Corporate Finance Accounting Manager - NL

Finance & Compliance The Hague, South Holland



Location: The Hague, NL - Hybrid working 

Position Status: Full time 
Salary: The starting salary range for this position is annual 63,040 Euro
Current unrestricted work authorization in NL is required at the time of application for this position.

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse, and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.


The Department

The Corporate Accounting Department performs a vital function for Mercy Corps globally, interacting with all other departmental functions of the Agency to provide meaningful financial information to employees, management, donors, and regulators. Corporate Accounting works closely with the International Finance Department to provide monthly consolidation of over 40 countries and several subsidiaries financial information. Corporate Accounting generates Mercy Corps' Europe consolidated audited financial statements and supports other external financial reports. Mercy Corps Netherlands (MCNL) was established in December 2017. MCNL, Mercy Corps Europe (MCE) and Mercy Corps Global (MCG) operate as one global organization, sharing the same mission, vision, core values and charitable objectives, as well as operational resources for the support and implementation of programme activities.


The Position

The Corporate Accounting Manager will support optimizing the accounting and finance function at Mercy Corps Headquarters in Europe. The role is responsible for daily operations of the accounting team and the monthly closing process for our consolidated accounts. The role provides support in relation to regulatory and donor requirements for Mercy Corps in the Netherlands.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting transactions (including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Fixed Assets, and Payroll transactions and data) with a focus on process improvement, internal controls, and customer service
  • Manage data transfers between the Resource Development (fundraising), Payroll, Timekeeping, and International Finance Departments.
  • Manage the monthly close process, maintain the close calendars, and approve monthly journal entries as required, working in partnership with International Finance, Resource Development, IT, Payroll, Operations and Treasury Departments. Align the close calendar with internal reporting requirements for MCE, MCNL, and the US team.
  • Collaborate effectively as a team member on high-impact, cross-functional projects with interdependent finance teams. Evaluate project goals, timelines, and resource allocation needs. Develop and manage a detailed financial work plan, ensuring alignment with project objectives and dependencies across finance sub-teams.
  • Review monthly account reconciliations to ensure accuracy and resolution of outstanding items. 
  • Support finance teams as needed and provide input into the testing and design of new processes and systems relating to accounting operations.
  • Manage the documentation of the accounting processes to ensure they are up to date. Lead on external financial and regulatory audits and related compliance as required.
  • Provide support for the preparation and development of annual financial reporting as well as monthly management accounts. Working closely with other team members to respond to audit queries and working with the European Financial Controller to prepare the financial statements in accordance with local financial reporting frameworks.
  • Assist in financial related queries for large institutional donors as well as government agencies and regulators in the Netherlands in order to provide accurate and timely information to external stakeholders; keeps up to date with relevant regulations, requirements and expectations related to financial management and oversight in the Netherlands and informs the Financial Controller of relevant changes or risks
  • Backstop accounting team members as necessary.
  • As necessary, support the international finance function and the MCNL Managing Director in responding to donor payment requests and donor audits.
  • Oversee and ensure all accounting practices comply with relevant taxing authorities, including tax regulations and reporting requirement related to payroll, pensions and social security, value-added tax, and corporation tax in the Netherlands. Provide accounting support to Mercy Corps stakeholders.
  • Support with treasury related functions in the Netherlands, and helps navigate or resolve requests from the bank in the Netherlands, as may be required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibility

  • MCNL Finance Officer



Reports Directly To: EU Controller and MCNL Managing Director (dual management)

Works Directly With: All departments


Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.


Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills

            BA/BS in accounting or related field or equivalent work experience is required. Active ACCA (or the equivalent) license is preferred.

            5 -7 years of financial management experience is required. Payroll accounting, accounts payable, budgeting, financial reporting and administration experience required.

            Demonstrated knowledge of FRS 102, NL, IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) not-for-profit GAAP, accounting systems, and accounting software is required.

            Demonstrated knowledge of the Dutch operational environment, including charity regulatory requirements (such as CBF, ANBI) and banking environment.

            Analytical ability to analyze financial data, identify trends, assess risks and make strategic recommendations to management

            Strong Microsoft Office product skills are required.

            Proven success in process improvement.

            Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical, organizational, and prioritization skills.

            Demonstrated capability in working collaboratively.

            Fluent English and Dutch language required


Success Factors

A successful Accounting Manager will be a team player and employ effective management skills, manage priorities, and work with many individuals including international staff. Additionally, the Accounting Manager will have strong analytical skills, pay attention to detail, and be able to communicate financial information in a succinct, organized manner.


The most successful Mercy Corps team members have a positive approach, a strong commitment to teamwork, personal accountability, flexibility and maintain a sense of humor.


Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position is based in the Netherlands.. There is no relocation allowance available for this position.


Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/short term assignment to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values always and in all in-country venues.


Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.


We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening, and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.


We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.


Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.