Debt Collection Officer

Do you want to be involved in the international dynamics of sustainability, where ideals and pragmatism meet?
UTZ is a label and a program for sustainable farming worldwide. Our mission is to create a world where sustainable farming is the norm. Sustainable farming helps farmers, workers and their families to fulfill their ambitions and contributes to safeguard the world's resources, now and in the future.
UTZ is one of the largest programs for responsibly produced coffee, tea and cocoa in the world, working across all continents with leading brands and retailers, such as Mars, Ahold, IKEA, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), Migros, Tchibo and Nestle. UTZ has grown rapidly over the years and it seeks to increase its impact, both in depth and in market-share.
UTZ is headquartered in Amsterdam and works closely with its partner network in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
We are looking to hire a:
Debt Collection Officer
The financial administrative team of UTZ consists of the Head of HR, Finance and IT, as well as four finance colleagues. Debt collection will be your key responsibility. You will systematically plan, execute and monitor all debt collection activities while maintaining a positive relationship with our business members. In addition you will also execute a broad variety of bookkeeping and general administrative tasks. We are looking for a proactive and responsible team player to fit into the international UTZ culture of high professional standards and working together on making agricultural practices more sustainable.
Debt collection (50%)
Other accounting activities and general administrative activities (50%), e.g.:
  • Accounts Receivable: collect sales data and generate invoices
  • Accounts Payable: entering invoices in Account View and prepare payment
  • Month end reconcile General Ledger accounts with sub ledgers and analyze movements
  • Project administration (subsidies, hours registration)
  • Contribution to improvement of accounting and administrative systems and processes.
  • Intermediate vocational education (MBO-4) or BBA level (HBO) in accounting or financial administration
  • Min. 2 years of experience in debt collection and bookkeeping in international business setting
  • Very good English and Dutch speaking and writing skills; knowledge of French is a plus
  • Good interpersonal and intercultural skills; service attitude yet persistent, result driven
  • Analytical and well organized problem solver.

The position is based in Amsterdam. We offer a year contract with a minimum of 32 hours / maximum 40 hours a week. We will only consider candidates who have or do not need a work and residency permit for the Netherlands.
Please send your CV with a cover letter before 16 June 2016 toapplication@duurzaamheidwerkt.nl. First round interviews will take place 23 June. For more information about this position please contact Annelies Pijnenburg / Duurzaamheid Werkt: +31 6 466 80 191.
Commercial inquiries and applications via intermediary are not appreciated.