Chief Accountant/Accounting Controller

Location PL-Gdynia
Requisition ID
Business Area
Global Shared Services
Accounting, Finance & Controlling
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV GL Global Centre Finance Gdynia, delivers high quality services to European countries, related to Record to Report process, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Services are rendered in close collaboration with Regional Centres, together developing the Global Shared Service Finance function for DNV GL. 


We are seeking for Chief Accountant/Accounting Controller for our GSS Finance based in Gdynia, Poland. 

To succeed in this role, you should be a caring and respectful team player with excellent communication skills and cultural awareness. You will supervise accounting operations to ensure compliance with internal & external reporting requirements for both Group and Statutory reporting purposes. So, you have to be attentive to detail, aware of deadlines and work well under pressure.  

When employed, you will be a part of GSS Finance focusing on overview of bookkeeping, providing finance advisory services to organization and being involved in financial reporting and compliance processes.   

Position Qualifications

In work you will: 


  • Act as a main point of contact and collaborate with various stakeholders in respect of transactions performed by our Finance Shared Services Center in Gdynia
  • Manage the relationship with internal/ external parties responsible for preparing statutory financial statements, VAT returns and annual tax returns
  • Take responsibility for the financial bookkeeping
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure accruals are accurate and complete
  • Initiate monthly balance sheet reviews and follow up on any open or un-reconciled items
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly trend analysis on balance sheet and P&L accounts
  • Monitor and manage cashflow forecasting of the specific entities in cooperation with Cash Management Team
  • Manage and coordinate Internal and External audits
  • Continuously develop, optimize & standardize finance processes


To maximize your chances, you need: 


  • Academic degree in Finance and Accounting or comparable qualification, formal ACCA or relevant qualification is a plus
  • Minimum 6 years’ experience and knowledge in general accounting
  • Solid experience in international finance organization
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  •  Solid knowledge of IFRS
  • Understanding of tax accounting principles in order to be able to communicate effectively with a local vendor on local legislation (corporate tax, WHT, VAT, local taxes, payroll taxes)
  • Good understanding of all key business processes across functional areas
  • Ability to interpret and analyze financial statements
  • Ability to track any discrepancies to the core/primary transaction and implement effective resolution
  • Experience in financial controlling is an advantage
  • Good excel and reporting skills  

Please attach your CV in English.



Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. 


Global Shared Services organization is a group of experts driven by competence and motivation to support the business areas within HR, Finance, IT and Real Estate Management & Procurement.

What do you value the most?

At DNV you can plan a long-term career with countless opportunities for competence development in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect. Team spirit runs in our blood. At DNV everything starts with we - we trust and support each other, we work together, when we make mistakes, we learn from them - together.

Our most valuable assets are our people, the values we live by and how we translate them into daily life, both personal and professional. Join the company of values and see for yourself that people are what we value the most.


Diversity & Inclusion
For us diversity goes far beyond what’s visible. We embrace different skills, perspectives, backgrounds and opinions - because they enrich us and make us stronger. Only by allowing different voices to be heard and truly listening to each other, can we reach our full potential and benefit from our differences.



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Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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