Senior Financial Accountant

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to join our Accounting Team. You will report to the Accounting Manager and work closely together with other stakeholders both within the finance team (finance business partners) and outside (e.g. HR and Tech team). Furthermore you will also take part in special projects supporting strategic objectives. Because we are growing fast, the tasks and responsibilities of this role may change over time and you will be excited to take on new challenges and responsibilities as they occur.

Our team is split between Groningen and Amsterdam and therefore it’s up to you where you will be based. However, we do expect that you are willing to travel to Amsterdam or Groningen whenever this is needed.

What you’ll do

  • Complete the monthly closing process for various entities within Catawiki, including preparation of journal entries, accruals, prepayments, intercompany transactions, reconciliation of general ledger accounts, detailed supporting analysis and relevant documentation.
  • Support the payroll team with monthly processes and review the payroll journals and supporting documentation.
  • Review and perform variance analysis on balance sheet and profit and loss accounts during the closing procedures.
  • Work closely with external providers (local accountants and external auditors) to ensure that the organization is compliant with the local regulations and to ensure the accounting is done appropriately.
  • Provide technical accounting advice within your area of expertise to functional managers to help them understand financial reports, and manage their financial responsibilities.
  • Support the tax team with all kind of tax related matters (e.g. VAT / WKR / BUA).
  • Drive initiatives and projects and actively drive continuous process improvements and innovations.
  • Act as a connected business partner for internal stakeholders on tasks and projects with a cross functional impact.
  • Drive standardization and creation of centralized processes, automation and simplification of tasks.

What you’ll bring

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in accounting 
  • Minimum HBO education level
  • Knowledge of Dutch GAAP and/or IFRS 
  • Open and transparent communication
  • Takes ownership for responsibilities 
  • Have an eye for detail (accuracy is important)
  • Able to cope with a dynamic and high change environment
  • Team player but also able to work independently
  • A structured, organised approach and a positive attitude
  • Experience with Workday (as financial system), is a plus
  • Knowledge of VAT, BUA and WKR legislation is a plus
  • Fluent in English 
  • Our preference would be for candidates that reside in the Netherlands at their time of application and already have the required documentation to be able to work.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
  • Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
  • Stock Options: All Catawikians are granted 100 Stock Options after 12 months of service.
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

We’ve embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.

Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.


Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.

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