Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Purchase To Pay (PTP) NL


In the redesigned finance function, Group Finance Control is a center of expertise (CoE) responsible for the external reporting process for all Sanoma Group SBUs. This includes acting as a knowledge center for IFRS, responsible for monthly consolidation in Group consolidation and reporting system HFM as well as alignment with SBU internal reporting. In addition Group Finance Control is responsible for tax reporting, preparation of Dutch and Finnish statutory accounts and actively contributing to the Group’s quarterly interim reports and annual report. The department also supports M&A processes as well as technical maintenance of HFM and co-ordination with ICT department for systems linked to financial processes. The retained organization for Financial Shared Services (FSS) is an integral part of Group Finance Control and works closely together with both SBUs and the external service provider for the outsourced financial administration tasks. 

The position of Subject Matter Expert (SME) – Purchase To Pay (PTP) NL (100%) is part of the Dutch local retained FSS organization and reports to the Global Process Owner (GPO) & Team Lead PTP. You act as sparring partner for the GPO. Together with the GPO and the other local team members (both in Belgium,  Netherlands and Finland) you are responsible for realizing an effective and efficient center of expertise serving the needs of SBUs as well as Sanoma Corporation. 

-Expert in transactional finance within PTP (for Netherlands).
-Responsible for general support of in the PTP process
-Coordinating PTP related matters with the Service Provider.
-Responsible for supporting PTP GPO to improve and develop the PTP process
-Strong influence in PTP related projects
-Provide support in relation to escalated invoice mismatches and issue resolution in vendor payments.
-Implement and support the development of PTP policies and rules.
-Validate that internal controls are implemented and operational.
-Responsible for the PTP close and support intercompany reconciliation.
-Helpdesk role for local PTP issues
-Testing and handover of new PTP processes with Business Provider
-Sparring partner / Linking Pin for the business units
-Contact person towards offshore PTP team
-Responsible for the Company Credit Card management

-Bachelor’s degree or similar knowledge through experience
-Being able to work independently and individually
-Proactive approach, taking initiative, taking responsibilities
-Well documented and proven knowledge of transactional finance, including tax rules
-Knowledge of the PTP process (and preferably RTR processes)
-Knowledge with finance systems and used within the country
-Service-minded with good ability to create relations
-Knowledge of e-invoicing systems & processes
-Knowledge of expense claims processes
-Public speaking, able to give training and presentations to broader audience

The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree  or similar knowledge through experience with similar tasks and responsibilities in a financial accounting department in an international company. The candidate has a process approach and is a good communicator, able to build bridges between people and departments and displays a can-do approach, being able to think in solutions instead of problems. Open minded team player with a focus on providing quality services to all stakeholders, taking ownership of processes. Feels comfortable in a changing environment. Sanoma as a Group is in a transformation phase, the Finance Control CoE is part of this transformation and therefore requires team players that can embrace the change and are also able to motivate and stimulate colleagues to join this journey

Candidates must be fluent in English and Dutch. Knowledge of SAP, Basware IP, Basware Alusta and end-to-end processes, next to the regular knowledge of MS-office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel) are required.

The position of SME PTP NL will be based in Hoofddorp. Occasionally traveling will be part of the job.

Please send your application together with your CV, in English to Sedat Erhotamis at


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