Senior Manager Financial Reporting



Accounting & Finance
Oslo, Norway
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024
About Cognite
Embark on a transformative journey with Cognite, a global SaaS forerunner in leveraging data to unravel complex business challenges through our cutting-edge Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) platform. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms. In the realm of industrial digitalization, we stand at the forefront, reshaping the future of Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. As part of the esteemed Aker family, Cognite brings forth a legacy of innovation and excellence. Excitingly, we are set to extend our footprint to the vibrant landscapes of India, which opens the door for you to be part of the expansion from the beginning. Join us in this venture where data meets ingenuity, and together, we forge the path to a smarter, more connected industrial future.
Our teams are working on building the next-generation industrial data platform and applications across many different industries, such as Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and Power & Utility. This includes enabling all types of workflows, including analytics, to assist in making better decisions. We are a good mix of engineers, products, and design. What we have in common is that we care deeply about the user experience and create products that users really want to use.
Our work environment is not just exciting and dynamic, but also intensely collaborative and supportive. You will work with the best domain and industry experts: designers, product managers, software developers, ML engineers, AI engineers and business leaders. We support one another, ask good questions, and give each other constructive feedback. Our goal is to leverage our diverse set of strengths and backgrounds to build innovative products, to think outside the ordinary, and grind through and nurture a great.
Learn more about Cognite here
Our values
Impact: Cogniters strive to make an impact in all that they do. We are result-oriented, always asking ourselves.
Ownership: Cogniters embrace a culture of ownership. We go beyond our comfort zones to contribute to the greater good, fostering inclusivity and sharing responsibilities for challenges and success.
Relentless: Cogniters are relentless in their pursuit of innovation. We are determined and deliverable (never ruthless or reckless), facing challenges head-on and viewing setbacks as opportunities for growth.
The Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Team will be on summer holiday during the month of July. Please expect delays in processing your application until the beginning of August. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
As Senior Manager Financial Reporting, you will be central in a global team that is building the financial framework that allows Cognite to further scale in Norway and support international growth. You will manage the corporate accounting processes of Cognite in Norway, supported by a team of external accountants and advisors. In this setting, you will need to show a high degree of independence combined with a structured mindset. This will require initiative, stamina combined with strong functional expertise in accounting and process.
Reporting to VP Financial Reporting

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Preparing the financial statements in accordance with IFRS for the entities with the Cognite Group including the Consolidated Financial Statements
  • Preparing the tax papers for the Norwegian entities
  • Managing the monthly close process
  • Ensuring quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory law and financial regulations
  • Following up of tax and accounting issues as well as assisting with the coordination with Tax advisors and External Auditors
  • Driving scaling of financial control procedures and activities in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintaining and developing group accounting principles and financial controlling and business controlling procedures
  • Owning the relationship with Azets Insight and People & Strategy (focus on accuracy of numbers and efficient payroll process)
  • Controlling the Statutory reporting (tax & VAT)
  • Owning the Procure to Pay process and driving continuous improvement of process and stakeholder management
  • Owning Visma Expense with Azets and People & Strategy
  • Collaborating on Vendor Management (with Sourcing team)
  • Coordinating the external accountants to ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Assist in preparing the quarterly reporting to our main investors and support management with clearing meetings and AC presentations
  • Maintaining proper access control to all systems Finance owns (NetSuite, Visma Expense, Expensify, Altinn)

Requirements for the role

  • 6+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience and experience from auditing and/or financial controller roles. Proven working experience as a Financial Controller preferred, but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of Maestro and preparing tax papers
  • Advanced degree in Accounting. CPA (Statsautorisert Revisor) preferred, but not required.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with preparation of financial statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills
  • Be creative and able to think outside the box when solving problems
  • Able to deliver independently with a strong attention to detail
  • Have exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • A preference for learning and growing in a highly diverse and inclusive work environment
A snapshot of our many perks and benefits as a Cogniter
* Competitive salary and benefits include a pension plan, insurance, parental benefits, and more.
* Join an organization of 70 different nationalities 🌐 with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in focus 🤝
* A highly modern and fun working environment with sublime culture across the organization, follow us on Instagram @cognitedata 📷 to know more
* Flat structure with direct access to decision-makers, with minimal amount of bureaucracy
* Opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best people on some of the most ambitious projects found anywhere, across industries
* Join our HUB 🗣️ to be part of the conversation directly with Cogniters and our partners.
* Gain perks like a paid mobile telephone subscription and broadband connection.
* Get access to extended private health services with Aker Care.
* Hungry? We’ve got your back. A subsidized lunch at the canteen is delivered by our chefs who specialise in options for both vegetarians and non-vegetarian, salads and hot soups every day
* Stay fueled between meals with snacks and drinks on the house.
* Our own Cognite exclusive coffee bar ☕ with the friendliest baristas is here to brew coffee for coffee lovers, tea for tea lovers, smoothie for smoothie lovers, and the baristas creative concoctions when the mood strikes.
* We take your mental- and physical health seriously by having a broad health offering and a free membership to our fully-staffed gym on-site.
* A pet lover? Get the chance to meet Spot 🐶!
Why choose Cognite? 🏆 🚀
Join us in making a real and lasting impact in one of the most exciting and fastest-growing new software companies in the world. We have repeatedly demonstrated that digital transformation, when anchored on strong DataOps, drives business value and sustainabilityfor clients and allows front-line workers, as well as domain experts, to make better decisions every single day. We were recognized as one of CNBC's top global enterprise technology startups powering digital transformation! And just recently, Frost & Sullivan named Cognite a Technology Innovation Leader! 🥇 Most recently Cognite Data Fusion® Achieved Industry First DNV Compliance for Digital Twins 🥇
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If you're excited about the opportunity to work at Cognite and make a difference in the tech industry, we encourage you to apply today! We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and identities to join our team. Please do not hesitate to contact our Talent Acquisition team with any questions -
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