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Account Payable

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 by Octagon Professionals

Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland Netherlands
Admin & Secretarial
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Are you a finance professional with a Master's degree and at least 4 years of experience? Are you eager to start a new challenge in a multicultural environment and contribute with your expertise?

We are looking for a Payable Accountant who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Your responsibilities:

  • Analyzing, validating and approving all Agency payments to suppliers in compliance with ESA accounting policy, the Financial Regulations, instructions and procedures (internal rules).
  • Carrying out related financial operations and interfaces with suppliers.
  • End-of-period adjustments, offsetting of prepayments against progress invoices and vendor clearing, analysis of balances, clearing of accrued costs versus invoices received and other accounting practices related to accounts payable.
  • Contributing to the verification of contracts/purchase orders and CCNs to ensure compliance with financial requirements.
  • Contributing to monthly and yearly closure of ESA accounts payable, ensuring accounts reconciliation, providing specific notes relating to ESA Financial Statements.
  • Contributing to drafting instructions, procedures and guidelines for the Sections/Divisions.
  • Responding to queries from industry.
  • Preparing urgent payment lists.
  • Maintaining close liaison with the appropriate Cost Centre managers, project managers and administrators providing financial advice and information on the relevant processes.
  • Other ad hoc financial accounting tasks as requested by management.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree or equivalent professional qualifications in a financial discipline.
  • At least 4 years of experience of financial accounting at ESA or in a comparable environment.
  • Very good knowledge of SAP and ESA-p about Procure-to-Pay process and related procedures.
  • Excellent numerical skills as well as an accounting background with the analytical skills required to operate a complex accounting system.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken. Knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
  • Up to 30 vacations days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Application deadline: Friday, the 8th of March

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let's get in touch!

Octagon Professionals International is a full-service recruitment and HR services firm with 30 years of experience in the European and international market. Our large network of professionals across multiple functional areas and multi-national team provide flexible solutions customized to individual client needs.

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Reference: 646247774

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