Senior Chief Accountant

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

Local Unit & Position Description

GSS’ Regional Centre for West, South and East Europe (WSEE) which covers over 40 legal entities in 20 countries in Europe. The Regional Centre will focus on delivery of services where proximity to the Business Areas is required and deliver support to Country Chairs. Services will be rendered in close collaboration with the GSS Global Centre Finance in Poland.


We are seeking a Senior Chief Accountant who will be responsible for multiple countries and entities in the SEE region.


The Senior Chief Accountant will be responsible for delivering GSS Finance mandatory & country specific Finance services across all 5 Business Areas in the region. The Senior Chief Accountant will ensure effective statutory reporting, maintain local stakeholder engagement and lead the execution of the Group transformation projects (Finance Systems and LEEP) in the region. The Senior Chief Accountant will be leading a team of Chief Accountants/Management Accountants responsible for one or more countries within the region. The Senior Chief Accountant will report to the GSS Regional Manager Finance WSEE and be part of his management team. The position is based in Gdynia, Poland.

To succeed in this role you will provide leadership, direction and prioritization to your team. You will play a key role in service implementation, development and continuous improvement of deliveries.


Key tasks:


IFRS accounting & reporting

  • Lead the IFRS accounting process for a legal entity from the
  • Regional Centre perspective and be the main contact point towards BA Finance and towards the Global Center
  • Provide input to specific accruals, provisions, intercompany invoicing, ,asset reviews, and questions to non-standard or complex journal entries
  • Work with Business Controllers and GSS controllers for monthly reporting
  • Check accruals and provisions requested by the BA’s
  • Monitor cash flow development, makes sure that internal long-term funding (loans/deposits) or capital adjustments are arranged and authorized

Statutory accounting & reporting

  • Prepare all statutory postings required under local GAAP as input for the Global Centre
  • Prepare the statutory financial statements and lead the local statutory reporting process, incl. statutory notes, annual reports and public disclosures, if requested
  • Oversee tax compliance, support in tax reviews, support in preparation of tax reports and tax calculation for annual group and statutory accounts
  • Monitor shares capital development and dividends and make sure that equity rules and dividend payment rules are followed and are legally compliant (eg. thin capitalization rules, limits to dividends, WHT on dividends, dividend reporting)
  • Prepare additional reports for local statutory and tax purposes (e.g. statistical or central bank reports)


  • Ensure compliance with Group accounting standards, International Accounting Standards, Statutory and Tax rules. Coordinates and facilitates in Internal Control matters.
  • Prepare companies for Internal Audit visits and participates in Group Internal Audit visits.
  • Reconcile annually legal entity reporting between IFRS and Local GAAP
  • Be the main contact point towards external auditors and outsourcing partners from local/area side.

Group projects

  • Drive standardization of accounting processes and recording of transaction in collaboration with the GSS centre.
  • Drive standardization of the chart of accounts and cost centre structure for the Legal Entities
  • Support in group projects like LEEP & Oracle implementation.

Position Qualifications

To maximize your chances, you need:

  • Academic degree (B.A. / M.A.) in business studies or comparable qualification
  • 10+ years of professional international experience in accounting
  • 10+ years of people management experience, ideally in multinational environments
  • Good knowledge in IFRS, in local GAAP and in local statutory reporting
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably Oracle Financials
  • Excellent English skills required, written and verbal. Any additional European language skills are an advantage
  • Experience of operating within customer focused and/or business area finance team
  • Good people management skills aligned with the DNV GL company value
  • Excellent communication skills and cultural awareness
  • Positive attitude, customer centric mindset and willingness to go the extra mile to meet organizational goals
  • Ability to build good relationships with different stakeholders
  • Attentive to detail and deadlines
  • Sharp judgment
  • Strong team player and leader, capable and confident to drive for continual improvement
  • Gravitas that comes with the experience of dealing with senior business cooperation partners
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Proven ability to learn and understand new software/accounting systems
  • Structured and analytical mind-set focused on solution-oriented thinking and taking a pragmatic approach to delivering results


Company & Business Area Description

We are the independent expert in risk management and quality assurance. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence. As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations


DNV GL 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 GL you can plan a long-term career with countless opportunities for competence development in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect. Here 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.



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Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL 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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