Loopia Group is an innovative European website and web-solutions provider offering hosting services, domain registrations and other web services to small and medium-sized businesses and consumers. We are on an exciting growth journey towards becoming Europe’s greatest domain and hosting provider and are now looking to strengthen our international finance team with a business controller.
The operations are located in Sweden, Finland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia and Germany with customers located across Europe. Our main brands are Loopia, WebSupport, Active 24, Planeetta, Hostingpalvelu and Domainhotelli. Loopia Group has a total turnover of 600 MSEK and approx. 310 employees. Since June 2018, Loopia Group has been owned by Axcel, a Nordic private equity firm focusing on mid-market companies. The company is in an exciting growth phase, and it is driven by an engaged team of colleagues.
The Business controller role:
As Loopia Group is a newly formed group through several acquisitions and is in an exciting growth and change phase, we are looking for a person who likes challenges and who through analysis, planning and goal oriented KPIs wants to be part of driving the company to achieve financial targets and the ambitious strategy.
As Business Controller you will be working closely with the functional management teams and act as sparring partner to work with continuous improvements and internal projects. The role is based in Stockholm and reports to Head of Financial Planning and Analysis in Sweden.
How you will contribute and make an impact:
Act as business partner for the functional management on all matters linked to financial performance and consequences. Be supportive as well as challenging.
Derive and analyze data for decision making incl. impact analysis.
Use numbers for reasoning – but understand that other values also can impact decisions.
Performance management – analyze deviations from targets and suggest improvement actions to reach the target.
Ensure high quality of the management reports e.g., understand and contribute with the operational impact on the PnL as comments for the management reporting.
Both participate and lead internal projects and initiatives with and without PnL impact.
Lead budget and forecast processes.
Finance modeling e.g., long range planning and projects.
Ad-hoc tasks common in business control environment.
Who are you?
We believe that you are a person that likes to work in a broad role with multiple stakeholders with many opportunities to connect, collaborate and communicate across countries. The functional management teams are spread out in Sweden, Finland and CEE. You are self-driven, with a positive mindset, deliver suggestions for solving problems as they occur, and can prioritize tasks when necessary. You are analytical and can communicate what you see in the numbers in a pedagogic way for others (non-business controllers). As a key person in a relatively small and dedicated team in an entrepreneurial company, you are flexible and like to work in many different areas.
What have you been doing until now?
Minimum of Bachelors degree in Business administration, finance, economics or engineering.
You have a minimum of 4 years of experience within controlling, management consulting or other relevant background.
Excellent excel skills – handling large quantities of data and finance modeling.
Fluency in English is mandatory for this position.
Experience of BI solutions is a plus.