Chief Accountant

Chief Accountant Volvo Autonomous Solutions AB

Financial Control & Accounting (FCA)
is the function in Group Reporting Tax & Control (part of Group Finance) with responsibility to secure that financial performance is correctly reflected for Business Areas, Truck Divisions, Group Functions and legal entities. FCA is also a global service provider through Accounting Services with process efficient, standardized service deliveries supporting local finance. FCA employs 1400+ people in 50+ countries.
FCA Group & Sweden is the part of FCA with responsibility for financial performance reporting for Business Areas, Truck Divisions, Group Functions and legal entities based in Sweden.

Position description – what you will do:
As the Business Area for Volvo Autonomous Solutions (VAS) is new and under development the position is also different from the current positions within FCA Group & Sweden.

As Chief Accountant you are responsible for the accounting records and accuracy within the legal entity Volvo Autonomous Solutions AB. The purpose is to provide both internal and external parties with meaningful, accurate and timely legal entity financial information. The Chief Accountant should ensure completion of all statutory and compliance reporting for the legal entity that he/she represents. As a Chief Accountant you drive change for your respective legal entity accounting areas together with an extensive network of people throughout Volvo.
The legal entity of VAS AB also contains a holding part which is the mother company of about 60 legal entities in other Volvo companies. You will handle dividends from them and secure the correct value of those holdings in VAS AB.

We can offer you an interesting position in a team of highly skilled colleagues with a positive attitude in an exciting, global environment, which provides opportunities to develop both professionally and personally. The role will also give a great opportunity to be part of VAS' growth journey managing new accounting topics connected to new business models which will create a competitive edge for you. This is a social job and you will have the opportunity to work in close co-operation with many different parts of Volvo Group. You will have functional leadership of colleagues in Sweden, Poland and India all supporting VAS. You will report to the Head of FCA GTT & VAS and working closely together with the CFO and business control function at VAS.

Areas of responsibility:
  • Prepare and drive quality in the monthly closing for Volvo Autonomous Solutions AB to secure that the financial information is accurate and timely.
  • Develop and prepare various VAS AB financial statement performance reports and Ad-Hoc reports.
  • Present the legal financial statement to the Board of VAS AB.
  • Secure correct solidity and liquidity of VAS AB.
  • Work with projects to support financial deliveries.
  • Responsible for accounting records within VAS AB and to provide both internal and external parties with accurate and timely legal entity financial information.
  • Responsible for compliance and statutory reporting in time, e.g., managing VAS AB annual report process.
  • Responsible for driving development of the accounting process, aiming to increase efficiency and effectiveness in our ways of working, including effective use of tools.
  • Ensure high quality of the internal control environment.
  • Up to date with changes in accounting policies and reporting requirements and to secure implementation and compliance.
  • Contacts with internal and external stakeholders, such as Group Accounting, Group Tax, external auditors, etc.

You, your skills and qualifications:
  • You have a business-oriented mindset and a “what can I do for you” attitude.
  • You enjoy working in an international and flexible environment and strive to improve the workflow and processes.
  • You have a university degree in Business Administration or similar education and minimum of four years of advanced experience in the field of accounting.
  • Great knowledge of IFRS topics relevant for VAS like revenue recognition, residual values, financial/operational leases and industrial accounting.
  • Proactive, solution-oriented with integrity and business partner mindset, striving to add value to the business.
  • Analytical, structured, ability to prioritize and work independently with strong commitment to get things done.
  • Excellent communication and presentations skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Swedish and English is required.
  • Excellent skills in SAP R/3 and Microsoft Office.
  • Great knowledge of Swedish GAAP such as Swedish Companies Act and Swedish Tax regulations.

In this role you will be a functional leader. Key success factors are leadership skills, team-player contributing to a positive atmosphere, networking skills, proactivity and high analytical skills.

City/Town: Göteborg
Travel: Occasionally

For further information please contact:
Anders Parsbäck, Director FCA GTT & VAS, phone: +46 739 028630
Katrina Munro, Director HR Financial Control & Accounting, phone: +46 739 026512

Kindly note that due to GDPR, we will not accept applications via mail. Please use our career site.

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