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Our customer
Our customer is a leading international player in the premium beauty segment and part of an Japanese corporation, with 35,000 employees worldwide. Our customer is characterized by its innovative business and successful product introductions that have already led to global successes. Brands that carry the Benelux organisation are John Frieda, Guhl, Molton Brown, Bioré, Goldwell and KMS. The Dutch business culture can be described as open and constructive, flexible with a flat structure in which the sales and marketing departments go hand in hand. A no-nonsense mentality in a sincere and ambitious working atmosphere. The organization is located in Amersfoort near the central station.

Overview
The organisation is in the middle of setting up a Finance Shared Service Center (SSC) for the EMEA region. To further support the set-up and the continuous success of our FSSC in the Netherlands, we like to get in touch with a pro-active and technicaly strong General Ledger Accountant.

As General Ledger Accountant you’ll play an important role in setting up and improving the processes and position of the international and multilingual GL team. The role will be evolving over time. You are keen on your personal development but also on the development of the team, the GL department and the finance processes. This position combines operational general ledger activities with tactical and strategical projects regarding continuous improvement. You play a key role in driving change and efficiency, and building a best in class Shared Service Centre.

In this position you will report  to the SSC GL Manager.

Responsibilities
- Responsible for month end activities and month end journal entries for assigned
  entities and timely reconciliation of all GL accounts;
- You play a major part in coordinating cross departmental month end close activities, records
  and judges accruals , deferrals and other close related entries;
- You also assist in calculating cost centre re-allocations and intercompany recharges;
- You ensure consistency and completeness of data transfers between sub-ledgers and
  GL and you are responsible for completeness and correctness of entries in the books;
- As a professional you drive initiatives in cross departmental projects regarding continuous
  improvement and optimization of financial, reporting and business processes. This also is
  driving  process optimization through automation (blackline) and robotization, but also
  sensible process adjustments;
- Perform review and provide feedback on the reporting packages submitted by accountants
  from other locations;
- You make sure that all balance sheet reconciliations are correctly executed in a timely manner;
- You manage fixed asset process and related controls and reconciliations;
- In this position you are also responsible for local statutory accounting, perform reviews and
  provide feedback on the reporting packages submitted by accountants from other locations
  and coordination with outsourcing partners.

Qualifications
- Completed higher professional education/HBO or Bachelor/Master in economics,
  finance or accounting;
- Strong technical accounting skills and extensive experience in bookkeeping;
- Fluent in English and at least independent user in (at least one of)  French, Italian, 
  Spanish, Scandinavian or German;
- Preferably worked in a Shared Service Centre already;
- Extensive ERP system experience (preferably SAP) and advanced  Excel skills;
- Pro-active attitude;
- Skilled communicator with the ability to influence and convince peers and other business
  colleagues in complying with existing control systems and implementing new processes;
- Strong team player;
- Highly flexible attitude and enjoy driving change and efficiency;|
- Ability to demonstrate experience in optimizing processes;
- Enjoy working in an ambitious environment and with a personal drive to become best in class;
- Know how to take and create opportunities for yourself and the organisation.

What makes this position and organization interesting for you?
- High demanding  environment;
- Responsible position in an international environment;
- Young, driven team with an informal work atmosphere;
- Innovative, rapidly growing and solid organization;
- Fine working conditions.

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