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Seaway 7, the Renewables & Heavy Lifting business unit within Subsea 7, is seeking to hire a Lead Accounting & Compliance.

SHL is part of Seaway 7, the Renewables & Heavy Lifting business unit within Subsea 7. Seaway 7 provides project management, engineering, fabrication, heavy lifting, cable installation and decommissioning services for offshore energy infrastructure developments. Seaway 7 delivers these in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Installation), T&I (Transportation & Installation), BoP (balance of plant) and integrated services to our clients in the renewables and oil & gas industries.

Seaway 7 is comprised of two companies:

  • Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) which manages and performs the transportation and heavy lifting of offshore structures.
  • Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC) which manages and performs submarine cable installation, trenching activities and related IMR services.

We are looking for a fulltime Lead Accounting & Compliance to join the Accounting Team within our Finance Department in Zoetermeer.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading the accounting team consisting of two Financial Accountants and one senior Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable accountant
  • First point of contact towards FRC (Finance Resource Centre)
  • Responsible for the set-up of AP process within the processes and procedures of FRC as well as close cooperation with local Procurement/Subcontract department
  • Responsible for the expense report process and timely processing and payment of expenses
  • Responsible for cash management and first point of contact to Group Treasury
  • Responsible for complete, accurate, up-to-date and compliant accounting records representing correct and fair view of financial position and financial transaction cycles
  • Responsible for the accounting of foreign entities and compliance with local GAAPs.
  • Responsible for the internal control framework including periodically review and compliance of internal controls and suggestion of improvements
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Coordination of both external and internal audits
  • Preparing PoC calculations for various projects on statutory level
  • Reviewing and supporting position papers for external audit purposes Responsible for the implementation of new IFRSs (IFRS 16 for instance)

Capability profile / Qualifications:

  • Hands-on mentality and motivation to work efficiently
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferable master’s degree in Business and Economics/Accountancy
  • At least 5-10 years of relevant experience.
  • Able to motivate and lead a team of accountants
  • Able to create structure and align monthly processes
  • Works accurate even under pressure
  • Proactive in signalling deadlines and take appropriate actions.
  • Able to take ownership of tasks/responsibilities.
  • Excellent computer skills (Outlook & Excel).
  • SAP knowledge/experience is mandatory.
  • Experience with vendor invoice management (VIM).
  • Good command of Dutch and English in speaking and writing.

We offer:

Seaway Heavy Lifting offers a fulltime job (40 hours per week) in an internationally orientated company in Zoetermeer. As well as a salary conforming to the market norm, we also offer excellent secondary terms and conditions.

Please be aware that we’re looking for someone who’s willing to join Seaway Heavy Lifting as an employee and we’re not hiring (independent) contractors for this position. We aim to source this vacancy by our own means.


If you wish to apply or if you want to learn more about Seaway Heavy Lifting, please visit our website You can also contact Rob Olijslager (HR Department) on +31 79 363 7700 with any questions you may have.

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