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30 Sep 2019

About Total Corbion PLA

Total Corbion PLA is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. The Luminy® PLA portfolio, which includes both high heat and standard PLA grades, is an innovative material that is used in a wide range of markets from packaging to consumer goods, fibers and automotive. Total Corbion PLA, headquartered in the Netherlands, will start up a new production plant in Thailand in the second half of 2018. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion. 


This position is responsible for providing strong financial support to Total Corbion PLA and our business by acting as a financial representative. As our Accounting Specialist you have an good understanding of the business through direct internal and external communication, and efficient follow-up on work processes. The main responsibilities will be to process Accounts Payable in a timely manner and successfully deliver supporting tasks on the monthly close of the financial books. You will be part of a team which enables long-range and short-term planning to help the organization achieve its goals.


Accounts Payable (including invoices and bank records)

  • Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; record AP invoices and expense claims
  • Monitor the internal approval process of AP invoices
  • Prepare general journal entries (initiated by yourself or colleagues) related with AP
  • Prepare weekly payments to vendors, monitor discount opportunities; resolve discrepancies (purchase order, contract, invoice, payment, etc.); enable appropriate documentation; ensure credits are received for outstanding memos; issue stop-payments or purchase order amendments
  • Pay employees by receiving and verifying expense reports and requests for advances
  • Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
  • Maintain and update historical records by saving and filing documents
  • Organize and track vendor communications
  • Report VAT by calculating requirements on paid invoices
  • Record transactions (outflow) of the bank accounts on a daily basis

Accounts Receivable (including collections)

  • Maintain the credit control on outstanding AR invoices
  • Communicate and follow-up with the sales representatives as well as customers
  • Analyze and indicate risks on the current AR profile

Accounting Support (including general ledger activities)

  • Initiate and prepare the monthly accruals and provisions related to AP and/or AR
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
  • Be responsible for intercompany reconciliations and reporting
  • Support the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close activities as well as interact with auditor   


  • Protect the organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Accomplish accounting and organization mission by completing related requirements as needed


  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Economics, or level 4 in Business Administration (MBO) with several years of working experience (preferably in an international b2b manufacturing environment)
  • Experienced or very willing to learn & use IT systems 
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications (esp. Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Professional communications in English and Dutch


  • Ability to work across an organization in a matrix environment
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Recognized for having a very strong drive for results: ability to take a proactive approach to identify, create and deliver business with minimal supervision
  • A self-starter, able to plan & set priorities, to facilitate and follow-up on issues
  • Strong drive for results and take a proactive approach to identify and complete tasks without direct supervision and when needed, to proactively communicate issues to management for additional resolution
  • Ability to work efficiently and handle multiple projects and tasks concurrently
  • Possess a high level of integrity, curiosity, strong discipline, and a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with attention to detail
  • Thinks ahead, minimizing potential problems and is proactive in identifying areas to improve
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of different people and at all levels in the organization. Creates “win-win” solutions. Team player
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits and your location will be Total Corbion PLA head office in Gorinchem, The Netherlands. What makes Total Corbion PLA special is that we produce and market environmentally friendly, biobased and biodegradable plastics that help to create a better and waste free society. Our company is made up of talented, dedicated people – people who share a purpose and a vision.

We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

  • Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference
  • International focus with truly diverse teams
  • Unique possibility to be trained via our internal expertise in the world of biobased products
  • Lastly, we offer a friendly, informal culture in a demanding professional environment

In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values. By joining Total Corbion PLA, you will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.


Please apply by submitting your resumé and cover letter to patrick.vanvliet@total-corbion.com. For more information you can contact patrick.vanvliet@total-corbion.com.