• Open
  • Closing date: 10 July 2022


The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to develop advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Our Finance team supports this effort by providing cash planning, solid controls, smooth administrative processes, reliable reporting to funders, tax compliance, and financial transparency for planning and decision support. We need control, but no red tape.

“With all the exciting things happening here, the Finance team needs to keep an eye out on the financial impact of all these projects that are both ongoing and just about to kick off. We pride ourselves as a fast and responsive team that supports the wider organization by tackling any surprises. It’s sometimes challenging but always enjoyable, as our dedication to a mission we believe in keeps us going.” - Joy Gao, Finance Director


We are looking for a bright, high-potential senior financial accountant with the “full suite” of financial and accounting expertise. The right candidate will support the Finance Director with a focus on organizational budget and forecasting, periodic management reporting, and have a strong accounting background.  

Your responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with budget owners to monitor the financial performance of organizational departments and individual projects 
  • Producing reliable, clear, and standardized monthly management reporting 
  • Challenging projects budgets and forecasts, whilst anticipating and communicating any deviations to relevant stakeholders
  • Monitoring overall cash flow and liquidity 
  • Identifying and addressing complex accounting issues such as consolidation of new subsidiaries, treatment of R&D assets, etc
  • Ensuring tax compliance (corporate income tax, VAT) and communicating with advisors
  • Assisting in preparing documents for audit and communicating with external auditors
  • Structuring accounting work processes: clean, nimble, effective, and professional
  • Supporting the Finance Director and Managing Director in ad-hoc tasks


  • Proven academic excellence; (executive) master’s degree with a financial focus (RA / RC / CA / CPA / CIMA or equivalent)
  • 3-5 years of finance experience with IFRS, Dutch GAAP, and US GAAP in a fast-moving, goal-driven organization 
  • Proficient in English
  • Fast and effective user of Microsoft Office (Excel is a must!), accounting software, and CRM software
  • Basic PowerBi knowledge is an advantage
  • Affinity with engineering, offshore, and/or the ocean is key


  • You have strong written and verbal communication – able to give meaning to the numbers
  • You go into detail where needed, but can easily go back to the overall perspective
  • You have shown excellent academic performance at some stage of your education and/or training
  • You are confident with problem-solving on the fly but pragmatic with your solutions
  • You are flexible, proactive, and willing to jump in to help where needed
  • You thrive in a high-paced, international environment
  • You have an intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful mission
Starting from:
Work permit needed:
European Union