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Financial Administrator (20-24 hours a week)

Job Rotterdam, NL
Posted 18 Feb 2021

Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

Administrative

Required languages

Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

Work experience

5 to 7 years

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Who we are

Solarplaza organizes high-level events - focused on solar power and related renewable energy topics - in both established and emerging solar energy markets across the globe. With a track record of 140+ events and a network that truly spans the entire world, our mission is to positively impact the world by accelerating the renewable energy transition by facilitating knowledge-sharing at our events and through our content. Currently, we are expanding our service portfolio by adding more digital marketing options and digitizing our event experience. 

Why we need you

To further professionalize our business, we are looking for an experienced, analytical, hard-working and highly motivated financial administrator to become part of our team. Do you have relevant experience and skills? Are you highly motivated to grab responsibility? And do you have a flexible, solution-oriented mindset? We are looking for you! Don’t hesitate and take this moment to apply and maybe you will be our new team member. 

The Financial Administrator, under the guidance of the Business Controller, is responsible for controlling the financial administration, consisting of both accounts payable and accounts receivable. This will not be restricted to keeping the records. It also involves improving processes, (proactive) management reporting and further professionalisation.. This job is an excellent opportunity for a next step in your finance career. Mind you, you won’t be bored. 

Your day could contain the following activities:

  • Start the day with a good coffee or tea
  • Open your mail account and respond to the urgent requests
  • Process sales invoices of the week in ExactOnline
  • Add invoices from suppliers to Blue10 to get the appropriate approvals
  • Prepare a payment list including a bank file
  • Have a chat with some colleagues
  • Help out Business Development with preparing a quote
  • Prepare an aging list for debtors and discuss with Business Controller which actions to take
  • Play foosball with colleagues
  • Final check of emails and agenda for the next day
  • Log off and enjoy hobbies, friends and chill

About the role 

  • Organized and structured. You have an organized way of working and are able to prioritize. You’re accurate, and like working on tasks that demand precision.  
  • Hard-work and determined.  You are a fast learner and can pick up tasks and new responsibilities quickly and with enthusiasm. Training and guidance will be provided, but you don’t mind finding your own way to reach the final result on time, and don’t need extensive explanations and procedures to follow.  
  • International environment: You enjoy working with internationals and are confident in speaking English as a primary language. 

What should characterize you 

  • Experienced financial administrator with relevant skills to adapt quickly to our dynamic environment. 
  • MBO / HBO+ degree (or proven intellectual ability) in either business administration, economics or another economic study 
  • Proficient in Dutch and English (both written and spoken) 
  • Experience with ExactOnline and/or Salesforce will be a plus
  • Proactive and solution-oriented mindset 
  • Passionate about sustainability/renewable energy will be a plus 

What we offer you

  • Contract for 20-24 hours a week  (with the opportunity to grow to 32 hours in near future)
  • Flexible working hours and location
  • Market-rate salary (depending on your experience)
  • Join our mission to accelerate the sustainable energy transition
  • An open, respectful and multicultural atmosphere
  • A great team that will challenge you to get the most out of yourself

More about Solarplaza

Solarplaza International BV is a Dutch company, based in the Groothandelsgebouw in Rotterdam. Organizing solar energy events all around the world is our focus, ranging from established conferences in Europe, Asia and America, to pioneering conferences and exploratory trade missions in emerging markets. Our track record contains over 130 events, in over 25 different countries on 6 continents. 

Our mission is to accelerate the sustainable energy transition. We want to empower industries and emerging countries that support this transition and stimulate renewable energy market development with a focus on solar energy and related power infrastructure topics. This year we are celebrating our 16-year anniversary, (non-fossil) fueled by an average annual growth of around 30%, where this year, of course, COVID-19 impacts us greatly… are you up for a challenge?

Our current team consists of 25+ young, ambitious, and highly-educated people. We are competitive not only in the way we do business, but also internally in our foosball matches and karaoke-standoffs, organizing the best internal networking 'borrels' and with our own football team playing against other companies. There are many opportunities for further growth of our company and activities. The team atmosphere is open, informal, creative, driven and energetic.

Application for the job

If this job description sparks your interest, we would love to receive your CV, and a to-the-point motivation, including your availability. 

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Solarplaza is a Rotterdam-based company, with a global vision. Our team consists of young, ambitious and highly educated people from 20+ different nationalities. Solarplaza accelerates the global energy transition by organizing high-level events and trade missions across the world and publishing articles, reports and analyses about the most relevant solar topics and trends. We bring together industry leaders to enable them to build a bright future. And you can build along, join us!

Energy
Rotterdam
Active in 1 country
45 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 29 years

What employees are saying

Lisette

Project Manager

Lisette

Working as a Project Manager at Solarplaza means responsibility from day 1! To succeed you will need your creativity, determination and social antenna. We are all driven to make a positive impact in this world which translates into good conversations both on & off the job.

Edwin Koot

CEO

Edwin Koot

Edwin is the solar veteran that started the company back in 2004, after already gaining 10 years of experience as solar consultant, engineer and installer. He's the strategic brain behind the operations and maintains a close network of solar industry captains.