Finance

International Accounting Manager

About Otovo


Otovo’s mission is to put solar panels and batteries in every European home by creating the easiest and most affordable way to go solar. We connect consumers who want solar panels or batteries with installer companies looking to fill their orders through our marketplace.

Established in 2016, Otovo has rapidly scaled its marketplace beyond the Nordics and operates in thirteen countries: Norway, Sweden, France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Portugal, the UK, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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: International Accounting Manager

Due to solid growth Otovo has established a new service hub in Madrid, which will cover the accounting for most of the Group’s subsidiaries. Accordingly, Otovo has a team of accountants in the hub who are part of the Group’s Finance team. The team currently consists of 2 International Accountants and 3 Senior International Accountants and is expected to grow further as the Group’s business grows.

The Otovo Markets are currently allocated between the accounting roles based on accounting competence, language skills, and previous international experience.

As International Accounting Manager and team lead, you will have the primary responsibility for the team's delivery of accounting services, and you will be essential in the accounting and financial reporting of Otovo. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of the accounting processes of the Group, and you will be a close partner for country heads. In addition to the responsibilities following the role as accounting team lead, the International Accounting Manager will manage the day-to-day accounting for some of the Group’s countries, supported by International Accountants.

The positions in the team in the Service Hub are still new, as accounting has previously been outsourced. As International Accounting Manager, you will work closely with the Finance team in Norway to set up and standardize the services. You will become part of a more extensive international financial network.

The position will report directly to the Head of Group Accounting in Norway.

Responsibilities

  • Accounting team lead, with day-to-day follow-up and training of the Senior International Accountants and International Accountants in the Service Hub team
  • Primary responsible for the team's delivery of accounting and reporting services
  • Drive improvement and streamlining of accounting routines and processes in cooperation with the Finance team in Norway
  • Day-to-day accounting
  • Monthly reconciliation and reporting, including accruals and provisions
  • Other mandatory reporting relating to financial information and taxes
  • Coordinate with audit teams as the primary local point of contact
  • Assist with ad-hoc tasks and in discussions with the General Managers and the Group Finance team on accounting and reporting-related topics

What we look for

  • Minimum ten years of relevant experience, strong accounting understanding
  • Higher education, preferably within economics/accounting
  • Prior leadership experience. Experience from shared service centers or a large, international company is preferred
  • Professional level of English, both written and spoken. Additional languages are a benefit
  • A strong understanding of VAT, Social security, and other taxes. Experience from Otovo’s markets beyond Spain 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 and prioritize a large number of tasks in a high-paced environment
  • Accurate but can 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 solid growth
  • Steep learning curve and professional growth opportunities
  • An international, committed, young and sociable work environment
  • Competitive salary and potential
  • Centrally located office, easily accessible, in the Chamberí area of Madrid.

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Please submit a cover letter and CV in English.