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09 December 2021

Junior Finance Administrative Europe


The role

Due to growth in the number of Mainfreight branches within Europe, the Finance Team in Rotterdam is looking for an ambitious Finance Administrator. You will be working full time for the business unit Air & Ocean located in Waalhaven, overlooking the port of Rotterdam and will support the Finance Controllers as part of the European Support Team.

Within the European Finance team you will get the opportunity to learn step-by-step how the complete financial process of the various European entities works. You will support the debtors and creditors process, process daily bank reconciliations and set up monthly reconciliations between the various entities. You will be in daily contact with people both nationally and internationally when it comes to operations/sales (internally) and with customers/suppliers (externally) to resolve various issues. You’ll also work on internal reports and participate in the weekly and monthly P&L reports.

"Are you the one who is willing to keep running where others stop?

We will give you the freedom and responsibility to show that you can perform your tasks well and on time. You will help Mainfreight to develop faster and in return you will be able to develop yourself within our fast growing company.

Our team

The Finance team is four young and driven team members with a strong sense of responsibility. Together we take care of the financial administration of Mainfreight Air & Ocean Belgium, Spain, Germany, England, Italy, the Netherlands, and France, and we support Poland and Russia. 

We’re constantly working on achieving efficiency gains and expect that you take initiative in this area; ultimately we  want to be a global leader in terms of innovation and development. Every improvement - no matter how small - is appreciated. What skills do you have to help this team take the next step?

Mainfreight Culture:

Culture is very important at Mainfreight, our philosophy is to hire and develop our own talent rather than recruit from outside. We believe that smart people can learn the specific aspects of each role, and with good support will develop personal and professional skills that will help you take on any role in our business.

Click on the links below to see if you recognise yourself in our company culture. 

  •      Meet Mainfreight

  •      Mainfreight Europe - We Deliver

  •      Don Braid – Clear Vision

  •      Mainfreight culture

  •      Mainfreight Three Pillars 

What do we expect from you?

  •      You have a completed education in business economics, business administration or similar; 

  •      A strong sense of responsibility;

  •      No 9-5 mentality;

  •      A competitive mind-set and you like to show this within a team; 

  •      Proven affinity with figures and systems; 

  •      Excellent command of the English language, and ideally also Dutch;

  •      You can convince us in your application letter with which skills you will strengthen us.

What you can expect from us:

  •      Challenging and varied work;

  •      A lot of freedom and autonomy;

  •      Space to develop yourself as a European Finance administrator;

  •      Gain experience in an international environment;

  •      A competitive salary and an attractive benefits package.

Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?
As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:
Who we are?
It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.
What is the working culture like?
We are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.
How will my career progress?
Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.
What Training and Development do you offer?
We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

Elif Bilici | Recruiter Mainfreight Development Programme
T: +31 314 672 777

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