Senior Financial Accountant - fast growing, international e-com health scale-up
What do you do?
We are looking for a strong, pragmatic Senior Financial Accountantwho thrives in an international, dynamic environment. You report to the Group Consolidation and Accounting Manager, work closely together with your direct colleague in Accounting, the HQ Finance colleagues and the Business in the Netherlands & Luxembourg.
Together with your direct colleague you will be managing the accounting, financial closing, statutory and tax responsibilities for the Dutch & Luxembourg companies. You are able to rotate and cover for each other but will have a dedicated focus. For the statutory & tax reports and returns (CIT/VAT/Intrastat), Annual Accounts & Financial reporting you will be managing the Dutch companies (20) and your colleague will manage the Luxembourg companies (14). This includes the fixed asset register and advises on the correct treatment of different asset classes under Dutch Gaap and support during the year end audit.
On a day to day (transactional) basis you will be working for all companies, but have a more functional divide. Your focus will be on booking of transactions such as acquisition of services, acquisition of goods for resale, assets, bank transactions, payroll, personnel expenses. You ensure that transactions are reflected accurately as part of the month-end close process and are reflected on the proper legal entity, you prepare monthly reconciliations for Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts and ensure timely and accurate processing of all bank activities including payments and bank reconciliations
Good to know
Within Atida, no day is the same. And neither will yours. One day you are in the midst of tackling some ad hoc issues on how to valuate and account for the stock (while thinking about ways to structure this in the future), the next you have a videocall about and structure of tax returns process, which has been insourced. Together with your colleague you are constantly brainstorming on how to automate the transactional processes for which you have jointly made a presentation to discuss with the Manager and CFO which processes should be addressed first and how the roadmap should be.
Who are you?
We are looking a pragmatic, energetic Senior Accountant. A true financial; somebody who takes ownership for their numbers, is accurate and knows how to prioritize. But supplemented with business curiosity, an analytical and future looking approach and able to drive continuous improvement.
“Atida is a fast growing, international E-com Health scale-up with the ambition to be the European Frontrunner. A very exciting phase to join and really make an impact. However, that does require a very high level of flexibility& adaptivity and a critical yet constructive mindset. You have to be able to manage your own priorities, follow through and bring forward ideas of improvement. Consequently taking the lead in implementing them and when necessary train and coach others in process changes.”
- Professional degree in Accounting
- 5-7 years of experience as an accountant working in an international environment; B2C/Retail experience preferred
- Excellent communication skills in Dutch & English; German or Spanish is an advantage
- Solid experience working with accounting systems (
Navision/Dynamics 365 preferred) and Excel
- Strong knowledge of Dutch GAAP and/or any other local GAAP in EMEA
- Experience with preparing statutory filing documentation and managing audit
- Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities, organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals
- High ownership of work product and commitment to driving results
- Highly accurate and detail-oriented
More about Atida
Atida is one of the largest online pharmacies in Europe, with a mission to redefine the true meaning of the concept ‘online pharmacy’. Atida is Hebrew for the ‘future’ and it is to this end that the company has developed a revolutionary concept. Linking data, e-commerce and the world of pharmacy is what Atida has in mind. A pan-European online pharmacy with an in-store experience that focuses on individual healthcare. The current company is a collection of eight acquired online pharmacies based in Germany and Spain and the current markets they serve are Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy & the Netherlands. Atida has appr. 600 driven colleagues, of which around 35 work in the Amsterdam head office. They work together in hybrid teams with the local teams to boost growth and conquer new markets. Plans to optimize and centralize the business are in the making. London-based healthcare investor MARCOL is Atida’s majority shareholder, allowing the company the resources needed to conquer the European market. Both by autonomous growth as well as through more acquisitions, this online pharmacy will be the European frontrunner by 2025.
Their aim is to help people make better decisions about their health. From proactive to curative and whatever your goals, they offer an experience that is always about you. They firmly believe in a future where the journey towards good health becomes a trusted and truly personal experience. Next to Atida Plus (online pharmacy), they recently launched Atida Pure in the Netherlands & Germany: A new, personalised vitamin and supplement programme. Atida now plans to take the European market by storm.
Quantified self: the future of health
Long before COVID a trend toward ‘quantified self’ has been on the rise – the concept of individuals actively taking charge of their wellbeing, with data-driven tools, products, apps, and knowledge. This is not surprising, since the chances of facing lifestyle-based health problems (from diabetes to depression) have increased drastically in the past decades.
2020 obviously acted as a pressure cooker on this topic. On the one hand, the COVID-year put the subject of curative health front and center on everyone’s mind. On the other hand, the topic of prevention and wellbeing also became more important than ever.
Catching a cold has become something we would love to prevent – so how can we boost our immune systems? More broadly speaking, how can we take care of ourselves – mentally and physically – when our world has become the space between our four walls? In the near future the urgency of these questions will only increase further. In the long term, the demand for mental and physical self-care and optimized wellbeing continues to grow.
Atida: online, science-based, personalized
Atida provides an answer to this trend by sending its customers top quality supplement packages on a monthly basis. These packages are composed based on a quick and comprehensive questionnaire, about the individual’s physical status, habits, and wellbeing desires. Packages may focus on skin and hair, improved immunity, bone strength or healthy pregnancy – to name just a few examples. And of course, all of Atida’s supplements are high quality and backed by science.
‘Subscription-based consumer health is a fairly new game in Europe, but the market is entirely ready. And with the leadership team I have hired over the past year, we are well equipped to be the first player that tackles this market at scale.’ – Julie Szudarek, CEO at Atida
The company has an international, vibrant atmosphere and is fast growing. The company’s values are being ethical, empathic, healthy and well, humble and honest, curious and courageous. They are committed to connect people and to better the community. Preferably having a little fun along the way. Employees are eager to proactively grow the business and offer the best solutions. The company’s scale up vibe requires a strong, flexible and hands-on mindset.