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Accounting Manager

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Accounting Manager

  • WE00584
  • Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


Fontem Ventures, a subsidiary of Imperial Brands plc, is a leader in vaping technology and owns e-vapour brand blu. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and with its research & development centre in Liverpool, UK, Fontem Ventures develops and commercialises vaping products under the blu brand. The rapid growth of vaping is a consumer-driven revolution, based on a whole range of different motivations, which is fundamentally changing social habits and lifestyles.


Fontem Ventures is looking for an Accounting Manager. In this role you will work in the finance department and you will be responsible for the leadership of the accounting team. You will take care of a broad range of accounting & reporting tasks and you report to the CFO.


The Accounting Manager will be responsible for the monthly and annual activities related to the financial accounting & reporting for the Fontem Ventures Group in the Netherlands, Beijing and Austria. Besides this responsibility, you will also focus on daily operational finance activities. Fontem Ventures is the full operating entity, others have a limited scope of transactions but need full proper administration and reporting. You will do this with your accounting team (2 people) and with additional support from our FSSC in Manila. In your role you are in touch with a variety of persons from different departments and different levels like Imperial Brands plc Group Finance, the FP&A Manager and Finance BP for the category, but also external stakeholders like suppliers, auditors and tax & legal advisors.



  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of monthly balance sheet and P&L to Group Finance;
  • Deliver statutory accounts for all entities;
  • Manage and further develop the accounting team;
  • Monthly cash-flow, CAPEX and working capital forecast;
  • Monthly budget reporting;
  • Setup and maintain AO/IC processes and procedures;
  • Stewardship and governance in line with Imperial Brands PLC rules;
  • Managing T&E process including managing company credit cards;
  • Cooperating with FSS;
  • Managing Tax ( CIT, VAT, Payroll tax);
  • Manage the audits (external, internal);
  • Other ad hoc information requests.


  • University degree in accounting;
  • Experience leading an accounting team for a multinational company or matrix organisation;
  • Up-to-date knowledge about Dutch GAAP and IFRS;
  • 5-10 years of experience as an accountant within the finance department of a multinational company preferred;
  • Extensive SAP user experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with MS office;
  • Excellent Dutch and English language skills, both verbally and in writing;
  • Proactive, positive attitude;
  • Accurate and responsible;
  • Flexible attitude and good communication skills;
  • Diplomatic and persuasive person;
  • Team player.


Imperial Brands offers a competitive package of salary, bonus scheme, pension and 25 days holiday (with an additional 4 days on top to cover the Christmas period and bank holidays).


We're a truly international company, fourth largest in our industry and operating across 120 markets. An inclusive, innovative global FMCG business supported by over 27,500 employees. As we embrace a new era of growth, we are transforming. Our ways of working and culture are driven by a challenger mindset, constantly questioning the status quo. Our agility and entrepreneurial spirit, alongside award winning development programmes, enable innovation and success while creating exciting and rewarding career choices.

As we move forward, our customers will be at the heart of what we do, evolving to needs and expectations and committing to a more meaningful contribution to harm reduction by building a successful NGP business. Integral to our long-term success is our sustainability strategy, behaving responsibly and supporting our ambitions, all underpinned by high governance.

Encouraging inclusion at local levels and supporting a developing and robust diversity agenda globally, we’re fully committed to creating and maintaining an environment that celebrates and respects difference.


Interested applicants should apply with their current CV highlighting their suitability for the role. 

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