Manager Accounting

  • Finance
  • Helmond, Netherlands

Manager Accounting


Within the Finance department, we are looking for a Manager Accounting. In this role, you will monitor and manage the general ledger and relevant sub-ledgers through ensuring the accurate and complete processing of transactions. This includes the design, development, and implementation of best practice financial processes and systems. You will manage the accounting teams and you will ensure compliance with group accounting guidelines and risk policy.

Key responsibilities

  • Take ownership and responsibility for the processing of financial information and ensure compliance with statutory requirements and internal processes, policies, and procedures;
  • Support the Group Financial Controller with defining and implementing new policies, procedures, and controls with regard to new initiatives;
  • Person of contact for the external accountant and other stakeholders (government, banks, etc.);
  • Coordinate and manage the month-end accounting close activities of Vlisco;
  • Detailed review and authorization of transactions related to general accounting activities;
  • Attend to and resolve queries escalated to this level and ensure timely resolution;
  • Review and maintain finance administrative policies and procedures and ensure that these are communicated to the business;
  • Responsible for the performance review and development of your team (8 FTE).

Job requirements

Job requirements

  • A Master degree related to Business Economics / Accountancy;
  • You have at least five years of relevant work experience in accounting operations and three to five years of management experience;
  • You have strong knowledge of financial processes and systems;
  • You have excellent communication, negotiation and persuasion skills;
  • You are able to explain complex operational issues in a clear and concise manner;
  • You have an analytical approach and you have problem-solving skills;
  • It is an advantage if you have an RA (register accountant) and if you have experience with BIG4;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English.

What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary, a 38-hour working week, holiday allowance and an extra 13th-month salary, you will be part of the finance team within Vlisco where there is never a dull moment and a lot of opportunities to grow.

About Vlisco
Vlisco is a Dutch design and textile printing company with 174 years of history. Its origins are in batik printing for Indonesia but most of its history is in wax printing for West and Central Africa. From its beginning in Africa over 100 years ago Vlisco’s story is the story of African women. A group of exceptional, entrepreneurial women in Togo, called the ‘Nana Benz’ because of their liking for Mercedes cars, traded Vlisco cloth and influenced the choices of design and colour. African women took Vlisco prints into their hearts and into their culture; creating names for the designs, stories around their meaning and beautiful garments to express their individuality.

Vlisco is about African women and its love for Africa. It is also about its unique and complex wax-printing process and its magical designs, created in the Netherlands for African consumers. To work for Vlisco is to work in a company with the world’s biggest textile archive and with a factory that is steeped in expertise, still in Helmond, the place where it started. It is to work in a design-led company which honours and respects African women and which acknowledges the vibrancy and strength of Africa.

Do you want to be proud to work at this company too?
If you are the candidate, we are looking for, please apply by sending us your resume and motivation. If you would like more information about this vacancy, you can reach out to Sjoerd Heijmans, Corporate Recruiter, +316-21401271.

Agency inquiries regarding this vacancy are not welcome.