Senior Accountant | fluent English & advanced Dutch

Amsterdam
05-07-2024
Contract Form
Direct contract
Function
Accounting and Finance
Skills
Any
Languages
Dutch
Salary
Negotiable

Job Description

Our client is a global player in the food industry that has approx. 150 offices across the world. On behalf of them, we are looking for a Senior Accountant to look after the European market. You will report to the Financial Controller Atlantic who is based in Mexico, overseeing financial operations and compliance for Europe.

Responsibilities in a nutshell:

  • Manage day-to-day financial operations, including accounting, tax compliance, month-end closing, and FX exposure monitoring
  • Ensure compliance with European financial regulations, collaborating with partners such as BIG4
  • Oversee asset management, capex creation, revenue recognition, and budget activities for Europe
  • Collaborate with the global accounting services team to identify and implement process improvements

Accounting:

  • Review financial statements and balance sheets for European entities to ensure accuracy and timely completion
  • Oversee payroll processes and manage tax compliance for European operations
  • Conduct analytical reviews of key variances and maintain supporting documentation
  • Assist with GAAP interpretations, budget preparation, and risk identification
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to meet obligations

Statutory Reporting:

  • Ensure timely and accurate annual financial statement filings, working with auditors and stakeholders
  • Address and escalate unresolved issues promptly

Audit Assistance:

  • Support external and internal audits, maintain financial controls, and respond to auditor queries

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in training, foster a positive team environment, and serve as the main contact for accounting and tax matters

Operational Duties:

  • Record time accurately, handle client contracts, apply control frameworks, communicate effectively, and mentor staff
  • Promote continuous improvement and adaptability

Who we are looking for:

  • Fluency in English and advanced Dutch in order to deal with Dutch tax authority. The company is very international and company language is English. 
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years of experience as a Accountant OR external auditor from BIG4
  • Strong knowledge of Dutch GAAP & Tax Compliance
  • Visible leadership skills - This role doesn't have any direct reports but we are looking for candidates who can mentor a junior colleague in the Amsterdam office.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and SAP

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive Salary
  • International and growing team
  • Nice secondary benefits such as pension and health insurance discount

Interested? Feel free to apply or contact me for more information at izumi@adamsrecruitment.com.

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Please take into consideration that we can only consider applicants who are currently living in the Netherlands and who has valid workpermit in the Netherlands.

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