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(Senior) Accountant

Posted 22 Sep 2022
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English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Role description

In the role of Senior accountant within SBM you are the financial specialist responsible for all accounting related topics for the Dutch corporate entities with a substantial involvement in tax and treasury. You will be working within the SBM’s Corporate Administration department, whereby the Senior accountant will report to the Accounting Manager, to ensure SBM’s group accounting policies are applied and act as point of contact for Dutch GAAP related accounting standards. You will be working in an international environment, collaborating with colleagues from various finance, tax & treasury departments as well as act as contact for external parties such as local authorities and auditors.

You will liaise with Group Tax and Treasury to ensure reliable data is generated for corporate tax purposes, internal financing for dividends and (if applicable) share repurchase program, and intercompany reconciliations.

Furthermore, you will:

  • Be responsible for the preparation of annual financial statements for Dutch (corporate) entities and – jointly with our Legal department – ensure timely adoption and filings with the Chamber of Commerce;
  • Be responsible for the general ledger entries on Dutch Group Functions perimeter, in particular equity related transactions of the stock-listed parent company (including share-based payments), payroll accounting, accruals process and asset register;
  • Support with the audit process of company financial statements of the Dutch entities;
  • Support overhead cost controllers in managing the Planning & Control Cycle e.g. monthly business reviews, annual budgeting and quarterly forecast processes (i.e. prepare and align forecasts versus actuals), Management Operating Report (MOR) reviews;
  • Support the various service lines and departments with amongst others (i) support with the Purchase-to-Pay process, (ii) ad-hoc requests on financial details and accounting questions, (iii) migration to ERP (IFS) system and (iv) support with external tax audits;
  • Prepare and validate VAT returns, CIT filings in cooperation with the internal tax department/ external tax consultant and to that extent prepare internal Tax reporting packages for Dutch entities;
  • Prepare monthly/ quarterly reports to the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) and Central Office for Statistics (CBS), and to that extent maintain contacts with the DNB and CBS; and
  • Support in developing and implementing internal control related policies and regulations in line with corporate accounting principles.

Role requirements

Our preferred candidate for the role of Financial accountant has a minimum of BSc degree in business, economics or equivalent and a minimum of five years of relevant experience. You have a good understanding of tax accounting and knowledge of Dutch GAAP, IFRS and Tax Law and Legislation.

In addition to this, you have:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power point);
  • Knowledge of accounting / consolidation systems, preferably IFS ERP System;
  • Well-developed stakeholder management skills; and
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbally.

You are a self-starter who is eager to learn as well as a team player. You act as a business partner when it comes to Dutch regulations, and accounting standards, aim for continuous improvement and you are adaptive to change.

Employment conditions

  • Good primary and secondary terms of employment;
  • Flexible working hours; and
  • Our office is easy to access by car and by public transport.

At SBM Offshore, our people have unrivaled experience and understanding of the needs of the global offshore energy industry. Our product development is driven by evolving market demand.
SBM Offshore provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product life-cycle. The Company is market leading in leased floating production systems with multiple units currently in operation and...


At SBM Offshore, our people have unrivaled experience and understanding of the needs of the global offshore energy industry. Our product development is driven by evolving market demand.

SBM Offshore provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product life-cycle. The Company is market leading in leased floating production systems with multiple units currently in operation and has unrivalled operational experience in this field. The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels. These are either owned and operated by SBM Offshore and leased to its clients or supplied on a turnkey sale basis.

Group companies employ approximately 7,000 people worldwide. Full time company employees totaling 4,900 are spread over five regional centers, eleven operational shore bases and the offshore fleet of vessels. A further 2,100 are working for the joint ventures with several construction yards.

The Group is committed to conducting business in a sustainable way over the long-term by developing close relationships with local people, communities and businesses in host countries, and by safeguarding the natural environment.

It is our goal and driving ambition to be the trusted partner of choice, delivering reliable, complete floating production solutions that create value for SBM Offshore’s clients, by sustainably and passionately leveraging the Company’s technology and operating experience.

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