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Financial Controller

We are currently looking a Financial Controller to join SEI HQ in Stockholm, where you will be an integral part in creating a sustainable future for all. SEI is a dynamic and expanding workplace that employs around 130 people in Sweden and an additional 200 employees in seven centres around the world. This is a temporary contract, starting mid August 2024 until August 2025.


Stockholm, Sweden


31 May 2024

Contract details

37,5 hours per week
Full time

Tasks and responsibilities

The focus of the role will be on setting targets for improvements of the project financial planning and monitoring procedures and working with the controlling team in realizing these targets. You will be working closely with the project managers on proposal development and budgets as well as financial monitoring, reporting and audits. The role entails design of appropriate systems for financial monitoring relevant for the specific projects.

You will be part of a team of 10 people and will be reporting directly to SEI’s Financial Director. The position is an international headquarter role that requires frequent conversations with the other SEI centres in English. Dialogue with funders and partners is in both Swedish and English.

Some of your main responsibilities include:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and approving project budgets
  • Developing and managing project financial monitoring systems
  • Overseeing and compiling project financial reports to funders
  • Preparing project financial audits
  • Working on budgets and forecasts together with the Team Leads

Who you are

We are looking for a candidate with at least three years of relevant experience from working with financial budgeting and reporting, preferably with an academic degree in finance. You possess excellent analytical skills and can structure and organize your work well.

As this role requires collaboration with key project stakeholders, we are looking for a candidate with strong interpersonal and communication skills that enjoys working in an international environment.

You will need to master MS Excel and have an interest and experience in managing systems for financial monitoring. You are fluent in Swedish and English.

Required skills and experience

  • Academic degree in finance or other relevant field
  • Minimum of three years of experience in financial controlling
  • Fluent in English and Swedish
  • Advanced user of MS Excel
  • Experience of working with ERP systems
  • Experience from Business Intelligence Systems such as Power-BI

Our offer

At SEI HQ we offer a stimulating position in an international environment. You will be part of a leading, multinational, multidisciplinary, and multilingual team of experts in an organization where the well-being and development of our employees is of high priority. We value diversity and creativity at the core of what we do and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Our ambition is to provide a safe, professional, and creative workspace for all.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications through Resultat AB, the recruitment agency handling this hiring process on behalf of SEI.

Application process:

  • Visit the Resultat AB job portal at the link below
  • If you do not already have an account, you will need to create one and upload your CV. Please ensure your CV is detailed to increase your chances of being selected for an interview.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2024.

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For any queries, or if you would like to discuss the position further, please contact Sara Westin-James at [email protected] or call 072-215 15 34.

About SEI

Stockholm Environment Institute is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges.

We connect science and decision-making to develop solutions for a sustainable future for all.

Our approach is highly collaborative: stakeholder involvement is at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions, and equip partners for the long term.

Our work spans climate, water, air, and land-use issues, and integrates evidence and perspectives on governance, the economy, gender and human health.

Across our eight centres in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, we engage with policy processes, development action and business practice throughout the world.

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