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Business unit Controller

Docksta, Sweden
Closing date
29 November 2020
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A few years ago, Docksta shipyard became part of the Saab family and especially business area Kockums. Now we are looking to hire a Business unit Controller with placement in Docksta. Your mission is to modernize the finance system and integrate Docksta shipyard into Saab's business system. At Saab we believe it´s a human right to feel safe! With us you will join a team where we together makes a true difference!

Your role
We are strengthening our controlling team with a Business unit Controller. With us you will have an important role to play within finance business and financial control. If you want to work in an exciting business where you support decision makers and truly create value, this is the role for you!
Placement for the role is in Docksta. You will report to Saab Kockums financial manager and deputy CFO with placement in Karlskrona. Therefore it´s important that you feel comfortable having your manager at a distance, even if you will of course work very closely together. Introduction will take place both in Karlskrona and at our Docksta site. A few business travels will be part of the job, mostly within Sweden.

Kockums Finance is responsible for supporting our business units and projects. Besides beeing a natural part of the finance team, we spend a great deal in projects and management teams where project management, planning and purchasing are important contact areas.

Main tasks:

  • Responsibly for monthly closing for Docksta
  • Planning and reporting
  • Responsible for budget, forecasts, financial statements and financial reports
  • Participate in calculations as well as presentations in steering groups and management groups
  • When needed, participate in follow-up meetings with the customer
  • Consolidate processes and possibly systems with Saab Kockums

Your profile
We are looking for an all-round person who both wants and can take on the challenging task of modernizing the Docksta's finance function, but at the same time thinks it is fun to work with the ongoing controlling tasks. To be successful and thrive in your role you need to have a proactive and commercial approach as well as a structured and analytical mind. We are looking for you who can challenge the organization in a supportive way in order for us to deliver excellent results. High integrity and understanding of what drives profitability is a prerequisite for the role. The role include vast collaboration with stakeholders within and outside the organization and we are looking for you who enjoy and successfully build networks, trust and long-term relationships. You know how to get people on board and can motivate and coach your co-workers to reach progress.

Required skills:

  • A few years’ experience and ability to work independently with above mentioned tasks
  • MSc in Economics
  • Experience from accounting, handling monthly closings, budget, forecasting and reporting
  • Good knowledge in Office with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills in Swedish and English

Desired skills:

  • Experience of financial systems such as BWO and HFM (group reporting tools). Mercur (report and analysis tool) under implementation.

This position require that you will be approved in a security screening in accordance with the Swedish Protective Security Act. 

What you will be a part of
You will be part of a team of 15 experienced colleagues located in Karlskrona and Malmö and a couple of colleagues working close to finance in Docksta.
With us you get the opportunity to work in a smaller local business with family spirit, but with the benefits that come with belonging to a large global company. We offer a fun workplace with a varied working day and great colleagues. At Saab we believe teamwork creates results!

We know diversity makes us better! As we work for an even gender distribution, we are happy to see female applicants for this position. If you are interested in what benefits you can take part of as an employee at Saab in Sweden, you can read more about them here.
Last application date is 29th of November, however kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. Your application may be in Swedish or English.

If you have any questions about the job, don´t hesitate to contact Maria Castensson, recruiting manager +46 734 34 1810 or
Charlotta Lundblad, HR Specialist Recruitment +46 734 34 12 74.
If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.