This position will come in to take over much of the day to day supervision and some hands-on tasks of the finance and accounting functions of the Swedish subsidiary of Neo Technology, Inc. Based in Malmo, SE, the office serves as EMEA headquarters and reports monthly results to the HQ office in San Mateo.

The position reports to the Finance Director currently based in Malmo. Also working closely with local HR and the CTO, the position will primarily supervise the largely, currently-out-sourced accounting functions (Deloitte, local in-country payroll firms) with a view to build a team and scale the processes as the EMEA head office and European remote branches grow. Close work with the HQ Controller is also required, particularly around month-end close, monthly reporting and intercompany balances.

Annual audit is performed by EY.

Eventually, a UK and other subsidiaries will open and this position may supervise and consolidate these subsidiaries to produce consolidated EMEA results for HQ office.

Further projects will include upgrading the ERP and HR systems, opening new subsidiaries, audit and financial analysis.

Both a hands-on, get-it-done attitude along with thought leadership are required as the business grows in headcount, revenue, and geographical scope.

Duties:

  • Supervise all accounting functions in the EMEA Region.
  • Supervise and control payrolls (5-6 countries using separate in-country payroll services). Good working knowledge of Swedish payroll and compliance is required
  • Other payrolls ‘managed from afar’ Germany, UK, France, Netherlands, Denmark
  • Accounts Payable – move this function over from Deloitte and move in-house supervising one payroll/AP staffer (currently).
  • Manage bank balances, supervise and release bank transfers and payments (international and domestic)
  • Corporate Credit Cards: Help manage corporate credit card program and devise ways to control, capture and code expenses to comply with best practices and company policies surrounding Employee credit cards.
  • Month-End Close: Supervise Deloitte and their maintenance of general ledger and production of financial statements and financial statements. Possibly eventually moving this in-house.
  • Expense Reports: Be the ‘in-house’ expert on Expensify and help set and monitor travel guidelines and policies. Monitor and audit expense reports to comply with such policies.
  • Billing and Collections – currently managed by the Finance Director – will be transitioned to a billing & collections role to be hired.
  • Rev Rec: Understand and maintain the rev rec policies of enterprise software licenses revenue recognition. Rework and maintain existing spreadsheet/database of customers and the monthly revenue recognition calculations.
  • Administration: Assist Finance Director, Office Manager with vendor contracts, suppliers, telecom and broadband providers, IT suppliers, etc.
  • Planning and Forecasting: Assist Finance Director with Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting as needed. Work with Department heads to help them understand, manage and gain insight into their budgets.
  • Audit: Manage annual audit for the EMEA side of the business.
  • Tax: Assist Finance Director with managing the tax issues, tax planning and annual tax return.
  • International: Interact and jointly manage the international aspects of the business, working with the office manager/accountants (both in house and out-sourced) in Europe. Manage the intercompany balances between entities.
  • Other ad hoc projects as needed (which there will be many). Possible examples: Due Diligence, Software capitalization, FX, R&D credits, stock and cap table management, Board Decks, etc.
  • Qualifications and Education:

  • University degree in Accounting or Finance
  • At least four years prior accounting experience in Venture Backed Tech company
  • Big Four and high tech experience a plus
  • Cultural Fit Requirements:

  • Flexible and able to work in an ambiguous and fast changing environment.
  • Location: Malmo, Sweden

    To apply: All candidates must submit a resume via LinkedIn.