Position: Financial Controller

Location: Nydalen, OSLO

Application deadline: December 1st

Contact: Chiletso M. Skeime | +47 92 41 11 81

Contact: Per Magne Hansen | +47 99 52 88 44

The Financial Controller will be part of the Opera group’s financial reporting team and be responsible for performing activities related to financial reporting for subsidiaries of Opera, including executing key controls over financial reporting. Together with accounting personnel working for the subsidiaries and other business partners, the Financial Controller will ensure that the financial reporting for subsidiaries is accurate and complete for the purpose of preparing consolidated financial statements for the Opera group. Related to this, the Financial Controller will coordinate the financial closing activities for subsidiaries to ensure timely identification of accounting issues and the preparation of financial information. Moreover, the Financial Controller will be responsible for driving continuous improvements in processes related to financial reporting and controlling.

You will have the opportunity to contribute in different projects across the finance department and use your knowledge and skills in a dynamic and exciting work environment. As the position is newly established, you will also be able to influence the way we work.


Areas of responsibility:

  • Review of financial reporting for subsidiaries;
  • Identify and address accounting issues;
  • Coordinate the financial close process for subsidiaries;
  • Perform key controls over financial reporting;
  • Monitor working capital needs of subsidiaries to enable the business activities;
  • Develop strong working relationships with business partners and cross-functional teams;
  • Provide administrative financial support for business partners;
  • Proactively seek opportunities for process improvement through ongoing review of processes and methods of data collection and report preparation; and
  • Assist in the external audit process.

The position will report to Senior Director, Financial Reporting.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar position, or external audit with a Big 4 firm;
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, preferably IFRS;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office or G Suite products, particularly Excel or Google Sheets;
  • Self-driven, flexible and adaptable in a continuously changing environment and have a strong work ethic in order to meet deadlines;
  • Structured, analytical and with the ability to see the bigger picture;
  • Ambitious and eager to learn; and
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.

You will be working in a team of highly skilled and motivated colleagues. Opera offers exciting and challenging roles with broad exposure and the possibility of personal and professional career development within the organization.

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Founded in 1995 in Norway, Opera delivers browsers, AI-driven digital content platforms and fintech services to more than 350 million people worldwide. The company remains one of the most innovative browser creators in the world. While our history spans more than 20 years, we are in many ways a new company. We have big ambitions for the future and are always up to something new. We are a company of approximately 550 people, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with major offices in Poland, China and Sweden, as well as presence in 13 additional countries.