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Statutory Accounting Manager


Veghel, NB, NL, 5466



About Mars, Incorporated 

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.


Statutory Accounting Manager

Location/Site: Veghel, Netherlands


Brief description of the role:

The Statutory Accounting Manager is responsible for the preparation, filing and statutory audit of the local statutory accounts for each Mars legal entity in The Netherlands. In addition, ensures the Company Directors’ fiduciary duties are met and requires effective collaboration between different functions and stakeholders including Finance (MGS-F, global T&B, regional and local Controllers), Legal, Third Party advisors, external auditors, local company Directors, local authorities etc.  This role will execute the statutory accounting strategy as determined together with the ICTC Head; and will support the function by providing the transparency necessary for effective decision making and sign-off on statutory filings and audits. The Statutory Accountant will also take on ad-hoc projects and/or functional support across the Tax and Treasury functions as assigned by the ICTC Head.


What would be your key responsibilities?

Statutory Accounting

  • Responsible for initiating and reviewing local statutory accounting adjustments for general transactions, depreciation, inventory, tax, financing and other transactions.
  • Responsible to monitor and ensure up to date knowledge of local statutory accounting and reporting requirements to ensure compliance.
  • Identifies and accurately maps / accounts for any adjustments to USGAAP necessary to comply with local statutory accounting requirements across all entities in The Netherlands.
  • Designs, implements approved and maintains processes and tools for adjusting US GAAP primary Mars books to local statutory accounting books.
  • Collaborates effectively with other S&F functions including MGS Finance, Controllers etc.
  • Presentation financial statements to management board, supervisory board and Works Council.


Local Statutory Financial Statements preparation

  • Responsible for the preparation of statutory financial statements compliant with local requirements from a reporting package across all entities supported by the ICTC including.
  • Prepare data extract (Data download from ERP’s and other systems).
  • Data review.
  • Analysis.
  • Year end adjustments.
  • Disclosure notes.


Statutory External Audit

  • Manages the relationship with the local external audit service provider.
  • Ensures full understanding of audit plan.
  • Report costs against audit budget.
  • Manage local statutory audits with timeliness, efficiency and ensures executing on budget.
  • Acts as a single point of contact to provide full support for auditors on local financial statements audits, including coordination of information:
    • Evidence collection
    • Work with MGS-F / Controllers team as appropriate
    • Responds and closes external auditors’ questions.


Approval and Filing of Statutory Financial Statements

  • Preparation of all documents connected with the local Statutory Accounts (including directors / shareholders documents), collaborating with other functions where relevant.
  • Ensures all documentation is approved and signed.
  • Filing of statements with local authorities.
  • Manage relationship with local authorities, management board, supervisory board and Works Council.


As Needed Tax and Treasury Support

  • Provide ad-hoc support (including possible project management support) on Tax and Treasury projects and/or functional support as needed.


What are we looking for?

  • Academic degree in Accounting with additional professional accounting qualification (RA).
  • At least 5 years experience in Accounting. Prior experience with a Big 4 in accounting, audit FMGC/MNC experience is a plus.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills in order to interact with finance staff and senior management.
  • Independent, enthusiastic, informal, perseverant and a self-starter.
  • Great in solving problem and setting priorities


What can you expect from Mars?

  • Flexible working that promotes a work-life balance.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package and excellent pension, allowing you to focus on now.
  • The opportunity to learn and develop, with industry-leading learning and development.
  • Healthcare, providing peace of mind.


Do what you love and love what you do. Are you up for a career at Mars? 

Let a job at Mars be more than just a job: apply online using the link below and start your journey. For more information about the job please contact Nico Kleemans  ( ICTC Director +31613574975). For questions about the process you can contact Hanneke Smith (Talent Acquisition Lead +31611865906).





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