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Junior Accountant

Posted 17 May 2024
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0 to 7 years
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English (Fluent)

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Who we are:

ACT is the world’s leading provider of market-based sustainability solutions. Working at the center of the global energy transition, ACT helps organizations hit their climate action targets, no matter how ambitious. Since 2009, ACT has become a trusted brand in high-impact climate projects, renewable energy markets, energy efficiency, renewable fuels, and carbon credits. ACT delivers tailor-made solutions from offices in Amsterdam, New York, Shanghai, Singapore and and Paris, enabling its partners to join the environmental revolution and pursue more sustainable futures.

What you'll do:

As a junior accountant you will be part of the Finance & Operations team of ACT Commodities, working with an international product and client portfolio and closely with the operations team and front office. This makes for a very diverse and challenging environment, which reflects in the job as well. Because we are currently experiencing rapid growth in our scale-up phase, our departments are going through changes and process improvements. You will get the chance to experience this new era of business at ACT and have an impact by making your ideas heard. We want someone open-minded and eager to learn who can think outside the box.

The Finance team includes the Finance Director, senior financial controllers, financial controllers and accountants. Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be responsible for handling accounts receivable and payable with the other accountants, which includes processing invoices, payments, bank statements and onboarding clients. You will work in close collaboration with the financial controllers, the accountants and the wider Operations, customer service and front office team. In a nutshell, your tasks will be:

  • Ensuring accurate and timely registration and posting of vendor invoices;
  • Closely monitoring and following up on invoice approvals;
  • Be main point of contact for Accounts Payable related matters (clients; treasury and front office)
  • Processing bank statements
  • Preparation of payment runs for approval
  • Onboarding new clients bank account and VAT numbers
  • Assisting with execution of financial audit requests
  • Ensuring accurate and timely registration and posting of customer invoices
  • Assisting with the monitoring of overdue accounts receivable

You will also be involved in various process improvement related projects and part of a team who provides a shared service of accounting service to two operating entities within ACT.

Who you are:

  • University degree in Finance (Bachelor Accountancy preferred);
  • Excellent knowledge and use of English (written and spoken);
  • Experience in international VAT treatment is a plus;
  • Experience working in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a plus;
  • Effective communication skills (both within and external to the finance team)
  • Works well under pressure;
  • Self-starter mentality, good at working independently;
  • Decisive, can prioritize and effectively manage time;
  • Proactive and illustrates a focus on continuous process improvement;
  • High attention to detail and ability to adapt to change/flexibility;
  • Questioning mindset, not simply following what was done in the past without questioning the accounting treatment
  • Hardworking, diligently ensures task completion.

What we offer:

  • An in-house position in a fast growing organization;
  • Being part of an ambitious international team of dynamic young professionals;
  • Innovative environment where personal and professional development is key;
  • Competitive remuneration, corporate pension and bonus schemes;
  • Business- and communication-related trainings;
  • NS Business Card (when applicable);
  • Exciting quarterly target incentives;
  • In-house Life Coach.

**A pre-employment screening is part of our application procedure**

ACT helps organizations achieve their climate action goals, no matter how ambitious. Since our founding in 2009, we have become a reliable partner for high-impact climate projects that generate carbon credits, energy efficiency projects and certificates, and experts in renewable electricity and gas markets, renewable fuels, and emission allowances.

Energy
Amsterdam
Active in 4 countries
299 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 34 years