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Senior Accountant

Netherlands, Netherlands

Over a million people use Sketch to transform their ideas into incredible products every day. Would you like to join us and help take this growing remote company to the next level? We’re looking for a Senior Accountant to join our Accounting Operations team.

The role

In Accounting Operations, our primary responsibility is to accurately report the financial health of the business. This includes providing exhaustive, clear-cut data to external partners— such as various tax authorities — and internally to various peers and executives, to help them make informed decisions. At the same time, we are actively building out our operations infrastructure with new systems, processes and policies to keep the business running smoothly .

As a Senior Accountant, your focus will be on guaranteeing the accuracy of local subsidiaries’ books, ensuring financial and tax compliance, and performing accounts reconciliations.

The challenge

In the coming months, we’ll be improving our internal processes and working on fine-tuning our product offering to give our customers — both external and internal — the service they deserve. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a new adventure, as well as personal and professional development.

We are a remote company, which has plenty of advantages — though it can be a challenge to keep up with our rhythm. Don’t worry though, we’ll help you feel like an integral part of the team in no time.

What you will do

  • Develop a complete understanding of our business model, accounting procedures and processes within the first 30 days

  • Understand and control the procurement policy, communicate with internal stakeholders, and ensure its correct application at all stages.

  • Review payroll schedules for different countries on a monthly basis, and liaise with external stakeholders

  • Lead the Month End Close process for our international subsidiaries (Spain, Portugal and UK), liaising with external consultants

  • Support compliance and tax filings for our international subsidiaries with a good understanding of VAT, CIT and management of deferred tax assets

  • Prepare and review schedules for the external annual audit

  • Identify and improve system efficiencies within our financial system of record, NetSuite

How we work

Sketch is a 100% remote company, and your colleagues are distributed around the globe. Being remote adds great flexibility and helps us build a more diverse team.

Besides being remote, we work asynchronously as often as we can. This means that our team communicates mostly using Slack. When we need it, we also have video calls.

The role will work closely with the greater operations team as well as the third-party providers assisting in our day-to-day operations. We work on everything from accounting operations to tax, compliance, and financial reporting.

What makes you a strong candidate

  • A hands-on attitude

  • Experience with Netsuite

  • Experience improving accounting processes and internal controls

  • Excellent communication skills and strong written and spoken English

  • Adaptable, patient, and responsive

  • You thrive in a multicultural environment — a true team player

  • You have experience working with a Netherlands headquartered company

  • You have experience working with multiple subsidiaries

  • You’re based in EU

  • At least 5 years of experience in accounting departments, preferably handling accounting for international subsidiaries

About you

  • You’re passionate about the details but able to appreciate and be accountable for big-picture goals.

  • Operational excellence is in your DNA. You bring a track record of operational improvements that you have led directly .

  • You have a strong, foundational understanding of IFRS and a willingness to research, apply, and communicate policies to Sketch’s business.

  • You communicate transparently and concisely with your peers.

  • You’re looking for a new adventure and want to feel that what you do is meaningful for you and others.

  • You’re comfortable setting goals for yourself and organizing your own work without direct supervision.

  • You’re a team player willing to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting procedures.

We care about your well-being and your professional success, so we offer you

  • A full-time opportunity with a flexible working schedule

  • An international environment and working culture with no managers and lots of freedom

  • Training support to develop in your job

Even if you're not able to tick all of these boxes, we would still love to hear from you.