Coordinator Finance, Controlling and Sales Administration

Cologne, Germany

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Coordinator Finance, Controlling and Sales Administration

We are a global team of highly talented individuals who share a passion to change the world. We need people who share our vision and want to be part of something different.

Polestar is an electric performance car brand, determined to improve the society we live in by accelerating the change to sustainable mobility. We challenge conventions and we challenge ourselves for the purpose of innovation. These challenges are a team effort. Every component is critical to the performance of our cars, and every person working at Polestar is equally critical to the team and our performance.


Let us describe the challenge we offer

The Finance and Administration department has three employees and acts as a primary liaison between the business unit, headquarters and the shared service center. In your function as Local Business Controller, you will be an essential interface, co-ordinate cross functional stakeholders to secure that correct financial information is available when needed and find the right sets of data to perform analysis and compile it accurately.

To strengthen our Finance and Administration department in Cologne we are looking for a strong personality who can manage conflicts with confidence and seeing it as an opportunity, has the ability to effectively cope with change as well as a certain degree of uncertainty and has a problem-solving mindset.

You will report to the Managing Director and Finance and Administration Manager as well as to headquarters upon request. This position offers the flexibility of combining working in the office and remotely.


What you'll do

In this role, you will serve as the liaison towards headquarters and the shared service center from a financial perspective. Along with processing day-to-day financial tasks, you will also support business functions in processing of invoices.

Additionally, you will:

  • Preparation and coordination of monthly financial closings
  • Calculate and propose relevant accruals
  • Support to explain variances and align volumes with the shared service center
  • Ensure correctness of data and provide meaningful insights, identify risks and solutions
  • Identify and resolve invoicing issues, accounting discrepancies and other financial related issues
  • Business consultation, cost and ad-hoc financial analysis for department heads
  • Occasionally, support the Finance Manager and assist with special topics beyond the daily operations


Who you are

To be a great fit for this role, we want someone with strong problem-solving skills, communication skills and have a collaborative working style. Your organizational skills are excellent in unison with your analytical skills with a keen eye for detail and ability to prioritize tasks.

  • 2-3 years of experience in finance, preferably related to controlling
  • Business management training plus relevant further training or a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Very good skills in Excel are needed
  • Fluent in German and English, written and verbal
  • Knowledge in the field of accounting and of German GAAP/IFRS is a plus
  • Experience from working with direct-to-consumer businesses is also a great asset


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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