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Manager Global Accounting
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Media Intelligence


Accounting & Finance



Location: Amsterdam

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Job Description

We are looking for a Manager Global Accounting to join our growing and diverse team in a centralised global accounting function in Amsterdam. We are seeking a self-motivated team player with strong operational & transactional accounting, financial reporting, and leadership skills.

This leader will be the global process owner of various Balance Sheet and P&L line items e.g. content costs, payroll, bonus, commissions and their related accruals, prepayments etc., and play an important role in our efforts to further enhance our controls, accounting processes, and reporting for these areas.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Build and optimize the global accounting process for the given scope;

  • Responsible for all aspects of Balance Sheet and P&L line items e.g. content costs, payroll, bonus, commissions and their related accruals, prepayments etc.

  • Responsible for forecasting, policies and procedures, internal controls implementation & compliance, support audits and related systems;

  • Ensure smooth day to day operations and accurate monthly close process and deliverables for the related areas, including review of work performed by others;

  • Identify and implement improvements and efficiencies which can streamline the close process and/or reduce risks;

  • Reduce duration and streamline the timing of the period-end close process; enhance effectiveness of the process by refining tools (i.e., Blackline) and improving monthly review processes & procedures

  • Identify and address accounting issues in a timely manner

  • Drive global initiatives for process standardization, centralization, and automation (e.g. RPA), and improved systems & tools;

  • Partner with business stakeholders, including HR, corporate accounting and financial operations;

  • Hire, train, coach, manage, and ultimately lead 1-2 direct reports;

  • Regular feedback meetings and support the team’s growth & personal development;

Skills & Requirements
  • 8+ years of experience in accounting, financial control, or a similar role, including at least four years of experience managing others.

  • Demonstrated experience in working on GL close activities

  • Big 4 experience and a professional accounting certification, such as RA, CPA, ACA, ACCA, or similar, is preferred.

  • Experience with a Global company with significant presence in the Americas, EMEA, APAC, and the Nordics desired

  • Experience working with accounting & ERP systems, such as NetSuite, SAP, or Oracle.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships

  • Ability to share ideas, develop effective responses and influence management decisions

  • Must be able to exercise a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality

  • Self-motivated, detailed and deadline-oriented, with a proven track record to handle multiple tasks with varying priorities. Ability to remain organized in a fast-paced environment at a growing company.

  • A strong ‘growth’ and transformational mindset, comfortable navigating ambiguous situations, and an eagerness to drive long-term improvements and change.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate status, issues, risks, and opportunities with leaders, auditors, and business partners.

  • Fluent in and comfortable working in English.

What's on Offer:

  • A competitive compensation scheme, including annual cash bonus & equity

  • A cool company & office culture

  • Professional development and growth program

  • Work with a talented and diverse team

  • Office located in the heart of Amsterdam close to famous nine streets & the Dam

  • Growing with a high growth company

  • Hybrid working schedule, with approximately 50% remote work

About the company

About Meltwater

Increasing volumes of data affect the way in which companies organize and grow their businesses. Meltwater helps companies make better informed decisions by monitoring, analyzing and filtering online data that provide them with business critical information. We call the use of external data for strategic decisions Outside Insight.

For over 20 years, Meltwater has been and still is the global leader in the media intelligence space. We have helped shape the industry and keep leading the way in this emerging software category.

Meltwater Culture

Meltwater has Norwegian origins, but our headquarter is based in Silicon Valley, San Francisco. At Meltwater, we offer an international, young, and dynamic working environment in which our core values are key to our culture: MORO, ENERE & RESPEKT. Which means having fun, a winning mentality & treating others with respect. We celebrate our victories, learn from our failures & strive for continuous improvement. You will work together with driven and talented colleagues, who believe in the power of potential and the strength of teamwork efforts.

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