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Financial Accountant

Boxmeer, Netherlands

Job Description

Do you want to help our Company become a highly relevant company in The Netherlands – while opening the doors to exciting, international career opportunities for yourself? Do you dream of a job where you manage your own time, and where your efforts make a tangible difference to the lives of animals? Then you could be our new Specialist Accounting Technology Solutions for our company’s activities in The Netherlands. We need you on our journey!

We have an exciting new job opportunity at our location in Boxmeer and are looking to hire a

Financial Accountant

Welcome to our team

The Financial Accountant reports directly to the Associate Director Entities Controller of Animal Health and works closely with other members of the Accounting Department.

In this position, you will support our Animal Health Technology Solutions business. You will be responsible for all accounting and compliance-related topics.  In this position you will work with different teams like our Business Service Centers and Center of Excellence in the various regions, IT, and Corporate Tax.

Purpose of the role

  • Be an Animal Health finance professional in supporting our global operations.
  • Be the linking pin between IT and business from a requirements point of view.
  • Be supported and empowered to make decisions and maximize your impact.
  • Be a key stakeholder in the compliant setup of our business processes.
  • Participate in all activities related to Animal Health Technology Solutions.
  • Work as a team player and be part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Report to the Associate Director Entities Controller of Animal Health.

As a Financial Accountant your tasks & responsibilities are:

A mix of complex and standard activities, where decisions should be made, in consultancy with the Associate Director Entities Controller Animal Health. Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate the monthly financial closing process in line with US GAAP.
  • Build relationships with essential finance and business figures within the Animal Health Network.
  • Ensure compliance with SOX requirements in collaboration with the Associate Director of Financial Control & Compliance.
  • Maintain a robust control environment on financial, operational, and external business relationships.
  • Support audits and ensure timely responses to any audit findings.
  • Work with team members to streamline and standardize activities.
  • Collaborate with Business Service Centers and Centers of Excellence on accounting practices.
  • Assist in cost-sharing and contract obligation activities.
  • Work with Global IT, Supply Chain, & Corporate Tax to ensure that goods and invoice flows align with the Global Transfer Price Policy.
  • Seek process optimizations and efficiencies.
  • Assess the financial impacts of projects and business deals.

Your profile

  • Bachelor's/master’s degree in finance and accounting.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in an accounting or finance role.
  • Familiarity with Dutch GAAP and US GAAP.
  • Good interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to act in a business partnership role.
  • Experience in process design.
  • Experience with VAT.
  • Familiarity with systems (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Analytics, HFM, BPC).
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt knowledge is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English.
  • Ability to thrive in an international environment, being a proactive and motivated team player.
  • Open, eager, and learning drive with a sense of humor.
  • Willingness to travel within the country.


If you are interested in this challenging role, you are requested to apply online by uploading your resume and application letter in English.

Animal Health Division

Our Animal Health division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to the health and well-being of animals. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society and our planet. We offer one of our industry’s most innovative portfolio of products, services and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species.

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Job Posting End Date: 07/31/2024

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Requisition ID: R288896

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