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Chief Accountant Denmark - Nestle Denmark A/S

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company and also the company investing the most in food R&D: EUR 1.5 billion. It is present in 189 countries around the world and its 328,000 employees, of which 5,000 works with R&D, are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2,000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé, Nespresso, Purina Pet food, Nestlé Baby food, Cheerios and KitKat to local favourites like Super Flyers & Zoégas. See more at www.nestle.com

Are you ready for a new challenge as Nestlé’s new Chief Accountant, and are you interested in working in the world´s largest Food and Beverage Company? Here is your chance to develop yourself as part of the Nordic Scalable Business Services and gain a broad experience within finance and accounting.

The role

Nestlé Denmark A/S is looking for a chief accountant situated in the Nordic Head Quarter in Ørestad Copenhagen. You will report directly to the Nordic Scalable Business Services Manager, based in Copenhagen, and be a part of the Nordic team consisting of four chief accountants, and an AR/AP specialist.

The ideal candidate will thrive in being part of the largest FMCG company in the world and as such part of an organization in constant growth and also change. You will be visible in the Nordic organization and drive the Danish accounting operations in a smooth manner utilizing the two shared service centres, where most of the standardized accounting processes are placed.

Your future challanges and responsibilities in details

  • Handle full spectrum of financial and cost accounting role e.g. AR, AP, AO.
  • Responsible for day-to-day finance and accounts operations.
  • Perform full set of annual accounts and ensure timely closing of accounts.
  • Responsible for timely quarterly consolidated financial reporting for submission to HQ in Switzerland.
  • Review & approve payment vouchers & journal entries.
  • Develop and maintain internal control and effective accounting systems and policies for the set up.
  • Local point of contact for internal audit, external audit and taxes.
  • Work consultatively with the respective departments on cost reduction and improvement initiatives.


We are looking for a candidate with a strong knowledge and understanding of the full spectrum within financial and cost accounting.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within accounting or audit
  • Previous experience in the FMCG business is an advantage but not a must
  • Working experience with SAP is highly regarded
  • Result focused with a strong business acumen as well as being an experienced user of Excel and MS Office
  • University degree is expected, preferably within Business Administration, Economics or Finance
  • You are fluent in Danish and in English; orally as well as in writing.

Personal characteristics

  • Pay attention to details and possess highly analytical skills.
  • Are able to communicate a complex business environment in an understandable manner to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Are structured and well organized in your work and have the capabilities to build strong relationships with internal stakeholders as well as external customers.
  • Hold a proactive and pragmatic attitude with a can-do working style.
  • Are able to work independently and highly meticulous.

More to life than Nestlé

We guarantee that you will never get bored at Nestlé. Our people enjoy a fast-paced environment and embrace challenges as opportunities to grow. Through self-motivation, determination, and enthusiasm you will have a chance to directly influence your own career and development. We work as a dynamic team of motivated professionals who strive to excel. Moreover, our people believe in respectful collaborating, sharing ideas and having fun together every day. We share the passion to succeed and commitment to enhance people’s lives.

Next step

Nestlé is working with K2 Search in this recruitment and all applications and contacts will be handled in confidentiality. If you have any questions please contact K2 Search – Country Manager Søren Selnæs, tel. +45 2016 7585 or by mail at soren.selnaes@k2search.dk.

Please contact us or register your motivation and CV soonest possible at https://www.k2search.dk/opgaver/

We look forward to hearing from you!