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FAQ Business Controller

What files do you want me to attach to my application?

We want you to upload your CV, personal letter and your grades from gymnasium/high school and university in your application. You don’t need to attach any written references in this step in the recruitment process.


My files with CV, personal letter and grades are too heavy to upload. What should I do?

Try to save the documents together in one file, preferably in PDF or zip format. If the attachment is still too heavy to upload you can make a notification about that in your personal letter and we will then ask for the attachments later in the process.


I get an error message when I send in the application, what should I do?

The error message may be due to system maintenance, please try again later.


When is the application deadline for the position?

Since H&M is growing rapidly, we have a great need for new talent, and therefore we are looking for Business Controllers regularly throughout the year. In the current situation, we hire approximately 30-40 Business Controllers per year. Thus, there is no application deadline, the ad is up continuously except for short breaks over Christmas and summer and for maintenance.


Do you prefer the application in English or Swedish?

Please send in your application in English.


How many people are you looking for?
About 30-40 Business Controllers per year.


Are you looking for both novice and experienced for the position of Business Controller?

We are looking both for newly graduated and people with some years’ experience to the position of Business Controller. The most important thing for us is to find people with the right match against the criteria we have for the position; analytical skills, results orientation, leadership skills, business sense and a personality that allows one to identify with H&M's values ​​and culture.


What are you looking in your future Business Controllers?
What we look for candidates with analytical skills, results orientation, leadership skills, business sense and a personality that allows one to identify with H&M's values ​​and culture.


What is the recruitment process like?
The recruitment process consists of resume review, analytical web-tests, telephone interview, interview day, personality tests, reference checks and a final interview.


When is the start date for the position?
Since we recruit Business Controllers throughout the year, we have no fixed start date. We tend to be pretty flexible with the start date but we must also take into account the current situation and our specific needs at the moment.


Do I need to speak Swedish to apply for the job?
You do not need to speak Swedish to apply for the job, but if you get the job as a Business Controller at H&M in Sweden we would like you to have the ambition to learn Swedish.


Is it possible to work as a Business Controller in other cities in Sweden than Stockholm?
We have the biggest needs for Business Controllers to our global Buying Office in Stockholm, but we occasionally also recruit people to our Area offices around Sweden (Gothenburg, Malmö, Uppsala and Stockholm/Mälardalen). If you are interested in working in a specific city you can write that in your personal letter.


I am interested in working abroad, for example in production. Is that possible?
H&M is a global company and there are great opportunities for an international career. As a Business Controller you can for example continue your career abroad in Production or in Sales, or in another of our functions. This depends a lot on your on interest, drive and performance.


How long do you work as a Business Controller before moving on?
At H&M, it is your performance, your ambition and interest that determines your next step. Usually you work as a Business Controller for at least 2-4 years before you are ready to move on.


What career opportunities are available as Business Controller at H&M?
H&M is growing rapidly and therefore we are constantly looking for talents to fill new functions and roles, but it is always your own interest and ambition that determines what your career looks like. We recruit future leaders who want to grow with us, so there are great career/development opportunities at H&M.


Do you offer summer jobs or extra work?

We do not have the possibility to offer summer job or extra job for Business Controllers except our Summer Internship which you can apply to if you are a business/engineer student. However, you can apply to work in our stores, which is a great experience if you want to have a carrier within H&M. You register your interest via the website.

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