Experienced Bookkeeper

  • Finance
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Experienced Bookkeeper

Job description

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the financial world in an international Accelerator-VC. We are looking for a proactive team member with an entrepreneurial attitude and exceptional financial skills to join our team as a bookkeeper. This is a very diverse role that offers both a high degree of independence and requires a lot of cooperation. As bookkeeper it is important that you work meticulously and are focused on the details. 

About you

As a Rockstart team member we expect flexibility and a diverse set of skills from your side. You would describe yourself as driven, details oriented, analytical, structured, an all-rounder and you have great organizational skills. You will report to the Finance Manager within the Finance team, which currently consists of three people. You work quickly and accurately, are a team player, take a lot of initiative and are happy with deadlines and challenges. 

Your tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking care of a good monthly and annual closing and keeping track of the asset status;
  • Process invoices, declarations and receipts in the accounting system and ensure correct coding within the cost centers and carriers;
  • Processing incoming cash flows and creating payment files (SEPA) and preparing other payment orders;
  • Preparing and filing the quarterly VAT and ICP declarations;
  • Managing and maintaining an accurate system recording of accrued charges and deferred income;
  • Making periodic reconciliations of general ledger accounts;
  • Prepare and issue sales invoices and carry out active accounts receivable management;
  • Processing the payroll journal entries and their inter-company connections;
  • Manage the financial administration and ensure accounting accuracy and inter-company compliance;



  • Must be fluent in English with a good understanding of Dutch;
  • Very accurate and reliable working method;
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial and result-oriented attitude;
  • HBO work and thinking level Diploma in accountancy or similar training;
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience;
  • Experience with Exact Online is a bonus;
  • Must have the ability to work independently and must be a self starter;
  • A ton of enthusiasm for Rockstart’s mission in supporting the best startups.
  • Bonus points: we would love our team members to bring something extra to the table, so we encourage you to mention in your motivation any special knowledge or experience that in your opinion is very valuable for Rockstart

*An assessment is part of the selection procedure.

Start: As soon as possible

Weekly Hours: 40hrs per week 

Salary: Competitive 

Location: Remote Netherlands / Amsterdam Office
For more information or if you have any questions please contact Trixie Morrow, hr@rockstart.com 

*All offers are subject to the condition that the applicant obtains a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag (VOG)) that makes the Employee suitable to perform the duties referred to in this employment agreement.

A bit about Rockstart

Rockstart launched in 2011 in Amsterdam as one of Europe’s first startup accelerators. Today, Rockstart is an international Accelerator-VC that supports and empowers the best startups on their way to success across four domains: Energy, Health, AgriFood, and Emerging Technologies in Europe and Latin America. Rockstart provides startups with access to capital, market, community and expertise by connecting them to partners, investors, mentors and the wider Rockstart network. Since 2019, Rockstart has transformed from a small micro VC to a larger established early stage investor with funds and team members in multiple countries (Netherlands, Denmark, Colombia) and investments all across the world. Recently, it launched two early stage funds - one within AgriFood (~€22m) and one within Energy (~€22m) and by the end of 2022, Rockstart aims to have raised two more funds accumulating to above €100m in assets under management in 2021.

Rockstart also creates programs that are customized to boost collaboration between startups and corporates, driving faster access to co-creation, commercial partnerships and investment. Rockstart has experience in designing and executing programs for several Fortune 500 corporations throughout the world.

Since its inception, Rockstart has invested in almost 250 startups and supported them in their journey to raise more than €90 million and hire more than 700 people. Rockstart is an international team of 30+ professionals dedicated to empowering founders to become scalable and change the world for the better.