Head of Finance and Controlling to ZEISS Nordics


Do you want to join the Nordic team of an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics? Gazella is now recruiting a Head of Finance and Controlling to ZEISS Nordics, based in Stockholm. Working as a Head of Finance and Controlling you will lead the Nordic Finance team and be overall responsible for high quality financials and efficient finance processes for the Nordic sales- and service organization. You will interact with business stakeholders to improve financial performance and to execute on the overall business strategy and ensure efficient communication and collaboration across the Nordic organization, with corporate colleagues and other internal and external stakeholders.

You will report to the CFO/COO Nordics and lead a team of 5 direct reports. For this position, we are looking for a positive and highly engaged person with strong finance and business acumen, leadership experience and good communication and collaboration skills. We interview candidates continuously and therefore ask you to send in your CV today. Applicants must have permission to work in Sweden.

Din utmaning

  • Manage and motivate the team and continue to develop the Nordic finance function.
  • Ensure financial integrity of the legal entities and business segments/units of the Nordic region.
  • Manage month end / quarter end / year end closing as per IFRS and local gaap, in close collaboration with group and shared service functions.
  • Drive budget and forecasting processes in line with corporate guidelines.
  • Provide data-driven and insightful analysis of business results and high-quality input to periodic business reviews.
  • Support and challenge business stakeholder to ensure progress on initiatives.
  • Manage statutory and regulatory reporting requirements, including annual financial statements and audits.
  • Co-ordinate credit and collection processes.
  • Support with business cases and scenario analysis.
  • Drive improvement initiatives and projects.

Your Background

For this position we see that you have an academic degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline. You have a minimum of 8 years of experience from different aspects of finance. You have prior experience from working as a manager and we believe that you have been driving change within the finance function and implemented sustainable solutions. You have a solid understanding of IFRS and local GAAP, professional English skills and are an advanced user of Excel. Experience from working with BI tools as well as from working in a multinational environment is considered an advantage.

Personal Qualities

You have strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to influence and engage. You are curious with the ability to think creatively, to challenge status quo and embrace change. You are comfortable with ambiguity and a fast-moving environment, are independent, organized and able to set priorities. You have strong analytical skills and the ability to span from big picture to attention to details as needed. We also see that you are a team-player who strive for collaboration between the members of the team and others in the organization.


ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group owned by Carl Zeiss Foundation with its rich history, develops, produces, and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars, riflescopes and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and 25 R&D centres around the globe. 


Is this you? Apply by using the “ansök” button on Gazellas webpage. In this recruitment process, Carl Zeiss AB is working together with Gazella. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Jonathan Thunborg, who is responsible for this position at: jonathan.thunborg@gazella.se

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