriented finance professional looking to make a significant impact, we encourage you to apply.

About Aera

Aera Payment & Identification is a company owned by Coop, NorgesGruppen, Colruyt Group and Credendo. We were established to develop a forward-looking, cost-effective and secure digital platform for payment and identification. We create solutions that put the retailers in a position to develop even better customer experiences and strengthened competitiveness by removing friction related to identification and payment.

We started out as a merchant-owned company back in 2016 to deliver payment solutions. Today, our product portfolio expands way beyond basic payment terminals and our combined product suite enables next level customer journeys. With a state-of-the-art infrastructure we ensure stability and control throughout the value chain.

Aera is a leading technology company with big ambitions and now we need even more skilled employees who want to join the journey. If you want to be involved in creating solutions to strengthen the role of trade in the future, we would like to hear from you.

Aera has approximately 70 employees with office address at Askekroken 11, at Skøyen Atrium in Oslo.