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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Finance & Accounting
  • Languages
    English Dutch
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      November 26,2021
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    Group Financial Controller

    Are you ready to leave audit and move towards one of the largest life sciences (Amsterdam area) firms in the world? We are looking for a Client Accounting Manager who will be completely responsible for the accounting and reporting for the holding and other finance comanies. Fluency in English and good to fluent in Dutch needed.


    The Company

    Bayer is active in Life Sciences and actively focuses on health care and agriculture. Their products and services aim to improve the life and quality of life of people. At Bayer you have the opportunity to participate in a corporate culture where passion for innovation is valued and where employees are given the opportunity to really make the difference.

    The Accounting organization consists of passionate colleagues and there is an open and informal working atmosphere. Because of this, the department is capable of meeting deadlines despite high work pressure. The goal of the department is clear: to monitor all financial flows within the organization in the Netherlands and the affiliated companies. Due to the international character of the organization, the accounting department is responsible for various reports both within and outside Bayer.

    The official language within the organization is Dutch but the coordination with related parties will be in English.

    Are you a High Potential from the Big4 who wants to make a step towards a Financial Accounting position? Do you have IFRS / Dutch & US GAAP knowledge, and do you have a passion for the accounting profession? And are you looking for a challenging job in a team with enthusiastic colleagues? In a professional and informal organization? Then this is the job for you!

    Position purpose

    The Client Accounting Manager is responsible for the complete, timely execution of all Accounting Operations in good quality. You are mainly responsible for the holding and finance companies, specific know how and requirements are needed in the area of financial investments and participation valuation as well as the respective IT systems. You contribute to the reliability of the books in your scope of responsibility and ensures proper reflection in Group Reporting and local Dutch GAAP to allow certification by external auditors. You are part of the local Group Finance department with strong working relationships with Tax, Finance/Controlling and Treasury colleagues. Even though the main responsibilities of the role fall under the Client Accounting team (i.e. Holding & Finance entities), you are willing to take on responsibilities/support in the operational companies when needed (i.e. companies covering production, R&D, marketing & sales activities). As such the candidate is comfortable in working in a new environment.

    Your tasks and responsibilities

    • Executing various general ledger activities
    • Support the accounting flow and reporting for holding and financing companies
    • Active role in the Center of Expertise for the Finance & Holding companies
      Participate in various global projects, including group restructurings
    • Perform the yearly impairment testing of several holding company's affiliates for local GAAP purposes
    • Support statutory (Dutch Gaap) postings and evaluation (perform plausibility checks)
    • Supervise the Overall closing process: Keep track of the status, divide tasks and support where assistance is required by the team
    • Perform actual reporting for consolidated Group Reporting according to IFRS
    • Prepare statutory financial statements according to Dutch GAAP and draw up various annual accounts
    • Other external local mandatory reporting: De Nederlandse Bank (DNB) and Centraal Bureau voor de Statistieken (CBS)

    What do we ask?

    • Minimal HBO Business Economics or Accountancy and at least 2 to 4 years of experience in one of the Big4 organizations is a strong advantage.
    • Knowledge of external reporting guidelines (Dutch GAAP and IFRS) is a must.
    • Knowledge of US GAAP is an advantage.
    • Being able to deal with complex situations / environment
    • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English and at different levels

    What's in if for you?

    As a modern employer, Bayer takes care of its employees and helps them find a balance between career development opportunities and personal life planning. They offer a wide range of career prospects, a modern working environment and competitive compensation. Bayer employees benefit from great employment conditions, such as:
    • An excellent competitive salary
    • 34 days of leave
    • The choice to work 20 or 40 % of your working hours from home.
    • A solid retirement plan

    Does this sound as an organisation you fit in? Please apply now!

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