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Senior Accountant

Requisition Number:  13595
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location(s): 

The Hague, NL

Role Description Summary:

You will be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the general ledgers for the companies assigned to you. This includes performance of financial analysis, application of any local regulations, and compliance with SES’s policies and procedures for those companies.

 

Do you have…?

 

  • the proven ability to fully close a significant entity autonomously
  • a good understanding of the processes feeding into the General Ledger accounting
  • at least five years’ experience in the role, or a directly similar role at another employer

 

If you are interested in becoming part of the SES family, click on ‘read full job description’ to find out more.

 

Extended Job Description 

 

 

Role Description Summary:

You will be responsible for the completeness and accuracy of the general ledgers for the companies assigned to you. This includes performance of financial analysis, application of any local regulations, and compliance with SES’s policies and procedures for those companies.

 

Do you have…?

 

  • the proven ability to fully close a significant entity autonomously
  • a good understanding of the processes feeding into the General Ledger accounting
  • at least five years’ experience in the role, or a directly similar role at another employer

 

Primary Responsibilities/Key Result Areas:

  • Completeness and documentation of financial records
  1. Ensure accuracy of the general ledgers for all assigned entities, including understanding revenue recognition, income taxes, etc. prepared by other department
  2. Record manual journal entries, with appropriate supporting documentation
  3. Prepare or obtain account reconciliations so that all balance sheet positions are supported monthly
  • Compliance of the financial records with SES policies and procedures
  1. Respect strict closing deadlines, including daily processing of bank transactions
  2. Ensure intercompany transactions are properly recorded and reconciled
  3. Complete central reporting package to allow timely consolidation of SES’s results
  • Fulfillment of regulatory obligations associated with each entity
  1. Prepare annual statutory financial statements on a legal entity basis, and prepare any other tax filings (excluding income taxes) or other reporting obligations
  2. Ensure compliance with intercompany recharging mechanisms, required profit margins, and the like
  • Financial analysis over the entity, or subgroups of entities
  1. Regularly, 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
  2. Support monthly reviews of results for aggregated groups of companies by the local accounting manager
  • Oversight over external accounting service providers (if required)
  1. Review monthly reports from external providers, ensuring accuracy, including correct use of SES’s standard chart of accounts and cost centers
  2. 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)

 

Who We Are Looking For (More About You):

In order to achieve the outcomes described above, we believe you will have the following:

 

Skills/Competencies:

  • Strong analytical skills and detail-focused
  • Proven problem assessment and solving skills
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to plan own time carefully and to prioritize with limited supervision
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in an international business environment

 

Preferred Education & Experience (a combination of education and experience will be considered):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or directly relevant professional qualification
  • Advanced professional qualification (such as ACCA) preferred
  • More than five years operational experience in a similar role, preferably in an international organization
  • Fluency in English and Dutch, both oral and written. Other relevant foreign languages an asset

 

What’s in it for you:

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

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The contents of this job description are subject to change. SES and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law

 

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