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Senior Accountant - Gdansk

At Arla, we rely on a meticulous financial system to drive business forward. We are looking for Senior Accountants, who fuelled by his passion and dedication will contribute to the service and performance culture within one of the team in Finance department.  


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 a Senior Accountant, 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


We are continuously recruiting candidates to following departments:

  • Order to Cash (O2C)
  • Purchase to Pay (P2P)
  • Cash Management
  • Accounts to Report (A2R)


Please state in your application the department, you are interested in.


Who are you?


You are a person who fulfil independently and without supervision assigned accounting activities with high quality. You are able to question status quo, eliminate wastes and address process gaps. As a Senior Accountant, you are perceiving quality as a team objective and make sure good practises are shared and issues addressed within all team members. Operational/internal controls area is known to you. You have an analytical mind and you are good in Excel to prepare risk/statistics analyses or reporting. Being open towards process improvements along with rational approach and proper fact analysis is an attitude we would value.  You should also demonstrate best understanding of accounting principles and act in line with Arla’s character (lead/sense/create).


Furthermore, you:

  • Have approximately 3 years of experience, including at least 2 years in finance or accounting,
  • Have an SAP experience,
  • Have good Excel & Power Point knowledge,
  • Know accounting principles,
  • Have an ability to work within tight operational deadlines and handle several tasks and priorities,
  • Have analytical skills,
  • Communicate effectively with both internal business partners of all levels and disciplines as well as external team members,
  • As we work in an international setup – English fluency is a must.
  • Have technical (VBA/Power BI will be an advantage) or leadership or project management skills


What do we offer?

  • International operating environment  
  • Medical care & life insurance  
  • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc. 
  • Scandinavian working style & no dress code 
  • Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position 
  • Development programs (function additions, coordinator programme) 
  • Financial support of your education  
  • Relocation package 
  • 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) 
  • Flexible working time (start your day of work between 7-9) and home office work possibility 
  • Additional holiday depending on length of employment (up to 4 days) 
  • Fully paid 30 min. break  


… 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) 
  • Spacious canteen, delicious coffee and tea available on every floor in special designed spots 
  • Chill-out rooms with X-box, pool table, board games, football table and swing 

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.


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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