Business Sweden Central Western Europe (CWE), is currently hiring a Finance Operations Specialist to join our Business Incubation & Operations (BI&O) team in EMEA. The position is based in Berlin.
Our Business Incubation & Operations services (BI&O) is a toolbox of business support services that facilitate Swedish companies’ establishment and growth in a new market. Through the BI&O servcie area we offer Swedsih companies recruitment and employment services, payroll, bookkeeping, invoicing, accounting analysis and other customized support. We further manage company establishment process of new Swedish companies in Germany and Benelux, as well as assisting with advice regarding best tax practices and employment strategies. Clear and service minded communication, support and guidance is a key. We are constantly developing the BI&O offer, extending the services to companies and improving our operational efficiency related to business support services.
What will be your role?
Manage the delivery of the BI&O client engagements, e.g. company incorporations, registrations (VAT, wage tax, foreign employer), payroll administration, employment and rectuitement services, postbox service, etc, including project administration, client invoicing, etc.
Communicate with both Business Sweden employees and clients, guiding them relating to tax, VAT, legal structures, HR matters, registrations and the full BI&O service area
Manage, develop, and negotiate Business Sweden’s commercial relationships with 3rd party service providers to enable the BI&O client offering, e.g. legal, tax, HR/payroll.
Lead outgoing sales campaigns and handle incoming BI&O leads, by identifying customer needs and developing our offer. Long-term, build own client base.
Evolve the BI&O offering, business model, and delivery blueprint long-term.
Manage the CWE internal financial administration incl. payroll administration, payments, bookkeeping/cash report, VAT reporting, etc., in collaboration with 3rd party service providers.
You will work independently within CWE and in teams across the EMEA region, with the clear objective to manage your own project deliveries on budget, time and with excellent quality
The Business Support Specialist has a key role in the CWE team and is to a certain extent involved in all types of projects that the team executes.
Who are we looking for?
A Bachelor or Master degree, preferably in Accounting or Financial Administration
Solid working experience within areas similar to the BI&O service area. Experience of client engagement and relationship building is meriting
A service-oriented and problem-solving approach
A mind-set characterized by business-focus, detail orientation and flexibility
Social and team-working skills
A passion for working with business support excellence
Working proficiency in English and German is necessary; Swedish, Dutch and French are meriting
Proficiency in accounting programs, Microsoft Office incl Excel
Global exchanges and career opportunities
Exclusive focus on our client’s growth agenda
Diversified teams with world class colleagues
Training academy for continuous development
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 Moscow 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.