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Group Accounting and Reporting Professional

Your responsibilities & requirements

We’re looking for a Group Accounting and Reporting Professional to join our team in Amsterdam.

Working for Signify means being creative and adaptive. Our culture of continuous learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion creates an environment that allows you to build your skills and career. Together, we’re transforming our industry.

As the world leader in lighting, we’re constantly ahead of the curve. Through our leadership in connected lighting and the Internet of Things, we’re breaking new grounds in data analytics, AI, and smart homes, offices, cities and more!

Signify is one of the few companies in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and our next sustainability goals are even bolder: doubling our positive impact on the environment and society by 2025.

As a Group Accounting and Reporting Professional you’ll be responsible for helping the company to measure our financial performance, setting company-wide accounting standards, and driving improvement initiatives on accounting and control matters. In every case, your activities will touch those of colleagues throughout the whole of Signify, as well as external customers and stakeholders.

Group Accounting and Reporting at Signify is responsible for the preparation and analysis of consolidated information. The team serves as an oversight body, helping our organization in aligning business and financial reporting requirements. As such, the team works closely together with Divisions, group functions and our R2R team to deliver quality internal and external financial reporting. Group Accounting and Reporting is an inspired and international team of accounting experts who collaborate to deliver quality financial reporting efficiently and effectively. We provide the foundation for Signify’s financial integrity and transparency.

As a Group Accounting and Reporting Professional you’ll work with top technology partners, learn new skills and grow your career. Working in this team, you’ll be at the heart of our worldwide organization. Group Accounting and Reporting plays a key role in the preparation and analysis of consolidated financial statements used for internal (Monthly) and external reporting as Quarterly press releases, and the (semi) Annual report.

We’re on the lookout for forward-thinking innovators with a passion for sustainability. If you match this description, get in touch!

What you’ll do

  • Prepare and analyze consolidated financial statements that are used for internal (Monthly) and external purposes (Quarterly/Half-yearly/Annually).

  • Being the authority on the Signify Accounting Principles and external reporting matters, i.e., Finance Reference Toolset (incl. new IFRS) and Financial Codebook.

  • Pro-actively carry out reviews on the consolidated financial information ensuring that transactions are reported consistently with the applicable accounting standards (oversight).

  • Providing support to management, Divisions, and other functions (including R2R) on the appropriate accounting treatment for transactions.

  • Support on the preparation of Holding accounting, including statutory requirements.

  • Preparation of governmental statistical reporting in the Netherlands (CBS, DNB)

  • Providing training on systems, standards and policies relating to consolidation and technical accounting/IFRS.

Your qualifications

  • An Academic background in accounting, combined with relevant professional qualification(s).

  • Experience in accounting, either in a multinational company or within a big accounting firm.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with non-accountants.

  • Team player with the ability to work under high pressure.

  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to, business environment

What you’ll get in return…

  • Competitive salary depending on experience.

  • A variable bonus based on both Signify results and personal performance.

  • 25 Days of holidays and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually.

  • Opportunity to buy Signify shares and products with discount.

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personalized learning platform, free training and coaching.

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

We’re offering multiple opportunities for career development, like mentoring, coaching and stretch assignments, with strong international exposure for dynamic profiles. Learning is fundamental to our culture. Through continuous learning, we are transforming the industry. You have the chance to learn every day, acquire new skills and perspectives through customized online programs, and on-the-job experiences.

See #SignifyLife through the eyes of our employees!

Who we are

Signify is the world leader in lighting. We provide professional customers and consumers with quality, energy-efficient LED lighting. And our lights, when connected, bring data to devices, apps and people – redefining what light can do and how you use it. Today, our innovations, such as LiFi – internet connectivity through light – and UV-C, solar and horticultural lighting, contribute to a safer, smarter, more sustainable world.

We’re operating in 74 countries with 32,000 people worldwide.



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