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Financial Compliance Specialist - Gdańsk

Are you motivated to ensure financial compliance across all areas of a 10bn euro organization? Are you perhaps looking at making a move away from operational work and apply your process knowledge and strong moral compass to a growing and ambitious global business? If so, this could be your opportunity to join our Risk, Controls and Compliance (part of Arla Corporate Finance) as a Financial Compliance Specialist in our Gdansk office.


About the job

As our new Financial Compliance Specialist, you will work closely with and support other members of the team in a variety of tasks and activities to ensure the functioning and improvement of robust risk, controls and compliance systems. You can expect this position will give you a fantastic opportunity to grow, taking on more complex responsibilities as your experience develops.


Specifically, you will be involved in:

  • risk assessments across processes and countries with focus on fraud and financial reporting risks
  • ensuring risk awareness and that relevant risk response if considered when processes or business models are changed or new are developed
  • providing tools to guide functions and zones in how to effectively assess and manage risks and secure compliance
  • monitoring implementation status of agreed corrective actions, procedures and controls
  • conducting defined reviews / internal audits of processes and controls from the fraud and financial reporting risks perspective
  • driving continuous monitoring and follow up on performance of minimum compliance requirements
  • controls automation through transaction scanning and/or other digital solutions


Who are you?


  • You have approximately 2-4 relevant experience in similar position either from a large international organisation or from a Big 4 consulting/auditing business. Internal audit experience is considered an advantage
  • We expect you to have a relevant master’s degree
  • You have a strong knowledge from work experience within accounting, internal/external auditing, internal controls and financial compliance
  • Professional certificates in accounting or auditing are a welcome enrichment of your profile
  • You have the ability and appetite for influencing role in a large business where you can develop internal control systems whilst navigating organization matrix and engaging with a wide range of stakeholders
  • You have attention to detail and an analytical mindset comes naturally to you, along with a technical flair for new technological and digital solutions
  • While based in Gdansk, you may be expected to travel between 5-15 days a year


What do we offer ?


  • Flexible working time (start your day of work between 7-9) and home office work possibility
  • Relocation allowance
  • Financial support of your education
  • Medical care & life insurance 
  • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc.
  • Scandinavian working style & no dress code
  • Home kit – monitor, laptop, keyboard, mouse, headsets, webcam
  • Referral program for employees
  • Employee Assistance Program (legal, psychological, health, financial consulting, etc. )
  • Support for your healthy lifestyle (fruit day, facility for sportsmen, sport challenges and activities, Arla active teams / sport groups)
  • Additional holiday depending on length of employment (up to 4 days)


… while in the office you can also use some of below:


  • Modern office space with beautiful view and high standard furniture (i.e. adjustable desks)
  • Chill-out rooms with X-box, pool table, board games, football table and swing


Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk


Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation behind many well-known and well-loved brands.


You will become a part of our Global Shared Services in Gdansk. You will join over 580 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla. We currently have an IT Operations department and an IT Solutions department dedicated to SAP as well as a variety of app development and implementation projects. Our Procurement, Finance and Logistics departments support a wide range of processes such as purchasing, distribution and sales worldwide.


We have a dedicated HR operations department that ensures the attraction, development and retention of the best talent around the world.


Our newest department Member Relations supports our farmers in their everyday work.


With over 14 years of existence in Gdansk, we offer you a wealth of knowledge and the opportunity to participate in challenging and exciting innovation projects. As a part of the Arla organisation, you will also enjoy a Scandinavian, collaborative work culture.


We have a purpose for Good

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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