Controller to Nordic Marketplaces

Controller to Nordic Marketplaces

Time has come to formalize the structure around the Nordic Marketplace (NMP) division to continue developing next generation marketplaces. Newly appointed for the role as SVP Finance for NMP is Blocket's CFO Catharina. A busy CFO with two focus areas needs a co-pilot in a Controller. Are you THE numbers person with hawk eyes, business mindset, who gets excited about structured and quality proofed financial processes? The controller with passion in delivering understandable insights in presentations and reports that makes life easy for your business partners and stakeholders? Well hello there, this advert is for you!

Each and every day, Schibsed's Nordic Marketplaces help millions of people buy, sell, hire and get hired. Our mission is to create perfect matches through our trusted marketplaces and innovative solutions. With Blocket in Sweden, Finn in Norway and Tori in Finland, Schibsted meets consumer needs with leading marketplaces. Whether you want to buy a car, a new home or find a job. Learn more about us here!

Nordic Marketplaces is a dynamic Group with major growth ambitions. We have just invested in two new companies in the Nordics which means it is time to create a Group structure. You are guessing it right, could be a little messy. The fantastic part though is that it will be your task. Yeay!

What you'll be up to

As our new Controller, you will help build up and run consolidation, license models and internal pricing, cost control and reporting. You will work closely with the management team in NMP as well as other parts of the Schibsted Group. In addition support the board with decision material, presentations, management reporting and business plans.

The role reports directly to the SVP Finance, and will be a part of the finance team in Blocket.

Who you are

Since you are a controller you are in love with numbers - correct numbers. And the cool thing about working with marketplaces is the data. We have loads of data. This means more numbers to use for insights who help you prioritize your work. Sparks in your eyes? Then keep on reading - it's getting even better! Sometimes, like every second day or at least during the monthly closures, numbers create problems. This energizes you and next gear is put in to solve the issues and find the best solutions. Change is kind of constant in Schibsted, and your work will be to adapt the financial processes within Nordic Marketplaces accordingly. So business interest and understanding is another key for success. Even if you are a numbers person - sceptical to what non finance people actually know about numbers - you know how to have them trust you and understand the numbers' insights and consequences. Cause you love collaboration and really enjoy building relationships. We work in teams, the pace is high (super high), you have a lot of projects in parallel, deadlines to meet and do not forget that new acquisitions can be a little chaotic. If you still are confident and motivated and even have time for a good joke or two - well then we are happy to meet up for a digital coffee!

Background/skills
  • Academic degree in Finance, Business Administration or equivalent or +5 years of experience of working with group processes and consolidation
  • +2 years of experience of Controlling on Group/Nordic level
  • Fluent in a Nordic language and English (both written and spoken)
  • Dynamic Planning expert
  • Broad experience of different business systems
Hi, I am your new Manager

My name is Catharina and I have been with Schibsted for two years. Besides being responsible for finance within Nordic Marketplaces, I have the privilege of being responsible for the Finance, Strategy & Legal function at Blocket. Creating value in everything that we do, and being part of the actual business, is essential for the way I look at finance. Speed is my signum, and I love the breadth of my work. I always look for ways to improve, are very focused on the results and believe commitment and joy will take you as far as you want. Looking forward to seeing you!

Interested in joining our marketplace world?

We look forward to hearing from you! Send your CV or apply with your LinkedIn-profile and let us know what makes you tick. We would love to get to know you a bit better! Questions - feel free to reach out to julia.maric@blocket.se

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Mer info
Område Stockholms stad
Yrkesroll Ekonomi, Controller
Typ av anställning Heltid
Sista ansökningsdag 8 nov 2020 (18 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

The Blocket journey began in Skåne 1996 - since then the concept of Blocket has been exported to over 40 other countries. Today, Blocket, which is owned by the media group Schibsted, is Sweden's largest online marketplace. There are approximately 600 000 items, vehicles, jobs and housing being advertised and discovered by its 5 million visitors every week. The value for all advertisements in 2018 amounted to SEK 714 billion - equal to 15 percent of Sweden's GDP. Thanks to second-hand trading at Blocket, 0.8 million tonnes of greenhouse gases can be avoided every year. The output being equivalent to if Stockholm's city roads stood empty for about a year. Blocket has approximately 240 colleagues and the office is located in central Stockholm. Together, we are passionate about second-hand trading, the environment and the continued growth of Blocket - one of Sweden's largest sites. We are proud environmental heroes, https: //www.blocket.se/inspira ... and enjoy working together, https://www.blocket.career/.