Business Accountant
Accounting - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Business Accountant
Accounting - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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At TomTom…

You’ll move the world forward. Every day, we create the most innovative mapping and location technologies to shape tomorrow’s mobility for the better.

We are proud to be one team of more than 4,500 unique, curious, passionate problem-solvers spread across the world. We bring out the best in each other. And together, we help the automotive industry, businesses, developers, drivers, citizens, and cities move towards a safer, cleaner, and congestion-free world.

For our Finance team, we are looking for an accountant that not only wants to work with numbers but also to understand the company in detail and build relationships. The ideal candidate for this role is not only good with numbers, but also with people. You need to be able to correctly account and understand accounting processes while building relationships throughout the company and external stakeholders. You have the drive to understand how things work and bring innovative thinking to everything you do.

In this position, you will get to know the products we sell. You will be involved in different aspects end to end. You will have a unique view of the company in order to provide complete and accurate accounting information.

What you’ll do

Your main area of responsibilities will be Cost Accounting, focusing on the Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) of the company, and some of your tasks are as follows

  • Prepare general ledger entries to ensure completeness and accuracy of the financial results for month-end close with a special focus on Accruals regarding payable royalties, inventory adjustments (if necessary), COGS, and intercompany transactions.

  • Ensure deadlines for month-end close and financial reporting requirements are met and all accounting and reporting activities are performed in accordance with the accounting policies of TomTom.

  • Analyze and review balance sheet items, mainly open accruals and P&L results regarding the COGS

  • Based on the analysis performed, follow-up with any discrepancies with the finance BU controllers.

  • Ensure that you are aware of new product specifications and releases so that we can verify and set up the correct master data for accounting purposes.

  • Execute month-end inventory price revaluation.

  • Analyze the trend of the HW material standard prices & inventory purchase price variances.

  • Prepare third-party royalty reporting and approve payments on a timely basis.

  • Respond to inquiries from third-party licensors and other business personnel on royalty calculations and provide additional information upon request.

  • Support the audit fieldworks for internal and external audit and provide proper documentation.

  • Participate in ad hoc projects to support management and the project team in various tasks.

What you’ll need
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Economics, Finance or equivalent with 2-3 years of accounting experience in a medium/large size organization.

  • Strong technical accounting skills are necessary for success in this role.

  • Experience with inventory accounting is preferred but not necessary

  • Ability to communicate well with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to work in a structured way, service-oriented, pro-active, self- starter, take ownership and hands-on mentality.

  • Intermediate Excel skills are required.

  • Experience with and knowledge of ERP accounting software, and all Microsoft Office applications is required. SAP experience preferred.

  • Experience working in an international company is beneficial.

  • Must be a strong team player and self-starter, hands-on-mentality, highly motivated, and able to work under pressure during peak periods.

  • Fluency in English.

Meet your team

We’re Finance, responsible for TomTom’s various financial processes. We are a relatively flat organization, consisting of Group Accounting & Reporting, Financial Shared Services, Internal Audit & Control, Group Control & Investor Relations, Treasury & Tax, and Business Finance. Our success lies in the journey itself: how we handle the road we’re on at any moment and the hard work we do every day. On our team, you’ll join us on this journey and contribute directly to our success.

Achieve more

We are self-starters who play well with others. Every day, we solve new problems with creativity, meet new people and learn rapidly at our offices around the world. We will invest in your growth and are committed to supporting you. In everything we do, we’re guided by six values: We care, putting our heart into what we do; we build trust (you can count on us); we create – it’s how we make a difference; we are confident, but don’t boast; we keep it simple because life is complex enough, and we have fun because life’s too short to be boring.

After you apply

Our recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout the process, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews through onboarding.

TomTom is an equal opportunity employer

TomTom is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, thrive on each other’s differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment at our offices around the world. Naturally, we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, national origin, genetics, or age.

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