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SAS Solna Full time


About the job
BUSINESS CONTROLLER FLEET & TECH City: Solna Job Function: Economy, Finance, Controlling Business Controller Tech & Fleet

The thrill never ends! Do you want to embark on an exciting journey? Come join our business controller team!

Do you want to be a key player in ensuring a cost-efficient operation and improved financial performance? Do you have a genuine passion for continuous improvements and drive cost focus within an organization especially with regards to resource planning and optimization? If so, then business controller at SAS might be something for you.

What You´ll Do

As one of the business controllers for our operational divisions, you will be responsible for developing and driving the unit’s financial agenda. You work closely with line management and truly act as a Business Partner in striving to improve business and ensuring fulfillment of SAS strategy. You support the unit as an integral part in the unit’s strategy execution, mainly focusing on short- and long-term financial planning and follow up as well as supporting in cost saving and efficiency projects. This necessitates a close cooperation with the unit’s key stakeholders as well as being part of a team of dedicated Financial and Business Controllers. Your responsibility and involvement will also include storytelling in numbers, business cases, ensuring delivery of cost saving initiative’s and improving financial transparency within the unit. You should reinforce financial awareness and correct behavior in the business unit, assuring control, transparency, accuracy, predictability and robustness with regards to financial performance (including capital expenditure, cash flow as well as P&L efficiency).

Main Tasks

  • Act as a business partner to key business stakeholders on all matters linked to financial performance and consequences. Be supportive as well as challenging.
  • Proactively identify, assess and support in key business improvement opportunities.
  • Benchmark, drive change and continue cost efficiency optimization with respect to both resources (personnel and aircraft) as well as organization and processes. Key player in driving new savings and supporting as well as monitoring initiatives.
  • Follow up on performance/forecasts and other KPIs and assist in target setting.
  • Support in negotiations with suppliers etc. to ensure financial quality and efficiency.
  • Assist in setting a “know your number culture” in the units to ensure a good financial understanding amongst the relevant line managers.
  • Responsible for the unit’s periodic management reporting, budget and forecast processes both for Profit and Loss statements as well as cash flow.
  • Support with Ad-hoc analysis both for business units and Business Performance Management.
Your background & skills:

  • Extensive experience in understanding business control, financial planning and analysis
  • A minimum 3-5 years working experience as business controller, or relevant work experience
  • A financial mindset and solid general business understanding
  • Experience from working as a business partner and driving the financial agenda in management teams
  • Stakeholder management and cross functional leadership in a multinational environment
  • Business controller experience from an operational environment or complex entities with complex planning processes is desired
  • A strong analytical mindset and the ability to act upon findings
  • Exceptional communication/presentational skills and ability to get the financial message out
  • A strong challenging mindset and an innovative approach
  • Possess a strong self-drive and motivation to constantly improve and reach new goals
  • Relevant University degree within economy or finance, preferably on Master’s level
  • Prior experience from auditing firm or management consulting firm meriting
  • Data management - MS Excel (incl. VBA, and PowerPivot), databases and BI
  • Graphical Presentation - PowerPoint and BI
  • English language (oral and written) as well as in one Scandinavian language
As a person

As a person we believe you like to be intellectually and personally challenged and have an eagerness for continuous personal and professional development. You have a strong desire to improve the competitive position of SAS and to contribute to SAS transformation to a cost-effective airline. You also have a belief that collaboration with people in other organizational units is the key to delivering tangible and lasting results. The ability to relate to, manage and analyze complex financial material while relating to SAS overall strategic direction comes naturally to you. In addition, you are able to challenge and drive performance in a constructive manner whilst having a pedagogic mindset with excellent communication skills and ability to tailor message to audience.

This is why we love SAS:

Purpose: Be part of a historical transformation, shaping the airline of the future. Attractive customer offering, efficient operating model and sustainability are only a handful of topics that we continuously work on

Ownership: Responsibilities with strong business impact and opportunities for solid personal development. At SAS we strive to ensure that everyone can make a difference with their competence, experience, and personality

Adventurous: We make the world smaller – discounted airline tickets providing you, your family, and friends with an opportunity to travel the world at great prices!

Is this you? If so, come fly with us!


This is a fulltime assignment based in Stockholm and you will report to Head of business control either for our operational or our commercial unit within the performance management team.

This position is located in Stockholm. If you feel your experience, skills and ambitions are right for this role, please apply as soon as possible as we are processing applications continuously. Please apply with your CV and a short personal letter. For more information, contact Johan Ehrner, Head of Business Control Scandinavian Airlines, on

We look forward to hearing from you!


SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, with main hubs in Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, flies to destinations in Europe, USA and Asia. Spurred by a Scandinavian heritage and sustainability values, SAS aims to be the global leader in sustainable aviation. We will reduce total carbon emissions 25 percent by 2025, by using more sustainable aviation fuel and our modern fleet with fuel-efficient aircraft. In addition to flight operations, SAS offers ground handling services, technical maintenance and air cargo services. SAS is a founding member of the Star Alliance™, and together with its partner airlines offers a wide network worldwide.

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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