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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 37,000 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 800,000 store visitors per day
  • ~17 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2018: EUR 3,7 billion
  • EBITDA 2018: EUR 576 million
  • Over 37,000 employees


Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.


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.

With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. Grandvision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

GL Accountant, Amsterdam Area

A great opportunity to join our global HQ in Amsterdam! We anticipate high growth this year and are therefore excited to welcome a professional GL Accountant among our finance team.

Apart from general responsibilities related to financial reporting, reconciliations and audit coordination, we are keen to discussing an interesting career path and exciting project assignments for this position. GrandVision is at the forefront of digital transformation, which of course will also affect the way we are using technology to automate our processes and become a more effective organization. We would like you to play a central role in this by participating in projects across functional teams and help to shape the future of our organization from 2020 onwards!

Reports to

Group Accounting Manager

Main purpose of the role

  • Prepare financial reports including month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing for GrandVision Supply Chain B.V
  • Ensure that all accounting allocations are appropriately made and documented
  • Coordinate external and internal audit processes
  • Intercompany Credit Management and IC reconciliations
  • Support on GRNI (inventory) reconciliation
  • Support in Balance Sheet reconciliation
  • Support in VAT, Intrastat and CBS reporting
  • Support on Projects (e.g. automatization of processes, formalizing controls, embedding global warehouses into our reporting)
  • Hyperion reporting
  • Ad-hoc support for financial accounting subjects
  • Cross Department relationship
  • Improvement at the daily tasks

Required qualifications/level of education

  • HBO in accounting or similar field of study

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • Highly adaptable to new environments
  • Natural ability to embrace learning and develop through experience
  • High level of energy and ambition to realize a positive impact
  • Positive, customer first, can-do attitude

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Strong knowledge of English (written & spoken)
  • Knowledge of IFRS
  • Knowledge of Tax and VAT
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Experience in retail industry is a plus
  • Hyperion experience is a plus

Future potential/ learning agility/ growth opportunities

Opportunity to develop to more senior roles within the GL team, but also strong encouragement to seek experience through a lateral move within finance / business control.


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Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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