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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Finance & Accounting
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      November 20,2021
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    Junior Financial Accountant


    Are you the finance professional that likes to support in times of transformation?

    IKEA is transforming business operations and you can play a crucial role!
    Business Operations Transformation (BOT) within Finance and Procurement is an enabler for creating a new IKEA. As part of BOT we will simplify and standardize our ways of working and implement new modern tools to meet new business requirements and demands helping us to minimize manual work, improve cost performance, secure business continuity and compliance. The Netherlands is one of the first countries to implement Business Operations Transformation.

    Who you are - It is essential that you:
    • Collaborating in change and build alliances in a constantly changing environment with many different stakeholders and demands comes natural for you.
    • You are a critical thinker and have the ability to conceptualise, analyse and evaluate data and determine cause and effects to generate innovative, data-driven ideas.
    -As a self-starter you learn from experience and apply that learning to perform successfully under new or first- time conditions.
    • You are result orientated and able to meet deadlines.
    • You pay attention to detail with quality in accomplishing a task.
    • You have the ability to work with complex data and communicate insights to make more informed decisions.

    You have ;
    HBO level with 3 to 5 years accounting experience.
    Able to communicate fluent in English, able to communicate in Dutch is a pre.
    Advanced Excel knowledge.
    Preferred: Power BI knowledge, experience with SAP.


    Purpose of the Job

    • Support the country finance team in the day to day financial and accounting activities.

    • Contribute to the finance transformation within IKEA by improving the current ways of working.

    • Together with the country finance team and transformation team prepare for new finance system and ways of working.

    • Work closely together with the Global Business Operations (GBO) and take care of resolving issues resulting in a timely and accurate month end closing. :


    • Support the finance team and Shared Service Centre on accounting and reporting activities.
    • Review issues in accounting and reporting operations and communicate to the relevant stakeholders to organize a solution.
    • Review, prepare and post/request all types of non-standard transactions to general ledger.
    • Responsible for various types of reconciliations (i.e. balance sheet, sales, costs)
    • Ensure that all transactions are processed accurately and timely in compliance with Ingka Group frameworks and local GAAP.
    With Group function, Shared Service Centre and Country organization contribute to minimize deviations from standard global frameworks for local business needs and compliance reasons and secure effective ways of working


    We would love you to join our team in this journey. Our work is not about number crunching and filling in endless lines of datasheets. (Although we like to do that as well…) It’s about securing our vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. If you feel inspired and energized by contributing to this vision by securing a high quality of accounting & reporting in compliance with accounting principles in a changing environment… … then we would love to meet you


    Application process

    Are you interested? Do you see yourself in this role? If so, you can apply through this website. Upload your CV. Be sure that in your accompanying letter you answer the following two questions:

    • Motivate the key point in this job ad that triggered you to apply ?
    • In what way does this function contribute to the vision of IKEA ‘to create a better everyday life for the many people’?

    To discover what drives IKEA colleagues and how a day on the work floor can look like: Wat is jouw UPPDRAG?

    What else is important:

    ***Please notice that the interviews are scheduled in week 47 / 48

    An integrity check with the alert register of the Stichting Fraude Aanpak Detailhandel (foundation for combating fraud in the retail sector) forms part of the application procedure.

    We reserve the right to close the vacancy before the closing date mentioned or to prolong it.
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