About Opera:

Opera is one of the world’s leading browser providers and influential in the field of integrated AI-driven digital content discovery and recommendation platforms. Our products have more than 300 million monthly users across the portfolio of mobile apps and computer software. We are a company of more than 400 people, headquartered in Oslo, with major offices in Poland, China and Sweden, as well as presence in 15 additional countries.

We trace our history back to 1996 when we introduced the first version of our “Opera” branded browser. Since then we have been a pioneer in redefining the web browsing experience. While our history spans more than 20 years, we are in many ways a new company. In 2018, we completed our initial public offering on Nasdaq. We have big ambitions for the future and are always up to something new. At Opera there is never a dull moment!


Available position: Manager, Internal Controls

Reporting to: Senior Director, Financial Reporting

Location: Oslo, Norway


Context and role:

As our new Manager for internal controls and SOX, you will have a leading role in our implementation of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) based on the 2013 COSO framework and thus power to influence the way we manage our business. In 2019, you will work closely with consultants supporting our process of becoming SOX compliant. This includes designing an effective and scalable internal control environment, identifying areas of risk, providing recommendations on controls, and influencing changes and decisions, particularly for IT general controls, application controls and information produced by entity.

Maintaining adequate ICFR is a continuous process. By progressively improving manual controls, application controls, and information produced by entity, you see how the design of controls can create value for the organization. Assessing new processes, or changes to existing processes to identify financial and operational risks before launch will be important aspects of your role. Equally important of your role is ensuring that risk assessment and control frameworks are in place, running effectively and efficiently. In addition to this, you will design and execute control testing to address risks.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Four years of experience working with ICFR, including internal control design and operations, within finance and IT.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to navigate through ambiguity, manage and coordinate multiple project assignments simultaneously.
  • Inherent problem-solver with desire to learn and take on responsibilities.
  • Master's degree in Accounting and Auditing, Economics, Business or other related discipline.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
  • Fluent in English, verbally and written.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with SOX and the 2013 COSO framework.
  • Big 4 experience.
  • Experience with Workday, our cloud ERP system, and Oracle’s Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service.
  • CIA, CISA, CRMA, State authorized public accountant, CPA or equivalent.

Some travel may be expected.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Per Magne Hansen, Senior Director of Financial Reporting, either on +47 99 52 88 44 or permh(att)opera.com.

Application deadline: Sunday, February 24, 2019