Senior Accountant

Flexport, Amsterdam, NL

Fixing the user experience in global trade.

Help us build and run our accounting team in Europe!

We are looking for a driven Senior Accountant. If you are enthusiastic about what we do at Flexport, master the skills of bookkeeping and are looking to join a dynamic scale-up environment to have a clear impact and accelerate your growth, we want to hear from you! 


The opportunity:

You will be joining our European Accounting Team to drive bookkeeping and financial reporting activities for our European subsidiaries, and contribute to Flexport’s European expansion.

In this role you will take ownership of the general ledger and be a sparring partner of the finance team regarding all matters accounting and reporting. You have strong analytical skills and are solution-oriented. As a Senior Accountant you are independent, but also enjoy working together in a team. You are used to working under pressure and getting things done, and strive in a high-growth and international setting.

Joining our team as an early member means that next to the day-to-day you will also be part of building and refining existing processes to meet our scaling needs. We truly live the value “If you see something broken, fix it!” and encourage or appoint you to run improvement initiatives. A real hands-on mentality spiced with a questioning mind and a can-do-attitude is key to success in this role.


You will:

  • Own complete and timely execution of monthly closing processes (reconciliations, accruals, costs allocations, intercompany bookings, and alike)
  • Collaborate across disciplines within Europe, Asia and the US to ensure complete, accurate and timely transaction flows recording in the ERP
  • Be responsible of various ad hoc tasks, including tax filings
  • Support the preparation of statutory financial statements in 4+ European countries 
  • Coordinate the annual external audit process for our European entities
  • Support the Governance, Risk and Compliance throughout the European organization


You should have: 

  • Bachelor / Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Strong bookkeeping acumen, with 3-5 years of direct experience 
  • Exceptional organizational, prioritization and planning skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Fanatical levels of attention to detail 
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google apps
  • Experience with ERP Oracle NetSuite is a plus


About Flexport:

We believe global trade can move the human race forward. That’s why it’s our mission to make global trade easier for everyone. We aim to do this by building the Operating System for Global trade - a strategic model combining advanced technology and data analytics, logistics infrastructure, and supply chain expertise. Flexport today connects almost 10,000 clients and suppliers across 116 countries, including established global brands like Georgia-Pacific as well as emerging innovators like Sonos. Started in 2013, we've raised over $1.3B in funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Founders Fund, GV, First Round Capital and Y Combinator. We’re excited about the three big ways we’re moving forward after our $1B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund in February 2019.


Worried about not having any freight forwarding experience?

Don’t be! Many of us were once in your shoes. 

Global trade is an infinitely fascinating but highly complex industry, where purchasing decisions are made every day rather than on an annually recurring basis. Don’t worry, you won’t need to become the world’s expert on ocean freight (we already hired that guy). We’ll look to you to apply your deep understanding of our key audiences, the funnel, and how to meet a digitally connected audience where they are. 

It’s incredibly important for us to bring people from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with our industry veterans to help move this industry forward. Flexport is on a mission to make global trade easier for everyone because we believe it can help connect the world and break down economic barriers.

At Flexport, our ability to fulfill our mission of making global trade easy for everyone relies on having a diverse, dedicated and engaged workforce. That is why Flexport is committed to creating and nurturing an environment where anyone can be their authentic self. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, health status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


About Flexport

Flexport is a licensed freight forwarder that uses people and software to manage the complexity of international trade. Shipping something from Shenzhen to Cincinnati or Rotterdam to LA requires complex coordination. Currently that’s done by telephones, spreadsheets, and fax machines. Flexport provides a web-based app that offers real-time visibility of your shipments. And we’re not just a software platform: Our experienced logistics and customs experts are here to help at every step of the way. We offer services in air freight, ocean freight, trucking, warehouse & fulfillment, customs brokerage, and cargo insurance. Learn more about our services and request a live demo. Flexport is a freight forwarder for the Internet age. “What we do at Flexport” explains what we mean.

Want to learn more about Flexport? Visit Flexport's website.