Chief Architect

Accountor Group is building a brand new IT Function to support the group’s growth. Therefore, we are now looking for hard-core talents with hunger, views and skills to build a totally novel IT capabilities to support business growth. Every team member will have their own area of responsibility that they will define a strategy and create and implement new practices for. 

At Accountor we do not settle with average. Instead, we are looking for brave forerunners that are looking ahead into the future. If you consider yourself as such a person and in addition have strong project and network management skills, both business architecture and IT architecture experience, you might be the person we are looking for to the position


Your main area of responsibility will be group wide business, solution and technology architecture. Your goal is to create an architecture strategy, target blueprint and roadmap to enable a sustainable growth and profitability of Accountor’s business. You know you have succeeded when the new target architecture has been successfully implemented, the architectural integrity, quality and robustness have improved and there is architectural governance established and up-to-date architectural documentation available across the group. You will report to the Group CIO.

You will co-operate daily both with your team members from the Group IT function and with different stakeholders inside the group and external service providers. An important part of your job is change management – you will influence and consult different stakeholders in matters concerning business, process and technology architecture to reach your targets. You will co-operate closely with the top management and support them in making better decisions concerning architecture related issues. Your work tasks will for example include development, communication and deployment of Group Architecture Governance processes, identifying architectural risks and proposing alternatives and solutions. You will work in a dynamic environment and lead several projects simultaneously under strict timelines.

To be successful in this position we see that you need to have:

  • Ability to manage networks, remote workers and change
  • Strong IT-project management skills
  • Experience of Enterprise Architecture concepts, technical expertise plus hands on experience in IT architecture
  • Knowledge of the major trends in architecture
  • Experience promoting the use of knowledge management and knowledge sharing tools for architecture
  • Fluent Finnish and English, knowing other Scandinavian languages is an advantage
  • Previous experience in Agile and LEAN methods and/or Enterprise Architecture frameworks like TOGAF or similar methods are seen as an advantage

So why should you join our new Group IT team? In this position, you get to both create something new and implement it in practice. At Accountor Group you will also be part of a dynamic, international scale up with high ambitions and passion for results.
Your office will be located in the group’s management office in the Helsinki area. The work requires occasional traveling to Accountor’s country offices (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, and Netherlands).

Please apply by sending your CV and application via the link below latest by 18 December 2017.

For more information please contact Group CIO, Matti Malinen, tel. +358 40 544 9556. Matti will be best available 12:00-15:00.

Do you want to know more and meet some of the people you would be working with? Please watch this video and learn more about the job!


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