Accounting Manager

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What Messagebird is looking for in applicants

Transform the communications world! 

We’re proud (and excited!) to be transforming the global communications landscape through our Omnichannel Platform-as-a-Service (OPaaS). 

  • What’s my job title? Accounting Manager
  • Where in the world? You can work remotely in the Netherlands.
  • Working hours? For this role, you will operate within the Central European Timezone (CET)
  • What language(s) are required?  Fluency in English

The Role

As an Accounting Manager you will know everything about MessageBird accounting process and will make sure that business activities are translated properly to IFRS accounting language. You will have a massive impact through working closely with the Finance Controller and other colleagues in the broad finance team as well as other departments. Thanks to your work ethics, great accounting knowledge and ability to follow the financial impact of month end activities from start to finish, you ensure accurate reporting.

What you’ll do

  • Manage and oversight of accounting processes and procedures
  • Complete monthly and annual financial closing process tasks
  • Act as IFRS reporting specialist including:
    • Redefining and improvement overall reporting process
    • Ensuring compliance with reporting requirements
    • Help in preparation of consolidated financial statements on a group level
    • Play a key role in developing and maintaining future reporting needs
    • Act as sparring partner to external advisors on complex accounting topics
    • Keep up to date ledgers for key complex accounting topics
  • Assist and act as key contact in managing annual group audit
  • Review, approve, and post various accounting entries related to complex accounting topics
  • Coordinate, and complete various special projects
  • Managing a team of accountants reporting directly to you

What you’ll bring

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in accounting and controlling, of which 3+ in a people management role
  • Experience in an international, fast-growing tech company. You know what it takes!
  • Degree in Business Administration or Finance & Accounting
  • Working experience with IFRS, global entity structure, multi subsidiary consolidations and solid control environments 
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite (is a plus) or a comparable accounting and reporting platform.
  • Leadership skills sufficient to organise effective communication within the team.
  • A keen eye for continuous process improvements, including the ability to innovate and simplify both finance and operational processes.
  • Experience in the telecom industry is a nice to have

#LI-AA1 #LI-Remote

What You’ll Gain

  • Work from anywhere 
  • Generous stock options for all Birds
  • WFH set-up budget
  • State-of-the-art work gear
  • Learn from hundreds of the best minds in the business
  • Collaborate with diverse colleagues from over 55 countries (and counting)


Life at MessageBird:

We call ourselves Birds!

We work fast, grow fast, build fast and focus on impact. We’re go-getters, industry leaders and roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen kind of people. 

Ready To Fly?

Our cloud communications solutions make it possible for over 25,000 businesses to instantly connect with billions of devices worldwide, allowing them to speak with their customers in the same ways they talk to their friends.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, we’re proud to be a “Work Anywhere” company. Our unique and united culture is rooted in our team: a diverse flock of over 750 Birds who represent 55 nationalities and counting. We’re smart, fast, and hungry. Our potential for growth is limitless. 

We understand that “life happens” and give you the freedom to choose the best environment for you to “get sh*t done”. Our Birds choose where they work from in the region or country we’re hiring in, so long as it’s within the job’s complementary timezone as indicated in the Job descriptions — this could be from one of our MessageBird hubs (Amsterdam, Singapore or Bogota) or remotely.... Want to work from a rural retreat? Sure, no problem! How about a bustling city getaway for a few weeks? Go ahead!

MessageBird is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. 

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