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Accounting Lead (Finance & Accounting) - Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NH, NL, 1083 HL


Country: Netherlands 
City: Amsterdam
Req ID: 479773


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to improving the building environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity through the delivery of superior building materials and products for use in buildings, roads, public spaces, infrastructure, and other construction areas.


CRH (LSE: CRH, ISE: CRG, NYSE: CRH) is the leading building materials business in the world, employing c.73,000 people at c.3,200 operating locations in 28 countries. It is the largest building materials business in Europe and North America, with regional positions in Asia.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


Learn more about us through the following Link.


Position Overview 

CRH is looking for an Accounting Lead for its CRH Corporate Accounting, Reporting & Analysis Team Amsterdam (CARA Team). The CARA team acts as a financial service centre for the Amsterdam Head Office divisions and functions. We play a central role within the wider finance organisation and are responsible for the AP/AR processes, VAT compliance, payroll review, financial reporting for our legal holding entities on a global scale, and provide parent company services and funding for CRH group companies all over the world. We work in close collaboration with the CRH Legal, Tax, HR Operations, Risk & Compliance and Group Treasury teams.


As the Accounting Lead in the CARA team, you will oversee the financial cycles of CRH Nederland B.V., being responsible for GL accounting, monthly, interim and year-end group reporting. You act as a hands-on accountant/business partner for internal senior stakeholders in relation to the accurate and timely reporting, budget development and monitoring, cost allocation and forecasting of corporate costs. The candidate is a skilled financial professional with an understanding of financial consolidation processes, corporate accounting, compliance and affinity with IFRS. Leading the AP/AR officers, you play a pivotal role in ensuring continuous improvement in the accounting & reporting processes in CRH Nederland, taking responsibility for timely and accurate payment execution and cash collection, and being the lead accountant/business partner in the month-end close processes of the Europe IT division and Global building products division (outlay packs) in Amsterdam. As an operational team player, the Accounting Lead deals with multiple stakeholders, motivates and connects people, and drives innovation in the world of accounting & reporting.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts, forecasts and annual budget including reporting to Group,
  • Preparation of (semi)-annual financial accounts to Group, in line with IFRS and Group standards
  • Main point of contact for the IT Finance and divisionary business controllers, responsible for the monthly general ledger accounting & reporting of the outlay packs as well as ad-hoc queries
  • Managing and coaching the AP/AR officers, thereby building an effective and motivated sub-team, using effective communication styles and influencing tactics. Provide backup support with hands-on mentality
  • Focus on analytical review to provide meaningful monthly analysis of costs and other information to budget holders and senior
  • stakeholders
  • Monitoring and responsible for the employee costs recharges, following Group Finance policies and SOX regulation
  • Maintaining an appropriate control environment. Responsible for accurate and timely payments, incl. payroll review
  • Focus on continuous process improvement to enhance information needs, i.e. exploit ERP potential (AFAS) and contribute to an effective and efficient purchase-to-pay process  


Key Functional Competencies and Relevant Experience

You possess the following:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • 6+ years of related accounting experience, preferably in an international setting
  • Hands-on mentality with an eye for detail
  • A solid understanding of accounting practices and principles, especially IFRS
  • Strong Excel skills, and analytical and problem-solving skills; affinity with ERP
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and to work with teams across different cultures
  • Excellent time management skills in order to meet strict deadlines and manage priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills, Dutch is a plus


What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and apply for this great opportunity.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who is a perfect fit? Please let us know:

CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.



Date:  13-May-2023

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