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Senior Accountant

Date: 07-Aug-2019

Location: Amsterdam, NH, NL

Company: CRH

Currently CRH has an opportunity for you to become a Senior Accountant in the Corporate Accounting & Insurance team in Amsterdam. As a team we deliver accurate and timely accounting services to the Amsterdam Head Office divisions and functions. We play a central role within the wider finance organization and are responsible for the AP/AR processes, VAT compliance, financial reporting for our legal holding entities on a global scale, payroll review, 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, insurance and treasury teams.



As the Senior Accountant in our team, you act as a business partner for budget holders and senior stakeholders in relation to financial analysis, budget development and monitoring, cost allocation and forecasts. At the same time you continuously strive to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the activities of the Corporate Accounting team. You design and maintain accounting policies, procedures and controls to mitigate risks and improve efficiency. In our open and safe team environment, you will be encouraged to take ownership to identify areas for process improvement to ensure we achieve our team goals.


This is a very interesting job where you can master translating complex accounting information to serve various stakeholders. You are able to use your superior analytical and problem-solving skills, you have a proactive innovative mindset and want to improve existing processes. You quickly learn, facilitate, support, analyze, inform and challenge. Your customers and stakeholders are always on your mind. You are highly detail-oriented and organized, and capable of meeting a constant stream of deadlines. You thrive in a diverse environment and you get things done through your can-do attitude. You are open, honest and trustworthy. And, you like to have fun in your work.




·         A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Economics, Finance or Accounting

·         5+ years of related accounting experience

·         A solid understanding of accounting practices and principles

·         The ability to build strong relationships and collaborate across different cultures

·         Experience with budget preparation and budgetary control




·         A helicopter view, while at the same time you are able to dive into the details when necessary

·         A passion to digitalize and automate processes

·         Experience with project management



·         A fun and highly collaborative team of colleagues to work with

·         An informal, dynamic, entrepreneurial and results-oriented culture

·         A passion to develop future leaders (focus on talent development)

·         A diverse accounting job that allows you to take own initiative








CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing around 90,000 people at 3,700 operating locations in 32 countries. CRH manufactures and supplies a range of integrated building materials, products and innovative solutions which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential structures. Each day, millions of people around the world come into contact with our materials and products which help fulfil the basic human need of shelter and the infrastructure we need for our societies to thrive.  

As a multinational and multicultural organization, CRH recognizes that our diverse and talented global workforce is critical to sustaining competitive advantage and long-term success. At CRH we want to challenge all of our employees to reach their full potential and play their part in the success of our business. We place a strong focus on developing and empowering our employees to help ensure that we have the talent and capabilities we need now and in the future. We also strive to provide an attractive, rewarding  and stimulating modern work environment that will engage and inspire our employees to meet the ever evolving standards and expectations of our customers. 



We offer an international workplace with a lot of opportunities, freedom and flexibility. As such, self -starters who enjoy working in a challenging environment and who can play a role in shaping our future are encouraged to join CRH. We take care of our employees and therefore offer a generous total rewards package, a diverse and inclusive culture and professional development opportunities. Our benefits include amongst others a holiday allowance, 30 days annual leave , several options for mobility allowance, pension plan, free parking on site at our Amsterdam location, discount on several insurances, discount on private lease and an in-house gym.


Noor Hovius, Manager Corporate Accounting & Insurance Team (NL)

“Working for CRH means that you love working for a dynamic entrepreneurial multinational, no day is ever the same. You like growth. If you have a good idea, you are free to carry it out. In this job you work in the core of CRH as a business partner for the budget holders in relation to financial analysis, budget monitoring, cost allocation and forecasts; as well to overall increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Corporate accounting team activities. You have great exposure to our senior leaders. You liaise with a wide variety of stakeholders across the globe as well as our Group Head Office in Dublin. You will have great opportunities to develop your personal and professional skills. You can create national and international career possibilities for yourself. The job comes with a lot of freedom and the challenge for you is to manage the significant responsibility well. There’s never a dull moment in CRH.”


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