Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company founded in 1973. At a time when all life on earth is under threat of extinction, we aim to use the resources we have—our business, our investments, our voice and our imagination—to influence changes needed to protect our planet. A registered B Corporation and founding member of 1% for the Planet, Patagonia is recognised internationally for its commitment to product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $145 million in grants and in-kind donations to thousands of grassroots environmental groups around the world.
We are in business to save our home planet. You’ll be helping us achieve this by supporting the Accounting Manager and Accounting Team with the consistent recording of financial data into the relevant systems and maintaining our Accounts Payable information in accordance with accounting principles and internal procedures.
Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills are required to ensure a streamlined and efficient Accounts Payable Process.
“A company that aims to be socially and environmentally responsible has the same primary duty as any other business to know its numbers and pay its bills on time. A business cannot honour its social and environmental responsibilities unless it meets its first responsibility: to stay financially healthy.”
• Responsible for Accounts Payable processing of Patagonia Europe and timely & accurate preparing of journal entries.
• Perform vendor account reconciliation for unallocated cash and resolving balance discrepancies.
• Maintaining Accounts Payable files and records.
• Provide backup support for the accounting team.
• Support the team with the month-end accounting tasks including but not limited to preparing petty cash files for our offices, prepaid expenses and the credit card expenses bookings.
• Support the team with creating and updating written AP accounting manuals and ensuring all AP processes and procedures are fully documented and stored in a centralized location.
• Effectively interpret incoming AP queries through email and phone and support the accounting team by responding to these queries in accordance with AP accounting and company guidelines.
• Filing, scanning, storing and the retrieval of all related financial documents in accordance with local rules, regulations and company policies.
• Adhere to accounting principles and internal procedures.
• Support month- and year-end close process.
• Ad hoc administrative duties to be performed as and when required, including cover for other members of finance.
• Support the Accounting Manager in the implementation of an automated AP approval workflow.
What we’re looking for:
• A love of the outdoors
• A passion for saving our home planet and making a positive impact through your work
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field
• Minimum of 2 years’ work experience, preferably in a similar position
• Strong IT skills and an aptitude to learn new systems quickly, with Excel proficiency and an understanding of essential AP Accounting ERP features. The following are a plus: AX, D365
• Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment and work towards set timelines
• Flexibility by taking on ad-hoc responsibilities as required
• Ability to treat all data with care and confidentiality
• High level of commitment, integrity and responsibility
• Team player and have the ability to build effective cross-functional relationships.
• Highly accurate, organized and have excellent attention to detail
• Broad understanding of business needs with excellent analytical and effective oral and written communication skills
• Fluent in English, other European languages (especially German) is a plus
Other important details:
• This is a full time position, based in Amsterdam.
• This is a fixed term full-time vacancy, intended to support the team approximately 7 months.
• We have a hybrid work model, working from home for maximum 3 days per week.
• We strive to make unbiased decisions and to offer a great experience to every person who applies for a role at Patagonia. Our interviews include standardised questions that focus on the aspects that are important for success in the role. For some roles there will also be a practical assignment, where you can showcase your skills.
Note: Below is only an indicative list and may change at the time an offer of employment is made.
• Events and workshops with environmentalists, change-makers, educators and sports ambassadors
• Taking part in employee-lead groups such as Sports, Internal Communications, Footprint, Pride, Pata Parents and Events, or create your own!
• Ongoing unique learning and development opportunities such as our own programme Earth University and workshops in anti-racism, core sports, among others.
• Possibility to apply for an Environmental Internship (spending time away from your regular job to work for an environmental group, while being paid your regular salary) after one year of employment
• Option to participate in our 1% for the Planet grants council, being trained and empowered to review and make funding decisions on the grant applications from environmental groups.
• We have dog-friendly offices where employees can bring their furry friend to work
• We are an activist company and have policies in place to support employees that want to engage in activism.
• All employees interns and their families have access to our Employee Assistance Programme, designed to provide third party, confidential support on a wide range of topics relating to emotional, behavioral and social challenges
• All employees and interns have access to Unmind, our workplace mental health platform
• Possibility to schedule your work hours flexibly (compensating missed hours during the week) to do volunteer work, care for loved ones, enjoy the outdoors, or spend more time to pursue your passions
• After 1 month of employment, it’s possible to work remotely from another location in EU/EEA, UK or Switzerland for up to 12 weeks per year (pro-rated for less than 1 year)
• Fully paid maternity leave (duration varies by country). After nine months of employment, we offer 12 weeks of partner leave and 12 weeks of adoptive leave. Pro-rated for part-time employees.
• Access to Patagonia discounts and sample sales, as well as discounts at other outdoor and value-aligned companies
• Plus other benefits specific to each region
At Patagonia, we commit to becoming an anti-racist company that leads by example. This means doing the work to be inclusive and equitable, across all aspects of our business.
Every person who applies to join Patagonia receives equal employment opportunities, and we value a welcoming environment where each member of our EMEA team feels included, respected and empowered, regardless of their race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, civil status, national origin, disability or age.
At Patagonia, we strive to have inclusive representation within our organisation and embrace a diverse mix of talent to contribute to our culture. We actively seek applications from Black and People of Colour (BPOC) and other underrepresented groups.
As we are in business to save our home planet, we can only do this together.
Please make sure that your CV and cover letter are in English.
Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:
Thanks for your interest in supporting us for this role, but we don’t accept unsolicited CVs from recruitment agencies