Accounting Officer (0.7-0.8 FTE)

Join us on board of Direct Maintenance in our ambitions to grow!

Location: Amsterdam (AMS),

Unit: Direct Maintenance

Direct Maintenance is a certified service provider for almost 20 years in the Aviation industry. In between flights, we take care of many well-respected airlines, such as Emirates, Etihad, TUI, UPS and many more, by providing maintenance services. We are on a mission of becoming one of the leading Line Maintenance providers in Europe and Africa. Since April 2019, Direct Maintenance is part of the Magnetic MRO group.

Scope of responsibilities:

As an Accounting Officer at Direct Maintenance, you undertake all aspects of the administration of the company and all its subsidiaries in Africa and Europe. The Accounting Officer is also assisting in maintaining the general ledger in a timely and organized manner. Direct Maintenance BV is part of a stock listed company, meaning that all administrations need to be correctly recorded to support monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting, as well as the budgeting process. This is a challenging environment and there is room for growth in this position.

The Accounting Officer is working together with the business controller and reports directly to the Finance Director. You are in close contact with many stakeholders from all over the world, including our station managers. This means it is a challenge to organize the administration due to a wide variety of cultures and local legislations. Furthermore, Direct Maintenance is eager to use automation and we are working on a several projects with our headquarter in Tallinn to improve efficiencies.

In this role you are responsible for all administrations within our Direct maintenance group. Together with us, you make sure the actual bank closes correctly of all 10 legal entities of the Direct Maintenance company. You make sure all supplier invoices are recorded and approved in order to prepare the VAT applications on time. As we work in several African countries, you will update and maintain their cash position and work together with the Finance Director on further cash control and treasure measures.

Besides the financial administration, you will work pro-actively with Human Resources to obtain, analyze and record all necessary payroll documents for each single entity.

Some of your other’s tasks would be to:

  • Prepare monthly sales invoices,
  • Record and check necessary adjustments in the general ledger for reporting purposes,
  • Prepare several overviews to improve planning & control processes,
  • Assist in preparing the yearly budget and quarterly balance sheet specifications,
  • Proactive attitude towards our station managers to safeguard local compliance and procedures.


Key requirements:

In order to be successful in this role you need a degree in accounting (e.g. MBA, SPD or equivalent) and have a basis understanding of accrual accounting principles. Additionally, you have approximately 5 years of elementary accounting experience.

You have basic communication skills, and you are preferably experienced to work within an international environment. It is natural for you to be consistent, hands-on, accurate and you have an eye for detail.

Of course, you have a no-nonsense and pro-active personality and can work both independently and as a member of a team. You are willing to work for a young and dynamic organization which demands devotion and flexibility.

We offer:

Direct Maintenance offers you a great challenge in a growing international environment which a competitive salary and package of labor benefits. Every step that we take in developing our business and every decision that we make, are guided by our Direct Maintenance core values, which are:

  • Teamwork – We believe in working together to achieve the best outcome for our customers, employees and shareholders
  • Partnership – We believe in long-term partnerships, as a base for sustainable business growth
  • Honesty – We are open and honest in everything that we do
  • Creativity – We value creativity as a means of achieving a competitive advantage for our company
  • Progress – We believe that success is driven by the continuous progress of our people and organization

Our Values help define our employees and provide the necessary customer experience to build brand loyalty, creating a tangible long-term base to outperform the Aviation industry.

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