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Accountant - Accounts Payable

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Position summary:

The Accountant - Accounts Payable assists in the day-to-day operations of accounts payable and supports the work of the department by: working closely their supervisor on issues affecting payment processing, following and helping others follow Finance and Administration policies and procedures related to Accounts Payable and procurement, meeting all organizational and departmental deadlines, and pro-actively ensuring the integrity of financial data in his/her area(s) of responsibility. 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with supervisor to support the work of the department by: providing input for/ensuring compliance with Finance and Administration policies and procedures, meeting all organizational and departmental deadlines, and pro-actively ensuring the integrity of financial data in his/her area(s) of responsibility.
  • Prepares and monitors Accounts Payable Aging report, reconcile to general ledger and suggest course of action for old invoices and following up with requesters and supervisor.
  • Review travel and expense submissions regularly for supervisor review/posting to the accounting system and providing assistance for corporate card travel and expense review as needed.
  • Monitor daily cash balance with supervisor and prepare packages for payment release by supervisor, Controller or Global Director of Accounting.
  • Assist supervisor and Controller in his/her headquarter office on the month/year-end closes, annual audits, tax filings, and other duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of intermediate vocational education (MBO-4) in financial administration or other comparable education;
  • 1-5 years relevant experience; non-profit sector experience a plus;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with accounting system software and expertise in Excel;
  • Language skills (in addition to English) a plus;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and ability to multitask, work in a multicultural, diverse, and highly deadline-driven environment.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Notes:

The position will be based in Amsterdam and is open to applicants of all nationalities. However, only candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands will be considered. 

Application:

Please send your application (max. 1 page motivation, max 2 page resume) no later than April 8, 2019 to hr@utz.org mentioning “Accountant – Accounts Payable” in the subject line. For questions about this position, please send to hr@utz.org