Junior Accountant
When I first came to the office, I was excited about the young and eager company culture. - Mario, Operations
Junior
Finance
Amsterdam
I excel when...
Accuracy is my middle name
An eye for business processes
Eager to learn
Highly motivated
Part of the family
We excel at what we do. But unlike others, our success is not just the result of hard work and professional expertise: we apply a uniquely people-centric approach to trading.

More about the job

Who we are:

At ACT Commodities we trade environmental products and help our clients reach their environmental and sustainability objectives through trading products such as carbon offsets, environmental certificates and many others. We help our clients maximize their profits whilst reducing risk by utilizing our knowledge and network. We are a young-minded company with 170+ ambitious people from all over the world, all working in an open environment where no day is the same.

 

What you'll do:

As a Junior Accountant you will be part of the Finance & Operations team of ACT Commodities, working with an international product and client portfolio. This makes it a very diverse and challenging environment, which reflects in the job as well - this isn't a usual Accounting role. Because we are currently experiencing rapid growth in our scale-up phase, our departments are going through structural changes, as well as process improvements and new software implementations. You will get the chance to experience this new era of business at ACT and have an impact by making your ideas heard. We want someone open-minded and eager to learn who can think outside the box.

 

The team includes the Financial Director, two Financial Controllers and two other Junior Accountants. You will be responsible for handling Accounts Payable, 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 process and skillfully managing relationships with the traders 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 creditor invoices;
  • Closely monitoring and following up on invoice approvals;
  • Clearing creditor accounts (payments, credit notes);
  • Processing netting settlements (debtor/creditor);
  • Archiving invoices;
  • Executing the invoicing, confirmation and settlement process based on service level agreements (SLA) with other ACT Business Units.

 

Who you are:

  • University degree or vocational education in Accounting or another relevant study;
  • 1-3 years’ experience working with Accounts Payable;
  • Excellent knowledge and use of English (written and spoken);
  • Experience in international VAT treatment;
  • Skilled stakeholder manager, working well under pressure;
  • Self-starter mentality, good at working independently;
  • High attention to details and ability to adapt to change.

 

What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme;
  • Business- and communication-related trainings;
  • Relocation budget (when applicable);
  • Exciting quarterly target incentives;
  • Kickboxing and football;
  • 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.

Seeing a flawless sequence of trades makes me smile

I love efficiency. Helping my colleagues in trading deliver on their promises to clients. That’s what I call shared satisfaction.
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.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
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More about ACT
Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

Develop, re-invent and challenge the status quo.

Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.

 

 

Esmée Trimbos
Encountering new situations on a daily basis

I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it. 

 

You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!

Olaf Pauw
Reach higher, do better and learn more

ACT is rapidly growing and evolving, offering ample opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. This has allowed me to continuously challenge myself in ways I hadn’t even foreseen. For example, within the first six months of joining ACT New York, I relocated to Amsterdam to lead a global project implementation.

 

This was an area I hadn’t had a great deal of experience in but management had faith in me and I had faith in the rest of the team. We all grew together through the experience. If you are willing to reach higher, do better and learn more, there really aren’t any barriers at ACT.

Michael Vigario
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