Bookkeeper / Accountant

Who we are

Join a dynamic, multicultural and mission-driven healthcare startup, located in a beautiful building located in the heart of Amsterdam, on one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canal streets.

Who you are

The ideal Bookkeeper / Accountant candidate is a team player and takes initiative; is passionate about what we do, and ultimately driven by the desire to help as many patients as possible – because that’s what we’re all about! This candidate likes the idea of working at an innovative e-health startup, in a small but fast growing team who love what they do. At the same point this candidate has the business side in mind.

Job Description

  • Job Title: Bookkeeper / Accountant
  • Department: Finance
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Position: Full time
  • Date: ASAP
  • Report to: CEO

As the Bookkeeper at TheSocialMedwork you will be responsible for providing financial and management information that is necessary for the company to function effectively. You are responsible for the day to day maintenance and management of the company’s bank accounts, cash, company credit cards and expenses. You will be responsible for preparation of weekly and monthly management accounts, forecasts and budget management. And you will assist the CEO in the preparation of financial schedules and accounts for the annual review and audits.

You will create, generate and record sales invoices and credit notes (outgoing). You will file taxes like VAT, if applicable. You will maintain and reconcile the purchase ledger and administer all payments and expenses. Thus, you are responsible for the incoming invoices and prepare them for approval. And you will help maintain and manage company’s cash flows and budgets.

This is a full time role (40 hrs/week).


You will be responsible for the following:

  • Day to day maintenance of the international sales income and expenses, incl. issuing invoices
  • Management of the company’s cash flows on the bank accounts
  • Management of incoming invoices and payments
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly management reporting of actuals and forecasts
  • Ensure proper registration and filing of taxes applicable
  • Maintain proper administrative organisation of the registration of the accounts according to Dutch and international ethics and accounting principles


  • Eye for details
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Hands on mentality
  • Team player
  • Driven
  • Passionate about our mission to make a Change in this World and improve Freedom of Choice for patients in urgent need

Education / Experience:

  • At least five years of experience in bookkeeping in an international trading or e‑commerce company
  • Degree in Business Administration or a comparable field
  • Fluent in English, verbal and writing, Dutch as an addition is a plus
  • Familiarity with MS Office applications, esp. an Excel-hero
  • Familiarity with Accounting software (Twinfield, Basecone etc.)
  • Familiarity with E-Commerce software (WooCommerce)
  • Work Permit for the Netherlands
  • Live and work in Amsterdam.

What’s waiting for you

A full time role and the opportunity to grow with our social venture

  • An entrepreneurial and multicultural team environment with a flat, hands on organisational values-driven culture and a ‘work hard, play hard’ mentality
  • An opportunity to be part of a startup with a great BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal), and actively shape its future.
  • 25 days holiday/year
  • Nice work environment in the center of Amsterdam
  • Energising and fun colleagues!

Should this sound like an interesting challenge and you are keen to make a difference please send a motivational letter AND your CV to with the subject “Bookkeeper”.

Company description

TheSocialMedwork is a social enterprise that helps patients from all around the world gain access to the latest and most innovative medicines for oncological and neurological diseases that have been approved in another country, but are not yet available where they live. Patients find these medicines via our online platform and then reach out to us for information and support in sourcing and importing them.

Following a patient-centered approach, to date, patients and doctors from over 100 countries have reached out to us. We have successfully delivered medicines to six continents.

Registered with the Dutch Ministry of Health as an independent intermediary, Registration number 6730 BEM

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DISCLAIMER: The Services of TheSocialMedwork do not replace a physician-patient relationship and are not intended as medical advice. TheSocialMedwork provides patients and physicians with existing treatment options abroad and creates access to these options after the patient and physician have made a professional decision. Privacy Policy / Terms and Conditions
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