Senior Vice President, Finance, for Demant


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Senior Vice President, Finance, for Demant

Life-changing differences for millions across the globe through highly advanced products. A market leading, international C25 company based just outside Copenhagen with a culture based on trust, openness, and teamwork. If we still have your attention, please read on to learn if you are our future leader of Global Finance in Demant.
Your most important mission in this role will be to lead and further develop a purpose driven, focused, and inclusive finance organization – an indispensable foundation in our efforts to deliver value to our customers.  
With your strong finance and leadership experience from a position as CFO, Finance SVP or similar, you might just be exactly who we are looking for. As you will see below, we definitely have a unique opportunity for you at our international headquarters in Smoerum.

A pivotal role with broad responsibilities

In the position as Senior Vice President for Finance, you will report to Demant’s Chief Financial Officer. You can look forward to getting the daily responsibility of the Finance area on group level, and you will orchestrate and lead the Global Finance organization currently consisting of +200 people in direct line and +300 in dotted line. Furthermore, you will have direct leadership responsibility of 7 employees. 

Your span of responsibility will cover areas such as Consolidation & Reporting, Finance Processes & Compliance, Central Accounting, Business Controlling, Treasury, Tax & TP, and our Shared Service center.
You ensure professional financial management that supports business decisions and guarantee correct financial reporting across all business activities. 
Through your strategic and financial understanding, you will influence and guide local/regional business units in their financial management and focus areas. Building high performing teams using your extensive people leadership skills is something that motivates you every day.

Summed up, you will impact our business by:

•    Demonstrating strong leadership towards the Finance organization to ensure high motivation, strong performance, promoting strategic direction as well as continuous development of Finance in Demant. 
•    Ensuring reliable, relevant, focused, and timely financial reporting including a high level of management information and analysis.
•    Driving financial accountability across departments and units.
•    Securing focus on process optimization, compliance, system improvements, efficiency, and operational excellence.
•    Ensuring that the organization has the right capabilities and skills in areas such as tax, controlling, cash management, accounting, and process optimization. 

Furthermore, you will collaborate with other headquarters functions such as IT, HR, Legal, Investor Relations and Operations, as well as being a bridge builder towards finance departments in sales subsidiaries/business units. 

Change-driven leader and skillful communicator

In this position, it is mandatory that you have solid experience from leading a big finance function in a complex, international company. You have an extensive understanding of the entire finance portfolio such as accounting, transfer pricing, tax, financial reporting and cash management.
You have a suitable university degree at master’s level from a financial area of relevance e.g., Auditing, Financial Management or similar. If you in addition to this have a commercial education such as an MBA and/or executive training in commercial areas and leadership, it would be a clear advantage.

As a leader, you know how to set direction and develop the finance area, not just at headquarters level, but across the global finance organization. You are an experienced leader who thrive on developing and structuring a best-in-class finance operation and you are experienced in building teams that have a high impact on the business. 
You are an excellent communicator who knows how to break down complicated information and convey it in a simple way to a wide range of internal/external stakeholders and audiences. 

Turning strategies into action is second nature for you and you are a determined and tenacious achiever who takes initiative, follows up and finalizes projects. 
As a person, you are deeply professional and demonstrate integrity at all levels, and your future colleagues will quickly appreciate your easy-going personality and burning passion towards our company ambition to make a life-changing difference for people all over the world.

Want to pursue this opportunity?

Please send your CV and application as soon as possible and no later than July 17th. 2022. Candidates will be evaluated on a continuous basis. 
At Demant we value diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of ethnic background, personality, age, gender, and education. Diversity is part of our cultural DNA. Women in STEM areas are particularly encouraged to apply, as Demant supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality.

If you have any questions, please contact Senior Director, HR, Pernille Hagendal,

We look forward to hearing from you.


About Demant

Demant is a world-leading hearing healthcare group that offers solutions and services to help people with hearing loss connect and communicate with the world around them. For more than a century, the Demant Group has played a vital part in developing innovative technologies and know-how to help improve people’s hearing and health. In every aspect, from hearing devices, hearing implants and diagnostic equipment to hearing care all over the world, Demant is active and engaged. A growing business in intelligent audio solutions for gaming and office communication is also a significant part of the Group.
The Demant Group operates in a global market with companies in more than 30 countries, employs more than 18,500 staff and generates annual revenue of DKK 18 billion. Our products are sold in more than 130 countries where we create life-changing differences through hearing health.