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Polestar Göteborg Full time

Director, Group Accounting

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Finance · Gothenburg, Sweden Director, Group Accounting We are looking for a dynamic, proactive and passionate Director, Group Accounting at Polestar to drive the growth and success of our team. Are you ready for the journey? Apply for this job

We are looking for a dynamic, proactive and passionate Director, Group Accounting at Polestar to drive the growth and success of our team. Are you ready for the journey?

Let us describe the challenge we offer

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced finance leader. As the Director, Group Accounting you will have the opportunity to shape the direction of the department, build and mentor a talented team and drive innovation to meet the ever-evolving demands of a dynamic, international and modern electric vehicle company.

You will be joining a driven, experienced team that operates in Sweden, USA and China, and you will play a key role in shaping the future of finance for our organization by collaborating closely with both internal and external stakeholders to identify and capitalize on new opportunities.

So, if you're looking for an exciting opportunity to take your career to the next level, and you have a passion for finance, this role as Director, Group Accounting might be just the right one for you!

This position is located at Polestar HQ, in Gothenburg.

What you'll do

The role reports to the Head of Financial Reporting & Control. As Director, Group Accounting you are responsible for a team of around 22 people and 3 direct reports. The role is part of a complex matrix organisation within a US-listed company, consisting of some 25companies world wide and a parent company in the UK.


• Overall responsibility for group accounting, group financial reporting and consolidation, including month end closing deliveries & reports to the CFO and shareholders

• Leading 2 teams: the group accounting/consolidation team and the accounting team responsible for the largest Swedish entity in the Polestar Group

• Overseeing the quarterly reporting deliveries, including footnotes and associated monthly and quarterly SOX controls

• Implementation of accounting outcomes from the technical financial reporting team

• Monitoring equity levels in stand-alone legal entities; input into covenant compliance process

• Overseeing and monitoring the deliveries from the accounting shared service centre

• Providing leadership and guidance to accounting teams and supporting their professional development

• Foster a positive work environment and promote open communication and collaboration

Who you are

Experience and knowledge:

• Proven leadership experience, leading teams and team leaders

• Proven experience as group accounting director, senior accounting manager or similar at an international company

• Solid experience from global and listed companies

• Experience from managing a team of similar size and structure

• Broad knowledge and experience of Group Accounting and Financial Control processes and systems in an international context with IFRS, SOX experience is a plus

• University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or equivalent

Personal characteristics:

• Excellent communication and people skills, empathetic

• Pragmatic, goal-orientated and persistent

• Able to move at a fast pace

• Passionate and trustworthy

• Strong leadership and organizational skills

At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication. Since Polestar’s in a scale-up phase you thrive by working in a fast-paced environment.

People at Polestar

We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.

Is this you? If you are interested in joining Polestar, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way...


Careers at Polestar

Join a global team dedicated to improving the societies we live in through sustainable, electric mobility.

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