Senior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Pleo is rapidly expanding to be the global spending solution for forward-thinking teams everywhere. Our ambitious mission to launch in 15 countries in 15 months is just the beginning! We’re looking for driven, curious and creative Builders to help us fuel and drive this mission as part of our FR&A team!

We're searching for a Senior Accountant to join our growing Finance team, reporting to our Head of Finance. This role will be responsible for management of the day to day accounting operations of Pleo’ EMEA entities. You will leverage experience in statutory compliance to lead efforts in ensuring financial statement audits and statutory filings are managed and completed efficiently. You’ll accomplish this through partnering closely with the global finance team, building relationships with local outsourced providers and with internal stakeholders.

What success looks like in this role!

  • Be responsible for the monthly accounting close for Pleo’s entities - variance analysis, and commentary thereof.
  • Be a subject matter expert in statutory financial reporting framework
  • Be a key point of contact for the completion of statutory audits of European entities including statutory financial statement preparation, coordination with external audit firms and internal stakeholders
  • Manage the day to day accounting operations including oversight of accounts payable, expense processing and operational banking matters.
  • Prepare financial analysis for regulatory reporting required for regulators
  • Ensure adequate financial controls are in place, documented and regularly reviewed for EMEA entities.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives and projects as required.

Here is what you need in order to thrive in this role!

  • 5+ years progressive experience in an Accounting or Finance role (PQE an advantage)
  • Undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting; CPA/ CA/ ACCA/ CIMA an advantage
  • Experienced in international statutory audit and compliance (specific Danish experience an advantage)
  • Experience succeeding in a dynamic, fast-paced, ambiguous, and highly entrepreneurial business environment
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal) and partnership skills
  • Prior experience in a Danish tech company an advantage

Show me the benefits!

  • Your own Pleo card (no more out-of-pocket spending!)
  • Lunch is on us - whether you are working remote or at one of our offices 🍜
  • Private Health Insurance to ensure you’re fit of body and mind to do your best work
  • Flexible work: working from home when you want, where you want, why you want to (we trust you)
  • Trips abroad for team camps. Last year we went to Croatia - we'd love to see you at the next one!
  • 25 days of holiday per year + your local public holidays
  • Paid parental leave - we want to make sure that we're supportive of families and help you feel that you don't have to compromise your family due to work 👶🏻
  • €2500 annual Flex Benefits budget (maybe you want to buy additional holidays, pay for the gym, book a professional coach or pay part of your MBA - completely up to you!). We know everybody prioritizes different benefits. So, our Flex Benefits package lets you choose what best suits you. Ask us about what we offer, we’ll be happy to outline more!

Why join us?

Working at Pleo means you're working on something very exciting: the future of work. Our mission is to help every company go beyond the books. Pleo itself means ‘more than you’d expect’, and it’s been the secret to our success over the last 8 years. So it’s only fitting that we’d pass this philosophy onto our customers to help them make the most of their finances.

We think company spending should be delegated to all employees and teams, that it should be as automated as possible, and that it should drive a culture of responsible spending. Finance teams shouldn’t be siloed from the rest of the organisation – they should work in unity with marketing, sales, IT and everyone else.

Speaking of working in unity, our values tell the story of how we work at Pleo. We have four core values, the first of which is ‘champion the customer’, which means we address real pain points that businesses face. Next up is ‘succeed as a team’, which highlights how our strength lies in our diversity and trust in each other. We also ‘make it happen’ by taking bold decisions and following through to deliver results. Last but not least, we ‘build to scale’, creating lasting solutions that address today’s challenges and anticipate tomorrow’s needs.

So, in a nutshell, that's Pleo. Today we are a 850+ team, from over 100 nations, sitting in our Copenhagen HQ, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Montreal and Lisbon offices —and quite a few full-time remotes in 35 other countries! Being HQ'd out of Copenhagen means we're inspired by things like a good work-life balance. If you don't work in the office with us, we'll help you set up the best remote setup possible and make sure you still have time to connect with your team.

About your application

  • Please submit your application in English; it’s our company language so you’ll be speaking lots of it if you join 💕
  • We treat all candidates equally: If you are interested please apply through our application system - any correspondence should come from there! Our lovely support isn't able to pass on any calls/ emails our way - and this makes sure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone 😊
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