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Requisition Number:  17384
Contract Type:  Permanent

The Hague, NL

SES is currently looking for an Accountant to take the responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of the general ledgers for the companies assigned to them, including performance of financial analysis, application of any local regulations, and compliance with SES’s policies and procedures for those companies. 

For this position you should be able to fully close a smaller entity and deliver a significant contribution into the closing of more significant entities, but don't worry, you will have all the support you will need from your team.


You will be responsible for (this is not an exhaustive list):

Completeness and documentation of financial records

  • Ensure accuracy of the general ledgers for all assigned entities, including understanding revenue recognition, income taxes, etc. prepared by other departments
  • Record manual journal entries, with appropriate supporting documentation
  • Prepare or obtain account reconciliations so that all balance sheet positions are supported on a monthly basis

Compliance of the financial records with SES policies and procedures

  • Respect strict closing deadlines, including daily processing of bank transactions 
  • Ensure intercompany transactions are properly recorded and reconciled
  • Complete central reporting package to allow timely consolidation of SES’s results

Fulfilment of regulatory obligations associated with each entity 

  • Prepare annual statutory financial statements on a legal entity basis, and prepare any other tax filings (excluding income taxes) or other reporting obligations
  • Ensure compliance with intercompany recharging mechanisms, required profit margins, and the like

Financial analysis over the entity, or subgroups of entities

  • On a regular basis, prepare a formal review of the assigned companies’ results, including analysis of variances to prior, budget, and forecast, and proof of compliance with intercompany recharging mechanisms and required profit margins
  • Support monthly reviews of results for aggregated groups of companies by the local accounting manager

Oversight over external accounting service providers (if required)

  • Review monthly reports from external providers, ensuring accuracy, including correct use of SES’s standard chart of accounts and cost centres
  • Maintain reconciliation between IFRS consolidation ledger and local ledger (in SAP), as well as between local ledger (in SAP) and local ledger (in external provider’s system)





Must Have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or directly relevant professional qualification
  • About 2 years operational experience in a similar role
  • SAP experience is a significant advantage
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken


Nice to Have

  • Analytical skills and detail-focused
  • Problem assessment and solving skills
  • Forthcoming and familiar with the international business environment




  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plan
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programs 
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story

SES is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristics protected by local, state, or federal law.

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