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SAS Solna Full time

SENIOR GROUP BUSINESS CONTROLLER

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SENIOR GROUP BUSINESS CONTROLLER City: Solna Job Function: Economy, Finance, Controlling Senior Group Business Controller

Are you excited about air travel and having a central role in financial planning and analysis? Do you want to improve SAS's competitive position and contribute to SAS' transformation into a profitable and sustainable airline? If yes, the position as Senior Group Business Controller could be something for you!

SAS is in a very exciting period going through its biggest single financial restructuring in history, with the objective to recapitalize bringing in the amount of SEK 30 bn. In 2023, a consortium of investors – the biggest being Castlelake, AirFrance/KLM and the Danish State – agreed to provide the necessary funding, enabling SAS to proceed with completing the U.S. and Swedish legal processes.

The pandemic years have been the most challenging in the history of the airline industry and has had a fundamental impact on SAS - from travel restrictions that were introduced early on to changes in travel patterns. That is why SAS has launched a broad restructuring program SAS FORWARD. It is a comprehensive business and financial transformation plan designed to secure SAS's long-term competitiveness. The plan is aimed at putting SAS on a solid financial footing, while at the same time investing in the areas we see as important for the future, such as digitization and sustainability.

As Sr Group Business Controller you will:

As Sr Group Business Controller at SAS, you will become part of the Group Business Control team with a key role to support SAS delivery on its strategy and overall goals from a financial perspective. The team has an ambitious digitalization agenda going forward, with the objective to improve speed and agility on multiple dimensions. Our mission is to shift the perspective from reporting actuals to rolling next 13-months in granular level and up to 5-years in a more condensed, but still integrated planning.

As Sr Group Business Controller you own, develop and maintain processes linked to financial analysis, reporting, budgeting, forecasting, digitalization and KPI development. You report to the Head of Group Business Control and your workplace is in Frösundavik, Solna.

Main duties

  • Be a key player in the enterprise financial planning process
  • Develop full understanding to own the planning and analysis of SAS Group balance sheet and cash flow statement in cooperation with Accounting and Treasury departments
  • Monitor, report and follow up the financial performance of the Group and its business units with the objective to improve financial performance and meet targets
  • Active project lead in analysis and decision support e.g. evaluating the effect of proposed change initiatives in SAS's overall strategic agenda
  • Drive digitalization initiatives within all aspects of financial planning and reporting
  • Contribute to the consolidated monthly financial reporting and the budget/forecasting process
  • Be a competence center for decision support, financial analysis and reporting through Business Control and Finance, which may for example include development and updating of KPI dashboards within the BI system environment
Formal qualifications for the role

  • Solid experience in understanding business management, financial planning and analysis
  • At least 6 - 10 years of work experience from similar roles in a large complex corporation and/or major global audit firm. Your personal skills and attributes (pls see “who we are looking for” below) will be more important than exact length of experience
  • A relevant university degree in economics, finance or accounting
  • Proven strong understanding of central financial processes such as financial statements, budgeting and forecasts in a complex asset heavy environment
  • Experience of consolidation at group level as well as solid understanding of accounting and preferably IFRS reporting
  • Fluency in English and preferably also Swedish
Who we are looking for

To fit the role, you have solid financial and business acumen based on an analytical mindset. You can easily take in a lot of information, see the big picture, understand the objectives and can independently develop solutions and suggestions for improvements while being meticulous in the details.

You are passionate about getting the details right while maintaining sight on the full picture to ensure you are spending your time wisely. You are pedagogical and a strong communicator of the expertise you develop, with proven ability to cooperate well with others, can challenge established views in a constructive way and can educate and present results through graphic presentations equally appropriate for senior executive management as for peers. You enjoy taking initiative to create high quality deliverables and are completely comfortable owning and operating various types of financial management processes and analyses. You see contacts and cooperation with stakeholders from different backgrounds as a natural part of ensuring high quality of deliveries. You have a flexible mindset and are driven by learning new things.

About us

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SAS is Scandinavia's leading airline. For more than 75 years, we have been flying and connecting Scandinavia with the world and the world with Scandinavia. We have always been at the forefront of what is new and scouting the horizon. We have seen the world change, sometimes over a long period of time, and sometimes quite suddenly. Changes that have made us rethink, adapt and build new. We are moving towards a future where change and the need for new thinking is constant. A future of conscious thinking and sustainable innovation.

Om företaget

SAS is Scandinavia's leading airline. For more than 75 years, we have been flying and connecting Scandinavia with the world and the world with Scandinavia. We have always been at the forefront of what is new and scouting the horizon. We have seen the world change, sometimes over a long period of time, and sometimes quite suddenly. Changes that have made us rethink, adapt and build new. We are moving towards a future where change and the need for new thinking is constant. A future of conscious thinking and sustainable innovation.

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