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1214 – Account Receivable Accountant FR /GB Urgent

The company is an international growing building company and has been manufacturing durable alternatives to traditional construction materials for more than 100 years. Made of a unique new generation fibre cement material, the products give you full flexibility to design and construct any kind of project. Started from a one person company in Australia in the late 1880s, it grew into a global public company with operations in Europe (France, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Germany, Benelux), the US, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The business employs about 3.000 people worldwide, generates revenue of more than Euro 1.0 billion a year. For our European Head office in Amsterdam we are looking for a:

Financial  Accountant

Current territorial Sales Scope: FR, DK, DE Contract: Initial 6 months contract by temp office, based on the intention to be hired as a James Hardie employee. Days per week: 5 days, 40 hours (= fulltime) Location: Amsterdam, Zuid-as/ WTC environment (5 minutes) Reports directly to: Finance Director Remuneration Package: Competitive & Attractive Start date: a.s.a.p. Passport: Preferably Dutch and/or French


  • 4 or 5 years’ experience in an international environment
  • HBO/VWO  work/ education level with HOFAM degree
  • General Accounting required in combination with high level of analytical reporting skills
  • Solid knowledge of  Accounting Systems, preferable Accountview
  • Demonstrated ability to build long term internal relationships
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Fluent in English & French

Competencies Personality:

  • Drive for Results,  performance & output driven. Timing, workflow, strict compliancy and accuracy is very important. Setting high standards of performance for self and others
  • Staying with a plan of action until the desired objective is obtained or is no longer reasonably attainable
  • Direct Communication; solid coordination and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills,  collaboration with colleagues, service driven attitude
  • Resilient yet flexible; “zelfstarter, sterk in je schoenen staan” Maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition
  • Well-organised, with a desire to succeed with a hands-on approach

Tasks: Enforce & control all aspects of accounting

  • AR Invoicing & execution control
  • In charge of credit control European Customers
  • End Control of receivables collections and DSO
  • Prepare & Deliver VAT & Wage Tax returns for France, DK & DE
  • Lead French statutory & internal audit controls
  • Control of Rebate contract process for Europe
  • Accrual Basis accounting. (rebate) & France
  • Execute accurate Payroll Journal bookings for France. DK  and DE
  • Assist in Forecast & Commercial Reports
  • Perform compliant GL maintenance when required
  • Control of AR  Masterdata within the accounting application
  • Coordinate a control on the (electronic) Banking and its reporting
  • Assist in Commercial Reports
  • Lead & coordinate Monthly balance sheet reconciliations for FRA, DK & DE
  • Maintain and update accounting processes documentation
  • Backup and recovery for other team members of the department
  • Problem solving and general department administration
  • Coordinate improvement processes with the objective to elevate the level of efficiency

The Finance Team 4 persons in total now: Director Finance, Senior Accountant,  AR accountant & AP Accountant and open position for Business Analyst

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