Manager Accounting & Reporting

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Bargelaan, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Vast contract
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
Aantal jaren werkervaring:
10-15 jaar

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The main focus areas are internal and external reporting, managing and developing the team, representing the department and liaising with other IKEA teams and your report to the Finance Manager. Your peers are the Accounting Managers over the countries and you have a matrix relationship with the IKEA Group Accounting and Reporting manager.

In this role, you are:

  • Leading a focussed team of accounting professionals responsible for the accounting and reporting of approximately 20 IKEA Group holding companies (having the shares in the Group’s worldwide activities) and the IKEA Services company based in Leiden, which employs close to 200 people (IKEA group functions and management)
  • Able to further build and develop your team and if needed act as a hands-on manager
  • Responsible for working in accordance with the IKEA Group frameworks related to control, accounting and reporting
  • Working for an international company with a main focus on the Dutch environment
  • A business partner to other IKEA Group companies

In your assignment you lead a team with the following main responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the closing process, including reconciliations and analysis of related accounts
  • Ensure timely, accurate and complete reporting of the holding entities and appropriate review
  • Responsible for the review of incoming invoices and authorisation of the payment file
  • Review and ensure that company financial statements & internal reports are accurate and prepared in compliance with policies, GAAP and other applicable regulations
  • Prepare and review various tax returns/filings
  • Support Tax manager/Finance manager in transfer pricing, intercompany contracts and in collection of evidence, calculations and additional information for response to tax and other authorities' inquiries
  • Obtain and maintain up-to-date accounting knowledge and knowledge on internal business developments and follow up with implementing necessary procedures
  • Maintain normal operations of the systems (coding structure, user access rights and follow-up, functionalities/modules)
  • Develop, implement and monitor internal controls, policies and procedures
  • Continuously evaluate and improve the effectiveness of accounting & reporting processes and controls
  • Manage cover for team members in back-up role for vacation and/or high-volume work efforts
  • Respond to inquiries from Group Accounting and Reporting
  • Develop the accounting & reporting organisation
  • Supporting the Finance Manager on ad hoc requests


And you need some experience:

  • Master degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics or a related field
  • About 10 years of increasingly responsible accounting and/or auditing experience in similar or larger organisation.
  • Managerial experience. For example as Manager Accounting, Manager Reporting, Team Lead Finance, etc.
  • Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (IFRS or Dutch GAAP), internal controls, financial reporting and Dutch tax laws
  • Demonstrated ability to perform wide variety of high level accounting, budgeting and financial reporting
  • Experience in use of automated accounting systems
  • Proficient in MS Office skills
  • Experience in multicultural and multinational organisation
  • Fluent in English and preferable Dutch, both spoken and written

Please be aware that as part of the recruitment process is a background check and some tests.


Next to an excellent remuneration package IKEA offers:

  • Good working/life balance
  • Travel expenses
  • Excellent atmosphere
  • International environment
  • Career development opportunities
  • Lots of extra activities
  • Good location (next to train station)
  • A lots of fun, working for the world’s largest and most innovative furniture retailer


The IKEA Group is world leader in the home furnishing business. IKEA is a values-driven company with a passion for life at home and a vision to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA Services B.V., based in Leiden, the Netherlands, provides management services to the IKEA Group of Companies.


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