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GL Accountant

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees


Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

Schiphol, Amsterdam Area

Group Financial Accountant.

He or she is part of the Group GL Accounting team that consists of 3 FTE’s in total.

Reports to

Group GL Teamlead

Direct reports

There are no direct reports

Main purpose of the role

The Financial Accountant is responsible for timely, accurately and consistently accounting and reporting of the Holding entities (consolidated) external reporting, accounting matters, financial KPIs

We are seeking for an individual that has IFRS/Dutch GAAP knowledge, always aims for a high level of quality, takes ownership and responsibility, has good communication skills and enjoys working in a dynamic international environment

Key performance indicators

Perform accounting and analysis of the financial results of the holding entities (monthly, quarterly and yearly balance sheet reconciliation);

Invoicing Operating companies on request and automated invoicing;

Bank statement accounting;


Support Tax department in the VAT, CBS and CIT accounting and filing;

IFRS understanding and support in the accounting matters;

Ad hoc support such as balance sheet reconciliations in Operating Companies with Group Reporting;

Reporting monthly figures holding entities in Hyperion solution.

Required qualifications/level of education

The ideal candidate is a professional accountant who has experience at a Big 4 Company before stepping into the business within recognized retail industry companies. We kindly ask candidates who only have Audit experience not to apply.

Core competencies/ Personal attributes
Good analytical skills
High level of integrity and leads by example
Experience with reporting requirements in multi-national environment;
Pro-active and strong team player but not afraid to challenge
Good balance of energy, intellect and able to act in (technical) discussion
High level of energy and ambition to realise a positive impact
Positive, customer first, can do attitude


Key skills, knowledge and experience

Strong knowledge of English (written & spoken)

Experienced in SAP and HFM Hyperion solutions


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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful.

Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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