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…

Senior Accountant

… to join our educational family!

The Accounting Services team is an integral part of Sanoma Group Finance Control and provides accounting services to Sanoma’s Learning and Media operations. As a function we aim to provide scalable and high-quality accounting services, driving value from an end-to-end perspective. We want to be the go-to party for all local accounting related questions. 

Our Finance function is going through a significant transformation program where we are implementing new finance systems and are reshaping our finance organization which includes the insourcing of accounting activities currently performed by a service provider in India. 

As a result, we are now building an entirely new accounting team where continuous improvement is in our DNA. Sanoma’s culture is dynamic, and we are looking for driven, positive individuals who are not afraid to take ownership and make decisions independently. 

The job 

In this role you will be responsible for statutory and tax reporting for a number of legal entities in scope of the Nordic & Group team. On a monthly basis you are in charge of the month-end closing process, ensuring quality and timely reporting of the financial results in HFM, ensure accounts are reconciled and key controls are performed. You are responsible for all statutory reporting including preparation of financial statements and tax filings. 

You are the first point of contact towards external/internal auditors and coordinate potential local tax audits. You also collaborate proactively and closely with business stakeholders and other finance colleagues, providing strong local accounting and tax expertise. 

Further, you play a key role in continuously improving and enhancing our local accounting, tax and reporting processes. You are quickly able to adapt to new processes and tools, can resolve any problem quickly and understand how to optimize our systems and ways of working. The role also includes participation in various finance development projects, such as the roll-out of new finance systems. 

Qualifications required 

To succeed in this role, we are looking for the following qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Three years of experience in accounting or audit in an international company, preferably Big4
  • Strong knowledge of local GAAP and tax, basic IFRS knowledge considered a plus
  • Advanced SAP knowledge is a definite advantage
  • Strong analytical and data optimization skills
  • Proactive, Customer driven continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills in English and any Nordic language (Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish)
  • Ability to build good relationships with stakeholders

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. 


Are you interested in this position? Please send your online application, including salary request and CV in English via . This position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found.