Financial Excellence Manager Nordics

Finance København Full-time Denmark

Job Description

Are you a great leader who can drive results through others? Can you together with your team set a direction for finance excellence and develop and motivate the organisation on this journey? Do you see yourself heading up a strong team of amazing colleagues in our Finance Excellence Center (FEC) in a growing FMCG company? Come join us in creating amazing coffee moments within the cluster of JDE Nordics.

Our Nordic JDE business comprise three business divisions (Retail (CPG), Professional (OOH) and Manufacturing), operating in three markets (Denmark, Norway and Sweden), which in total gives nine reporting units and split in five legal entities.

The FEC department comprise 10 employees in Copenhagen and a number of employees in our Global Service Center operating out of Philippines.  The FEC department is responsible for all Accounting (local gap, IFRS and statutory accounts), AR & AP, internal/external audits and tax across all Nordic entities.

The role of FEC manager requires a leader who understands how to motivate the team, delegate responsibility to the individual team members, and still ensure that all deliveries are completed in high quality. On top of this the role requires strong communication and stakeholder manager skills.

You will report to the Finance Director in the Nordics but will have to work in a matrix with a broad range of stakeholders in JDE and thrive in actively reach out to build a JDE network.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop and lead the Finance Excellence team, constituting of 10 FTEs both specialists and a manager
  • Driving process harmonization and finding efficient ways of working within cluster FEC
  • Responsible for Month-end and annual reporting in corporate system
  • Responsible for creating the annual reports and taxation (for all units in the cluster)
  • Managing ad hoc financial reporting
  • Participating in projects to provide necessary finance support and information.
  • Nordic process owner including implementation of central guidelines into the organisation
  • Supporting the organization with accounting analysis and reporting during acquisitions, divestments and restructuring projects


To succeed in the role as Finance Excellence Manager, we believe you have/are:

  • Strong People Management skills
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in audit or similar positions
  • Working in international company FMCG or producing company
  • Experienced in the preparation of financial statements and tax filings
  • Understanding of Nordic and international in taxation
  • Knowledge of IFRS, local GAAP and internal controls
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong preference for fluency in Danish or another Nordic language
  • Knowledge of SAP and is a fast learner of other IT systems

Additional Information

A fantastic opportunity to learn and develop in an exciting international fast-growing business. You will have competent, caring and supporting colleagues and be a part of a unique culture with amazing brands and great coffee!

Your new office location would be in Copenhagen Towers and we look forward to having a cup of coffee with you!

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future.

Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household brands in the Nordics such as Gevalia, Café Noir, Espresso House, Friele, Douwe Egberts, L’OR, Pickwick and Piazza d’Oro.

What’s it like to work at JDE?
We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

We value Simplicity, Entrepreneurship, Accountability, Discipline and Solidarity and every day we are passionate about creating amazing coffee moments together.