Sanoma is an innovative and agile learning and media company impacting the lives of millions every day. Our learning products and services enable teachers to develop the talents of every child to reach their full potential. We offer printed and digital course materials as well as digital learning and teaching platforms for primary, secondary and vocational education, and want to continue to grow our business across Europe. Our Finnish media business provides independent journalism and engaging entertainment and will also do so for generations to come. Our unique cross-media position offers the widest reach and tailored marketing solutions for our business partners. Our net sales totalled EUR 1062 million and we employed approximately 4,800 professionals in 2020. Sanoma shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. More information is available at

Group Finance and Control provides financial services to Sanoma Learning, Sanoma Media Finland and the entire Sanoma Group. Sanoma Group’s Finance and Control functions include Business Control, Functional Control, Financial Control, Accounting Services, Tax, and Finance Development.

We are currently looking for a…

Finance Development Manager

… to join our educational family!

Key job responsibility

  • Drive finance and system development related projects
  • Actively question and challenge current “normal” in order to identify necessary tools and technologies to automate, improve and simplify end-to-end processes towards leading practices
  • Develop systems, processes and ways of working, standards, instructions, policies, controls and operating procedures which are clearly defined and up-to-date and ensure they are properly documented
  • Drive finance process, system, and organization related improvement projects in connection with the finance transformation and integration
  • Participating in potential M&A projects and integrations of newly acquired subsidiaries
  • Fostering stakeholders and building co-operation with other Group functions

Job requirements

  • Master’s degree in Business/Economics or other financial degree
  • Development mindset
  • Strong system knowledge and expertise
  • Experience of Financial Accounting and Controlling
  • Hands on attitude and strong project management and change management skills
  • Experience from finance processes and related finance applications (SAP knowledge is an asset), preferably consulting or finance organization background
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, both in terms of understanding user needs and communicating effectively with senior management
  • Hands-on and pro-active working style and can-do attitude
  • The role will be based in Helsinki and knowledge of local language as well as English, both written and spoken is required

What we need from you

  • Financial Accounting
  • Controlling
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • SAP
  • Finnish
  • English
  • Communication skills

Sanoma offers

As an employer, Sanoma offers a working environment where you are able and encouraged to show your best self. The working environment is result-oriented as well as flexible with a focus on collaboration. We offer you a key position with interesting and challenging tasks and excellent opportunities for professional growth. You will be part of a highly professional and experienced international team in an open and informal setting, where initiative is expected and rewarded.


Fill out your application and attach a cover letter (incl. salary expectation) as well as your CV latest on 24 July 2022. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, and we will start interviews already during the application period. If you have any questions, please contact Marianne Kivelä by email

Apply between 28 June 2022 and 27 July 2022 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)