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Country Business Controller



RUAG Space is Europe’s largest independent supplier of electronics, spacecraft and launcher sub-systems to the space industry. Based in Switzerland, with locations in Austria, Finland, Germany, Sweden and the USA, we employ over 1,400 people.


Space may be the most demanding environment there is. The development of products that can stand the test of time and be the solution to our customers’ problems is a fascinating challenge. At RUAG Space our mission is to make this world a better place and develop and produce products for satellites and rockets, designed for real space adventures. Our products play an important role for the enablement of navigation, communication, weather forecasting, surveillance of environmental changes, live TV and much more.


RUAG Space in Gothenburg are looking for a Country Business Controller


In this position you analyze, follow-up, explain, suggest, and take needed actions for actual results versus historical, budget, forecasts & targets. You will act as a dynamic, independent and challenging member of the management teams of Country & Product Unit Digital. With your curious and open-minded approach, you easily build strong relationships and create great collaboration with stakeholders in the organization. You will report to the Country CFO and operationally mainly work for the General Manager of the Country & Product Unit Digital. Your focus will be on operational control for our sites in Sweden (Göteborg & Linköping). Location for the position is Göteborg

Most important is your “can do” attitude.


Your responsibilities

  • Analyze, follow up, explain, suggest and take needed actions for actual results versus historical, budgets, forecasts & targets.
  • Independently perform profitability analysis
  • Cost center & project controlling
  • Coordinate, drive and continuously improve the Country & Product Unit Digital  budget and forecast process
  • Actively drive development and adaptation of tools to optimize performance
  • Support external audits
  • Continuously improve ERP landscape/functionality
  • Execute special projects within finance & controlling

Your knowledge and extensive experience in:

  • Business controlling
  • Reporting and controlling functions and responsibilities
  • Project accounting analysis
  • Accounting knowledge and experience
  • Strong understanding of accounting and reporting systems
  • Strong Knowledge of analytics tools such as Microsoft Excel, SQL and QlikView. Other BI-tools are qualifying.
  • Prior knowledge to the ERP system IFS is qualifying.
  • SAP is a merit

Your Behavioral skills / competencies  

  • A degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or equal
  • You have at least 5- 7 years of experience of business control, preferably with at least 3 years within similar industry interfacing customers in Project Delivery
  • Proactive attitude, good problem solving skills and decision-making
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluency in Swedish & English
  • People skills, at ease with transparency and team building
  • Integrity and trust
  • Act as business partner, influencing force and self-driven mentality

Does this sound something like you, don’t hesitate to contact: 

Àsdís Vidarsdóttir Country CFO, Tel. +46317354030, asdis.vidarsdottir@ruag.com  and or

Johan Sunesson, HR, Tel +46317354387,  johan.sunesson@ruag.com

Last application date 31/1 2020


Gothenburg, SE

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Finance / Controlling

RUAG is a globally acclaimed innovation leader with over 9000 employees. We are constantly setting the benchmark with outstanding products, services and one-stop-shop solutions. Whether on the ground, in the air or in space and for civil and military applications, we work both independently and together with international partners to drive forward technological advancements and help make the world a safer place.

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