Finance Specialist Sanoma Learning BeNe

Sanoma Learning is the leading European learning company, serving over 20 million students in eleven countries. We offer printed and digital learning materials as well as digital learning and teaching platforms for primary, secondary and vocational education. Our methodologies have been developed based on deep teacher and student insight and really understanding their needs. By combining our educational technologies and pedagogical expertise, we create learning products and services with the highest learning impact. We are now looking for our team located in Den Bosch area:

Finance Specialist Sanoma Learning BeNe

The department

The Accounting Services team is an integral part of Sanoma Group Finance Control and provides accounting services to Sanoma’s Learning and Media operations. As a function we aim to provide scalable and high-quality accounting services, driving value from an end-to-end perspective. We want to be the go-to party for all local accounting related questions.

Our Finance function is going through a significant transformation program where we are implementing new finance systems and are reshaping our finance organization.

As a result we are now building an accounting team with where continuous improvement is in our DNA. Sanoma’s culture is dynamic, and we are looking for driven, positive individuals who are not afraid to take ownership and make decisions independently. You are quickly able to adapt to new processes and tools, can resolve any problem quickly and understand how to optimise our systems and ways of working. You have a customer-first mindset, actively communicating towards and collaborating with our internal customers.

The job

In this role you will be part of the team who is responsible for finance activities within the Procure-to-Pay (PTP) domain. On a daily basis you will handle purchase invoice processing, query and escalation handling, AP maintenance, month-end closing activities including AP reconciliations and internal controls. You support the vendor master data maintenance and also support the local Travel & Expense (TEM) process including processing of claims, credit card and corporate travel account administration.

You collaborate closely with the procurement department as well as other business stakeholders, finance team members and vendors.

Apart from this you also participate within the finance team for finance activities within the Order-to-Cash (OTC) domain. On a daily basis you will handle payment matching of payments that are not automatically matched by the system and clearing customer balances on advise of credit control team.

To succeed in this role, we are looking for the following qualifications

  • Vocational degree or higher in Accounting or similar
  • Previous work experience in a similar role considered an advantage
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills in English and Dutch. French considered an advantage
  • Customer driven continuous improvement mindset
  • An independent and proactive approach to work and good team playing skills
  • Digi savvy, strong excel skills and experience with SAP and Basware systems considered a plus

Sanoma offers

As an employer, Sanoma offers a working environment where you are able and encouraged to show your best self. The working environment is result-oriented as well as flexible with a focus on collaboration. We offer you a key position with interesting and challenging tasks and excellent opportunities for professional growth. You will be part of a highly professional and experienced international team in an open and informal setting, where initiative is expected and rewarded.


Are you interested in this position? Please send your online application, including salary request and CV in English. This position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found.

For any questions, please contact our Manager Accounting Services Bene, Els Schornagel ( )