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Want to work in an international environment, and for the good of the Internet? You can do both in the role of Financial Administrator (Accounts Payable) at the RIPE NCC. You will become part of a diverse and experienced Finance team and will also work closely with other departments. Our biggest expectation is that you’ll stay curious, keep learning and take on responsibility. In return we offer you development opportunities so you can grow as professional.

Financial Administrator - Accounts Payable (AFAS)

Location: Amsterdam Central Station and from home

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week 

As Financial Administrator at the RIPE NCC, you will be responsible for the full accounts payable administration, from operation to improvements. Your mission is to ensure the accuracy, reliability and integrity of the accounts payable administration in AFAS. We are looking for someone with proven experience in a financial department. Experience in accounting, monthly closing and understanding of other functional finance areas is a plus.

This role will touch on all aspect of the Finance Department by being an essential part of the monthly and yearly closing processes. In this position, you will combine operational accounts payable activities with tactical and strategic projects regarding continuous improvement. You will play a key role in driving change and efficiency.

In this role, you will:

  • Process invoices accurately and in a timely manner
  • Ensure accounts payable is up to date and continuously improved within AFAS
  • Provide essential support to suppliers with regard to timely payment and problem solving
  • Provide excellent member and internal support experience
  • Work cross-departmentally and with different stakeholders
  • Support operational metrics reporting
  • Drive process optimisation through simplification, standardisation and automation

What we expect from you:

  • A minimum of 4 years of Accounts Payable experience
  • Experience with AFAS is a must
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • Fluency in Dutch and English is a must
  • Accountability, proactivity and ownership
  • You are accurate, analytical and have perfect communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Affinity for developing internal control, policies and procedures
  • Experience with the monthly closing process is a definite plus
  • Experience with AFAS change projects, Insite, workflows and settings is a definite plus

What can we offer you?

  • A modern, flexible and informal work environment with an emphasis on a healthy work/life balance
  • An annual salary between EUR 39.000 and EUR 56.000 (before tax) for a full-time week (37.5 hours). This includes the standard 8% annual “holiday pay” and a 5% end-of-year bonus
  • Excellent secondary benefits: a non-contributory pension scheme, health insurance coverage for you and your family, annual transportation/health and technology budgets, 30 vacation days plus 3 collective days
  • A generous training allowance each year that can be used for professional development

Finance Department 

Our international team of seven colleagues is responsible for part of the RIPE NCC’s Finances, from procurement to outgoing payments and from invoicing to collecting money, as well as internal control, management information and risk.

If you are thorough, have a desire for accuracy and consistency, and are engaging, warm and enthusiastic, then you’d fit in well with our fun, dynamic and hard-working team.

Each team member is involved in all aspects of the Finance Department, as our monthly closing process is a full team effort.

Improvement proposals are expected to come from within the team and to be executed together. As a team we are focused on efficiency, continuous improvement andwhere possibleinnovation.

We are looking for an independent worker who can ensure smooth accountpayable while keeping the team updated. If time permitsthis function will provide the freedom to run interdepartmental projectand change initiatives.

About the RIPE NCC

The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation founded on the belief that the Internet should be governed openly, transparently and in partnership with the wider Internet community. We are one of the oldest Internet organisations in Europe and proud of our legacy.

Our strongest asset is our staff. We bring together 170 people from more than 41 countries in our modern, vibrant office in the east wing of Amsterdam Central Station. At the moment, we are working fully remotely because of COVID-19. Our official working language is English, but more than 30 languages are spoken by our colleagues. 

Our backgrounds are diverse, but our goal is the same: we work for the good of the Internet.

How to apply

If you are interested, click on the Apply button and fill in the short application form. Make sure to include your CV and a well-written motivation letter (English only, please). A pre-employment screening (done by Validata) will be part of the recruitment process. 

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