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Senior Accountant - Polestar

Let's create change together!

Nothing beats being part of positive change. We’re on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Right now, we have an exciting job opening for you in Finance.


Job Summary:


At Finance, you are part of a global team that drives business & operational performance to realize the objectives set out in Volvo Car Group’s Corporate Strategy. In cooperation with colleagues in other business units worldwide, you and your team provide financial expertise in accounting and reporting processes such as Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash, and Record to Report. Here, you can push your own professional skills and drive change together with committed people. Right now, we are on an exciting journey to transform our business towards electrification in pursuit of our commitment to sustainability and climate safety - come and create this new future together with us!


As Senior Accountant – Polestar within finance department for Americas’ region, you will be based at our headquarters in Mahwah, NJ where you will join a team of 3 colleagues that aim every day to achieve new heights of process efficiencies & quality in general accounting and reporting areas. You will be responsible for supporting the accounting and reporting activities for Polestar entities, our strategic affiliate, across the Americas region and ensure that accounting transactions align with Corporate Governance and established accounting principles to have high integrity in our financials. You will work in close cooperation with other Finance colleagues both at our Americas center in NJ, our Shared Service Center in India, our Global Accounting Center in Spain, as well as functions at the Polestar headquarters in Sweden. Surely, this role will help you establish your career on an international level.


What you’ll do?


Main responsibilities:


  • Lead different projects in the areas of responsibility to develop new business setups and knowledge in the Finance Cluster team
  • Leading book closing and reporting operations for the areas of responsibility in Cluster team as well as securing quality output from transactional shared service center in Madrid, Spain.
  • Ensure all journal entries are processed and drive the month end closing/reporting activities within assigned area of responsibility
  • Perform account reconciliations and relevant control activities to secure complete and accurate financials
  • Investigation and analysis of accounting discrepancies and interact with the required department to resolve them.
  • Execute all requests in a timely manner, along with the prompt investigation and resolution of discrepancies.
  • Support the continuous improvements of processes to maximize accuracy and efficiency for assigned areas of responsibility. Consistently find better ways to execute accounting operations.
  • Conduct financial variance analysis for the assigned areas and in long-run take ownership of more complex areas of our financial statements
  • Interface with internal & external auditors as necessary



Who are we looking for?


  • Qualified candidates for this position are preferred to have a proven track record of working with inventory reconciliation and intercompany transactions.
  • University degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent with approximately 5 years of relevant working experience. Interested in pursuing CPA and CPA candidates are preferred.
  • Exceptional abilities that make you special than the rest, high drive to lead positive change
  • Solid interest for personal development and learning for future career growth
  • Ability to work and be comfortable in a dynamic environment under continuous change
  • Proactive, have solid interpersonal skills and communicate in a clear and direct way
  • Tech-savvy, energetic with Can-Do mind-set
  • Strong interpersonal & network building skills
  • Fluent in English, verbally and written.


System Competences

  • S/4 Hana experience is a great plus
  • MS Office applications working knowledge is required



  • Company car via Volvo Employee Lease Program
  • Competitive 401 employer contribution
  • Medical insurance
  • Family bond (Paid parental leave of upto 24 weeks)
  • Flexible work location (Onsite & Remote)
  • Free office gym


Who are we?

We have created world-changing innovations since the first Volvo rolled off the production line in 1927. The modern seatbelt. The side impact protection system. The pedestrian detection system. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected premium car brands, preparing for a new future that will be all-electric, autonomous and connected. Our company is a truly global organisation: our roots are decidedly Scandinavian, but we have manufacturing, research and design operations in Europe, Asia and the Americas.


We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.


Our ambitions are focused on people, safety and sustainability:

No one should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car from 2020.
Around 50 per cent of the cars we produce, and sell will be electric by 2025.
Plus we want a 40% lower carbon footprint per car by 2025.

Read more about Volvo Cars at

Mahwah, NJ, US, 07430

Job requisition ID:  67020

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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