Group Finance Manager for innovative high-tech company

Do you want to manage the accounting department and act as a strong sparring partner to the CFO? Are you ready to join a small team which has the responsibility for ensuring compliance with account-ing policies across the group? Do you want to contribute to ensuring that processes are carried out swiftly and efficiently? If so, you could be the new Group Finance Manager we are looking for to Phase One.

Phase One A/S is a dynamic company fuelled by innovation and passionate collaborations and is the world-leading provider of digital photography systems and advanced software for raw file editing. Based in Copenhagen, you will become part of a newly established finance organisation. You will man-age a team of one financial controller and two accountants and have direct reference to the CFO.

Role Overview & Responsibilities
As Group Finance Manager, you will manage month-end and year-end closing processes and prepara-tion of annual reports. Moreover, you will be responsible for optimising accounting processes and systems across the group. You will play a key role in supporting the CFO in establishing new process-es in finance and producing strong financial insight for management.

Specific Missions

  • Manage month-end and year-end closing processes, including consolidation,
  • Optimize and streamline accounting processes and systems across the group (Owner of Axap-ta system),
  • Ensure correct accounting for inventories and R&D projects,
  • Ensure compliance with accounting manual across the group,
  • Together with the CFO ensure an efficient tax and VAT setup,
  • Prepare reporting to shareholders, banks and other stakeholders (together with CFO),
  • Prepare currency hedging documentation,
  • Build relationship, collaboration and sparring with two local Finance Managers based in Israel and Japan, respectively,
  • Communicate with auditors and relevant consultants.

In addition, you will be involved in ad hoc analyses and tasks as well as in the ongoing development of financial procedures, standards and reporting.

Your Profile
You hold a Bachelor/Master degree in Auditing and Accounting, preferably cand.merc.aud. You have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an auditor or Financial Controller and 3 years’ experience as a Fi-nance Manager. You have demonstrated experience and success managing a small Fi-nance/Accounting team (2-5 FTEs). Experience from an international production company or a soft-ware company will be an advantage. Experience from working with an international company and group consolidation is necessary.

You have some experience with VAT and tax and have knowledge of transfer pricing. You are a highly skilled IT professional, have solid experience with ERP systems, preferably Axapta, and you have ex-perience using Excel, including Pivot, and other IT systems to optimize/automate workflows.

As a manager, you are able to delegate and follow up as appropriate, have strong communication skills, and are good at explaining financial matters, also to non-finance colleagues. As a person, you are proactive, self-driven, structured and reliable. You deal with deadlines and have focus on quality in your deliverables. You are a problem-solver who is constantly focused on process improvements. You are robust and thrive in a dynamic environment with ongoing changes. Since you will be part of a working culture with different national cultures, you will have to be fluent in English.

Our Client Offers
This is a unique opportunity to work closely together with and become a trusted advisor for the CFO and CEO and you will become part of a highly committed and professional team that supports and helps the business achieve its goals. The company offers you a challenging position and a salary cor-responding to your skills and potential.

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Please apply to Basico via the link below. Please include your CV and any relevant certificates and diplomas. 

All enquiries will be treated with full discretion.

Lykke  Pedersen

Should you have any questions?

Would you like to have a talk about your potential for this position, please contact Recruitment Director Lykke Pedersen from Basico by telephone +45 2888 2510.

About Phase One

Established in the early 1990s, Phase One A/S is a true digital photography pioneer with a passionate commitment to image quality excellence and creative freedom. Phase One is known as the world-leading provider of medium-format digital photography systems and imaging solutions for professional photogra-phers and industrial applications. Phase One’s engineering and design expertise has produced imaging breakthroughs from high-resolution camera systems to advanced software for better photographic work-flows and raw file editing.

Based in Copenhagen Denmark and with offices in New York, Cologne, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tel Aviv, the company has 320 employees, where of 170 are based at the HQ, Frederiksberg. The UK-based pri-vate equity firm Silverfleet Capital owns a 60% majority stake in the company.


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