S5 Agency World

Accounting Assistant - Rotterdam

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Active since 12-10-2017 Job category Administration: Finance
Location Rotterdam Level Professional
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 38 - 0 Salary N.O.T.K.
Working @ S5 - Work hard, play hard!

At S5, we don’t expect our customers to settle for second-best and you shouldn’t either. Like you, we have great ambitions: to become the world’s leading shipping agency service. Challenging for sure, and hard work but also interesting, dynamic, satisfying and definitely fun. Always with our corporate values as a solid foundation, of course.

Our no-nonsense approach is to-the-point and clear, hands-on and can-do. From communicating with worldwide customers to having a nest of poisonous spiders removed from a shipment - never a dull moment! Fortunately, you always have your colleagues to fall back on who are dedicated professionals like yourself. Independent team players who together want to make a difference to our customers and help improve our shipping industry.

Everything at S5 is new and we are open to any innovation or change which might benefit our customers. If you see a new opportunity, we will encourage you to seize it. We will also encourage you to grow along with us, with plenty of career opportunities and a strong focus on professional training.

From day one, you are an integral part of our team, both inside and outside the office. More than anything we need team spirit to realise our international ambitions. In a dynamic world, we aim to grow fast. To become the best because only the best will do!

Expecting the unexpected?

S5, based in Rotterdam, is looking for a:

Accounting Assistant

Role description:
As an Accounting Assistant you are (amongst other things) responsible for the timely, accurate and full processing of transactions in the financial systems as well as taking care of the internal and external periodical reporting, business analyses and implementing incidental and structural improvements to S5 North Europe from a Finance perspective.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design and control the Administrative Organisation and Internal Control;
  • Create, analyse, review, discuss and improve (performance) reporting;
  • Coordinate budget, forecasts and reporting process;
  • Analysing of financial postings and processing these correctly;
  • Analysing and reconciliation of balance sheet and P&L accounts;
  • Sparring partner to Finance and operations departments;
  • Maintaining contact with the Shared Service Centre in India regarding invoices;
  • Supporting the internal and external reporting;
  • Control of the daily and weekly reporting, KPI’s and overviews;
  • Contribute to the continuously improving of management information;
  • Controlling the quality of the financial administration.

This vacancy is open to strengthen our Finance team in Rotterdam (head office of S5 North Europe).


  • Accurate;
  • Driven and ambitious;
  • Independent;
  • Positive attitude;
  • Not a 9-to-5 mentality;

Education & requirements:

  • Minimum MBO degree in Finance, with Bachelor level thinking;
  • 3+ years relevant working experience within an international organization;
  • Experience with working in an ERP environment;
  • Proficient in English as well as Dutch (verbally as well as in writing)
  • Commitment to the company, based on our core values of Service, Innovation, Integrity and No-Nonsense.

Our offer:
S5 offers a challenging job with good opportunities to develop yourself within a growing international and professional environment.

Salary and other benefits:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Other emoluments such as pension and a health insurance contribution;
  • Personal development and training opportunities.

Yes, I want this job:
We invite you to apply! Please send us your CV and cover letter. Let us know why you want to work for S5 and why you think you are suitable for this position. Do you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact our Human Resources department at (+31) 10 506 2000.


More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Administration: Finance
Industry / Industries Maritime
Region Netherlands
Keywords Shipping agency, Agentuur, Maritiem, Logistiek, Haven, Finance, Accounting, S5, Sophia Griffioen

Contact information

Name Sophia Griffioen