Do you want to become part of a fast-growing international digital product agency on an ambitious expansion journey towards becoming a global market leader?
Do you want to help build and develop a professional Group Finance Function? Do you want to be challenged with a vast variety of tasks within finance?
You might be the Business Controller we are looking for at Shape.
BECOME A PART OF THE TEAM
Shape is the leading app agency in Denmark. In 2023 we joined forces with Waterland Private Equity and leading Swedish app agency Bontouch with a joint ambition to create the leading digital product agency worldwide.
Today the group consists of more than 400 employees across offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Zurich, New York, London, Åre, Östersund and Kalmar.
The group will continue to grow organically while pursuing international expansion through acquisitions of digital product agencies that have achieved a leading position in their respective markets by delivering best-in-class mobile apps.
As a Business Controller, you will play a significant part in preparing the group for further growth. You will work from our Copenhagen HQ and report to our Group Chief Financial Officer.
THE ROLE OF A BUSINESS CONTROLLER/BUSINESS PARTNER
In the position of Business Controller your role will be to ensure ongoing high-quality deliverables and at the same time have a high focus on developing the function together with the CFO and Group Finance team.
More specifically, your responsibilities will be:
• Developing, selecting, and implementing reporting tools for controlling and reporting,
• Driving overall financial control of PL, balance sheet, cash flow, etc.,
• Providing financial insights to local management teams,
• Providing internal and external reporting on the consolidated group,
• Developing and implementing financial processes throughout the group,
• Budgeting and forecasting,
• Providing financial insights to our board and management,
• Overseeing VAT, TP, and tax in cooperation with other specialists,
• Participating in financial due diligence,
• Financial PMI,
• A sparring partner to the group CFO, group finance team, and local management teams.
WHO ARE YOU?
You have a solid background in finance, and you thrive in a fast-moving environment, with a hands-on approach. You should find it exciting to join the journey of building a group finance function at the early stage applying your skills to building a group finance function with the opportunity to make your mark on how things are done going forward.
Key to this role is your ability to think ahead, drive for continuous improvement, and ability to work in a structured manner on your own while also thriving in collaboration with the team and other colleagues.
To be considered a strong candidate for this role, you likely possess most of the following:
• Educational background in the area of Cand. merc aud., HD'r, or other relevant master's degree in finance/economics,
• At least three years of professional experience. Preferably some years within an audit and some within a finance department,
• Data-driven mindset,
• Strong IT skills and being a superuser in Excel, and common ERP and BI platforms,
• You take initiative and show the way with a hands-on approach,
• You are proficient in English on a professional level, both orally and in writing.
As a person, you are self-motivated, and your proactive and positive attitude transmits to your colleagues and other stakeholders. Your strong communication skills enable you to communicate on all levels of the organization while establishing strong collaborative ties.
WORKING HOURS AND SPECIFICATIONS
⏱ Full-time, 37.5 hours a week.
📍 We are offering flexible remote work possibilities, so you don’t have to be based in Copenhagen, but regular visits to the office in Copenhagen will be required.
💬 English proficiency is a must. Danish language skills are not expected.
📝 Application via the company career site,
🕵🏻 CV screening by a Talent Acquisition representative,
👥 1st meeting with a Talent Acquisition representative,
💁 2nd meeting - interview with the CFO and the Lead Group Financial Controller,
PERKS AND BENEFITS
(for the full list, please visit https://careers.shape.dk/)
🏙 Central office
Our office is located in a central area of Copenhagen, Denmark. Easy to access by bike or public transport (metro station: Islands Brygge).
⚖️ Work-life balance
Work is not everything. Carve out time for your family, friends, and fun hobbies.
🐥 Family friendly
We cherish families and understand that daily life can be full of unexpected events. We also open our doors to your little ones for Christmas Hygge or LEGO nights.
🏡 Remote work allowed
We are open to remote work as long as it fits in with your team. Working from your home country is also possible when visiting your family and friends.
WORKING AT SHAPE
⭐️ A competitive salary in accordance with experience and capabilities.
⭐️ Our office is located in Islands Brygge close to public transportation and the harbor, where both summertime and wintertime swimming is enjoyed.
⭐️ Our team is very international and so far includes people from over 30 different countries. Our company language is English.
⭐️ Read more about our benefits and why to choose Shape on our career page.
Established in 2010 with a bold ambition to become Denmark’s biggest and best app provider, Shape has since grown to over 100 employees with a client roster that includes international heavyweights such as IKEA, Red Bull, and Credit Suisse, as well as a host of renowned Danish companies like Fitness World, Bang & Olufsen, OK a.m.b.a., Solar, Aller Media, and Novo Nordisk. At the same time, Shape has become one of the country’s leading digital agencies in terms of annual growth and earnings.
Shape has always strived to achieve a unique market position through long-standing customer relationships, work that tangibly contributes to clients’ bottom lines, and a focus on being the best in the market for app development. This ambition will now be pursued globally, with Waterland Private Equity serving as the ideal partner. Founded in the Netherlands in 1999 and led in Denmark by Kaspar Kristiansen, the Dutch capital fund has previously invested in renowned agencies such as DEPT, iO, and Sideshow.
The first milestone on this journey was achieved in June 2023 with getting into the partnership with Bontouch. Founded in 2010 Bontouch has grown to become the leading iOS and Android product agency in Sweden with close to 300 people across offices in Stockholm, New York, London, Åre, Östersund and Kalmar. Over the years they have built award-winning mobile apps, websites and voice apps with renowned brands such as Post-it®, Swedish Railways (SJ), PostNord and Swish among others.
The new partnership will continue to grow organically while pursuing international expansion through acquisitions of digital product agencies that have achieved a leading position in their respective markets by delivering best-in-class mobile apps, with Waterland Private Equity serving as the ideal partner. Founded in the Netherlands in 1999, the European private equity investor has perhaps the longest and most distinguished history of successful international agency expansions in Europe.
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To apply for this position, please submit your application letter with a CV in English via our recruitment system by clicking the link ‘Apply for this job‘.
For further information about the job, please contact Joakim Jagtvard Steen, Chief Financial Officer, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org