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Account to Report Team Leader


Apply for a Team leader position and you’ll become vital part of Account to Report department. We are looking for a person with solid accounting background, able to create vision, lead the team and operate with an international perspective.


Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk

Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation that is behind many well-known and loved brands, including Arla Apetina®, Castello®, Lurpak® and many, many more.

As an Account to Report Team Leader, you become a part of our Global Shared Services in Gdansk. Here, you won’t find factory machines or farmers. Instead, you will join over 400 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla with IT, HR, financial and procurement operations. Joining us, you will take part in our mission to make a real difference for colleagues near and far.

With over 10 years of existence in Gdansk, we offer you a lot of knowledge and the opportunity to partake in challenging and exciting innovation projects. As a part of the Arla organisation, you will also enjoy a Scandinavian, collaborative work culture. We are all on first name terms with each other, and we truly appreciate diversity and individuality.


About the job


As an A2R Team Leader, you will be responsible to ensure alignment of accounting processes and compliance to both  IFRS and local standards. You will manage reconciliation and maintenance of general ledger and secure smooth period closing activities. On the top of that you would be delivering results that make a significant contribution to a department vision, executing on strategy and following Arla GSS mission. You need to remember about overall alignment of team activities with company goals while taking the lead of daily operations and implementing process improvements.


Specifically, you will:


  • Ensure timely period end activities accordingly to Arla’s closing table
  • Responsible for meeting the requirements of IFRS and local GAAP’s in an accounting area
  • Applying new technologies to optimize finance processes, finding effective and efficient working methods within systems and transactions
  • Execute local and global finance projects and transitions
  • Keeping close dialogue with business partners, group reporting and controlling, IT and other stakeholders
  • People management of the team, team strategic planning
  • Acting as an active member of the department leadership, proactively providing input and feedback on team’s performance
  • Assuring compliance with external regulatory requirements, internal control standards and group compliance policy
  • Initiating and implementing improvements in ways of working within and outside own area of responsibility

Who are you?

We are looking for candidates with solid general accounting knowledge and strong leadership skills. Your background and interest for accountancy may derive from similar position within SSC/BPO industry.  It is crucial that you have at least 5 years’ experience in finance, accountancy or similar and proven track of leadership.  ACCA or similar accounting certificate will be beneficial.


Furthermore, you are:

  • Hardworking and work well under pressure in changing environment (change management)
  • Capable of building positive relationships with your team while handling challenging cases 
  • Inspiring for colleagues to perform high-class results while keeping up a positive energy and high spirits
  • Able to manage stakeholders at various level of organization
  • Flexible and open to change thanks to your global mindset


What do we offer?

  • Work in an international team in a matrix structure
  • Friendly atmosphere & comfortable workplace (Neptun office in Gdańsk Wrzeszcz)
  • Medical care & life insurance
  • Relocation package
  • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc.
  • Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position
  • Development possibilities while taking part in internal projects


Application and contact

If you want to drive innovation and help your colleagues worldwide, then seize this exciting opportunity.


Please apply via below link.


Read more about Arla Global Shared Services

Global Shared Services consists of multiple functions that are all placed in the Neptun building in Gdansk – with colourful offices and a beautiful sea view.


As of now, we have an IT Operations and an IT Solutions division dedicated to SAP as well as a variety of app development and implementation projects. Our procurement and finance functions support a wide array of processes such as purchasing, distribution and sales globally.

We also have a dedicated HR operations division to ensure we attract, develop and retain the very best of talent around the world.


Together, we are all dedicated to one collective mission: ensuring an optimal global supply of fresh Arla products – every single day.


COVID-19 Notice:
We are busy producing dairy products so we can continue #fillingtheshelves and #feedingthenation. Recruiting talent to Arla thus stays one of our top priorities also during these difficult times. Necessity is the mother of invention, so we have moved to virtual hiring and onboarding processes for most of our recruitments to enable candidates and our recruitment teams to get close while respecting social distancing. If at the final stages of a recruitment, a candidate would prefer to meet in person, we take all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone's safety.


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