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Accountant

Job ID 18010927 Date posted 01/01/2019 Primary Location Amsterdam-Amsterdam-Netherlands
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Job Summary

The Accountant is responsible for reconciliation and journal entries of complex and high-volume accounts to ensure that financial reports are complete and accurate. The incumbent will review processes to ensure solid controls are in place and also streamline where possible to gain efficiencies. As a senior member of the accounting team, the incumbent may be responsible for reviewing the work of others and providing work direction and guidance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepares month-end journal entries and account reconciliation:
    1. Gathers necessary information to prepare month-end entries.
    2. Ensures month end entries are accurately recorded in a timely manner.
    3. Performs monthly balance sheet and income statement analysis on variances as assigned.
    4. Documents processes and procedures as needed.
    5. Reviews journal entries and account reconciliations of others.
    6. Assists in the review of daily and monthly journal entries made by others.
    7. Assists in the review of monthly account reconciliations prepared by others.
  • Audit and SOX:
    1. Creates quarter and year end audit schedules for external auditors as requested.
    2. Coordinates with operations, finance and/or other groups to answer audit questions.
    3. Ensures SOX compliance by monitoring daily and monthly documented controls.
    4. Documents any changes to SOX flowcharts and matrices.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned, such as:
    1. Responds to inquiries from other departments.
    2. Participates in projects such as system implementations.


Education

  • Minimum Required: BA in accounting or related field.

Experience

  • 4-7 years' increasing accounting responsibility experience, including at 2 years at an MNC.
  • Excellent PC skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.
  • Experience with Oracle Financials, preferred.

Essential Skills

  • Strong background in multi-currency, preferred.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Developed intercultural spoken and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage time to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy.
  • Ability to innovate and improve processes.
  • Ability to work independently and make judgments in order to minimize exposure or risk to the company.
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