WHO ARE WE?
We are the longest established and most prestigious international school in Stockholm. For over 60 years we have been developing educational excellence, social responsibility and personal integrity in decisively international students. We are a K-12 day school with English as the language of instruction. As a not-profit foundation we are governed by a Board of Trustees.
WHO DO WE SERVE?
We are the premier educational choice of the globally mobile diplomatic, business and research community in Stockholm. Being the only school in Sweden with over 80% of international students and international teaching staff, we are the clear choice for parents who wish their children to be ready for any educational and life challenge anywhere in the world.
WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?
Our students, representing over 60 countries, give our school a unique diversity. The vast majority of them are multilingual and multicultural, having already experienced living in different countries. This makes our students highly adaptable, communicative, open-minded and welcoming of cultural and any other differences.
WHAT ARE OUR PROGRAMMES?
In choosing globally recognized International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme (IB MYP and IB DP), and in offering a wide variety of extracurricular choices, we are fulfilling all the requirements of the education for the 21st century. Using different quantitative and qualitative measures (e.g. our IB Diploma results, ACER test results, alumni success stories), we are continuously benchmarking ourselves with other prestigious schools around the world. SIS is fully accredited and authorised by the Council of International Schools, International Baccalaureate Organisation and the Middle States Association.
The SIS mission is to deliver an internationally recognised curriculum in a positive and thriving intercultural atmosphere that will develop students who feel:
valued, and who value others, irrespective of their age, gender, national, linguistic, cultural, social and religious background, or school success;
positively challenged in the area of academics, arts and sports, and in interpersonal and intercultural encounters within and outside school;
prepared to embrace these learning challenges in their current and future life, and accept responsibility for their own actions.
Business & Reporting system: SAPB1 and Ascendo (for invoices)
Main stakeholders to the role: As a Finance Officer, you will work quite independently. The main contact areas are, above all, the Business Manager who has overall responsibility for the schools administration, finance and IT, etc. and a second Financial Officer, responsible for the monthly and fiscal closings, reconciliations and trade payables. You will also have a lot of contact with teachers, regarding their questions about suppliers invoices etc
Core Responsibilities and Collaborations
Reporting and reconciliation Swedish subsidy
Preparation of monthly and annual closings (Receivables, Bank) (Revenues; Tuition, Subsidy)
Support function in other reconciliations
Overall responsibility accounts receivables ( Reminders, Claims)
Handling Petty Cash
Investigations including invoices, deviations, etc.
Improvement/coordination of work routines and processes
Nice to have:
Support the Business Manager with, among other tasks
Further analysis work
Take additional responsibility for developing routines and processes
Reports to: the Business Manager, currently an interim consultant. (The Business Manager will be back from parental leave 1/11 2019.)
Post graduate education within accounting/finance
Minimum of 3 years in a similar role, the candidate needs to have high proficiency within accounting and be able to work independently.
Nice to have:
Experience from non-profit organizations.
Nice to have
Experience from SAPB1 and Ascendo
Fluent in English and Swedish, both written and verbally.
As the Finance Officer, it is important to be structured and detail oriented. The role also requires that you can handle the many questions that comes from stakeholders who are not always familiar with how it usually works in Sweden with invoices etc. It is also important that you are service-oriented and enjoy an environment with children and young people around. The right person can also work independently and is open to learn more as well as take on new responsibilities.
What is most important for this role? The following skills I propose will be used in the recruitment (and in the tests) to determine which candidates are most appropriate for the role of Finance Officer.
☒ Analytical (Like to analyze questions and problems; prefer to use numbers when making decisions)
☒ Conscientious (Complies with rules and procedures; according to agreement)
☒ Systematic (Has a methodological approach; plans in advance and makes clear priorities)
☒ Result-oriented (Focusing on results, looking forward to work and working against results)
☒ Energetic (Willing to spend a lot of time and energy at work; stable and stress-resistant)
☒ Careful (Team-oriented & likes cooperation; Supporting others and being thoughtful)