Accountant
When I first came to the office, I was excited about the young and eager company culture. - Mario, Operations
Mid Level
Finance
Paris
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
I excel when...
Accuracy is my middle name
Close to the business
Highly motivated
Making number talk accessible talk!
For this position we are looking for somebody with the right attitude. We need somebody assertive and focused on teamwork, who likes to keep learning and be challenged.

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Who we are:

Created in 2009 in Amsterdam, the ACT Commodities group is the leader in the trading of environmental products in Europe.

With nearly 150 employees around the world (Amsterdam, New York, Paris, Shanghai), ACT Commodities supports its clients on a day-to-day basis in achieving their environmental objectives.

For almost 10 years, ACT Commodities has played a leading role in the secondary market for Energy Saving Certificates in France and Italy. In March 2019, ACT Commodities sets down its suitcases in Paris in order to closely support its business / industrial / tertiary clients in achieving their objectives in terms of Energy Savings.

We are looking for talent to further expand our activity in France.

 

What you'll do:

As an Accountant you will be part of the ACT France team and working closely with our headquarters in Amsterdam. Because we are experiencing rapid growth in our scale-up phase, you will get the chance to have an impact by proposing improvements to working methods and supporting implementation of these improvements. We want someone open-minded and eager to learn, someone who can think outside the box.

You will be responsible for handling Accounts Payable and Receivable, which includes processing incoming invoices, outgoing invoices and bank statements, controlling related balances, and delivering related reports and analyses. Your goal is taking full ownership of the AP/AR process and skillfully managing relationships with the Managing Director, Finance team, Front Office, Operations and the Treasury department, as well as having contact with clients when needed. In a nutshell your tasks will be:

  • Ensuring accurate and timely registration and posting of customer and creditor invoices;
  • Ensuring correct VAT application and documentation during accounting registration by being in close contact with Operations and Front Office;
  • Preparation and timely declaration of monthly VAT returns;
  • Closely monitoring and following up on invoice approvals;
  • Processing netting settlements (debtor/creditor);
  • Executing the invoicing, confirmation and settlement process based on service level agreements (SLA) with other ACT Business Units;
  • Reconciling intercompany positions;
  • Processing bank statements;
  • Monitoring cash flow on a daily basis;
  • Be a main contact for AP/AR related matters (clients, treasury and front office);
  • Managing any phone calls, letters, and emails to the accounting department;
  • Preparing various AP/AR reports;
  • Assist with execution of financial audit requests;
  • Active participation in monthly closings and the closing of annual accounts;
  • Reconciliation of subledger and GL positions;
  • Performing GL account specifications;
  • Performing bank reconciliations;
  • Performing other ad-hoc requests (e.g. responsible for deliverables relating to an internal project).

 

Who you are:

  • 2 or 3 year degree (BTS / DUT / DCG) in Accounting;
  • Strong knowledge in French accounting rules;
  • 3-5 years’ experience working in Accounting;
  • Due to international environment, excellent knowledge and use of English (written and spoken);
  • Experience in Big 4 Financial and Accounting Services is a strong plus;
  • Experience in VAT treatments is a plus;
  • Experience working in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a plus;
  • Skilled stakeholder manager, working well under pressure;
  • Self-starter mentality, good at working independently;
  • Decisive, can prioritize and effectively manages time;
  • Proactive and illustrates a focus on continuous process improvement;
  • High attention to detail and ability to adapt to change/flexibility;
  • Hardworking, diligently ensures task completion.

 

What we offer:

  • An in-house position in a fast growing organization;
  • Being part of an ambitious international team of dynamic young professionals;
  • Innovative environment where personal and professional development is key;
  • Competitive remuneration, corporate pension and bonus schemes;
  • Business- and communication-related trainings;
  • Exciting quarterly target incentives;
  • In-house Life Coach.

 

Room to keep improving

At ACT Commodities I get the full support of my personal coach. I always know what my next goal is and how and with whom I’ll reach it.

Becoming the best I can be

I am a natural diplomat, easily connecting with people. Charming, attentive and sociable.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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