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Senior General Ledger Accountant

  • Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

Senior General Ledger Accountant

Nikon Europe B.V. - Business Support Division

Amstelveen, the Netherlands

Why Nikon?

We want to work with people who want to grow. If you’re ready to take new steps in your career, we’ll help you make good things happen. Over 20,000 talented people work at Nikon worldwide—and you could be the next one!

Join us at Nikon Europe!

Join us, and you will be based at our European HQ in Amstelveen, South Amsterdam. A full working week is 37.5 hours, and we have a hybrid policy of 60/40 in favour of office-based work because we value real-world face-to-face communication. We pay more than average, including a bonus and fully paid pension plan. Your role as a Information Security Specialist will require some travel to European Offices.

Currently the Finance & Accounting department of Nikon Holdings Europe B.V. seeks to recruit an Senior General Ledger Accountant.

You will be part of the European Finance & Accounting department of Nikon Europe B.V. and report directly to the Finance Manager.

The Position

Main Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure a proper and contemporary bookkeeping incl. monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually closing (balance sheet, income statement, general ledger) for Nikon Europe BV.
  • Participating in month end closing operational process.
  • Responsible for Inventory stock provision management.
  • Responsible for I/C accounting & invoicing procedures.
  • Responsible for VAT and Intrastat filing.
  • Responsible for balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Main contact person for the Finance Center of Excellence (captive SSC).
  • Support business managers with financial information.
  • Bring in improvements through technology, process improvements and simplification of procedures.
  • Maintain Nikon’s accounting policies and procedures.


  • Manage of monthly, quarterly and annual closing procedures.
  • Manage accounting records and analyse data.
  • Identification of deviations and clearance of (key) general Ledger (sub)accounts.
  • Performing J-SOX controls in your area.
  • Taking care of payroll accounting.
  • Handle European claims procedures.

Job requirements

The Profile

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 5 years of experience within multiple facets of accounting & reporting.
  • Higher Educational level (HBO or higher degree) in financial education.
  • Experience in international setting is preferred, able to operate in a diverse and multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with IFRS is preferred.
  • Experience with SAP FI/CO is considered an advantage.
  • Knowledge of the Dutch tax regulations is preferred.


  • Excellent communication skills in English, which is the working language of Nikon Europe.
  • Show potential to grow and learn.
  • Understanding of international context with good communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Organizational skills.

Interested? Tell us about yourself
Don’t be shy. Let yourself shine. Tell us about your professional growth to date, and your goals for the future. Which projects or achievements are you most proud of? What’s been your biggest challenge so far, and how did you overcome it? If you’ve got a secret sauce that helps you handle everything smoothly, we’d love to know about it!

If you think you’d be a good fit for this role, send your CV and a short cover letter to Alex Damen: 

If we like what we see

If we think you’ll be a good fit for the role above, we’ll reach out arrange an introductory online meeting with our recruitment team.

  • Amstelveen, Noord-Holland, Netherlands


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