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aTalent: Continental – AP/AR Accountant

This position requires Finnish.

Type: Full-time, permanent
Location:  Hevosenkenkä 3, 02600 Espoo, Hybrid
Application DL: 21.3.2024

Continental, a pioneer and innovator of sustainable and connected mobility, is now looking for an Accountant specializing in accounts payable and receivable to join the newly organized Nordic accounting team!

As an AP/AR Accountant you will be working as part of a Nordic team of seven people, consisting of professionals from Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, and reporting to the Nordic Head of Accounting and Credit Management, Christian Hillen. In this role, you will ensure Continental’s AP and AR processes live up to high standards, primarily in Finland, while strongly supporting colleagues on a Nordic level. In more detail, your responsibilities will include: 

Accounts payable: 

  • Ensuring incoming invoices from suppliers are well received, processed, and paid in time
  • Reconciling and following up of supplier accounts
  • Making sure internal and external regulations, incl. VAT-regulations are adhered to
  • Maintaining authorization matrix together with rest of team and supervisor
  • Supporting suppliers in use of EDI and other connectivity solutions
  • Monthly closing activities

Accounts receivable and credit management: 

  • Overseeing customer balances and making sure incoming payments are well received and cleared in time
  • Reconciling and follow up on customer accounts
  • Credit management coordinating, incl. aging list preparation and follow up, dunning process, credit checks, and credit limit changes
  • Overseeing interim clearing accounts
  • Monthly closing activities

In addition to your daily tasks, you will have a chance to explore opportunities for optimizing and automating the accounting function using available and/or new tools and approaches on a Nordic level. You will be working closely with stakeholders, such as sales, procurement, customer service, HQ, and external credit collection agencies, so this a perfect opportunity to build connections on a multinational scale. 

Continental offers you: 

In this role at Continental, you will have a chance to work in a truly international environment within an innovative company, known for its leading technology and solutions in the automotive industry. Thanks to the Nordic organizational setting, you will have a chance to grow in a multinational environment and have opportunities to take new steps within Continental, also internationally. The team consists of top accounting professionals, and the team has a superb atmosphere with a strong community that supports and helps each other. The role is versatile, and in addition to gaining a deep understanding of AP/AR procedures, it gives you an opportunity to leverage your technical interests in finding ways to streamline and automate accounting processes. Moreover, Continental has nice office spaces in Espoo, in the proximity of great public transportation connections, and offers benefits such as lunch, sports and bike benefits, and a broad occupational healthcare package. 

We hope you to have:

  • Relevant educational background in Finance, Accounting, Business administration or related field
  • Previous experience in similar roles. We welcome candidates from various experience levels to apply
  • Good understanding of accounting processes and procedures
  • Great teamwork ethic and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work in an independent role
  • Solid technical skills in Office 365 and ERPs and the ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Professional working proficiency in Finnish and English language, spoken and written

We consider as an asset: 

  • General interest in IT and/or accounting automation and ways of improving processes (e.g. SAP, EDI) 
  • Experience working with SAP


In this fulltime and permanent position you will be employed directly by Continental. The start in the role is as soon as possible. We hope you are able to work at the Espoo office on a weekly basis as part of a flexible hybrid model. We also hope you have preparedness to travel, as the Nordic team organizes gatherings a few times a year.

Got interested?

Please submit your CV and motivation letter in English in PDF-format by the latest Thursday 21st of March via our application system here: You are also welcome to mention your salary request and the earliest possible starting date in your application documents. Remember to use the application system, we do not accept applications by email.

You can familiarize yourself with Continental here: For more information about the recruitment process contact aTalent’s Senior Recruitment Manager Kiira Ojala (+358 50 553 7760, kiira.ojala[at] 

Company description

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2023, Continental generated sales of €41.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets.

We develop products and solutions to fulfill people ́s dreams of mobility every

day. Driver safety, comfort, sustainability, and industrialization of future technology are just some of our key fields where we already make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Knowing our innovations help to make the world a better and safer place is what drives us.