Are you a professional with experience in Fixed Assets? Do you have a Master’s degree and at least 4 years of relevant working experience?

We are looking for a Fixed Asset Administrator who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Your responsibilities:

  • Collect capital expenditure information, analyses nature and review supporting documentation to determine eligibility for capitalization as construction and development assets;
  • Monitor in close cooperation with the Directorates, all financial and non-Financial modifications to Fixed assets in compliance with ESA internal policies and procedures;
  • Support the Directorates for performing the periodic physical inspection of fixed assets, reviewing the results, conducting necessary follow up and accounting adjustments;
  • Based on the information provided by the Directorates, perform accounting for equipment disposals, impairments;
  • Reconcile property, equipment and intangible assets sub-ledgers to General Ledger;
  • Track the compilation of project costs into fixed asset accounts, and closeout those accounts once the related projects have been completed;
  • Maintain fixed assets master data in the corporate database;
  • Review and update the detailed schedule of fixed assets and accumulated depreciation;
  • Provide timely support to project teams on matters related to fixed assets acquisition, development and or management.
  • Any other ad-hoc queries as assigned.


  • Master Degree in finance/accounting or equivalent qualification;
  • At least 4 years of relevant working experience;
  • Consistent and relevant working experience in the domain of Fixed Asset;
  • Solid experience and excellent understanding of IFRS/IPSAS, in particular, IPSAS 17 and IPSAS 31;
  • Management / Accounting in a multinational company with long term development projects;
  • Ability to interface with technical owners of fixed assets and willingness to understand their perspective;
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to work well in a team;
  • Strong knowledge of SAP FI-AA and MS Excel;
  • Experience working in a high-volume environment and/or with multiple business lines;
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken. Knowledge of another official ESA language is an asset.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
  • Up to 30 vacations days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let’s get in touch!

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Start Date: 01/12/2019
Salary: Competitive package
Consultant: Sofiia Rykhva
+31 (0)70 3249 300
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