Accountant

Accountant

 

Since 2018, The Synthesis Institute has offered legal, safe, and evidence based psychedelic wellness retreats near Amsterdam, guiding individuals and groups who want to experience psychedelics for integrative healing, personal growth and spiritual exploration. 

The different initiatives to decriminalize and regulate access to psychedelic-psychotherapies in conjunction with positive changes in the public perception, all signal an important re-appraisal of the therapeutic and spiritual potential of these powerful substances. A tide is turning—one in which practitioners of diverse backgrounds are coming together to synthesize a new way of working legally with psychedelics in the United States and around the world. 

This has led to growing interest in our psychedelic retreats and trainings and has created the need for us to expand our team.

Deeply rooted in a vision that everyone should have access to psychedelic care, Synthesis is pioneering a unique integration of clinical research, wisdom traditions, scientific findings and contemplative practices. Our organization is a global leader in advancing research, building community, educating the public and developing protocols to reduce risk, optimize benefits and promote safe and legal access to psychedelics.

The Synthesis Institute is based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, with our Digital Education division based in Oregon in the United States. We are accepting candidates globally and will consider those willing and able to work remotely, provided they meet the requirements of the position and that they are eligible for employment within the United States or the Netherlands.

 

Position Overview:

Synthesis seeks a full-time (40 hours) Accountant to help manage the financial and management reporting for our group of corporate entities in the United States and the Netherlands.

We are seeking candidates with experience processing transactions and providing management and financial reporting in a Netsuite environment consolidating across multiple entities.  In addition to providing assistance with internal, external & statutory reporting, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for managing bank reconciliation, payment (A/P), expense reimbursements and sales order & invoice (A/R) processes along with other special projects as they arise.  

Reporting the Group Financial Controller, this role will be uniquely positioned to assist in the design, set up and continuous improvement of Synthesis’ accounting processes and internal controls framework.  This is a tremendous opportunity for the right candidate to learn and grow with this fast-paced industry leader in an exciting, emergent field.  

This is a full-time, remote working position, however candidates must be eligible for employment in the United States or Netherlands.

 

Responsibilities:

Accountant responsibilities for the Netherlands and US based entity will include but not be limited to; 

  • Processing sales orders, invoices and reconciling and managing accounts receivable & customer deposits to ensure timely collections and appropriate revenue recognition for the company’s product & service offerings
  • Processing accounts payable invoices and ensuring appropriate authorization, budgeting and timely payment of suppliers & contractors
  • Assistance where necessary with bi-monthly payroll processing, statutory remittances, reconciliation and reporting
  • Managing intercompany transactions and balances, transaction processing and monthly reporting & reconciliations
  • Completing VAT, corporate income tax returns and remittances and ensuring all statutory reporting compliance for our entities
  • Working with all members of the Finance Team to create efficiencies in all processes and appropriate internal controls 
  • Assistance in developing operating metrics, KPIs and strategic reporting for Synthesis’ management, senior leadership and board of directors 
  • Assistance with the development and monitoring of forecasting and budgeting tools for managerial, strategic decision making.

 

Required Experience: 

  • 5 or more years of experience in a Netherlands or United States based multinational enterprise environment in an accountant role 
  • Experience in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable and reporting in a Netsuite or similar environment
  • Excellent data analysis and excel skills
  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge
  • Dutch tax and legislation knowledge is a big plus
  • Systems oriented thinker and demonstrative ability to problem solve and create import templates and other work-arounds for monthly, weekly or daily transactions 
  • Excellent organisational skills with an aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • Self-Starter and able to create and enhance critical processes 
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Start-up experience is preferable
  • Outstanding verbal and written English skills
  • NetSuite knowledge is a plus
  • Some experience with financial modelling and working with Excel and/or Google sheets. 

 

Highly-Preferred Qualifications:

  • University or college degree or commensurate working experience
  • Accredited accounting designation such as CPA or ACCA highly preferred 
  • Experience working in a mid-sized to large accounting firm a plus
  • Experience working in a multinational organization with a culturally diverse team a plus
  • A personal spiritual or contemplative practice
  • Personal experience with psychedelics is a plus!

 

Compensation Package: 

  • Annualized gross salary range offered: €38,896 - €53.040
  • Employee benefits vary by location
  • Must be eligible for employment in the United States or Netherlands