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Manager Global Accounting

Sector Location Job type Salary
EUR 90000 - EUR 100000
Date added
25 July, 2022

Job Description

EMEA Recruitment is working with an expanding global leader seeking an experienced Manager Global Accounting.


Managing a team and working closely with the Senior Manager Global Accounting, you will play an important role in building and optimizing the global accounting processes.


The successful candidate will have strong operational and transactional accounting knowledge, be eager to drive long-term improvements and change, and have a strong growth and transformational mindset.


Manager Global Accounting, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands


The main responsibilities of the Manager Global Accounting are:

  • Build and optimize the global accounting process for the given scope
  • Responsible for all aspects of balance sheet and P&L line items, e.g. content costs, payroll, bonus, commissions and their related accruals, prepayments, etc.
  • Responsible for forecasting, policies and procedures, internal controls implementation and 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 that 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 (i.e. Blackline) and improving monthly review processes and 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 and tools
  • Partner with business stakeholders, including HR, Corporate Accounting and Financial Operations
  • Hire, train, coach, manage and ultimately lead 1-2 direct reports
  • Regular feedback meetings and support the team’s growth and personal development


About you:

  • 8+ years of experience in Accounting, Financial Control or a similar role, including at least 4 years of experience managing others
  • Demonstrated experience in working on GL close activities
  • Big 4 experience and a professional accounting certification, such as RA, CPA, 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 and 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
  • Fluent in and comfortable working in English


If you are interested in applying for this Manager Global Accounting role please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation about this role, please call Gemma in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 241 73 65