Senior Financial Accountant
Start Date: a.s.a.p., 40 hrs p/w (€ 37,000.-/€ 43,000.- gross per year)
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contract: 1 year initially – extension by mutual consent
The post holder supports and assists the Financial Controller in developing, implementing and maintaining financial procedures and internal controls. This includes, but is not limited to, bookkeeping in a broad sense, forecasting and budgeting to guarantee transparency and control over GRI’s financial situation.
The Finance team is part of the Operations Department and is responsible for advising and providing the management team with relevant and reliable financial data for decision making. The post holder operates on an operational level, within a broad range of organisational and administrative activities supporting and assisting the Financial Controller in implementing all of the above.
The post holder reports to the Financial Controller.
Job responsibilities include:
• Assisting the Financial Controller in timely and accurate production of all financial information required;
• Establishing and maintaining the general ledger in compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures, including processing of journal entries;
• Coordinating month end close and year end close processes within the established deadlines and maintaining all books of record and support, including assets, liabilities, revenues and expense transactions;
• Reconcile and control of general ledger balances providing supporting documents and resolving accounting issues and discrepancies as they arise in the daily processing of transactions;
• Overseeing accounts payable and accounts receivable;
• Coordination of inter-company balance confirmation, resolving issues and differences;
• Liaising with internal and external parties on various local accounting issues;
• Conducting ad hoc analyses as directed by management;
• Preparing management and financial reports for each business line and stakeholders/sponsors;
• Preparing and compiling required information for external audits;
• Preparing and managing cash reporting and bank reconciliation;
• Coordinating and executing payments through electronic banking;
• Coordinating reports to comply with local requirements (VAT and CBS);
• Participating in GRI’s yearly planning and budgeting processes for projects;
• Responsible for providing feedback to budget holders and support on budget control;
• Responsible for maintaining, updating and documenting internal controls as well as the GRI’s manual for financial procedures;
• Develop, train and mentor junior members of the team.
Key competencies / Requirements
• Professional education on at least Bachelor level (e.g. HEAO-BE or SPD Bookkeeping);
• Minimum 5 years relevant experience in an international work environment and thorough understanding of administration relating to Accounting;
• Proven evidence of strong financial/accounting and analytical skills;
• Profound knowledge of Dutch accounting rules;
• Ability to set priorities whilst maintaining flexible and customer oriented, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail;
• Able to interact and communicate clearly;
• Ability to work in a team and autonomously;
• Fluency in English (written and spoken) and intermediate Dutch (reading and understanding);
• Follow processes and instructions, whilst maintaining confidentiality;
• Pro-active, knowledge sharing, assumes responsibility and has hands-on mentality, deals with issues calmly and objectively;
• Ability to deliver high quality service;
• Experience with Exact Software is a plus;
• Affinity with the mission and objectives of the GRI would be an advantage;
• Eligible to live and work in the Netherlands.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates, eligible to live and work in the Netherlands, are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit an application is 12.00 noon (CET), Friday 24th March 2017. GRI appreciates all expressions of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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