Nordic Chief Accountant for Mars Inc. Royal Canin in Copenhagen



Arjeplog | Heltid,Tillsvidareanställd | Sista ansökningsdag: 2017-08-31

We are now seeking a Nordic Chief Accountant who is eager to develop our processes and grow within the role. Royal Canin is a part of the Mars family and we offer a good opportunity for personal development inside the Company.

Royal Canin offers an exciting and challenging Chief Accountant position in an international organization that develops, produce and market high end brands of pet foods products. The Pet Food industry is one of the fastest growing segments in terms of growth, customer acquisition and revenues. Royal Canin is one of the leading international Companies within the pet food industry. If you are passionate about animals, this industry is the most exciting place to be right now. Mars Inc. operates in four different categories: Chocolate, Gum and Confectionary, Petcare and Food. We are committed to create an excellent culture. Mars all over the world have won Great Place to Work awards for being committed to success and providing a great work environment for our Associates. Mars Inc. encourage and enable our employees to grow and develop. An important part of our success is based on our five value principles; Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom (read more about these in at

The position

The priority of this role is to have the capability to act as a business partner for the CFO and capable of building powerful relationships with functional heads within the business to support the S&F team co-pilot role. Royal Canin centralized its Nordic head office to Copenhagen and the work to build a harmonized structure Is currently ongoing. Due to these changes, we believe our new Chief Accountant needs an interest for setting a structure within the unit, that continuously strive for increased efficiency and accuracy. An important task is therefore to review and recommend changes to existing accounting procedures. As Royal Canin is a part of Mars there are multiple carrier opportunities in the company.

The role of the custodian for the company is of great importance. You will be leading a team of seven associates of different seniority. Your hands-on experience in accounting and auditing is very important when leading this team and developing new efficient processes. A part in this role will also be to develop and coach the accounting team. This includes organization design, implementing functional competency development programs to build financial and business acumen, and contribute to a strong Finance talent pipeline.

Assess and ensure that the appropriate controls allowing the reliability of the financial statements are implemented and efficient. Monitor the resolution of the remediation of the control deficiencies resulting from statutory audits and internal audit.

Another important role is to track performance of the business against its plans in an efficient and lean manner. The exposure towards cross-functional elements in this job within the company and towards the Headquarter requires a highly flexible, trustworthy, business oriented approach. The role includes working with local legal matters: tax, book keeping, compliance and other subjects. Integrity and trust is paramount for this job.

The position is based at the office in Ørestad, Copenhagen.

Areas of responsibilities

  • Partner the CFO of Royal Canin Nordics in the development and delivery of the business strategy & financial shape.
  • Ensure the custodianship of the businesses & delivery of the NSV, Earnings, Tax, NWC and Cash targets through 13 periodical closings per year.
  • Responsible for managing and reporting Internal Control Excellence, Statutory audit and Internal Audit.
  • Manage and develop the Nordics Accounting team.
  • Handle full spectrum of financial and cost accounting role AR, AP, GL, forecasting, budgeting, etc. Responsible for day-to-day finance and cash statement.


  • Higher degree in Finance and Business Administration
  • Minimum 8 years’ hands-on experience in Finance and Accounting
  • Preferably a minimum of 3 years’ people management experience
  • IT literate; good MS Office skills
  • Fluency in English and preferably a Nordic language

We see it as an advantage if you also got:

  • Experience from FMCG or pharmaceutical environment
  • Navision knowledge
  • Relevant experience in audit and cost accounting
  • Experience from similar positions in Nordic countries


Please apply through the icon “Sök tjänst” and upload your application in English. We will handle applications continuously. We therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible, but no later than the 31st of August 2017.

If you have any questions regarding this position, you are welcome to contact Mats Svensson, CFO at

If you got questions regarding the application procedure please contact Johanna Isberg at

Please always feel free to contact us for further details.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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