CFO / Chief Financial Officer, Tenson

Gothenburg, Sweden

Tenson is looking for a CFO who is comfortable challenging the business and the team in a proactive and constructive way.

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Ref nr: ATDS-157163

Application Deadline: Send us your application as soon as possible as we are continuously interviewing candidates in this assignment.

Craig Schlebusch

Region West & Manager

About the role:

Based in Gothenburg, we are looking for a business oriented CFO to work in close cooperation with the CEO and be part of the senior the management team with the ambition to grow the business in the long term and to contribute with strengthening and developing the finance team and processes.

Tenson is looking for a strong leader who is comfortable challenging the business and the team in a proactive and constructive way. This is an opportunity to work as a true partner with the CEO and management in driving the business forward with the ability to work on a strategic level – and at the same time you are expected to set processes and structure to become more efficient to enable future growth.

We also see you contributing towards:

  • Together with your team you are responsible for correct and timely composition of accounting, financial and management reports and analysis.
  • Deliver input to the finance strategy and execute the strategy and policy in line with guidelines from the CEO, the Management Team and business needs.
  • Ensure adequate accounting (bookkeeping) for all the entities separate and consolidated according to (inter)national accounting standards.
  • In line with the internal and external reporting requirements, you provide input on the finance strategy and will be responsible for the execution of this finance strategy.
  • You are member of the Management Team and will have 2 direct reports.
  • Proper and timely month-end close.
  • Prepare the annual interim and year audit, specifications and annual reports.
  • Working capital management.
  • The execution of (monthly) VAT and wage tax applications.
  • Actively involved in planning, logistics, and warehouse processes.
  • Business Controlling: perform internal (ad hoc) reporting, analyses of results, scenario planning and forecasting, as well as, leading the budget process, and ensure proper cash and cost control.

Who are you:

We are looking for a seasoned professional with a minimum of 5 years of finance management experience in an international organization.

  • Should have strong interest in business, be structured and organized, good social skills and be a mature and non-prestigious person. 
  • Working experience at a fashion brand – or alternatively in the retail industry.
  • Strong people management skills and a track record of building a committed and high performing team
  • Academic work and thinking level.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to influence at all levels.
  • Solution oriented: looking for solutions to challenges within own area of expertise, always keeping the business interest at heart.
  • A hands-on and “getting things done” mentality.
  • IT literacy is important; Ideally knowledge of GARP / Qlikview.

Company:

Tenson is a Swedish outdoor brand established in 1951 in the coastal town of Varberg. Tenson is a brand with groundbreaking functionality at its heart, tailor-made to work underneath bare skies. Tenson strives to make sure every garment is of world-class quality and function for outdoor life. No weather is a problem for Tenson products.

Tenson ambition is to become a world-leader in Outdoor, Ski and Active urban lifestyle, with a look that is sportier than ever. “Fashion in harmony with Functionality’’ – This is the Tenson way of living. www.tenson.com

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