Accounting Specialist - Financial & Statutory Accounting

March 15, 2024

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.  

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place.

About you and the role:

Our EMEAI Financial and Statutory Accounting Group is looking for a Financial Accountant to be located in Terneuzen, The Netherlands.

As part of an international team, you will be a financial accountant responsible for accounting matters related to the overall integrity of the legal financial accounting and financial statement preparation for legal entities in Switzerland in accordance with Swiss GAAP as well as US GAAP.


- Ensure the integrity of Financial Statements.

- Ensure timely and accurate monthly closing in US GAAP including submission for group consolidation.

- Cooperation with partners within and outside the Finance department to ensure completeness and accuracy of accounting for all entities under your responsibility.

- Preparation of annual statutory financial statements under Local GAAP.

- Ensure proper and timely application of internal control procedures, with particular reference to SOX and governance requirements.

- Maintain and apply a good level of knowledge of USGAAP and Local GAAP.

- Represent accounting on projects relating to M&A transactions and implement & maintain the accounting for various complex financial transactions as they occur.


- With a professional qualification as a graduate in accounting with a Bachelor or Master degree

- You should have a sound knowledge of accounting developed during at least 3 years in an international finance environment.

- Fluency in English is required; profound knowledge of German will be an advantage.

- Knowledge of local Swiss GAAP will be considered a strong plus as will experience with ECC/SAP software.

- You should be at ease with all Microsoft Office tools and other popular software packages.

- You should be a self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and within tight deadlines.

- Attention to detail, an ability to organize yourself and to set appropriate priorities are also critical.

- Proven ability to work very well in teams and to motivate team members to achieve results.

- Ability to communicate clearly.

Additional notes:

- There is no relocation support for this role.

Benefits – What Dow offers you

We invest in you.

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career.  You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.  

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee:

- Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives.

- Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need...when you need it.

- Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals.

- Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.

- Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building.

- Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs.

Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:

- Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).  

- ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.  

- Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation.

Join our team, we can make a difference together.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) is one of the world’s leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. ​​​​Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by visiting in a new tab).

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment.  We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on in a new tab).