Haglöfs AB

Group Controller

A century ago, 1914, in Torsang, Sweden, a forester’s son named Wiktor Haglöf designed and assembled a backpack for local workers. From that humble start in a farmhand’s cabin, the company he founded has become one of the largest suppliers of outdoor clothing, hardware and footwear in the Nordic region, Europe and Asia, and a member of the ASICS® family since 2010. We believe in our products. At the very heart of Haglöfs are our designers, outdoor enthusiasts and former professionals themselves, who develop concepts based on the needs of real users today and tomorrow. Every seam and zipper, every strap and material receives careful consideration. The result is a strong product, built on technology and experience, ready to face a host of challenges. Haglöfs’ products reflect our core business concept, to be a responsible brand, meeting modern demands for users who invest in an active outdoor lifestyle. We believe that quality is something to be developed, and we strive to reach new heights, offering products with a high degree of functionality, good design and value. Our vision is to be a leader in the world markets, not only in the technical outdoor area, but also in sustainability. Our values are – Curios – Reliable – Proud!

As Group Controller you will be responsible for the continued group accounting and consolidation process as well as reporting to the owner company The Asics Group. Furthermore, you will work with proactive business analysis at a broad spectrum within the operations agenda. This is a vital role within the Haglöfs finance department where you will be working towards stakeholders throughout the whole organisation. The position is based at Haglöfs HQ in Kallhäll and will report to the Manager Business Control and be a part of a team of four.


  • Responsibility for group accounting and leading the Haglöfs group’s consolidation process as well as reporting to the owner company – The Asics Group
  • Coordination of the audit process
  • Responsible for treasury operations including Cashpool
  • Proactive and ad-hoc business analysis within the operations agenda. Create management reports and conveying the information throughout the organization in order to optimize workflows and processes
  • Budget and forecast analysis
  • Support in Group wide projects to drive profitable growth


  • Have a relevant academic education within Finance, Economics or Business Management
  • 3-5 years’ experience of Accounting or Controlling with a Business oriented or consolidation focus
  • Strong financial and accounting skills combined with holistic business understanding
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to use these to support and improve business performance
  • Experience from a producing company or experience working with consumer goods
  • Experience from treasury management / hedging is not necessary but a merit
  • General system and BI knowledge and understanding, preferably in SAP BPC and Qlikview
  • Fluency in English, both oral and written


  • Strong drive and results orientation with a hands-on approach
  • Strong integrity and a will to challenge existing processes and business decisions
  • Strong communication- and presentation skills; ability to explain and clarify
  • Confidence in conveying a message and fact-based arguments to management and other key stakeholders
  • Goal oriented self-starter with an entrepreneurial driven approach
  • Peoples person with a keen interest in creating strong internal and external relations
  • The successful candidate will be able to influence the long-term structure of the role
  • Interest in the outdoors and technical outdoor products is a big plus