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Business Controller | Core Business Franchise

Malmö, Skåne County - Explore location Finance, Accounting & Tax Full Time

Job description

At Inter IKEA Systems B.V., we do a lot of different things to make that vision come to life. As the franchisor of the IKEA Concept, it’s our job to protect, develop and enable the success of the IKEA Brand, together with our colleagues in other IKEA companies around the world. That can make our work – and our workplace – a bit complex. And that’s why strong, clear communication is key to our success.   

We want to become an even more affordable, sustainable and accessible home furnishing retailer in an omni-channel reality. We bring business and data & technology together to improve how we work and meet customers, and enable us to focus on creating value. So we can continuously improve and scale IKEA, together with our partners and the many people. 

About you 

We are looking for a positive team player who is passionate about creating value in an omnichannel environment. Ideally you have 2 to 5 years of solid work experience in a business controlling or business navigation role in a large multinational company, preferably in a digital environment.  

You find working with numbers easy and fun and take great pride in securing accuracy in details in all the work you are responsible for. You have the ability to communicate well to various stakeholder groups both within and outside your own organisation. We believe that you are someone who can build relationships and navigate complexity well. You enjoy working in a high paced environment and you have a proven ability to bring structure to a difficult setting.  

We believe you are motivated by working and winning with the team seeing challenges as an opportunity for personal development. You have a University degree in business administration or finance and proficient in English, both verbal and written. To excel in this role, you should be familiar with digital tools used in controlling for example  Qliksense, Planview, SAP BPC, Basware Alusta, and/or MS Excel. 

About us 

Our vision, to create a better everyday life for the many people, influences everything we do. It is a vision that lives in the everyday efforts of all co-workers, all over the world.  

Fulfilling the IKEA vision requires a strong, efficient, and sustainable business setup. That is why it is built on a franchise system. The IKEA Franchisor, Inter IKEA Systems B.V., is the worldwide owner of the IKEA Concept and has the responsibility to ensure that the IKEA Concept stays attractive and competitive while enabling growth and a profitable business for IKEA franchisees. 

Retail Operation Solutions & Support (ROSS) is an integral part of Core Business Franchise and consists of a team of people with passion for retail and competence in business and technology. We are moving into a new chapter with an ambition to provide IKEA retailers with a set of digital products and services that are integrated into IKEA value chain and supporting the omnichannel IKEA Concept. We call this the Retail Package and it covers key capabilities for retail operations. 

Take time to explore the IKEA Franchise system here, and read more about us here

About the role  

As a business controller, you will act as a contact person for all finance and accounting related matters within ROSS.  One of your primary responsibility is to build up the annual budget for the ROSS department and, support the management team throughout the year with timely and accurate reports which enables them to steer towards the business goals. 

You have the responsibility to communicate, discuss and challenge financial impacts with product managers and product owners. You are responsible for securing that the legal agreements with our franchise partners are correct and up to date including all of the exhibits which specify the new establishment projects and that the cost components in these exhibits are correct. 

Together with planning leader and portfolio leader, you will lead the action planning process and represent the ROSS management team in business meetings where financial input/commentary is needed. To enable better business through business controlling, you will work closely with peers within Core Business Franchise and the Expansion leadership area.  


More Information

At IKEA we believe that we’re better when we’re physically together for collaboration, dialogues and conversations. We believe in the power of human interactions; the informal chats, the energy, belonging and creativity generated by people being in the same place. Our approach is that we spend most of our time in the IKEA workplace and with flexibility to work from home when relevant. 

This is a full-time role (40 hours per week) located in Malmö, Sweden. You will report to the Business Operations Manager in ROSS.  

27 May, 2022, is the closing date to apply for this role. Please send your application – CV and motivation – in English and let us know why you would be a good fit. We look forward to hearing from you!