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Senior International Accountant (French, Italian, Portuguese or German speaking)

Madrid, Spain

Full time

Finance

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About Otovo

Otovo’s mission is to put solar panels and batteries in every home in Europe by creating the easiest and most affordable way to go solar. We do this by connecting consumers that want solar panels or batteries with installer companies looking to fill their order book through our marketplace.

Founded in 2016, Otovo has rapidly scaled its marketplace beyond the Nordics and is currently operating in seven countries: Norway, Sweden, France, Spain, Poland, Italy and Germany. In addition to this Otovo’s software platform runs Holu, a Brazilian marketplace partially owned by Otovo. 6 new countries will be added to the platform during 2022.

Otovo is headquartered in Oslo and listed on Euronext Growth, with a mandate to uplist to the main list on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

About your role: Senior International Accountant

Due to strong growth Otovo has determined to establish a new hub in Madrid, which amongst others will cover the accounting for some of the Group’s subsidiaries. Otovo is now seeking two Senior International Accountants to join the Group’s Finance team. The allocation of markets between the roles will be assigned based on language skills and previous international experience.

As Senior International Accountant you will be instrumental in the accounting and financial reporting of Otovo, and you will have the opportunity to contribute in the development of the accounting processes of the Group. You will be a close partner for country heads, for the markets which you will be serving.

The positions are new as accounting previously have been outsourced, and will work closely with the Finance team in Norway and become part of a larger international financial network.

Responsibilities:

  • Day to day accounting;
  • Follow up of customer and supplier transactions;
  • Monthly reconciliation and reporting, including accruals and provisions;
  • Reporting and reconciliation of VAT and Social Security;
  • Other mandatory reporting relating to financial information and taxes;
  • Preparation or coordination of annual financial statements and corporate income tax forms;
  • Coordinate with audit teams as main local point of contact;
  • Improvement and streamlining of accounting routines and processes;
  • Training and supporting junior accountants and local operations team
  • Assist with ad-hoc tasks and in discussions with the General Managers and the Group Finance team on accounting and reporting-related topics;
  • Support Group Finance with onboarding and accounting for new markets, Group wide process and system improvements etc.


What we look for:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, strong accounting understanding;
  • Higher education preferably within economics / accounting;
  • Professional level of either French, German, Italian or Portuguese - both written and spoken;
  • Professional level of English;
  • Strong understanding of VAT, Social security and other taxes, experience from accounting and reporting for either the French, Austrian/German, Italian, Portuguese or UK market is a benefit;
  • Prior experience with ERP, preferably Oracle Netsuite
  • Experienced user of MS Office or G Suite
  • Good communication skills: listening and explanatory skills;
  • Organization and structuring abilities, helping pursue a large number of tasks;
  • Accurate but has the ability to focus on time and materiality;
  • Reliable and meeting deadlines;
  • Strong relationship builder and team player

What we offer

  • A central role in a Group in strong growth
  • Steep learning curve and professional growth opportunities
  • An international, committed, young and sociable work environment
  • Competitive salary and potential
  • Central office, easily accessible, in the center of Madrid.

There's no time like now—help us make the world transition to renewable energy and submit your application today!

Please submit cover letter and CV in English.

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