Chief Accountant

Job title

Chief Accountant


Eindhoven HTC, The Netherlands


40 hours

Interested in taking the next step in your financial accounting career?  We are offering a challenging position in which you support Smart Photonics towards becoming an industry example of World Class Finance.

We are looking for a motivated and result-oriented team member with strong credentials in financial processes and activities. As a hands-on Chief Accountant, you’ll be a critical member of our Finance team, working closely with our business controller and reporting to the CFO. Your key responsibilities will be predominantly operational accounting for the full cycle of the general ledger and month and year end reporting. In addition, you will also support financial reporting and projects to ensure compliance with the policies of the company as well as the regulations for grants. As SMART is growing fast, we expect you to be able to grow with the company and have a continuous improvement mindset.

Job description:

  • Month and year end closing activities and external reporting duties
  • Reporting to internal and external stakeholders
  • Follow and improve internal accounting policy and support audit requests.
  • Support and assist the other departments in any financial/accounting requests.
  • Implement the transition of accounts from Dutch GAAP to IFRS
  • VAT submissions, Intrastat submissions and Intracommunity Performance
  • Initiate and implement improvements to achieve a World Class Finance level.

The ideal candidate has /is:

  •  At least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics, master are also very welcome.
  • +7 years of accounting experience in a commercial organization.
  • Excellent proficiency in written and oral English communication skills
  • Knowledge of Dutch GAAP and IFRS
  • Knowledge of ERP/Accounting systems (Exact knowledge is a pre)
  • Proficient in MS Office applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills interfacing with multiple stakeholders at different levels of an organization
  • Ability to plan, organize, and schedule workload to proactively facilitate the business in a rapidly changing and demanding environment.
  • Work effectively and independently in a small team.

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to enter a scale-up company with exceptional potential on all aspects.
  • An international team of experts and professionals.  Our employees rated teamwork with an 8.8/10.
  • Opportunity to grow and develop yourself towards the next level.
  • Partly remote possible, at least 1-2 days a week.
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