Start Date: ASAP, 40 hrs p/w with Working Time Reduction benefit.
Salary: € 30,000 / € 33,000 gross per year on full time basis
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Contract: 1 year initially – extension by mutual consent
Position summary and job purpose
Global Reporting Initiative is seeking an Accountant to play a pivotal role in supporting the finance
team in production of timely, relevant and reliable financial data used for decision making.
We are looking for a motivated self-starter who will be responsible for day- to day management
of the finance functions. In addition, they will pro-actively apply independent judgement and self-
manage their own time with various tasks/projects.
This fantastic role provides the opportunity to be part of a fast–growing, sector-leading
international NGO in the field of Sustainability and ESG reporting, working directly with a broad
range of international stakeholders across Commercial and Governmental sectors.
Assist the Finance Manager in timely and accurate production of all financial information;
Maintain general ledger in compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures,
including processing of journal entries;
Support in coordinating month and year end closing processes within the established
deadlines and maintaining all books of record and support, including assets, liabilities,
revenues and expense transactions;
Reconcile and control of general ledger balances providing supporting documents and
resolving accounting issues and discrepancies as they arise in the daily processing of
Support accounts payable and accounts receivable related tasks;
Liaise with internal and external parties on various local accounting issues;
Conduct ad hoc analyses, as directed by management;
Assist in preparing management and financial reports for each business line and
Assist in preparing and compiling required information for external audits;
Assist in preparing and managing cash reporting and bank reconciliation;
Support the preparation and execution of payments through electronic banking;
Assist in preparing reports to comply with local requirements (VAT and CBS);
Assist in maintaining, updating and documenting internal controls as well as the GRI’s
manual for financial procedures;
Other duties as requested
Key competencies / Requirements
Professional education on at least Bachelor level (e.g. HEAO-BE or SPD Bookkeeping);
Minimum 2-3 years relevant experience in an international environment and thorough
understanding of administration relating to Accounting;
Proven evidence of strong financial/accounting and analytical skills;
Knowledge of Dutch accounting rules;
Ability to set priorities whilst maintaining flexible and customer oriented, with a high level of
accuracy and attention to detail;
Able to interact and communicate clearly;
Ability to work in a team and autonomously;
Fluency in English (written and spoken) and intermediate Dutch (reading and
Follow processes and instructions, whilst maintaining confidentiality;
Pro-active, knowledge sharing, assumes responsibility and has hands-on mentality, deals
with issues calmly and objectively;
Ability to deliver high quality service;
Experience with Exact Software is a plus;
Affinity with the mission and objectives of the GRI would be an advantage;
Eligible to live and work in the Netherlands.
GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) is the independent, international organization that helps
organizations be transparent and take responsibility for their impacts so that together we can
create a sustainable future. We do this through the creation of the global common language for
organizations to report their sustainability impacts. This enables informed dialogue and decision
making around those impacts.
GRI is the global standard setter for impact reporting, which through an independent, multi-
stakeholder process, maintains the world’s most comprehensive set of sustainability reporting
standards. Available as a free public good in 12 languages, the GRI Standards are, globally,
the most widely used for sustainability reporting.
GRI plays a unique role in the global drive to create a sustainable future for all. Sustainability
reporting enables transparency and helps markets function more efficiently, supporting better
decisions that create sustainable benefits for everyone.
GRI works with businesses, investors, policymakers, civil society, labor organizations and other
experts to develop the GRI Standards and promote their use by organizations around the world.
The resulting standards help governments hold organizations accountable for their impacts and
initiate dialogue to drive corporate contribution to national and international sustainable
Today some 10,000 organizations, including 75% of the largest 250 companies in the world,
disclose sustainability information through the GRI Standards – something unimaginable only 15
years ago. In addition, our standards are referenced explicitly in 160 polices of governments,
regulators, and stock exchanges in 60 countries.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have a network of seven regional hubs
ensuring we can support organizations and stakeholders worldwide.
How to apply
Interested candidates, eligible to live and work in the Netherlands, are invited to submit their
resume and letter of interest in English to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to
submit an application is 12.00 noon (CET), 01 February 2022. GRI appreciates all expressions
of interest, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
GRI, Attn. Human Resources
Visitors’ address: Barbara Strozzilaan 336, 1083 HN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands