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Accounting and Internal Control Leader


You see things a little differently. So do we. We believe that what you value is more important than what your CV says. We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come and see things a little differently with us. You have minimum 7 years of experience with increased responsibility in accounting or finance related field in a large multicultural international organization. You have the ability to communicate confidently in English (both spoken and written) and have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Accounting / Finance / Economics or a related field. You are a professionally qualified accountant ACA/ACCA or local equivalent, have strong knowledge of IFRS and Dutch GAAP and know how to plan and measure financial records in compliance with internal and external regulations. You demonstrate strong ability to prioritize, provide clear directions and multi task. You know how to assess, analyse and mitigate risks in a business environment You are motivated by being part of a team, by working in close collaboration with colleagues and partners, giving support to others and be supported, sharing ideas and doing things together. You are motivated by solving complex tasks and translating them into simple solutions, seeing the big picture, structuring information, creating concepts, frameworks - having a systematic approach and working with a large amount of data. You are an open minded team player, a strong communicator with the capacity to influence decisions and create energy and commitment within the organisation. You build strong network and relationship, both within and outside of the own organization. You get inspired by working together in an ever-changing multi-dimensional environment. And, of course, you share and live the IKEA culture and values and have a genuine interest in home furnishing.


The purpose of Ingka Centres is to drive visitation to IKEA by creating meeting places where people love to go to and come back, again and again. The Accounting and Internal Control Leader will secure and support overall Ingka Centres financial reporting that protects and adds value to our assets, securing profitable growth and financial independence. By providing Accounting & Internal Control services, you will support a strong compliance framework and effective governance to enable entrepreneurship and safeguard our people, customers and businesses. More specifically, this means you will: • Develop the accounting and internal control framework for Ingka Centres, in compliance and under the matrix leadership from the INGKA Group Accounting and Internal Control function (based on business, legal and harmonisation needs relevant for the Centres business model). • Develop cooperation with Country (RU/CN/other Ingka) organisation to minimise deviations from standard global frameworks for local business needs and compliance reasons and secures effective ways of working. • Follow up the implementation of global and local frameworks to secure quality and timeliness of accounting and reporting processes. • Plan and coordinate the accounting and internal control reviews to secure adherence to global and local frameworks. • Secure, together with relevant stakeholders, the expert knowledge on the relevant solutions [MS Dynamics] to support new releases, prepare and execute business acceptance tests, and collect business requirements. • Follow up on local Finance (Service level Agreements) SLAs to ensure simplicity and efficiency. • Contribute to the system maintenance related to the accounting database. • Participate in global projects and support local execution (as part of these projects) to simplify, harmonise and automate financial operations and reporting.


The Ingka Group is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a strategic partner and the largest franchisee of the IKEA franchisee system, owning and operating 374 IKEA stores and digital touchpoints in 30 markets. The Ingka Group is a values-driven company with a passion for life at home and a vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. Ingka Centres, part of the Ingka Group, provides local communities with Meeting Places that offer many reasons to visit – always anchored by IKEA and together with many inspiring partners. We attract many people, every day by offering places to shop, eat, socialize and experience things together. Today we provide 44 Meeting Places in 14 countries and we have big exciting plans for the future. Read more about us here: https://www.ingkacentres.com/en In the Leiden office we are approximately 200 co-workers, mainly working in Group Functions for Ingka.


You will be based in Leiden and will report to the Ingka Centres Accounting and Reporting Manager, Martin Schröder. If you have any question about the position, please contact Martin Schröder (martin.schroder@ingka.com); for questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maya Goldbeter (maya.goldbeter@ingka.ikea.com), People & Culture Business Partner. Your application, written in English and consisting of a covering letter and CV, should be registered on-line. Please note that behavioral and cognitive assessments as well as a background check for our final candidate will be part of the recruitment process. We regret that we are unable to handle applications made by e-mail.

Uren per week: Full Time