Head of Group Accounting to global sustainability company with an ambitious growth strategy

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Elopak is one of the world’s top suppliers of packaging systems for liquid food. Our focus, to continuously reduce the impact we have on the environment, through our innovative approach to paper-based packaging, is reflected in the way we work globally with our market units and associates in over 40 countries. Elopak is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs), employing 2,600 employees across four continents and we sell in excess of 14 billion cartons every year across more than 70 countries. We are looking for people to join us who share our promises, ambitions and excitement, and are ready to contribute towards our goals of continuous expansion and growth.

Elopak is looking for an experienced and competent Head of Group Accounting to be part of the Group Finance Team at our Headquarters (HQ) at Skøyen, Oslo. 

Head of Group Accounting plays a key role in the Elopak finance organisation and in the company. You will have responsibility for consolidation and financial reporting for the Group and will have a wide range of tasks within group accounts, IFRS, and group reporting. 

At Elopak, we’re not just a company; we’re a dynamic ‘pack’ of people driving positive change. Our passion lies in creating innovative carton packaging solutions that redefine the industry.  As Head of Group Accounting, you’ll play a pivotal role in shaping our financial landscape.

You will be responsible for a team of three skilled Financial Controllers, and the position reports to Director Finance and Tax. The position collaborates closely with Finance Managers and Accountants across the Group (Europe, The Americas, India and MENA), and many other Group finance functions, e.g. Tax, Treasury, FP&A, Investor Relations and Sustainability reporting. You will also be exposed to the Group’s Board’s Audit and Sustainability Committee.


  • prepare the group’s consolidated accounts on a monthly basis and provide analysis to the global finance function
  • prepare quarterly and annual financial statements to the capital market
  • take part in monthly financial reviews with business areas
  • plan, coordinate and ensure the quality of financial figures
  • develop and maintain internal control procedures 
  • continuously improve routines and processes, with potential for new Business Intelligence solutions 
  • advice in accounting related issues
  • plan and facilitate learning for team and other group functions
  • lead the annual audit process
  • lead a talented team, manage, develop, and improve further growth, elevating our financial function 


  • master’s degree in accounting/auditing (e.g. MRR) or finance
  • minimum 7 years of relevant experience from operational accounting or auditing, preferably from a large company
  • strong knowledge of IFRS
  • experience with development of internal controls 
  • proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office 
  • familiarity with consolidation system is an advantage
  • excellent English proficiency

Personal skills

  • professional attitude
  • structured and analytical work method
  • responsible, accountable and able to prioritize and manage workload
  • ability to build relationships and trust with stakeholders across different cultures
  • react quickly and flexible to changing circumstances
  • open, honest and reliable
  • leadership skills and ability to motivate specialists

We offer

  • a challenging position in an international company with high growth ambitions
  • a key role within a highly competent and pleasant working environment  
  • opportunities for personal growth and development 
  • competitive terms

Why choose Elopak and this opportunity? 

  • ABILITY TO INFLUENCE. Are you triggered by being central in the financial management to support the growth ambitions of Elopak?
  • PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT. Motivated by being part of a company that actively works to protect the environment by developing sustainable products.
  • GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT. Are you intrigued by being part of a truly global environment where you can collaborate with colleagues from all over the world?
  • EMPOWERMENT AND FREEDOM TO CREATE YOUR JOB. Elopak is a great place for those who want to change, move, and create.
  • BE SUCCESSFUL AND EXPLORE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES. If you have e competence, integrity and the desire to make a difference, you have every opportunity to be successful in Elopak, including opportunities for international career development.

If this seems interesting, please apply via www.financepeople.no. For questions, please contact Henriette Kjærås Aaberg 976 15 226 / Henriette.aaberg@financepeople.no. According to GDPR, you are requested to apply through the system and not directly to the contact person listed in this ad.

All inquiries will be treated confidentially, and all applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis.

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