Group Financial Controller (Helsinki)

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  • Helsinki, Finland

Group Financial Controller (Helsinki)

Job description

Are you a finance professional with an analytical mindset and hands-on mentality looking for a new challenge and opportunity to grow and develop in a fast-paced work environment? You want to be part of a scale-up company, contribute to the business development, and have an impact from day one? Join us and become our Group Financial Controller!

Who we are:

Happeo is a Helsinki-based fast-growing 70+ employee SaaS scale-up with offices in four countries. We are working hard to connect companies to their employees through the power of community-driven employee communications. It is our dream to make work a happier place by bringing people together through a high-performing digital culture.

Who are you?

As our Group Financial Controller, you will have a varied role in taking responsibility for our accounting tasks, coordinating our external bookkeeping, and support in our monthly closings and financial statements. You will help us develop and improve our finance workflows, support our fast international growth and prepare for future funding rounds.

This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about SaaS and tech start/scale-ups, develop your finance skills, and influence the future of our company.

You will be doing:

  • Coordinating and managing the accounting work of external accountants in currently four different countries, and being the main point of contact internally
  • Overseeing our sales and purchase invoicing revenue and accrual bookings
  • Participating in our monthly closings, preparation of financial statements and tax filings, as well as audits
  • Ensuring efficiency in group reporting and accounting workflows
  • Performing recurring quality checks, reconciliations, and cash flow monitoring
  • Analyzing current finance processes to identify areas for improvement
  • Driving and taking ownership of finance projects

Job requirements


  • Minimum of three years of experience in finance, accounting, audit, or similar roles
  • You have an analytical mindset and a hands-on mentality
  • You are ambitious and want to join us on an exciting growth journey
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and financial processes
  • Excellent skills in MS Office / Google Sheets
  • Experience with Netsuite and/or Procountor is considered an advantage
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English, Finnish is considered a plus

We dedicate ourselves to these values:

H - Happiness and our commitment to being happy at work

A - “All-for-one-and-one-for-all” - be inclusive, diverse, and trust each other

P - Passionate - signifies our commitment to excellence

P - Perseverant - never giving up on what we believe in

E - Empathetic - respect and try to understand each other's struggles

O - Olympic - always be your best and ready to win!

Besides values we truly believe in, we also offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • A fun position without the stiffness of the corporate world.
  • We’re a small team with a big user base, the work you do will have a big impact. That means you have the chance to make your mark.
  • Tools you need for your work (duh).
  • The trust and flexibility to work how and where you choose.
  • Company outings, online health-related events, and shenanigans. We are already planning some fun team activities and workcations (anyone up for a trip to our office in Romania?) for when the situation allows for it.
  • Diverse (over 20 nationalities and counting!), creative, intelligent, entertaining, friendly, and totally modest colleagues.
  • Healthcare benefit on top of your salary
  • An office in the heart of Helsinki with smart and supportive colleagues

Contrary to pineapple on pizza, we could be a great match. If you enjoy a healthy and inspiring work environment, motivated and hard-working colleagues, and aspire to hang out with us and drink beer (or ginger beer), then get in touch. This position will be filled as soon as the right person shakes our hand, so get your application in asap!