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Financial AP Accountant

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Financial AP Accountant

  • WE00613
  • Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

About us

Fontem Ventures, a subsidiary of Imperial Brands plc and has a clear mission to deliver harm reduced nicotine products to consumers. We are a leader in vaping technology and own the global e-vapour brand blu. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and with its research & development centre in Liverpool, UK, Fontem Ventures develops and commercializes 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.

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 programs, 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 Next Generation Product 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.

The role

At Fontem Ventures we are looking for a Financial Accountant for our Finance Department in Amsterdam. In this position, you will take care of a broad range of accounting & reporting tasks and you will report to the Finance Manager.

As our Financial Accountant, you will interact with a variety of persons, from different internal departments and levels, as well as external parties, like suppliers, auditors and tax & legal advisors. You will be responsible for the monthly and annual activities for Fontem Ventures Holding and its 7 subsidiaries.

Key accountabilities

  • Manage accounts payable;
  • Maintain cost centres and internal orders in SAP;
  • Support and train PO requestors for PO creation and goods receipts;
  • Request and coordinate user set up for PO and invoicing system;
  • Maintain the PO upload sheets;
  • Review of payment and payroll files;
  • Create forecast required funds for vendor, payroll and tax payments;
  • Vendor accounts set up and management;
  • Keep records of invoices and tax payments;
  • CBS submissions;
  • Reconciling vendor accounts;
  • Balance sheet reconciliation for AP, payroll and VAT and wage tax;
  • Assist in preparation of financial statements in compliance with official guidelines and requirements;
  • Support with monthly closings;
  • Participate in preparation for the annual audit;
  • Other ad hoc information requests.

Skills & experience

  • Hbo degree in Accounting;
  • 3+ years’ work experience in finance as Accountant; 
  • Hands-on experience with SAP is a big plus, Basware experience is welcome, as well as Exact;
  • Up-to-date knowledge about Dutch GAAP and IFRS;
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel;
  • Good understanding of accounting and financial processes;
  • Time-management and organization skills, able to structure things and set priorities;
  • Take ownership, feel responsible, pro-active;
  • Able to easily connect to other stakeholders (internal, external), good communicating skills;
  • Diplomatic, persuasive, service minded, helpful;
  • Good Dutch and English language skills, both verbally and in writing.

What we offer

For this role we offer a competitive package of salary, including bonus and 13th month, pension and 25 days holiday + 9 days ADV.

Next steps

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

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