Financial Controller

Finance København Full-time Denmark

Job Description

Are you the Accounting wizard we are looking for? Do you hold experience from Accounting in a large company and are ready to unleash your potential to drive Financial Controlling a growing FMCG company within the world of coffee and tea?

The Nordic Finance Excellence Center (FEC), based in Copenhagen, is responsible for a diverse line of businesses (Retail, Professional and Manufacturing, across nine reporting entities and five legal entities in three Countries), each with specific statutory accounting and reporting requirements. The FEC team acts and behaves as the financial conscience of the Nordics management teams.

The Financial Controller will work across the business lines and the full picture of the legal entities. The main scope of the role is to drive and support high level issues on Accounting, Tax, VAT and Excise taxes.

In your role as Financial Controller you will be reporting to the FEC Manager. You will have a broad range of contacts in JDE and must actively reach out to build a JDE network.

The Financial Controller has the following responsibilities:

  • Understand and document the business and accounting processes, i.e., how accounting entries are generated
  • Drive preparation of statutory annual report processes for all entities
  • Drive tax matters including Tax filing (with outsourced support), Transfer pricing documentation, Multi-Country-Organisation agreements etc.
  • Drive and support any other high-level issues on Accounting, Tax, VAT and Excise taxes
  • Participate in system/process changes including impact on internal control framework



  • A master’s degree within auditing/accounting, i.e. cand.merc.aud or similar.
  • We propose you have 3-5 years’ experience in audit or similar roles
  • Knowledge of IFRS, Nordic GAAP (DK, NO or SE) and Transfer pricing principles
  • Solid experience in turning complex accounting structures into preparation of statutory Annual Reports and tax filings and liaise with other parties, i.e., auditors on such matters
  • Analytical and structured
  • Good at building and managing relationships
  • Fluent in English and strong preference for fluency in Danish or another Nordic language
  • Knowledge of SAP and is a fast learner of other IT systems
  • Super user in MS Office

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.