Head of Accounts/Chief Accountant


We are looking for Head of Accounts/Chief Accountant Finland who will work with Nordics accounting team. This is an exciting fixed term role for at least one year period to cover our current Head of Account’s role during a finance project. You will be placed at our office at Helsinki Airport.


Overall role and responsibilities:



-          Bookkeeping (accounting) and statutory reporting, including preparing the financial statements as well as corporate tax returns, VAT returns etc.


-          Group reporting in relation to financial closing, P&L, BS and tax reporting, including all relevant reconciliations


-          Cash planning, Cash forecasting and Cash reporting


-          Payroll accounting (journal import from service provider) and reconciliation against statutory reports


-          Labour cost accruals and analysis with controller team


-          Overhead cost accruals and analysis with controller team


-          Working across the Nordics organisation, sharing and learning best practices



To succeed in this role you need


-          At least 5 years progressive experience in accounting, accounts payable and payroll accounting with possible experience in hospitality/retail/food industry, preferably in a mid to large size organization


-          Analytic and innovative way of approaching new challenges and/or issues.


-          Suitable Masters or Bachelor’s degree


-          Excellent written and verbal communication skills


-          Excellent organisational and problem solving skills


-          Proactive, development minded and goal focused


-          Ability to handle multiple tasks, with awareness of deadlines


You must be fluent in spoken and written Finnish and English and preferably any additional Nordic language.



We offer an exciting work environment where you will be given responsibility from the first day. If you show positive results and ambition your career options at SSP are endless!


If you have more questions on the role, you can call


Head of Accounts Heli Vitikainen +358 44 503 8006 12.6 at 11-12:30 or 13.6 at 11-12:30


Nordic Commercial Control Manager Tom Lindström +358 40 570 6995 24.6 at 12-14 or 25.6 at 12-14


SSP – The Food Travel Experts, is a leading operator of food and beverage concessions in travel locations worldwide. SSP operates in 140 airports and 280 railway stations in over 30 countries. In addition to 11 cafés and restaurants, SSP Finland operates five kiosks, two lounges and the VIP and congress services at Helsinki Airport. http://www.sspfinland.fi/en/frontpage 

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