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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Finance & Accounting
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 24,2021
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    • JSS
    • VISA
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    Financial Accountant

    We are on the lookout for an experienced financial accountant to cover significant accounting areas relating to our two legal entities, a Dutch N.V. and a US Inc. You will provide support to colleagues in both the Netherlands and the US.

    The team

    Our Finance & Accounting team consists of eight engaged and driven professionals based in both the Netherlands and the US, who work together closely on accounting activities for both entities of Merus. The financial accountant will report to the Director of Finance & Accounting.

    The role

    As financial accountant, you will ensure that assigned tasks are executed correctly, completely, on time, and in compliance with internal guidelines, SOX and US GAAP. You will work seamlessly within the team to meet timelines and requirements relating to both the N.V. and Inc. accounts. This role requires deep and comprehensive accounting knowledge and an ability to oversee the bigger picture, together with a continuous improvement and optimization mindset.

    Your day-to-day tasks will be the following:
    • Contributing to flawless month-end, quarter-end and year-end processes for the areas assigned to you
    • Executing accounting transactions and making journal entries on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
    • Processing transactions for all cash accounts and financial investments.
    • Managing tangible and intangible fixed assets (i.e. additions, disposals, impairments) and depreciations
    • Managing G&A accruals and pre-paid expenses
    • Managing weekly payment batch controls
    • Providing hands-on support to other operational accounting areas where needed
    • Preparing month-end reconciliations, specifications, and explanations in your area
    • Initiating and contributing to process improvements
    • Executing and documenting SOX controls in your area
    • Interacting with the internal organization
    • Interacting with external specialists such as SOX specialists and auditors

    Your profile

    The successful Financial Accountant will have hands-on personality, is able to work in an international environment across time zones and is fluent in Dutch and English. This is then backed-up by:

    • A relevant degree at the bachelor level
    • Proficient in financial accounting, with proven hands-on accounting experience
    • Preferably have work experience in biotechnology or pharma
    • Strong interpersonal skills according to the people around you
    • Work with a high degree of urgency, accuracy and quality
    • Results driven, analytical, and focused on throughput and output
    • Have excellent and advanced Excel skills and preferably experience with SAP


    We offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest in the biotech industry. As part of Merus, you’ll experience a steep learning curve from your very first day in the job. And you’ll get to interact with a great international team of people who love what they do! To top it all, we offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, an excellent pension scheme, a company bonus and 30 days’ annual leave (based on a full-time position). Most importantly, you’ll have the chance to help us close in on cancer – everything you do matters at Merus.

    Working at Merus gives you the opportunity to grow and develop a career that can lead to both individual and company success. You will have the chance to make an impact within the drug development field by helping to develop bispecific antibody therapies (Multiclonics®) to fight human diseases with a high unmet need. Merus’ headquarters are located in the Netherlands, but we also have offices in the USA, and many collaborations around the world. We have been listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange since 2016, and over the last 10 years we have taken several candidate drugs into clinical trials. For more information on the company and our pipeline, please visit When hiring new employees, we look for people who will fit in well with the collaborative, rigorous, and entrepreneurial spirit of our company – a spirit that drives us to develop advanced therapies that address unmet needs in cancer and other diseases.

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