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Junior Accountant

  • Posted: 5 Oct 2021
  • Finance
  • Zoetermeer
  • Netherlands

About the job

Junior Accountant  
Are you a junior finance professional and ready for the next step in your career? As Junior Accountant you will perform accounts receivable and accounts payable functions. Under the supervision of a Lead Accountant you will assist in the preparation and submission of taxes and other financial reports.  
About the job 
The Finance department at Danone provides services for transactional finance and expert activities to all different business units in the Benelux. These activities include Financial Control, Trading, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Treasury & Finance, Tax and Internal Control. The location of the team is Netherlands, Zoetermeer.  
You will be a proud member of the trading team. The trading team is the spider in the web of company wide transactions within Danone. It is part of Danone Trading BV which acts as a central entrepreneur in the global buy-sell model within the Specialized Nutrition (SN) division. As such the team manages both inbound and outbound flows from/to Sales units (SU's) and Supply points (SP's), ensures proper application of the transfer pricing / TP policy and safeguards key elements like the technical and VAT setups within the model. The activities are mainly company wide and are mixed between purchase to invoice (inbound from SPs and 3rd party vendors) and sales order to invoice (Outbound to SUs) processes for 80 business units in 40 countries. 

The trading team is connected to many departments and entities all over the world. Every trading team member is responsible for a set of sales units and supply points. 

Your responsibilities  

  • You are responsible for ''purchase to pay'' and ''order to cash'' processes for vendors and customers. This means processing their invoices, managing their queries, ensuring the correct accounting of company wide flows.  

  • Managing the company wide reconciliation and payment on a timely and accurate basis.  

  • In addition, the team is increasingly involved with SAP projects to ensure correct implementation of and alignment with the global buy-sell model. 

About you

About you  

  • Relevant BSc or University degree  

  • At least two years of working experience in accounting  

  • You have experience working with SAP  

  • You have the ability to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders, also outside of Finance  

  • You have the ability to act with speed, agility, pragmatism and enthusiasm  

  • You are fluent in English, spoken and written  


About us

About Us  
Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-paced, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU. 
We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences to make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all. 
Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability? 

We Offer  
At Danone, we offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary, car benefit and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days annual leave and several discounts on a collective health insurance and even on some of our products. 


What’s next? 
Hit the “apply now”. In case you are invited to the selection process you should expect to receive feedback 2 weeks after each step of the process. To comply with GDPR, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website. Deadline for applying is 26 October 2021.

Need more information? Please contact me Jitske van de Worp, Senior Talent Manager a.i. Benelux, jitske.van-de-worp@external.danone.com.

 * All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. 


Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • (Video) call

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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