Retail Accountant

Job ID: 2018-3945

Brand: KAO Business Services

Location: NL - - Amersfoort

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Kao is in the middle of setting up a Finance Shared Service Center (FSSC) for the EMEA region. To further support the set-up and the continuous success of our FSSC in the Netherlands, we like to get in touch with a professional Retail Accountant for our Molton Brown entity.

We believe in each of us taking own responsibility and ownership within our roles. Working at KAO means you have a hands-on mentality with a focus on getting things done, creating opportunities and solutions to overcome challenges whilst being a customer service-minded team player with a sense of humor.


  • Prepare quarterly and monthly VAT returns;
  • Prepare journal entries (accrual and corrections);
  • Intercompany (multi-currency) transactions;
  • Intrastat/ EC sales listing;
  • Balance sheets reconciliations;
  • Month end reporting;
  • Cash flow reporting;
  • Cross department communication with local AP/Cash and Banking team and external FP&A team (London, UK).

The responsibilities of this role also include:

  • Analyze store expenses including property and payroll expenses;
  • Make recommendations for process improvements and efficiencies in accounting, analysis or data processing procedures and implement these recommendations;
  • Full month end processes;
  • Reconciliation of retail and wholesale sales;
  • Assisting the Senior Accountant with the preparation of tax compliance.


  • A completed educational degree in finance;
  • Background in financial accounting, including tax compliance
  • Experience with working in an multi-site environment preferably retail;
  • Driven attitude and clear demonstration of process improvements in current role;
  • Strong Excel skills (Advanced pivot table skills, data editing and analysis);
  • Solid ERP background (SAP preferred).

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