The Company

Our customer is a Danish retail chain which is part of an international company.  The company was started as a family-owned business 40 years ago and became part of an international group. The company has a chain of specialized stores across Denmark. The company has an urgent need for a Financial Controller to provide overall leadership and management of the Danish finance team.

The Role

The interim Manager will be working with reference to the international Head of Controlling and will be responsible for managing the local finance team and managing local finance processes, including:

  • Responsible for quality and timely local external and internal reporting, including relevant analysis
  • Responsible for local tax, statistics and company (including annual report) filing
  • Responsible for local Budget process
  • Mandate to hire relevant team and run department within general guidelines and budget frames
  • Mandate to finally approve local payments and relevant costs (4 eyes principle)
  • Relationship with local auditors and (tax) authorities
  • Local facility management

The Financial Controller will be part of the global controller team.

The Interim Manager

The right candidate must have:

  • 10 years solid and broad experience in Finance, Controlling or Audit is a must.
  • Experience from a job as Financial Controller, Finance Manager or a similar position
  • Ability to handle a high span of responsibility whilst being positive and persistent.
  • Strong knowledge of regional accounting practices
  • Experience with IFRS
  • General Tax and TP competence
  • Good IT competences, including relevant software. SAP will be a distinct advantage.
  • Well-organized with attention to details.
  • Superior communication skills, direct and outspoken yet respectful.
  • Fluency in English and Danish is a must

Educational background: MBA/Bachelor in BA or equivalent

Geography: Copenhagen
Duration: 3-6 months
Start date: As soon as possible

If you are interested in this assignment, please send an e-mail to When you declare interest in this opportunity, please motivate briefly your interest based on competences which matches above profile.

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