POC Sports

Head of Group Accounting & Financial Control

POC, a leading manufacturer of helmets, eyewear, body armor, apparel and accessories in snow sports and cycling, was founded in 2005 in Sweden.With a mission to ‘Protect lives and reduce the consequences of accidents for athletes and anyone inspired to be one’ POC has a crystal clear vision to provide optimized personal protection and safety through developing products of unquestionable quality and relevance.To support its development and quality POC established two scientific forums, POC Lab and WATTS Lab, which brings together some of the finest minds in research, medicine and safety to advise on new research and trends. Inspired by its mission and scientific approach, POC has built a reputation for breaking with convention, exploring new ideas and innovating to improve protection for all. POC has been fortunate to protect many Olympic athletes, World Champions and elite athletes around the globe and to share in many of their successes. Creating products forged in safety and innovation is at the heart of POCs approach, be it for an elite athlete, weekend skiers or a daily bike commuter. It’s an approach that has led to over 60 international safety, design and innovation awards, including the prestigious bike industry ‘Brand of the Year’ award.

As the HGA&FC you will work closely with the Group CFO in managing the company’s finances. You will lead and develop the finance team with responsibilities for FPA (financial planning & analysis) and overall reporting activities. You will be a key stakeholder and play a crucial part in driving the understanding for the financial agenda internally. Furthermore, you will be responsible for the Groups application management and is expected to drive operational excellence through continuous process improvements.

Key responsibilities.

  • Manage day-to-day accounting operations as well as the accounting team of six.
  • From a strategic point of view manage relations with outsourced service providers and contacts with auditors.
  • Overall responsible for development and improvement of internal controls and accounting guidelines ensuring compliance with Swedish K3-standards. 
  • Lead the finance activities for POC Group including month-end and annual closing procedures as well as legal reporting requirements. 
  • Monitor accounting data as well as supporting on a variety of ad-hoc projects and analysis.
  • Support the company’s budget and forecast process and timely delivery of reporting package.
  • Develop and champion process improvement for reduced manual intervention in accounting.
  • From an management point of view, responsible for the companies’ tax work including VAT, income tax, and transfer pricing.
  • Manage the accounting team’s work on the consolidation process of several international subsidiaries.
  • Lead technological and process improvements in financial reporting and accounting to improve operational excellence. 
  • Super user of Microsoft Dynamics Ax .

Relevant experience.

  • Academic degree within accounting, finance or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience, preferably from a global context.
  • +3 years’ experience leading a team.
  • Experience working at a wholesale/retail-oriented company is a highly advantageous.
  • Profound understanding of accounting standards (mainly K3).
  • Highly proficient within financial and business systems (e.g. Microsoft Dynamics AX) and other relevant software.
  • Fluent in both Swedish and English with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Personality.

  • A pedagogical and self-confident individual that enjoys working close with a lot of different stakeholders.
  • Curious and socially oriented with a lot of energy and a can-do mentality.
  • Solid analytical skills, a proactive and humble attitude.
  • Strong leadership, team building and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and deliver tangible results within specific timelines.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work efficiently at all levels of the organization.