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Accounting Manager - Fixed Asset
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Media Intelligence


Accounting & Finance



Location: Amsterdam

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Job Description

We are looking for a Fixed Assets Accounting Manager to join our global accounting team in Amsterdam. We are seeking a self-motivated team player with strong operational accounting, financial reporting, and leadership skills.

This leader will be the global process owner of fixed assets, including leases, R&D capitalisation and intangible assets, and play an important role in our efforts to further enhance our controls, accounting processes, and reporting for these areas.

Your main responsibilities are:

  • Manage the global Fixed Assets accounting team, which includes accounting and related financial controls for lease-related assets & liabilities, property plant & equipment, intangible assets (including capitalized research & development costs), goodwill, and related depreciation & amortization;

  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly close processes 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, such as implementation of automated solutions (e.g. RPA), and improved systems & tools;

  • Operationalize the accounting for business transactions, including lease arrangements and assets acquired in business combinations;

  • Partner with business stakeholders, including engineering, tax, corporate development, facilities, and sales to influence and advise on contemplated transactions;

  • Support enterprise-level initiatives relating to the related business processes, including tax & legal entity optimization, enhancements to the company’s internal controls over financial reporting, and implementation of IFRS reporting;

  • Hire, train, coach, manage, and ultimately lead 2-3 team members. Regular feedback meetings and support the team’s growth & personal development;

  • Support group and statutory audit requests for the owned areas.

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

  • A mix of public accounting and industry experience is preferred.

  • 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 with lease accounting topics under IFRS 16 and/or ASC 842 is a plus.

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

  • 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

  • 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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