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 sanoma.com.
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…
Team Lead, Order to Cash, Sanoma Group
… to join our educational family!
About the team
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.
As a result we are now building an entirely new accounting team with 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.
As s Team Lead, you manage a team of approx. 4 finance professionals in the area of order to cash and accounts receivable for Sanoma media business. On a daily basis you and your team will handle bank statement postings, allocations of incoming payments, customer refunds and reconciliations. You have an important role in securing the companies’ revenue recognition and cashflow by taking ownership of reconciliations, aging reporting, collection activities, aging reporting and bad debt handling. You support a smooth month-end and closing process by handling all closing activities and reconciliations in a timely manner, including handling periodical internal controls.
You collaborate closely with business stakeholders and customers alike. Always keeping our customers’ needs in mind, you drive continuous improvements within the daily OTC activities and never stop looking for improvement areas within the process. You may also participate ongoing OTC related projects.
You report to Manager, Accounting Services Media and are supported by Process Experts within the department. You also cooperate closely with other departments and stakeholders in for example business control and sales.
To succeed in this role, we are looking for the following qualifications:
- Bachelor degree or similar, preferably a major in Accounting or Finance
- Previous work experience in a similar role considered an advantage
- Strong communication and collaboration skills in English and Finnish.
- Customer driven continuous improvement mindset
- Lean accounting process thinking and mindset
- An independent and proactive approach to work and good team playing skills
- Digi savvy, experience with D365 systems considered a plus
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. This position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found.
For any questions, please contact our recruitment coordinator Ilkka Suhonen (firstname.lastname@example.org).