AP Accountant (NL)

Zola Electric Amsterdam Netherlands Finance

Company Description

Are you looking for a position as Accountant in an international working environment? Look no further!

Zola Electric is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy. At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. Our company combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid.


For our Accounting department we are looking for a new collegues who can help us add value to the organization. In this role you are part of the Corporate Controller’s organization and you will be focussing on Accounts Payable, Accounts receivables and Bank reconciliations. You will be collaborating with collegues who work in African countries (Ivory Coast, Tanzania, Nigeria etc.) and the United States. You will work with the local stakeholders and suppliers on queries.

Some of your tasks include:  

  • Process creditor payments by verifying correctness and accuracy of sourcing documents, capturing the invoice onto the financial system, running the electronic payment, capturing payments and printing out proof of payments 
  • Process employee payments and maintain reconciliations of the payroll related accounts
  • Ensure all payments are approved within company policies
  • Prepare the creditors reconciliation and run creditors report for review by the Lead Accountant
  • Issue service providers with proof of payments
  • Capture journals onto the financial system and clear suspense accounts for approval by the Lead Accountant
  • Attend to creditor queries and escalate any unresolved queries to the Lead Accountant
  • Prepare the creditors age analysis commentary for review by the Lead Accountant
  • Prepare daily bank account reconciliations
  • Monitor and prepare credit card reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation for the annual external audit and internal audits by ensuring that working paper files and the necessary supporting documentation is made available

Administrations Matters:

  • Maintain the proper records and filing systems to ensure completeness, validity and accuracy of financial transactions
  • Liaises closely with the Lead Accountant to provide the necessary updates on day-to-day activities
  • Liaise with the central accounting team on accounting and financial reporting matters e.g. scanning of invoices
  • Liaises with the business to ensure accounting processes are followed
  • Maintain sound working relationships with financial institutions and banks 
  • Support the collaboration across functions to understand and resolve problems on the ground

In our office located next to Leidseplein in the city center of Amsterdam, we work with multiple nationalities, which gives you the opportunity to learn and work with colleagues with different cultures within an international start-up company. The organization culture can be described as eager, innovative and willing to work for a purpose to put our product and customers first.


We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a Bachelor/Master diploma in Accounting or related field 
  • Has 1 years’ accounting experience (relevant internship experience counts as well)
  • Is proactive and takes initiative 
  • Is accurate
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • Analytical skills
  • Deadline driven
  • Self-motivated

Further information:

  • Startdate: preferably as soon as possible (but we are flexible) 
  • Working hours: 40
  • A gross monthly salary between € 2.200,- and € 2.600,- depending on professional experience (based on 40 hours/week)

Other information

If you are inspired to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build an epic business, wait no longer and send us your CV! We are looking forward to your application.


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Data Privacy Notice
Zola Electric believes strongly in protecting the privacy of the personal data you provide to us. We also believe it is important to inform you about how we will use your personal data. This document explains how we may process your personal data and the rights you have in this respect. Therefore, we encourage you to read this Privacy Notice carefully.

Scope of this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice applies to all personal data of applicants processed by Zola Electric in connection with our recruitment process.

About Zola Electric’s recruitment process
You may apply for a position within Zola Electric anywhere in the world via our online recruitment application system. By means of this recruitment system you may create a profile and apply for a specific vacancy. Via the use of this application and submission of related information, you may provide personal data to Zola Electric in connection with the recruiting process. We may process personal data for recruitment purposes including organizing selection procedures and manage applications.

Type of data we collect
When you interact with Zola Electric in connection with the recruitment process, we may ask or receive certain personal data, including, but not limited to:

  • Personal data allowing identification of the candidate and practical organization: first name, surname, address and country of residence, email address, telephone number.
  • Personal data allowing the verification of the eligibility and selection criteria as laid down in the vacancy notices: education and training (diploma awarded), professional experience (job title, length, company name, company type and web address of company (optional), main tasks and responsibilities), linguistic and job related skills and competencies and areas of interest.

  • As well, in some countries, including US, we may ask for information such as gender, race and ethnicity for the purposes of monitoring equal opportunity.

Third parties
Your personal data will be processed and stored by a Zola Electric trusted third party partner, Cezanne HR. Cezanne HR is involved in providing and facilitating the recruitment process, such as website hosting, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing and other services. Any other disclosures to third parties will only be made when required by law. Cezanne HR is a configurable, cost-effective and GDPR-compliant human resource software system.

Zola Electric required Cezanne HR to provide a comparable level of protection to your personal data as Zola Electric provides, to keep your personal data confidential, to only process your personal data for the purposes for which it was disclosed and to only access the minimum amount of data they need to deliver a specific services related to the recruitment process.

Your personal data may be processed and transferred to countries outside of your country or jurisdiction during the recruitment process. These countries or jurisdictions may not have similar data protection laws. If Zola Electric transfers your data, we will take steps to protect your privacy rights through the use of contractual arrangements or other means, which will provide a comparable level of protection.

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Data Security
Zola Electric recognizes its responsibility to protect the information you entrust to us. Zola Electric maintains, and requires its third party, Cezanne HR, to maintain, technical and organizational measures to protect your data.

Your rights
Once you have provided us with your personal data, you will be able to access this information. If you would like to exercise your rights, such as to access, review, correct, update or erase personal data, please contact us at: dataprotectionofficer@zolaelectric.com. For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before responding to your request.

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Gert Jan van Sluis

Director Human Capital
Zola Electric

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