Chief Accountant – Group Finance and Treasury, Finance Poland

2020-04-02 Nordea Bank Abp SA Oddział w Polsce Łódź


Chief Accountant – Group Finance and Treasury, Finance Poland

Would you like to be responsible for coordinating all accounting and tax processes, ensuring compliance to local and group regulations, to enable Nordea to deliver legal, management and regulatory financial reporting to relevant stakeholders? We are now looking for a Chief Accountant to Group Finance and Treasury.


In Nordea, we know that great customer experiences require a team that leads the way in first-class service and operations. We’re more than just a Nordic bank, we’re one of the largest employers in Poland. With us, you’ll work with skilled, international teams in a bright, modern office. The lively and collaborative atmosphere offers plenty of opportunities to learn and grow as you build your career with us.


About this opportunity


Welcome to the Group Finance. GFT organization comprises Nordea’s main financial management units. GFT is mandated to drive financial performance management, provide high-quality and efficient financial reporting and planning across the Group, including financial and business control and insightful analysis, to meet business needs and regulatory requirements.


Finance Poland, as a part of GFT organization, is responsible for Legal & Regulatory Reporting Poland and for compliance of local and Nordeas accounting processes, principles and tax frameworks, as well as producing financial statements.


Our focus is on our customers. The most important being the Business Areas, the Local Board, Local Executive Management as well as the PL FSA and the National Bank of Poland.

We believe that having highly motivated people, working together in teams contributes to great customer experiences.


As Chief Accountant in Finance Poland, you will ensure delivery of world class finance and accounting services as part of the newly formed Finance Poland unit. In the role as Chief Accountant you will also participate and take ownership in all strategic and tactical issues and stakeholder management on behalf of Finance Poland unit.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Managing and ensuring the implementation of the accounting and financial principles and policies
  • Ensuring Branch compliance with polices, guidelines and instructions within Nordea
  • Proactively planning and managing taxation of the PL Branch in close co-operation with Group Taxes
  • Coordinating process of legal reporting to the local authorities according to the legislation (provide requirements and approve Financial Statements, reports for National Bank of Poland, Statistic Office, Tax Office, Auditors, etc)
  • Coordinating delivery of group reporting packages
  • Overseeing the assigned area scope to ensure proper maintenance of all systems and functions
  • Coordinating Treasury Functions
  • Ensuring prudent accounting and closing of Nordea books in accordance with frameworks and policies to enable high quality financial information for internal and external stakeholders
  • Delivering a strong business result and driving lean implementation and business transformation
  • Driving efficiencies and improvements across Nordea accounting and financial reporting processes
  • Communicating clearly and effectively to the entire organization about strategy and business plans
  • Cooperating with Head of the Branch in preparation and execution of budget and multi-year plans for the Branch
  • Cooperating with the Head of the Branch in preparation of development strategies
  • Leading and coaching to ensure efficiency in the operations and to facilitate development

You will be reporting to Fiance Manager in Poland. The role is based in Lodz, Poland.


Who you are


Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  


In order to enjoy and succeed in the role, we believe that you have:

  • Proven track of experience (3-5 years) in similar position is a must and successes in leadership position supporting global teams and global processes
  • Broad accounting and finance background
  • Extensive experience in the field of taxation
  • Strategic ability to see what needs to be done, both in the short and long term, with a solution mind-set
  • Experience in working with demanding stakeholders
  • Drive to motivate people and lead them through changes
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Solution oriented, can-do approach in dealing with challenges
  • Capability to work under time pressure
  • English on professional level (spoken and written)
  • SAP launch experience (nice to have)

If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 9 April 2020. 


At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at serving customers and communities. So please come as you are.


In accordance with art. 13 par. 1 and par. 2 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) hereinafter ‘GPDR’ I inform that:

  1. The Administrator of your personal data is Nordea Bank Abp operating in Poland through its Branch, address: Aleja Edwarda Rydza Śmiglego 20, 93-281 Łodź, hereinafter referred to as the company
  2. Data Protection Officer in the company is Esa Kainulainen, e-mail:
  3. Applications for specific positions are kept for two years after the recruitment process has ended. Open applications to our candidate database are kept for six months, after which they will automatically be deleted, unless you choose to renew your application. We will send you an e-mail reminder before the six months have passed and ask if you would like to renew your application. You may request an open application to be deleted at any time.
  4. For e-mail notifications of new positions via our Job Agent, the personal data you submit is kept until you choose to unsubscribe from the service..
  5. Your personal data will not be shared with other recipients.
  6. Your personal data will not be shared with third countries.
  7. You have a right to access your personal data and the right to rectify, delete, limit processing, the right to object, the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the legality of processing, which was made based on consent before its withdrawal.
  8. You have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory body when you feel that the processing of personal data violates the provisions of the general regulation on the protection of personal data of April 27, 2016.
  9. Providing your personal data is voluntary, but necessary to conduct the recruitment process. Failure to provide personal data necessary to conduct the recruitment process, in particular personal data specified in the art. 221 § 1 of the Labor Code from June 26, 1974 (Journal of Laws 2019.1040 i.e. from June 6, 2019) will cause the application to be left without recognition by the Administrator.
  10. Your personal data will not be processed in an automated way, including the form of profiling.

These rights mentioned in the point 6 and 7 can be executed at any time by submitting a written declaration, in person or by sending correspondence to the address of Nordea Bank Abp operating in Poland through its Branch, address: Aleja Edwarda Rydza Śmigłego 20, 93-281 or by e-mail:

We reserve the right to reply only to selected applications.


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