Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company founded in 1973. At a time when all life on earth is under threat of extinction, we aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imagination—to influence changes needed to protect our planet. A registered B Corporation and founding member of 1% for the Planet, Patagonia is recognised internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $145 million in grants and in-kind donations to thousands of grassroots

environmental groups around the world.


Your role:

We’re in business to save our home planet. Your role will contribute to this mission by supporting the Accounting Manager and Accounting Team with the consistent recording of financial data into relevant systems in accordance with accounting principles and internal procedures. You will work closely with multiple functions within finance to gain comprehensive knowledge of all accounting processes and ensure the General Ledger is accurate and compliant for tax and statutory purposes across Europe.

You will play a key role in enhancing accounting processes by implementing practical solutions, data automation and contributing to a strong knowledge-sharing platform. You will have the ability to manage projects and communicate to stakeholders in different levels of the organization. 


Main tasks: 

• Support the day-to-day and month-end accounting operations including but not limited to foreign currency revaluation, intercompany accounting, deferred rent accounting, fixed asset accounting and cash & credit card reconciliations for our retail and e-commerce channels.

• Proactively identify opportunities for improvement and communicate effectively back to the accounting team and accounting manager.

• Implement solutions and work with the accounting team to plan and execute projects and process enhancements as needed such as automation.

• Perform monthly balance sheet reviews to ensure financial data is reconciled and recorded timely and accurately.

• Draft process & procedure documentation and demonstrate a strong focus on compliance. 

• Ability to implement and effectively communicate accounting policies and controls across the organization.

• Act as core Accounting representative for accounting processes & systems.

• Independently address internal and external queries in accordance with accounting principles and company guidelines. 

• Assist the accounting manager with internal and external audits and act as point of contact. 

• Perform reviews of work performed by the accounting team.

• Filing, scanning, storing, and retrieving of all related financial documents in accordance with local rules, regulations and company policies


What we’re looking for:

• A love of the outdoors

• A passion for saving our home planet and making a positive impact through your work

• Degree in a related discipline (accounting, finance, economics, statistics…) or similar work experience.

• 3-5 years’ experience in Accounting or related function.

• Successful track record in implementing and adhering to internal controls.

• Advanced Excel Proficiency including data automation (e.g. macro’s, power queries).

• Knowledge of ERP Systems with several years of experience as a key user or experience with technical implementations of systems to improve financial processes in the organization.

• Understanding of functional accounting processes, related needs and prior experience with implementing automation of processes.

• Ability to act as a backup for the accounting manager.

• Team player and ability to build effective cross-functional relationships.

• Flexible, self-motivated, adaptable and hands on. 

• Keen attention to details, analytical mindset and proven problem-solving skills.

• Fluency in English, other languages are a plus.


It’s a plus if you also have the following:

• Part-qualified or qualified accountant with a recognized accounting body.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics D365 Finance & Operations(F&O).

• Experience with any of the following is a plus: PowerBI, Blackline, Snowflake, TM1


Other important details:

• This is a full time position, based in Amsterdam

• We have a hybrid work model, working from home for maximum 3 days per week

• We strive to make unbiased decisions and to offer a great experience to every person who applies for a role at Patagonia. Our interviews include standardised questions that focus on the aspects that are important for success in the role. 


Perks:

Note: Below is only an indicative list and may change at the time an offer of employment is made. 

• Events and workshops with environmentalists, change-makers, educators and sports ambassadors

• Taking part in employee-lead groups such as Sports, Internal Communications, Footprint, Pride, Pata Parents and Events, or create your own!

• Ongoing unique learning and development opportunities such as our own programme Earth University and workshops in anti-racism, core sports, among others.

• Possibility to apply for an Environmental Internship (spending time away from your regular job to work for an environmental group, while being paid your regular salary) after one year of employment

• Option to participate in our 1% for the Planet grants council, being trained and empowered to review and make funding decisions on the grant applications from environmental groups.  

• We have dog-friendly offices where employees can bring their furry friend to work

• We are an activist company and have policies in place to support employees that want to engage in activism.

• All employees interns and their families have access to our Employee Assistance Programme, designed to provide third party, confidential support on a wide range of topics relating to emotional, behavioral and social challenges 

• All employees and interns have access to Unmind, our workplace mental health platform

• Possibility to schedule your work hours flexibly (compensating missed hours during the week) to do volunteer work, care for loved ones, enjoy the outdoors, or spend more time to pursue your passions 

• After 1 month of employment, it’s possible to work remotely from another location in EU/EEA, UK or Switzerland for up to 12 weeks per year (pro-rated for less than 1 year

• Fully paid maternity leave (duration varies by country). After nine months of employment, we offer 12 weeks of partner leave and 12 weeks of adoptive leave. Pro-rated for part-time employees.

• Access to Patagonia discounts and sample sales, as well as discounts at other outdoor and value-aligned companies

• Plus other benefits specific to each region


At Patagonia, we commit to becoming an anti-racist company that leads by example. This means doing the work to be inclusive and equitable, across all aspects of our business.  


Every person who applies to join Patagonia receives equal employment opportunities, and we value a welcoming environment where each member of our EMEA team feels included, respected and empowered, regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, civil status, national origin, disability or age. 


At Patagonia, we strive to have inclusive representation within our organisation and embrace a diverse mix of talent to contribute to our culture. We actively seek applications from Black and People of Colour (BPOC) and other underrepresented groups.


As we are in business to save our home planet, we can only do this together.


Please make sure that your CV and cover letter are in English.


Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Thanks for your interest in supporting us for this role, but we don’t accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies

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