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Senior Financial Services Accountant Real Estate

Requisition ID:  3205

Why Vistra


At Vistra, we believe our clients’ businesses and people can make a difference in the world. That’s why our work is focused on helping our clients act with confidence and speed to seize opportunity wherever it arises. As a global corporate service provider and fund administrator with more than 5,000 professionals in over 45 jurisdictions, we empower legal entities globally to work smarter, grow faster, act responsibly, protect capital and scale across borders — by doing what we do best: reducing risk and enhancing efficiency. 


We support our clients over six sectors: Private Equity, Real Estate, Capital Markets, Corporate, Company Formation and Private Wealth and deliver value across three service lines: 


  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Advisory and Transaction Support
  • Finance, Accounting and Administration 


We grow when you grow, and we succeed when we work together across boundaries and borders, as one team. So, our promise to our clients is the same to you: working together, we will give you the confidence, the tools and the support to achieve your ambitions and leverage your unique skills — to seize your opportunity and help make a difference in the world.


You can also check out our LinkedIn Life page and our About us page to get a sense of Vistra’s culture and our values.


So, what do you think? If you are excited about working with us and think you can get the job done but not quite sure if you meet all the requirements 100%, we want to encourage you to give it a try OR have an informal chat with one of our Talent Acquisition representatives.   


Our opportunity for you


Vistra is looking to recruit a Senior Financial Services Accountant Real Estate. You will deliver accounting services and advice to Real Estate firms.




This sector specific Accounting Team consists of 7 accountants and a manager. Together with the other accountant in the team, you will provide the best service to your client portfolio in terms of ensuring the integrity of accounting records, providing customised interim reports, assisting on complex client transactions and coordinating the VAT and CIT calculations with the Tax Advisor. As Senior Accountant in the team, you work independently, are open to leading/participating in projects and act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.


So if you would like to deploy your accounting expertise to a renewed organization in a challenging market, then Vistra Netherlands has the opportunity for you! We are open for a strong Senior Accountant, who will contribute to make Vistra’s services fit for the future! 


We value interdepartmental collaboration, try to work as ONE throughout the world and of course get to know each other better outside of work at our DoMiBo’s (Thursday Afternoon Drinks). We look forward to getting to know you better as well!


Key responsibilities


  • Performs sector specific accounting activities, including the preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of ledger accounts and financial statements such as balance sheets, profit-and-loss statements and disclosures;
  • Ensuring the integrity of accounting records for completeness, accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting standards;
  • Ensures producing client customised interim reports, Investor reporting and Waterfall calculations for the clients;
  • Provide the assistance on complex client transactions (capital calls, distributions, sale & purchase of assets, complex loans, etc) and manages the booking in the accounting system;
  • Client contact in order to support relationship manager;
  • Relationship manager contact on internal Vistra matters.


Attributes & Skills


  • Expert level of Dutch GAAP;
  • Preparation of financial statements and consolidation;
  • Computerized accounting packages;
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting standards and legislation (Book 2, Title 9) as well as tax and compliance aspects;
  • Knowledge of IFRS is a pre;
  • Excellent command of the Dutch and English language, verbally and written;
  • Sound knowledge of ViewPoint and WorkSite;
  • Sound knowledge of compliance standards.


Relevant experience


  • 5 - 7 years of experience (audit or accounting); 
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in managing / coaching a small (junior) finance team.

Education/Professional Qualifications:


HBO Bachelor specialization in Finance (e.g. Accountancy, HEAO Business Economics, SPD) or Master Specialization in Finance (e.g. Business Economics, Business Administration, Accountancy or Fiscal economics).


What Vistra offers


A challenging position in an ambitious organization where no day is the same. A company with a view to the future which you can grow together with and, above all, put your own stamp on.


In addition, we also offer:

  • Competitive working conditions;
  • A work laptop;
  • 8% holiday allowance & 26 days off per year + 1 flexible public holiday. You also have the option to purchase (max. 5) vacation days;
  • Premium-free pension scheme;
  • Training and courses via our online learning platform Percipio;
  • The possibility to work partially from home and a fee to set up your home workplace.


Join US!


Our promise to our clients is simple: we help them seize opportunity and make a difference in the world. It’s the same to you. 


Make a difference — seize your world of opportunity with Vistra!




Amsterdam, NL

Department:  Operations (B203010)

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