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Sr. Financial Analyst

Plaats: Oss
Bedrijf: Certara

Job description Sr. Financial Accountant/ Analyst

The Financial Accountant Europe is responsible for the correctness, timelines and completeness of

the financial accounts of Certara’s Dutch entities and check and process the information provided by

local accounting firms for the Swiss, Spanish and Portuguese entities.

(S)he reports to the Vice President Finance Europe and supports him/her in activities and in

improvement projects.

Areas of responsibility; job content


Execute accounting activities in the purchase-to-pay, order-to-cash and record-to-report

processes of the Dutch entities

o Purchase-to-pay:

check and process supplier invoices; judge and handle expense claims

o Order-to-cash:

prepare client invoices together with project leads and process them in the financial

system; process bank statements

o Record-to-report:

create monthly journal entries and accruals, provide monthly reports from the financial

system; continuously maintain and improve these reports; process and align

intercompany relations; provide auditors with input for the yearly financial statements;

process VAT submissions; develop, process and improve KPI reports

Planning and control:

Support the VP Finance Europe in planning & control activities

Sox compliance

Payroll administration:

Provide the payroll providers with input for the monthly payroll

Monitor deadlines and quality of their activities

Payroll cost reporting

Communication on German benefits

Continuous improvement:

Evaluate procedures and work processes related to own work, advise improvements in this area

(quality and efficiency) to the VP Finance Europe

Participate in design and implementation of process improvement initiatives

Developing and improving European reporting

Organization of the job:

Planning of the tasks and responsibilities, to safeguard continuity at all times

Set priorities in the work

Monitoring of the progress and the quality of the output

Ensuring correct compliance with regulations and procedures

To be continuously informed about internal and external rules and laws and regulations



Company language is English; local language is Dutch.

Daily contacts with VP Finance Europe and European Finance team

Regular contacts with German employees on expense claims and statutory benefits

Frequent contacts with accounting colleagues in other Certara companies.

Frequent contact with outside accounting firms

Regular contacts with audit firms, suppliers, clients


Bachelor’s degree in finance (HEAO)

Minimum 5+ years’ experience in financial accounting and reporting

Advanced knowledge of and experience in MS Excel

Good communication skill; both verbally and in writing

Our dynamic organization needs flexibility and an open view on change

Fulltime preferred, Parttime optional

Partly working from home is optional


Organization sensitivity

Analytical and problem solving


Result oriented

Continuous improvement

Planning and organizing (of own tasks)


Ability to handle highly sensitive/confidential information & use utmost discretion

Ability to represent Certara with high levels of professionalism

Excellent oral and written comprehension and communication skills in English

Highly proficient in Microsoft suite of products and virtual meeting technologies

Excellent planning and organization skills

Strong attention to detail with high levels of accuracy

Ability to manage multiple competing priorities

Excellent at (internal & external) stakeholder management

Proactively and autonomously manages own workload

Typing & Reporting skills

Ability to anticipate needs & demonstrate resourcefulness in approach to problem solving

Certara bases all employment-related decision on merit, taking into consideration qualifications, skills, achievement, and performance. We treat all applicants and employees without regard to personal characteristics such as race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, nationality, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental condition, genetic information, military service, or other characteristic protected by law.




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