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Accountant

  • Chicago
  • Chicago

Accountant/Senior Accountant (BIO Specialist/BIO Senior Specialist)

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Business Sweden is looking to hire an experienced accountant to join our Business Incubation and Operations (BIO) team. Candidates will be considered for either the mid or senior level based on experience.

Business Sweden established in 2014 and has since rapidly expanded to 40+ countries with 550+ employees all over the world. In the US, we have offices in New York, San Francisco and Chicago. Together, we make up one of the most successful, progressive and dynamic business units in Business Sweden in the largest economy in the world. Our role is to help Swedish companies reach their full international potential by providing consultancy services and administrative support.

Why we need you?

To support our clients You will provide expert financial advice and administrative accounting support to our clients who offer products and services spanning across 7 markets from retail, innovative technologies, pharma, luxury goods and more!

To complement our dynamic team You will be part of a collaborative, positive, and ambitious team that provides clients with financial information through administration, research, analysis, bookkeeping, account analysis and preparation of Financial Statements.

To grow with us – Your experience will be key to supporting our growing client base and expansion of our existing services.

Responsibilities

  • Offering support and advisory services across a variety of client accounts from startups to established corporations.
  • Actively engage in client dialogues, understand client’s needs, and promote our service offerings when appropriate.
  • Interpret and present prospective client’s month end financials to their boards.
  • Accountant: adopt and manage existing client accounts.
  • Sr Accountant : drive client meetings, onboard new clients, implement new clients, bank set up, payroll, benefits, and business insurance.
  • Answer accounting and financial questions from clients by researching and interpreting data.
  • Prepare general ledger entries by maintaining records and files; reconciling accounts and closing the months.
  • Prepare external financial statements for customers by gathering and analyzing information from general ledger system.
  • Prepare payments by accruing expenses, assigning account numbers, initiating disbursements.
  • Prepare invoicing to customers, accruing revenue, recording customer payments.
  • Cash/Bank reconciliation, management analysis and limited forecasting.
  • Perform such other accounting, financial, or administrative tasks as may be required from time to time by Controller or Accounting Team.
  • Accomplish our organization’s mission to help Swedish companies grow in U.S.

Work with great people

Vlad Månsson
Country Manager, USA
"This is a great place for rapid career development because of the opportunities to learn from colleagues all over the world"
Samiksha Jalan
Project Manager, London
"I love working at Business Sweden because every hour and every day always brings different opportunities"
Elsa Stefenson
Trade Commissioner, Chile
"I find it incredibly rewarding to see ideas grow and become successful projects"
Bong-Soon Park
Senior Project Manager, South Korea
"My greatest motivation is seeing the positive impact our job has on our clients"

Skills & Requirements

Technical Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration or similar field.
  • At least 3-5+ years of accounting experience is a must, especially working with small business in variety of industries (manufacturing, retail, online). (3 years for Accountant, 5+ for Senior Accountant)
  • Good knowledge of SFAS Rules.
  • Must be very proficient in use of Quickbooks (Premier, Accountant, Online), Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Powerpoint).
  • Good knowledge of GAAP.

Soft Skills

  • Client focused with an emphasis on relationship building to promote client retention.
  • Ability to prioritize efficiently and strong accountability for meeting deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to interpret and analyze data.
  • Ability to adapt to changing business needs and welcome new challenges.
  • Collaborative, social and team-working skills are highly valued as well as passion for growing Business Sweden.

A Plus

  • Knowledge in Sales Tax, Payroll Processing and Benefits Administration.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft NAV.
  • Knowledge of IFRS principles.

Great Place to Work

  • Global exchanges and career opportunities

  • Exclusive focus on our client’s growth agenda

  • Extensive responsibility

  • Diversified teams with world class colleagues

  • Training academy for continuous development

  • Entrepreneurial environment

About the company

At Business Sweden, we do management consulting with a higher purpose: to contribute to the welfare of society by accelerating the growth of Swedish companies abroad and by helping international companies to invest and expand in Sweden. Our clients are all over the world, so it’s by design that Business Sweden has offices and employees all around the world, too.

With a team of almost 500 employees we operate in more than 40 markets, from Helsinki to Hong Kong and from Tokyo to Mexico City. Our headquarters are located in Stockholm and Shanghai. Business Sweden is owned by the Swedish Government and the industry, a partnership that provides access to contacts and networks at all levels.

With us you will accomplish more than you thought possible and exercise an influence greater than you could imagine. You’ll get to unleash your talent with the world as your workplace and make a difference with true, proper impact.

At Business Sweden we value and encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds related to culture, gender, age, ethnicity, race, religion and belief, disability, nationality, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The diversity of our people is the foundation of our culture and builds a workplace where everyone can contribute with unique experiences, perspectives and cultures.


OUR VALUESOur high performance culture rests on that all our employees live our core values. We will never have guidelines for every situation we will meet, but if all of us are guided by a strong sense of our values, we will always navigate in the right direction.

RESPONSIBILITYThis is the foundation of our culture. Taking responsibility is a way to show commitment to our work. We take ownership of the relationships with our clients and stay true to our word.

COLLABORATIONAlone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Collaboration knows no geographical borders. At Business Sweden, we act as one global team to create the best possible value for our clients.

IMPACTBy monitoring the world around us and identifying possibilities , we make a difference by helping companies to seize new, sustainable business opportunities. We create impact both for our clients and for Sweden.

Renee Skwirut | Contact Person

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