Teamlead General Ledger

Job ID: 2018-3467

Brand: KAO business services

Location: NL - - Amersfoort

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Kao is in the middle of setting up a Finance Shared Service Center (SSC) for the EMEA region. To further support the set-up and the continuous success of our FSSC in the Netherlands, we would like to get in touch with a proactive Teamlead General Ledger.

As Teamlead General Ledger Accounting you'll play an important role in setting up and improving the processes and position of our international and multilingual GL team. The team will eventually consist of 8 GL Accountants. You have the responsibility to oversee day-to-day operations by the General Ledger accounting team. The role will be evolving over time on the development of our team, the GL department and our finance processes. You support the Manager GL and ensure that he can focus on the strategic processes and projects regarding General Ledger Accounting. This position combines general ledger activities with tactical and strategical projects regarding continuous improvement. You play a key role in driving change and efficiency, and building a best in class Shared Service Centre.


  • Responsible timely reconciliation of all GL accounts;
  • Coordinates cross departmental month end close activities, records and judges accruals, deferrals and other close related entries;
  • Act as point of contact for GL team members and other stakeholders;
  • Coordinates and supervise month end close;
  • Reviews debt and derivative reconciliations and advises on outstanding issues;
  • Initiate and execute process Improvement regarding all GL activities for all entities;
  • Ensures consistency and completeness of data transfers between sub-ledgers and General Ledger. Responsible for completeness and correctness of entries in the books;
  • Initiate cross departmental projects regarding continuous improvement and optimization of financial, reporting and business processes;
  • Perform review and provide feedback on the reporting packages submitted by accountants from other locations;
  • Responsible that all Balance sheet reconciliations are correctly executed in a timely manner;
  • Manages Fixed asset process and related controls and reconciliations;
  • Responsible for Local statutory accounting and coordination with outsourcing partners;
  • Driving process optimization through automation (blackline) and robotization, but also sensible process adjustments.


  • Higher professional education/HBO or Bachelor/Master in economics / finance and accounting;
  • Fluent in English and minimally one another EU language (preferably French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, German);
  • Proven leadership characteristics;
  • Experience in a multinational company and Shared Service Centre surroundings;
  • ERP system experience (preferably SAP);
  • Advanced Excel skills.


  • To ensure that you will be successful as Teamlead you have a pro-active, energetic and no-nonsense attitude;
  • You are a skillful communicator with the ability to influence peers and other business colleagues in complying with existing control systems and implementing new processes;
  • You proactively drive improvements regarding current processes;
  • Ability to influence peers and other business colleagues in complying with existing control systems and implementing new processes;
  • Ability to have a good business understanding;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong team player;
  • You have a highly flexible attitude, and enjoy driving change and efficiency. You can demonstrate experience in optimizing processes;
  • You enjoy working in an ambitious team and your drive to become the best in class matches Kao's drive. You know how to take and create opportunities for yourself and Kao.An online assessment might be part of the selection procedure.

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