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Financial Accountant - English

Ref. Number 17-0282
Description Finance/Accounting
Contract info Recruitment
Language(s) required English (Fluent)
Region Hoofddorp Region
Salary Depends on experience
Start date ASAP
Duration 7 months contract with view to extension

Our client, a global manufacturer of innovative storage, multimedia and wireless networking products for the home and small businesses, is looking for a Financial Accountant to join their team in the Hoofddorp area.  

The company, headquartered in Japan, is recognised as the Number One total PC peripheral manufacturer in Japan and has been the worldwide consumer NAS (Network Attached Storage) market leader for 6 years in a row.


Job Profile for Financial Accountant
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Support the Finance Director in providing management information as required
  • Provide weekly cash flow forecasts for the use of management reporting to the Japanese headquarters and calculate foreign exchange exposure
  • Bank reconciliation, USD, GBP and Euro
  • Prepare VAT returns for UK, NL, Germany and France
  • Maintain fixed asset registration and calculate depreciation monthly
  • Calculate and process prepayments and accruals as necessary
  • Supervise the assistant accountant
  • Have ownership of month end closing processes
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations and ensure that integrity of general ledger is maintained
  • Fully understand all entries passing through the general ledger so that all accounts can be analysed and explained as necessary, particularly with regard to margins, promotions and marketing expenses
  • Reconcile marketing expenses
  • Process journal entries
  • Prepare consolidation pack for the Japanese headquarters
  • A wide variety of ad-hoc duties are required. This could range from doing special costing/investment appraisal exercises to work on sales ledger and credit control


Candidate Profile for Financial Accountant

  • Must be fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Must have more than 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with general ledger is essential, ideally from a multi-currency environment
  • Intermediate Excel knowledge is required. SAP will be an advantage
  • No nine-to-five mentality
  • Hardworking and multitasking
  • Able to meet agreed deadlines and performance targets


What Our Client Offers

  • International working environment
  • Opportunity to learn and acquire a broad experience
  • Training
  • Flexible working hours
  • Reimbursed commuting expenses


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