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Accounting and Reporting Lead
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re passionate about creating a finance domain of the future and help step up our accounting and reporting framework, we have a unique opportunity for you. You will join the diverse Picnic team at our Amsterdam HQ, with a group of over 500 young, ambitious and highly energetic people.

🥜 In a nutshell

We are looking for somebody who can oversee all accounting and reporting topics within Picnic as the Accounting & Reporting Lead. You will work closely with all experts within our finance team, such as the financial controllers, tax specialists and financial analysts from our HQ in the Netherlands. You will be responsible for the audit process of all Picnic entities and the interaction with our auditors. Within Picnic, you will be the key person responsible for the more complex and challenging accounting topics. 

Finally, you will have the opportunity to bring Picnic’s annual report preparation in-house and bring it to a level in line with Picnic’s ambitious requirements. This will also include incorporating ESG metrics and at some point even a transition to IFRS accounting standards.

As a specialist within the finance team, you will be able to constantly generate your own ideas about how to bring Picnic’s finance domain to the next level. All in all, a unique opportunity for somebody with ambitions within the accounting and reporting domain. 

🎯 What you’ll do

You are confident and take ownership of your projects, but also collaborate with and motivate colleagues. As our Accounting & Reporting Lead within Picnic’s Finance team you will:

  • Be responsible for the preparation and execution of the audit process for all Picnic’s entities in the Netherlands, Germany and France
  • Be the key point of contact for our auditor as well as compilation accountants
  • Be the key point of contact for more complex and challenging accounting topics
  • Bring the annual reporting of the Picnic entities in-house and in line with Picnic’s ambitious requirements
  • Identify and follow-up on future reporting requirements (e.g. ESG, IFRS transition)

⭐ About you

  • Relevant master’s degree in Finance, Economics and/or Accounting 
  • Post master degree in accounting (RA/CPA)
  • 7 - 10 years of working experience, ideally as a senior manager audit at a Big4
  • Explicit experience with accounting under Dutch GAAP and IFRS standards
  • Currently working in the Netherlands
  • Strong analytical skills, structured and accurate
  • Excellent organizational and team leading skills
  • Excellent Excel and data analysis skills
  • Fluency in both verbal and written English

📖 Picnic Perks

Every expert was once a beginner! 

You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses

Make a difference 

You’ll work in an awesome startup environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place! 

Teamwork makes the dream work 

With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat 

You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered

Stay healthy 

Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials. There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing! 

Attractive package 

We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self, as well as 25 vacation days per year, so you can recharge your batteries 

Work-life balance 

Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model. Our teams generally like to have at least one team day per week at the office (the tasty lunch and Barista-made coffee may be a factor), but besides that, it’s up to you and your team.

COVID-19

We care about your health and wellbeing. As such, we currently support online interviews and remote onboarding (learn more about the process here).

Commitment to equal opportunities 

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves. 

Our recruitment process

CV screening

Phone screening

Online test

Interviews

Assessment day

Closing interview

Offer

Apply now!