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General Ledger Accountant

Team

Finance

Location

Amsterdam

General Ledger Accountant

Help us build and run our accounting team in Europe!

The opportunity:

We are on the lookout for an experienced (Junior) General Ledger Accountant. You will be joining our European Accounting Manager to support in localizing accounting and bookkeeping activities for our European legal entities across multiple jurisdictions. It’s an exciting opportunity to join our team as a founding member, and help build and run our local accounting operations!

In this role you will be directly responsible for preparing account reconciliations (including cash), owning complete and timely completion of month-end closing tasks such as booking accruals and payroll, and working on various ad hoc tasks across other finance disciplines (incl tax filings). With operations in a number of European countries, you will be involved in bookkeeping across GAAPs.

If you’re proactive, experienced in working in a dynamic yet deadline-driven environment, and enjoy taking on challenges to make a clear impact, we want to hear from you!

You will:

  • Prepare account reconciliations (incl cash)
  • Own month-end closing tasks (booking accruals, payroll, among others)
  • Work on various ad hoc tasks across disciplines (incl tax filings)
  • Support in financial audit requests

You should have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (Bookkeeping)
  • Strong bookkeeping acumen, with 2-3 years of direct experience 
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and planning skills
  • Fanatical levels of attention to detail 
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google apps
  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite is a plus
  • Business fluent in English (Oral & written)

About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 116 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.

Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

Don’t be! Many of us were once in your shoes. 

Global trade is an infinitely fascinating but highly complex industry, where purchasing decisions are made every day rather than on an annually recurring basis. Don’t worry, you won’t need to become the world’s expert on ocean freight (we already hired that guy). We’ll look to you to apply your deep understanding of our key audiences, the funnel, and how to meet a digitally connected audience where they are. 

It’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move this industry forward. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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