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Dutch Accounting Specialist

Up to £65000 per annum
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SIMON TAYLOR

Key responsibilities:

  • Take ownership of accounting activities and monthly review for their Head Office entities (Holding companies) and provide support to the current team in accounting for our Dutch and some Benelux trading entities.
  • Maintaining and completing bank reconciliations of the above entities to ensure all bank are reconciled and journals appropriately posted.
  • Maintaining appropriate inter-company balances and monthly reconciliation of the balances with other entities / OpCos
  • Understanding of tax rules regarding inter-company balances and maintain Inter-company loan schedules
  • Preparation of financial statement of the head-office entities under IFRS
  • Working with Group Auditor on getting the Head office entities Audited
  • Providing support to the consolidation team during group consolidation and review of the final consolidation numbers
  • Providing accounting (including consolidation support) and technical support for the group annual audits for relevant companies.
  • Support the current accounting team in maintaining and enhancing the current HO recharges process


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong experience of dealing with Dutch statutory Auditors
  • ACCA/ACA or equivalent of 5 years post-qualification general accounting experience, ideally within Head Office working environment


Good Understanding of:

  • Dutch Tax Laws
  • Dutch Accounting and tax compliance rules
  • PCAOB Audit and accounting standard (not mandatory but good to have)
  • Effective internal control environment
  • Extensive experience of working on SAP
  • Good understanding of review of monthly Inter-company reconciliations
  • Excellent communication skills – Both in Dutch and English
  • Experience of working with Off-shore teams

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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