Finance Assistant [NB this opening has expired]

Occupation: Ekonomiassistent
Employer: Academic Work
Workplace location: Linköping, Östergötlands län, Sverige
Last application date: 2022-11-06
Publication date: 2022-10-15


Work experiences: Ekonomiassistent;

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We are looking for a Finance Assistant to Akind, an international group with high ambitions and a clear goal of being the best place to grow, for both people and business. Come join us!

“Working as a Finance Assistant at Academic Work you’ll get the chance to work in the best team with great colleagues. It’s always fun and you get to learn so much. It gives you the chance to work together as a group, but also to work independently. It’s a perfect job to have during the time you’re studying, and this is a company that really values you as an employee.”

Emma, Finance Assistant

Akind is a family of brands working together with the aim of making people and business grow. Headquarted in Stockholm and with offices in several European cities, we currently have operations in six countries, more than 10,000 employees and growing. We continuously strive to improve ourselves by providing the best possible expertise to our clients and are now looking for a part-time Finance Assistant to further strengthen our international finance department.

Your main tasks as Finance Assistant at Akind will be to support the team within Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable and manage our customer and supplier invoices. During the past year, the finance function at Akind was centralized and with that, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable merged into one large team. The team now consists of 12 colleagues with a mix of experiences and competencies, and together we handle customer and supplier invoices for around 35 different companies in six countries. As Finance Assistant, this is an opportunity for you to learn from our experts in the team and organization as well as working with identifying opportunities for improvement so that we may grow together with you.

In 2021 we implemented a new financial system, Workday, for all financial processes in the group. We have come a long way since then but are continuously and systematically working with process and system development. Going forward, we want to improve efficiency via automation and, in the long term, also develop an understanding in how to work with AI.

You will be part of a finance department based in Linköping with approximately 35 fulltime and part-time employees in various roles and processes. Our culture is characterized by ambitious and kind people, and we are convinced that it is our employees who are the basis for our growth and development. That is why we put a lot of commitment and resources on both our employees and leadership within the organization.

· Support in the flow of invoices and ensure they are posted to the correct accounts.

· Actively work to reduce incorrect invoices.

· Provide first-class support in process related invoicing tasks and issues to our colleagues in the organization as well as our clients and suppliers.

· Use and contribute to best practice to increase quality and efficiency, in particular contribute to the development of the invoicing process.

• Ongoing studies within finance, with at least 6 months left of studies

• Previous experience from delivering great service to customers or colleagues

• Good communication skills, English is a requirement while Swedish is a plus

It is an advantage if you have experience in handling customer or supplier invoices as well as experience from working with Workday or Basware but not a requirement. To succeed in this position, we believe you are a great collaborator, with a curious mindset and who strives to work with continuous improvement. You thrive in an international and fast-changing environment with high ambitions and colleagues eager to learn and share their knowledge.

Who we think you are

For this position we will focus on your potential and the following competences are considered crucial for the role:

· Co-operative

· Structured

· Responsible

· Problem solving

To all of you who want to achieve just a little bit more.

Welcome home. We reward ambition!

Recruitment process: The first step in the recruitment process is to apply with your CV or LinkedIn, no Cover Letter is necessary. If you fulfill the requirements for the position, you will then receive an email asking you to complete two tests by Assessio. One is a personality mapping which takes about 20 minutes to complete, the other a cognitive ability test which takes 12 minutes to complete. The reason why we use tests is to ensure a solid and fair recruitment process focusing on potential for the position we are hiring for rather than your CV. If you proceed, the next step is a telephone interview and later on a behavioral descriptive interview with Lisette Lind, Talent Acquisition Manager and Rebecca Ahlgren, Group AP/AR Manager.

As our selection process is continuous, please apply as soon as possible but no later than the 6th of November.

Akind is a network of specialist brands designed to make people and businesses grow. Our group started as Academic Work, the leading staffing & recruitment company for Young Professionals, and throughout the years we have added new business models through Brights, Crowd Collective and AW Executive Search to be one step ahead and face the needs and challenges of our clients. We are constantly striving to improve, innovate and look for new ways to make the ‘world of work’ better, smarter, and more fun.

Akind’s business is building other businesses. Our vision is to help the companies in our group to outperform the competition. How we support our businesses will vary depending on their needs, challenges, and goals, but we will always be there to help them grow and develop. Our expert functions are at the very core of Akind – we are a family of experts where everyone feels like they belong and support each other. By continually reinventing ourselves, daring to question the status quo and adding new forward-thinking solutions, we want to inspire and prepare people for tomorrow’s workplace.

We want to be the best place to grow, for people at every step of their careers, for companies at every stage of their growth journey, and for brands that make people grow. We are proud of what we have achieved so far, but we are still only in the beginning of our journey.

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