Benelux Accounting Lead

  • Competitive
  • Netherlands Utrecht (stad)
  • Permanent
  • Life Sciences
Benelux Accounting Lead

Your belief in hard work, critical thinking, and analytical approach is essential in understanding the big picture as well as collaborating on solutions.
As the Benelux Accounting Lead, you have the opportunity to work with our internal team as well as collaboratively with the teams we support. As a valued member of our finance organization, your insights and technical expertise will support our operations and contribute to our goals. You can adapt quickly and thrive in nearly any situation due to your friendly, open approach to work.

Your Team:

The Benelux Accounting Lead is an integral position in the wider EMEA Controlling organization. Our Controlling Team’s role is to ensure accuracy and integrity of US GAAP and statutory financial statements for entities across the EMEA region, provide expertise in sophisticated accounting matters and decisions, and support corporate income tax compliance alongside external tax advisors and internal tax team.
The EMEA Controlling team builds positive relationships Business Services, finance business partners, commercial and other functional organizations to support financial and accounting processes in compliance with US GAAP and statutory requirements and company’s policies and procedures.
This exciting position is in our Utrecht office with remote work possibilities.
What you'll be doing:
  • Oversee US GAAP, statutory and tax accounting and reporting for the holding and commercial entities in the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all reporting to shareholders on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Act as a point of contact to local authorities for matters related to accounting and tax compliance, including regulatory and withholding tax queries for dividend distributions.
  • Support financing activities such as reinvestments, dividend distributions and capital contributions.
  • Prepare and present board meeting documentation, including information on annual accounts statements, financial performance highlights, subsidiary impairment testing or subsidiary restructuring, CAPEX plans, etc., and support preparation of board minutes.
  • Ensure adherence of processes to company's policies and procedures, internal and external audit requirements and local rules and regulations; support strengthening of financial processes and controls.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key partners: local business, operations and decision support management.
  • Lead as the reference for all sophisticated accounting and tax issues for entities in scope.
  • Work closely with our Business Services and Service Delivery partners in execution of end-to-end finance processes.
  • Support local, regional and global projects, as required; provide financial support in such projects.
  • Be an advocate of finance function and maintain focus on continuous process improvement.

What you'll bring:

Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting and/or qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA (or equivalent) with significant professional experience in accounting or auditing of financial statements within a multinational and business services environment
You are at ease in working in a matrixed organization and have solid understanding of US GAAP and tax matters, as well as Dutch GAAP and tax regulation.
Excellent capacity in using reporting tools, as well as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, with experience in JDE being an advantage.
Highly proficient in both Dutch and English, your excellent communication and project leadership skills enable you have a diplomatic, flexible and “can do” mind-set.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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