• Open
  • Closing date: 14 May 2021


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 financial business analyst with the “full suite” of financial and accounting expertise. The right candidate will support the Finance Director with a focus on project controls and tax and be another agile and hands-on member of the Finance team.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with project leaders to monitor the financial performance of projects
  • Helping structure project reporting involving third parties in Asia and the Americas
  • Providing reliable, clear, and standardized monthly management reporting
  • Creating and monitoring project budgets and forecasts
  • Monitoring project finances and anticipate any deviations from the plan
  • Ensuring tax compliance (corporate income tax, VAT) and communicating with advisors
  • Structuring accounting work processes: clean, nimble, effective, and professional
  • Supporting the Finance Director and Managing Director in ad-hoc tasks
  • Creating and monitoring project budget and forecast overviews


  • Proven academic excellence; (executive) master’s degree with a financial focus (RA / RC / CA / CPA / CIMA or equivalent)
  • 3-4 years of finance experience in a fast-moving, goal-driven organization
  • Proficient in English
  • Affinity with engineering, offshore, and/or the Ocean is key
  • Fast and effective user of Excel, PowerPoint, Netsuite, and Salesforce


  • Comfortable with all concepts in finance, international tax planning, and AO/IC (administrative organization/internal controls)
  • You have shown excellent academic performance at some stage of your education and/or training
  • You are a fast learner who is proactive and pragmatic
  • You are strong-minded and tenacious
  • You are flexible and willing to jump in to help where needed
  • You thrive in a high-paced, international environment
  • You go into detail where needed, but can easily go back to the overall perspective
  • You have an intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful mission

Please note: because we are a non-profit, our salaries reflect that of an organization fully reliant on donations, rather than that of a commercial entity.

Curious to hear how it is to work at The Ocean Cleanup? Listen to our team members explain their work in our podcast. Available on Spotify and all other podcast platforms.

Starting from:
Work permit needed:
European Union