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Global Accounting Manager (Amsterdam)

Type Permanent

Salary Negotiable

Location International

Ref # 5880

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Barden are proud to be working with a global SaaS firm to help identify a key leader for their centralised global accounting function in Amsterdam. Working closely with the Director of Finance this is a key role that leads a significant team and is responsible for the ongoing evolution of the finance organisation.


Build and optimize the global accounting process for the given scope;

Responsible for all aspects of Balance Sheet and P&L

Responsible for forecasting, policies and procedures, internal controls implementation & compliance, support audits and related systems;

Ensure smooth day to day operations and accurate monthly close process and deliverables for the related areas, including review of work performed by others;

Identify and implement improvements and efficiencies which can streamline the close process and/or reduce risks;

Reduce duration and streamline the timing of the period-end close process; enhance effectiveness of the process by refining tools and improving monthly review processes & procedures

Identify and address accounting issues in a timely manner

Drive global initiatives for process standardization, centralization, and automation (e.g. RPA), and improved systems & tools;

Partner with business stakeholders, including HR, corporate accounting and financial operations;

Regular feedback meetings and support the team’s growth & personal development.




8+ years of experience in accounting, financial control, or a similar role, including at least four years of experience managing others.

Demonstrated experience in working on GL close activities

Big 4 experience and a professional accounting certification, such ACA, ACCA, or similar, is preferred.

Experience with a Global company with significant presence in the Americas, EMEA, APAC, and the Nordics desired

Experience working with accounting & ERP systems, such as NetSuite, SAP, or Oracle.

Ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships

Ability to share ideas, develop effective responses and influence management decisions

Must be able to exercise a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality

Self-motivated, detailed and deadline-oriented, with a proven track record to handle multiple tasks with varying priorities. Ability to remain organized in a fast-paced environment at a growing company.

A strong ‘growth’ and transformational mindset, comfortable navigating ambiguous situations, and an eagerness to drive long-term improvements and change.

Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate status, issues, risks, and opportunities with leaders, auditors, and business partners.


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Jonathan Olden leads a team of accounting recruitment experts that work exclusively with the accounting professionals across Munster. With a deep understanding of leading businesses, team structures, cultures and the nuances of the Munster market, Jonathan and his team, many of whom are accountants themselves, go to great lengths to provide a consultative and supportive service to the people they work with. Jonathan and his team are where accounting professionals in Munster go for advice before they start looking for a job.

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