Accountant/Controller for Nordea Asset Management

Paço de Arcos, PT, 2770-131

Job ID: 22667

Would you like to have an important part in the continued growth of our Portuguese branch, and at the same time be part of an international organization? We are now looking for a controller to join our branch in Lisbon and be part of the accounting and financial reporting in this growing hub within the Nordea Asset Management family.


Nordea Asset Management (NAM) is the centre of investment management in the Nordea Group and in the Asset & Wealth Management division. NAM is the largest asset manager in the Nordics with the vision of being a leading European Asset Manager. We want to do this by delivering returns with responsibility. We meet customer demands and guide our customers in the right direction in asset selection while ensuring prudent ESG practices. NAM has around 900 employees and more than 475 Nordic and international institutional clients.

About this opportunity

Welcome to NAM Finance. We add value by ensuring correct and timely financial reporting, a high data integrity and pro-active insight in the financial flows of our company as well as our deliveries towards stakeholders inside Nordea Asset Management and the Nordea Group. As a controller you’ll play a valuable role in ensuring that the financial information and performance of Nordeas two fast growing Portuguese branches is reported accurately and that key stakeholders can trust the information.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Take part in the daily and monthly accounting activities
  • Prepare and conduct payments
  • Preparation of financial reports
  • Participate in the processes for annual accounts and audits
  • Prepare marketing budget and follow-up
  • Support other NAM entities, primarily Finance in Luxembourg, in the monthly financial reporting
  • Assist in other ad-hoc tasks that occur in a finance department

You’ll join a team of 7 committed Finance colleagues in Oeiras but you will be part of a big Finance team located in several other locations, mainly in the Nordics and Luxembourg. The teams have different backgrounds, areas of competence and experiences and will provide support and facilitating knowledge sharing and development in your daily work. The role is based in Oeiras.

Who you are

Collaboration. Ownership. Passion. Courage. These are the values that guide us in being at our best – and that we imagine you share with us.  

To succeed in this role, we believe that you:

  • Are observant to details, but also able to look at things in a bigger perspective
  • Have analytical ability and a problem-solving mind-set
  • Have communicative skills, written and verbally
  • Are service-minded and know the importance of keeping a deadline
  • Have the ability to adapt to a fast-paced and multi-cultural environment
  • Are a team player with collaborative and intra-personal skills

Your experience and background: 

  • A relevant degree in accounting, finance, business administration or similar
  • A minimum of 4 years of accounting or controller experience
  • It will be considered a plus to be certified accountant
  • Solid Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
  • Experience working with accounting software (e.g. Business Central)
  • Good knowledge of general ledger functions and the month and year-end close process
  • Knowledge of local tax laws
  • Professional spoken and written English skills
  • Experience from international companies preferred
  • Financial sector experience preferred but not required

If this sounds like you, get in touch!


Next steps

Submit your application no later than 30/06/2024

At Nordea, we know that an inclusive workplace is a sustainable workplace. We deeply believe that our diverse backgrounds, experiences, characteristics and traits make us better at supporting our customers and communities. So please come as you are.


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