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Finance Director Nordics to IFS

To our customer IFS we are searching for a Finance Director Nordics.

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than one million users worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com

Our offer

At IFS you will work in a growing, global enterprise software company where informal hierarchies promote simplicity and trust with responsibility. We strive to deepen our expertise by taking on challenging and varying work assignments in a collaborative environment together with committed colleagues. With professionalism and a strong customer focus in everything we do, from Product Development to Sales and Consultancy, we are proud to serve world-class customers all over the globe with our leading products.

Do you want to have significant impact and influence on IFS’s businesses and be a part of the team who always search for improvements and best practice? Are you challenged and inspired by being a key person in Finance transformation journey? Then you might be the one we are looking for!

Your role and responsibility 

In the role as Finance Director you provide both operational and financial support to the market unit organization. The primary focus is on managing the financial and accounting systems controls and standards, ensuring timely financial and statistical reports for local management and/or corporate use. Management reporting, steering model and be a business partner to the Nordic management team will also be important areas.

You will also

  • Be responsible for the dissemination of corporate accounting guidelines across the market unit and to ensure a sound finance control environment exists in all operations
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting is achieved to Group and to local management teams
  • Be responsible for the market unit business planning process including strategic planning, annual budgeting and periodic forecasting activities
  • Ensure statutory compliance in all jurisdictions
  • Enable and promote finance process efficiency and improvement
  • Contribute in European finance organization transformation journey

The Finance Director reports directly to the regional CFO Europe and is a part of the Europe Finance management team. You will report indirectly to the Nordic Managing Director and have an important role in the Nordic management team.

To be successfull 

To be a successful Finance Director at IFS your mindset will be the key factor, but to get even further we are also looking for someone who:

  • Has a relevant academic degree or equivalent experience
  • Has at least ten years of experience
  • Has previous experience from controlling and financial management
  • Has leadership experience
  • Has experience from a global corporation
  • Is fluent in English and one of the Nordic languages
  • Merit to have experience from the software industry

To be successfull 

The position is based in Stockholm, travelling may occur to other Nordic offices.

About Sharper

Sharper is a Nordic consultant – and recruitment company specialized in qualified recruitment such as management and specialist positions. Sharper is part of Creativity Family Group OY, founded in Finland in 2005.


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