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Accounting Policy Specialist - AEGON

Locatie: The Hague

We are looking for an:

Accounting Policy Specialist


The accounting specialists in the Accounting Policy team monitor (inter)national developments with regard to financial reporting and supervision for insurance companies, translate these developments into the accounting and reporting policies and formats of Aegon and advise the Management and Supervisory Board and Businesses on the application thereof.

  • Assist reporting units in drafting position papers / review position papers drafted and assist reporting units in finalizing them – for review by Head of Accounting Policies;
  • Research into accounting guidance to find solutions to accounting issues raised by reporting units;
  • Maintain a log of consultations (documents questions received and how they were resolved – i.e. answered / pending the writing of a position paper / other course of action) and follow up on the resolution of open items;
  • Maintain the organization of position papers in the Group SharePoint Database and ensure compliance with SOx procedures. This would involve gathering new position papers (from reporting units & group controllers), ensuring they are approved, filing the same on SharePoint, ensuring that old position papers which are superseded are removed and archived;
  • Participate in projects concerning implementation of new financial reporting standards such as: IFRS 9 – Financial Instruments / IFRS 17 – Insurance Contracts / IFRS 15- Revenue Recognition and IFRS 16 – Leases;
  • Monitoring (inter)national developments that are relevant for Aegon’s financial reporting under IFRS in annual and interim accounts and financial reporting to supervisors (including developments at the IASB, AFM, DNB, SEC etc.);
  • Assist the Head of Accounting Policy in drafting a quarterly newsletter of new accounting and regulatory developments and its impact on Aegon for distribution across the Group;
  • Assist in the periodic updating of the Group Accounting Manual;
  • Review the quarterly and annual IFRS financial statements for compliance with IFRS accounting and disclosure requirements; and
  • Liaise with external auditor and advisors.


As an Accounting Policy Specialist you bring the following:

  • Qualified accountant (Dutch RA, CPA or equivalent) with at least 5 years of accounting experience gained in a Big 4 or financial services environment;
  • Strong technical accounting expertise which should include a strong practical on knowledge of IFRS (preferably gained in an insurance or financial services environment);
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English are key since the candidate will have to regularly communicate with reporting unit controllers;
  • Ability to translate theoretical outcomes to practical recommendations.

What we offer

Aegon aims to be an employer of choice in the financial services industry. As a global company, we offer excellent terms of employment, a very diverse and inspiring work environment, and development opportunities. Moreover we offer:

  • A competitive salary based on a 40 hour working week.
  • A good work/life balance including a minimum of 25 vacation days.
  • A commuting allowance.
  • An excellent pension plan and discounts on Aegon products.


Are you interested in joining our team in The Hague? We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation letter. For more information about the role, you can contact Eliènne Croes, Talent Acquisition Manager at +31 (0)6 10193071.

The Hague

Information and application:


Please send your application for Accounting Policy Specialist at AEGON in The Hague including your CV via our website.

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Job posted

06 maart 2018
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More information:

Eliènne Croes
m. 06-10193071
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