Business Analyst

  • Klarna
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jul 28, 2017
Full time Accounting Finance

Job Description

Klarna’s vision is to offer a frictionless buying experience to buyers and sellers across the world. Today, our payment solutions are used by thousands of online shops in Regions such as the Nordics, Germany, the UK, Netherlands and the US. Klarna is rapidly growing in size and complexity as we introduce new markets, payment options and products, thereby increasing the demand for effective management control. A key function in the company is Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), which is the department that provides the company with financial and strategic decision support.


Business Analysis is a team within FP&A, responsible for providing decision support to Klarna’s business units. As a member of the team, you will support another part of the organization with financial analysis and business planning.

Tasks / areas of responsibility would include e.g.:

  • Driving the monthly / quarterly follow-up of the P&L, costs and performance.
  • Explain financial results and the deviations compared to the financial plan.
  • Input to cost budgeting, forecast process and financial planning.
  • Support and perform analysis of profitability of products, segments and sales channels.
  • Follow-up of segment profitability, pricing and commissions.
  • Supporting with research, analysis and business cases.


To be successful, you need to quickly develop a detailed understanding of Klarna’s business model and form relationships with a large variety of people and functions within the company. It is crucial that you possess strong analytical skills and the ability to prioritize as you will be expected to manage a number of different tasks at the same time. We expect you to independently identify and drive improvement initiatives.

You have experience from financial analysis and/or modelling in Excel. You combine attention to detail with the ability to zoom out and see the complete picture. You are a person others seek in order to get the best insights in how the company performs.

As a person, you have the ability to approach problems and situations from different perspectives. You are motivated by continuous improvement and eager to drive projects and initiatives independently. You are a team player, possess strong communication skills and dare to stand your ground while at the same time maintaining flexibility.


Who are you?

We are looking for someone with 3-5 years of experience from a similar position where you have been driving initiatives. We believe that you have strong verbal skills and a track record of stakeholder management and that you are able to build relationships. You have a Master´s degree in economics, finance, industrial engineering or similar. Also you have great analytical skills as well as good skills in PowerPoint and Excel. As a person you are enthusiastic and positive with a great energy.


We offer you a high visibility role within Klarna in an international working environment filled with smart and ambitious colleagues. As an employee at one of Sweden’s fastest growing companies, you will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level.