We are recruiting an Accountant and ERP Specialist with an academic business degree and at least three years’ experience. We expect you have considerable experience of ERP systems and tax issues, and you are fluent in English and Swedish.

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Deadline: 26 May, 23:59 Stockholm local time
Starting date: August 2019 (or as soon as possible)

Join our international non-profit research organization and help create a sustainable, prosperous future for all. Stockholm Environment Institute is a dynamic, expanding work place that employs around 90 people from 28 different nationalities in an activity-based office in central Stockholm (Garnisonen), and with an additional 140 employees in centres around the world.

The role

We are recruiting an Accountant and ERP Specialist to SEI Headquarters in Stockholm. The successful candidate will be part of the finance team in Stockholm which currently consists of seven people, and will be reporting directly to SEI’s Financial Director.

The successful candidate will be responsible for accounting procedures and analysis when closing accounting periods, supporting the preparation of periodic and annual reports, as well as analysis and reporting of VAT and other taxes.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for the operational management of the SEI ERP system Unit4 Business World (Agresso). This will include management and update of key data, support in the development of reports, and being the point of contact with the supplier of the system.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Preparation of accounting entries for closing of accounting periods
  • Analysis of accounts
  • Preparation of periodic and annual reports
  • VAT reporting
  • Maintenance of key data in ERP system
  • Contributing to the development of ERP system modules and reports

Who you are

We are looking for a candidate with an academic business degree and with at least 3 years of relevant experience from working with accounting, accounting systems and management reporting. We expect that you have considerable experience of ERP systems in general, and Unit4 (Agresso) in particular. You will also have experience from working with tax issues including VAT.

As a person you are a team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills. You are able to deliver according to deadlines and have the ability to build trustful relationships in the organization.

Required qualifications and experience

  • Academic business degree
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience from working with accounting, accounting systems and management reporting
  • Experience of ERP systems in general, and Unit4 (Agresso) in particular
  • Familiarity with internal control procedures and business workflows
  • Knowledge and experience in MS Excel at a proficiency level
  • Fluency in Swedish and English is a must

How to apply

We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than 26 May 2019, 23:59 Stockholm local time. Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV and cover letter (maximum 1 page).

As we only accept applications through our recruitment system, please apply online using the button below and include:

  • Cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience
  • Curriculum vitae.

Use the Apply now button below to submit your application. Applications sent via email will not be accepted.


Inquiries concerning the content of the position can be directed to Simon Persson, Financial Director (simon.persson@sei.org) or My Persson, Recruitment and Competence Specialist (my.persson@sei.org).

About SEI

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent, international research institute founded in 1989. Its mission is to support decision-making and induce change towards sustainable development around the world by providing integrative knowledge that bridges science and policy in the field of environment and development. SEI was ranked as the second most influential environment think tank in the world in the Global Go To Think Tank Report 2017, compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

SEI has around 240 employees working at research centres in seven countries around the world. SEI’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden. Additional SEI research centres are located in Kenya (SEI Africa) Estonia (SEI Tallinn); United Kingdom (SEI York and SEI Oxford); the United States (SEI US); Thailand (SEI Asia); and Colombia (SEI Latin America).

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