Payable Accountant (ESA-ESTEC)

Noordwijk, The Netherlands, Sapienza Consulting

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration & Finance
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting is recruiting a Payable Accountant to support ESA-ESTEC.


  • Analyzing, validating and approving all Agency payments to suppliers in compliance with ESA accounting policy, the Financial Regulations, instructions and procedures (internal rules); carrying out related financial operations and interfaces with suppliers
  • End-of-period adjustments, offsetting of prepayments against progress invoices and vendor clearing, analysis of balances, clearing of accrued costs versus invoices received and other accounting practices related to accounts payable
  • Contributing to the verification of contracts/purchase orders and CCNs to ensure compliance with financial requirements
  • Contributing to monthly and yearly closure of ESA accounts payable, ensuring accounts reconciliation, providing specific notes relating to ESA Financial Statements
  • Contributing to drafting instructions, procedures and guidelines for the Sections/Divisions
  • Responding to queries from industry
  • Preparing urgent payment lists
  • Maintaining close liaison with the appropriate Cost Centre managers, project managers and administrators providing financial advice and information on the relevant processes
  • Other ad hoc financial accounting tasks as requested by management


  • Master’s degree or equivalent professional qualifications in a financial discipline
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience
  • A significant period of practical experience of financial accounting at ESA or in a comparable environment
  • Very good knowledge of SAP and esa-p regarding Procure-to-Pay process and related procedures
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of another ESA member-state language is an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of English, additional knowledge of another ESA member state language is desirable
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the EU

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