Lead Accountant

Location Rijswijk
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Gareth Allen

Contact email: Gareth@Superior-Recruitment.com
Published: about 1 month ago

​Superior Recruitment Group are looking for an experienced Lead Accountant on behalf of our client based in Rijswijk, Netherlands. This is a full time permanent role.

  • Under broad direction, responsible for coordinating and supervising staff employees in the activities supporting the general ledger, sub- systems, and related business systems and applications, along with the resultant financial statements.

  • Responsible for preparation, review, and accuracy of finance and accounting activities within the department, including executing financial close activities, reviewing and updating business practices, performing internal control self-assessments, preparing forecasts and annual business plans, business analysis, and performing ongoing process improvements.

  • Directs a group or section of accountants and/or administrative staff and administers personnel related functions including monitoring of performance and development objectives, and regular performance review discussions.

  • Advises management using diverse communication tools on key financial issues, financial performance, or financial processes.

  • Responsible for interpreting and applying company policy, controls, and accounting principles to financial transactions.

  • Strong knowledge of statutory requirements under IFRS and US GAAP. Candidate needs to have a strong understanding in holding structures, consolidations, and the differences between IFRS and US GAAP.

  • Responsible for external reporting, audits, and direct communication with auditors for the preparation of annual accounts.

  • Knowledge of local tax and VAT reporting

  • Basic understanding of salary and pension administration

  • Demonstrates advanced functionality of common office environment, functional applications such as SAP and Hyperion, and relevant business applications.

  • Demonstrates project management skills and awareness of financial performance metrics such as CVA/NOVA.

  • Demonstrates strong knowledge in aspects of general accounting, internal controls and risk mitigation, company policy, financial analysis and statutory reporting, forecasting, and financial applications of varying complexity, as well as advanced levels of proficiency with industry and company acumen.

  • Requires completion of an undergraduate degree in accounting, business, or other related field and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in accounting related roles.

  • Knowledge of US GAAP or country-specific accounting principles required.

For more information and to apply, please submit your up to date CV and our specialist team will be in touch as soon as possible.