Accounting Officer - Global Business Services

  • Competitive
  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
  • Permanent, Full time
  • TMF Group
  • 21 Mar 19

Accounting Officer - Global Business Services

Accounting Officer - GBS

As an Accounting Officer, you will assist the Team Leader Accounting with financial and administrative matters of client companies taking into account the existing procedures of TMF Group. You are part of a dedicated client team and you have a delegated responsibility for keeping the client files in financial and legal good standing.


Key responsibilities


  • Set-up and maintain computerized administrations and/or financial databases
  • Compile, enter and post monthly journal entries
  • Prepare statutory financial reports as well as client-specific reports
  • Assist in cash management including the management of bank accounts and payment instructions
  • Prepare reporting to third parties, e.g. Chamber of Commerce, Dutch Central Bank
  • Ensure proper correspondence for accounts
  • Maintain contact with auditors, tax advisors, lawyers, notaries and other involved parties in order to obtain the required information for reporting purposes
  • Interact with external auditors in completing audits
  • Execute any activities necessary to ensure TMF Group c.a. and its clients comply with which is from a sound compliance point of view required or otherwise desired
  • Interact with the Team Leader Accounting and the other Accounting Officers on a daily basis and assist on special projects
  • Ensure a timely and correct filing of the administrative records
  • Timely and correct recording and updating on the internal "client information systems" (VP DMS)
  • Keep client data and the client database up to date
  • Arrange for payment of debtors and collect outstanding receivables

  • Keep records per account of own worked hours


    Professional Qualifications

  • Financial-administrative degree (ACCA, CPA, ACA or a Bachelor's degree SPD, HEAO AA, HEAO BE) or a comparable level achieved through exposure and experience
  • Preferably a minimum of 3 - 5 years relevant working experience
  • Excellent knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (Dutch GAAP, IFRS and preferably US GAAP)
  • Thorough knowledge of finance, accounting and cost control principles
  • Good knowledge of SAP, CaseWare and Dynamics
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and relative experience with operational clients (f.e. production, sales and trade companies)
  • Knowledge of and relative experience with VAT treatments for international clients (EC sales, import and export)


Core competencies
  • Knowledge
    • Will generates ideas for improvement based on past experience
    • Will keep up to date with business trends/changes in law that will impact their role
    • Is aware of client contracts and what is W.I.P. / out of scope
    • Identifies and promotes opportunities to share knowledge
    • Strives for high standards of delivery to clients
  • Commercial Awareness / Financial accountability
    • Fully understands TMF Group's business lines, regulatory requirements and how the organization is structured
    • Records time accurately and within deadline in addition to approving time for others
    • Understands and applies control and risk and governance frameworks consistently
    • Is responsible for debt collection and negotiation of fees with clients in area of accountability
    • Is financially mindful of personal impact on the business


Working at TMF Group offers:
  • Excellent working conditions: good work-life balance;
  • Learning opportunities: you will work with highly experienced colleagues who are ready to share their knowledge, and will receive the opportunity to work on diverse and complex client requests. You will also be able to apply for and be supported for training;
  • Value-driven work environment: you can expect integrity and respect from all your colleagues and your leadership team;
  • Teamwork: an environment where we learn from our mistakes and work together to improve our processes continuously. A no-blame culture where teamwork is important, valued and lived daily;
  • Ambition: we are a growing company in which we constantly look for the next opportunity and where all ideas are welcome.