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General Ledger Accountant


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We offer positions that will challenge your skills and let you grow. Come and see things a little differently with us.

You have 7+ years’ experience in a similar role in an accounting department, 7+ years of experience in preparation, analysis and reporting of accounting data and in use of automated accounting systems, a degree in Accounting / Finance / Economics or a related field with a few years spent in a multicultural and multinational organization.

You understand the measurement, processing and communication of financial information regarding economic entities, which aim to document the organizations’ resource management. You have a good understanding of how to plan and measure financial records in compliance with internal and external regulations, ensuring value for money in reaching business objectives and long term profitable growth.

We are looking for someone who is curious, open, flexible, motivated by increasing customer value and not afraid of working in a dynamic environment were new processes need to be defined independently and/or within the team. You have applied knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and tax laws and regulations in The Netherlands, advanced Excel skills; you can perform a wide variety of tasks, from operational recurring ones to more analytical and technical ones, under time pressure. You communicate clearly and confidently in English; knowing Dutch is an added value.

You are an open minded team player, with good communication skills that help you to navigate through the different levels of the organization and build strong relationships. You enjoy working, collaborating and co-creating in a vibrant and changing multi-dimensional, multicultural and multinational environment. You are eager to learn and pro-active; you cope well with deadlines and know how to prioritise your work.

And, of course, you share and live the IKEA culture and values and have a genuine interest in home furnishing.


The General Ledger Accountant reports to the Accounting and Reporting manager and is part of the Group Financial Controlling team that leads the Financial Controlling Function, providing support to the three core-businesses IKEA Retail, Ingka Centres and Ingka Investments.

This support comes in the form of Accounting & Reporting services, supporting a strong compliance framework and effective governance to enable entrepreneurship and safeguard our people, customers and businesses.

More specifically, this means you will:

• Support the preparation of the closing schedule and execute the assigned tasks as part of the monthly and (half) year closing procedures in a timely, accurate manner.
• Secure that the accounts are compliant with internal and external guidelines and regulations.
• Assess the review of the trial balance including review of accruals.
• Prepare reconciliations and follow up on several accounts.
• Prepare and record journal entries into the financial systems.
• Prepare and book tax calculations.
• Maintain the monthly financial close of the treasury system.
• Support the preparation of internal reports e.g. INGKA and operational reporting and external reports e.g. DNB reporting and preparation and filing of VAT declarations, domestic and foreign.
• Support the Accounting & Reporting Manager on ad hoc requests for analysis and reporting and take responsibility for other tasks and projects assigned.


The Ingka Group is a world leader in the home furnishing business. We are a strategic partner and the largest franchisee of the IKEA franchisee system, owning and operating 374 IKEA stores and digital touchpoints in 30 markets.

The Ingka Group is a values-driven company with a passion for life at home and we want to give honest, down-to-earth people the opportunity to grow, both as individuals and in their working roles, so that together we can show our commitment towards the vision to create a better everyday life for the many people.

In the Leiden office we are approximately 200 co-workers, mainly working in Group Functions for Ingka.


You will be based in Leiden and will report to Martin van Klaveren, Accounting & Reporting Manager.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Martin van Klaveren (martin.van.klaveren@ingka.ikea.com); for questions about the recruitment process, please contact Maya Goldbeter (maya.goldbeter@ingka.ikea.com), People & Culture Business Partner.

Your application, written in English and consisting of a covering letter and CV, should be registered on-line. Please note that behavioral and cognitive assessments will be part of the recruitment process, as well as a background check for our final candidate.

We regret that we are unable to handle applications made by e-mail.

Uren per week: Full Time