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General Ledger Accountant

Job Category:  Finance and Accounting
Work Location:  Flexible
Office Location: 

Gorinchem, NL

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3403

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.





For our location in Gorinchem we are looking for a General Ledger (GL) Accountant. As our GL Accountant you are a part of the Finance team aiming for accurate and timely processing and reporting of the financial results for Corbion entities. The GL-team consists of 2 Senior GL Accountants, 1 Back-office Treasury employee and the Manager GL & Reporting. The total Finance team in Gorinchem consists of 10 people including Accounts Payable, General Ledger Accounting and Credit Control and reports to the Senior Manager Financial Accounting. The team operates in an international and complex organization with opportunities to work closely with other business functions. In the position of GL Accountant we offer the opportunity to grow in an international organization with a lot of opportunities and to back-up support for the Senior GL Accountants.




As a GL Accountant at Corbion you will be responsible for timely, adequate and complete reporting for Purac Biochem, such as:

  • Month-end close
  • Manual Journal Entries
  • Accrual accounts
  • Responsible for tax declarations and horizontal supervision;
  • Assisting and performing internal controls;
  • Assisting in external audits;
  • Involved in complex accounting topics such as transfer pricing, settlements, lease accounting (IFRS16);
  • Close cooperation with operations control and joined projects;
  • Detailed analysis, control and monitoring of bookkeeping;
  • Execute monthly settlements of intercompany invoices via Netting system;
  • Besides Purac Biochem the administration of 5 holding companies (including Corbion N.V.);
  • Back-up role for treasury back-office, consisting of:
  • Recording deals (fx)
  • Weekly forecasts
  • Recording of front-office activities
  • Executing payments
  • Signals possible issues or deviations and communicates about this issues or deviations;
  • Based in Gorinchem, possibility to work part-time from home.


About You


  • At least 2 years experience within a finance-related role or within a finance discipline. 
  • MBO 4 or Bachelor-degree in Business, Finance, Economics or Accounting and Control.
  • Solid background in accounting (IFRS).
  • Experience with SAP is a plus.
  • Experience in back-office processes and corporate treasury is a plus.
  • Good Excel knowledge and skills.
  • Result-oriented, analytical and pro-active;
  • Team player;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, Dutch is a plus.


Furthermore you are able to work independently and maintain effectiveness in a complex, changing environment. Prioritizing and organizing your work effectively to ensure timely and accurate completion of tasks, is your nature and you have a wider scope across other business functions.


About Corbion 

What makes Corbion truly special is our talented global team of people, who are consciously dedicated to connecting the work we do together with the difference it makes in the lives of consumers, including our own friends and families. At Corbion, innovation is in our DNA; we explore, we discover, we create, and then we do it all over again, finding ever-better ways to help the world solve some of its most pressing challenges. When you come to Corbion, you will find that for us, sustainability is not simply a corporate program, it is at the very heart of our business, giving direction to our work, our investments and our creativity. We exist to preserve what matters.


As a company where day-to-day priorities and decisions are shaped by a shared purpose and vision, we enjoy a working environment energized by empowerment and opportunity. By joining Corbion, you can be part of :


  • A culture open to great ideas wherever they come from, and where your work can make a real difference in the world
  • An organization that values diversity of thought, background and experience
  • A company ready to invest in you, helping you grow toward your personal ambitions
  • A workplace that’s friendly and informal, while being focused and professional
  • An international team small enough to stay agile, but large and talented enough to make an impact today, and for future generations


Our corporate values – Collaboration, Care, Courage and Commitment – define what it takes to overcome obstacles and create the sustainable breakthroughs the world sorely needs. As a member of the Corbion team, you’ll see these values put into action every day, and you’ll have the chance to make your own unique contribution to our collective achievements.


Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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