Local Business Controller

Italy, Milan

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Local Business Controller

“If you are passionate about people and feel excited about being part of transforming a whole industry - then keep reading!”

We are Polestar, an electric performance brand. We are detail obsessed, performance focused and determined to make the most advanced and exciting electric cars the world has ever seen. We blaze our own trail, one without compromise.
We don’t believe in shortcuts; we innovate constantly, and we are relentless in our pursuit of the best. We’re expanding, and we need people who share our vision and want to be part of something different.

About the job

We are looking for a talented and energetic Business Controller, who wants to be a part of a fast-growing new organization in Italy, developing and strengthening the financial reporting, follow-up and optimizing profit with an eye for detail and quality. You’ll be as well responsible for the company’s general affairs related topics.

This is an exciting opportunity at Polestar Italy for you who thrives in a fast-paced and challenging start-up organization. You will report to our Managing Director of Polestar Automotive Italy with a dotted line to the Commercial Control team at HQ.

The position is located in Milan, Italy.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage and improve upon existing local controlling and reporting practices
  • Identify key drivers and set up performance follow up
  • Enable the organization to increase the efficiency and streamline financial processes
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks and opportunities
  • Be the financial business partner to the managing director by initiating, supporting, challenging and following-up on the activities needed in order to secure a successful financial and operational development
  • Be the guardian of Polestar’s local assets and secure an optimized use of the company’s resources
  • Be the main liaison towards HQ from a financial perspective, working closely with the regional controller within the HQ Commercial control team.
  • Prepare business forecast and ensure ongoing accuracy
  • Monthly budget analysis and preparation of budget related reports, accruals and analysis
  • Support in contract negotiations and business case studies
  • Support business functions in processing of invoices, resp. purchase orders
  • Annual planning and monitoring of Service Level Agreements
  • Clarification of tax and commercial law issues with external experts
  • Drive and coordinate cross functional general affairs related initiatives within the organization


Who You Are
To be a great fit for this role we believe that you’re structured, self-motivated, data-enthusiastic and have a quantitative problem-solving approach. We’re looking for a team-player with a commitment to meet stringent deadlines with accuracy and efficiency. You’re collaborative, flexible, have an open working style and an ability to establish trust and credibility.

Further on we believe it’s of great importance that you:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree (or higher) in finance/business administration or similar with minimum three years of related experience
  • Have a strong capability in understanding and communicating financial analyses, forecasting, budgeting, internal control and making appropriate business recommendations based on financial data
  • Have complete knowledge about local regulations, tax rules to review and ensure Polestar fulfills all local requirements
  • Have experience from working with sales and financial planning
  • Knowledge of and insight in the automotive industry both from a wholesale and retail perspective, i.e. high level of business acumen is an asset
  • Strong skills in Excel is needed, and good knowledge in PowerPoint is wishful.
  • Knowledge of and experience from working with direct to consumer businesses
  • Fluency in the English and Italian languages is a must

People at Polestar

We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in.

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way...

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