We are looking for a Payable Accountant who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). If you are passionate about the Space industry and would like to join an international environment, read more and apply today!

Please, be aware that the successful candidate will be employed by Octagon Professionals.

Responsibilities:

As Payable Accountant you will concentrate your activities on the following:

  • Analysing, validating and approving all Agency payments to suppliers in compliance with ESA accounting policy, the Financial Regulations, instructions and procedures (internal rules); carrying out related financial operations and interfaces with suppliers.
  • End-of-period adjustments, offsetting of prepayments against progress invoices and vendor clearing, analysis of balances, clearing of accrued costs versus invoices received and other accounting practises related to accounts payable.
  • Contributing to the verification of contracts/purchase orders and CCNs to ensure compliance with financial requirements.
  • Contributing to monthly and yearly closure of ESA accounts payable, ensuring accounts reconciliation, providing specific notes relating to ESA Financial Statements.
  • Contributing to drafting instructions, procedures and guidelines for the Sections/Divisions.
  • Responding to queries from industry.
  • Preparing urgent payment lists.
  • Maintaining close liaison with the appropriate Cost Centre managers, project managers and administrators providing financial advice and information on the relevant processes.
  • Other ad hoc financial accounting tasks as requested by management.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Finance or equivalent professional qualifications in a financial discipline.
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience of financial accounting at ESA or in a comparable environment.
  • Very good knowledge of SAP and esa-p with regard to Procure-to-Pay process and related procedures.
  • Excellent numerical skills as well as an accounting background with the analytical skills required to operate a complex accounting system.
  • Familiarity with modern office automation tools and techniques, in particular Microsoft Office or equivalent, as well as customised database and software applications.
  • Ability to rapidly understand and adapt to ESA specific context and environment including ESA corporate IT applications.
  • Past experience with ESA in relevant activities is an asset.
  • Comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment.
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken.
  • Knowledge of another EU member state language is an asset.
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • Up to 30 vacation days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • Yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let’s get in touch!

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Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH2566_1709719369
Salary:
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Aerospace / Aviation
Job Locations: The Hague area
Job Types: Temporary

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