Sanoma is an innovative and agile learning and media company impacting the lives of millions every day. Our learning products and services enable teachers to develop the talents of every child to reach their full potential. We offer printed and digital course materials as well as digital learning and teaching platforms for primary, secondary and vocational education, and want to continue to grow our business across Europe. Our Finnish media business provides independent journalism and engaging entertainment and will also do so for generations to come. Our unique cross-media position offers the widest reach and tailored marketing solutions for our business partners. Our net sales totalled EUR 1062 million and we employed approximately 4,800 professionals in 2020. Sanoma shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. More information is available at

We are now looking for a

Finance Process Expert, RTR 

The department

The Accounting Services team is an integral part of Sanoma Group Finance Control and provides accounting services to Sanoma’s Learning and Media operations. As a function we aim to provide scalable and high-quality accounting services, driving value from an end-to-end perspective. We want to be the go-to party for all local accounting related questions.

Our Finance function is going through a significant transformation program where we are implementing new finance systems and are reshaping our finance organization.

As a result we are now building an entirely new accounting team with where continuous improvement is in our DNA. Sanoma’s culture is dynamic, and we are looking for driven, positive individuals who are not afraid to take ownership and make decisions independently.

The job

As Finance Process Expert in the Record-to-Record (RTR) domain you will lead the standardization of our accounting and reporting processes. Besides having a strong background in shared accounting services, we are looking for a change champion capable of driving improvements initiatives and convince stakeholders to support them. As part of the Process Excellence team, you will have a key role to accelerate the implementation of a continuous improvement culture in our new Accounting Service team while at the same time ensuring that our SLA and KPI are reached following our targets. Responsibilities include:

· Develop and monitor RTR process performance
· Review and identify process development opportunities to proactively resolve inefficiencies
· Lead the continuous improvement and automation initiatives
· Implement and development of RTR procedures, Accounting standards, and Group policies
· Create and maintain process documentation and work instructions
· End-user training and support towards the regional RTR teams
· Participate in projects driven by Group Finance or business
· Collaborate with key stakeholders for cross-functional and group projects
· Be the key user for RTR related finance systems (Aico, SAP)
· Drive accountability through process controls and by leveraging technology

Qualifications required

To succeed in this role, we are looking for the following qualifications:

· Master degree or equivalent, preferably a major in Accounting or Finance.
· A minimum of 4 years’ experience within Accounting, preferably within a Shared Service or complex international business environment
· Solid End-to-end RTR process understanding (Local GAAP & IFRS reporting and Taxes)
· Strong communication skills in English (Finnish, Dutch, Polish or Spanish are advantageous)
· Proactive and structured working habits
· Lean mindset
· Comfortable with ambiguity and pressure
· Experience in SAP and/or Microsoft Dynamics 365
· Experience in AICO considered an advantage
· Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Excel (Visio, Lean and PowerBI are considered an advantage)

Sanoma offers

As an employer, Sanoma offers a working environment where you are able and encouraged to show your best self. The working environment is result-oriented as well as flexible with a focus on collaboration. We offer you a key position with interesting and challenging tasks and excellent opportunities for professional growth. You will be part of a highly professional and experienced international team in an open and informal setting, where initiative is expected and rewarded.


Are you interested in this position? Please send your online application, including salary request and CV in English. This position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found.

For any questions, please contact our recruitment coordinator: Ilkka Suhonen (


Finland, Helsinki

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Employment type

Permanent job