Senior Accountant

Date: Nov 16, 2023

Location: Stockholm, SE, 111 23

Company: Optimizely

Optimizely is known for content, commerce, and optimization with our Digital Experience Platform (DXP). Millions of experiences are served with our platform every single day, helping organizations grow exponentially online. We have the honor of serving some incredible customers – which makes what we do extremely rewarding. Optimizely has over 9,000 brands, from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, and Wall Street Journal to tech innovators like Atlassian, DocuSign, FitBit, and Zillow. 


Not only are we financially sound and growing, but we have unicorn status: we exceeded $300M in revenue in 2020, is profitable already, and have all strategic options ahead of us. Optimizely continues to invest and addresses a market opportunity north of $30 billion, providing significant personal career growth opportunities. 


We are an inclusive culture with a global team of 1200+ people across the US, Europe, Australia, Bangladesh, UAE, Singapore, and Vietnam. We blend European and American business cultures, emphasizing teamwork, inclusion, and moving fast. People make the difference! 


If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment with the best humans, please apply! We’re just getting started... 


The Senior Accountant role within our Finance department entails overseeing accounting accuracy for EMEA entities, IFRS and GAAP reporting, and consolidations. Responsibilities also include adherence to local accounting principles, legal requirements such as tax calculations, and preparation of statutory reports for submission to authorities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage Tax and VAT reporting for EMEA entities and oversee Statutory reports
  • Reconcile local versus IFRS and GAAP books
  • Handle intangible assets, development activation, and amortization
  • Conduct intercompany reconciliations
  • Perform full balance sheet reconciliation for EMEA entities
  • Contribute to month-end reporting for the Group
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation for all EMEA entities
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement of accounting processes

Knowledge and Experience

  • Education in Accounting
  • Background in Audit
  • Proficiency in accounting systems (Netsuite considered a plus) and Excel
  • Fluent in both English and Swedish
  • Preferred experience in an IT cloud company and familiarity with partner models
  • Possess a thoughtful personality with a keen sense for details and order
  • Analytical and structured team player
  • Strong communication and cooperation skills
  • High moral standards and a strong sense of ethics
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Service-oriented, with a focus on supporting auditors and both external and internal customers


  • Educational background in Accounting
  • Formal education in Audit
  • Specialized education in Excel


Our culture is the most important thing we offer. We continuously aim to provide a high-growth space where you can do your best work and, in the process, unlock your boundless potential. We work hard to provide meaningful rewards and development opportunities for our employees, recognizing performance and creating a supportive working environment. We also provide the following: 


  • 30 days annual leave + 12 Public Holidays and 4 half days each calendar year. In addition, Optimizely offers 3 Company holidays: 18th June Juneteenth, 24th December Christmas Eve, 31st December New Year’s Eve. 

  • Easily accessible office – lots of travel options. 

  • Flexible working. 

  • Vibrant and sociable office. 

  • Annual pay reviews  

  • Training opportunities – progress your career!  

  • 4.5% employer pension contribution, also offering salary sacrifice  

  • Fully remote or hybrid work styles, dependent on your location to the office 

  • Free breakfast and snacks provided at the office, including fresh fruit, a sweet station and drinks fridge 

  • Christmas Party and Summer Party Extravaganzas  

  • International travel with work (dependent on your role) 

  • We offer three months of full paid maternity/birthing parent pay and a 2-week part-time phase back into work full pay. 


Optimizely is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.