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About us

Damen Naval offers you a career that is challenging, exciting and fun in equal measure. The Naval division of the family-owned Damen Shipyards Group is established in Vlissingen and in Schiedam. It is a company with more than 850 professionals, and a rich tradition of naval shipbuilding, its original roots stem back more than 150 years. For more than 50 years Damen Naval has been the dedicated shipbuilder for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Based on decades of accumulated experience, Damen Naval offers navies worldwide a broad range of defence and security vessels, ranging from 7m to more than 200m in length. Damen Naval is the only supplier of naval vessels in the Netherlands. Damen Naval has delivered more than 420 vessels to satisfied customers all over the world and have has earned a reputation for excellence along the way. While taking pride in heritage, Damen Naval is also looking towards the future. Are you ready for duty?

The role

In this position you are responsible for both the time administration and a part of the financial administration. The Time & Attendance Administrator accurately maintains the time and attendance (T&A) system for all employees by entering all hours of work and other information (such as vacation time, sick time, leaves of absence, etc.) that impacts pay and attendance records. The main responsibility of the Financial Administrator is the maintenance of financial records, the processing of income and expenditure, purchase of goods and services and the undertaking of a range of financial reporting and administrative tasks.

Key accountabilities

As Time Attendance & Finance Administrator you will:

  • Review and maintain the time and attendance system to ensure all hours are approved and processed.
  • Validate time and attendance and payroll data.
  • Ensure all statutory and regulatory requirements for payroll are met (statutory holiday calculations, overtime hours) and process as required.
  • Support management and staff in daily operations, preparing adjustments as required.
  • Maintain employee files in conjunction with Human Resources department.
  • Educate and train staff on the employee tools used for managing time and attendance.
  • Dealing with all aspects of purchase ledger invoice processing - checking, coding, batching, posting to the accounts system.
  • Setting up and maintaining customer and supplier accounts.
  • Investigating and resolving supplier/ customer queries.
  • Preparing supplier payment runs.
  • Sales Ledger cover, to include: finalizing sales invoices, credit notes and proforma invoices, processing payments received.

Skills & experience

As Time Attendance & Finance Administrator you will need to have:

  • Intermediate vocational education (MBO) level 4 with a diploma in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of Time & Attendance and payroll systems.
  • Proven knowledge of and experience with Personnel Manuals.
  • Knowledge of general bookkeeping, accounting and filing procedures/practices.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of accounting software packages.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites programs, with advanced level Excel skills.
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language (written and verbal).
  • Excellent antecedents because a pre-employment security screening is a standard part of the recruitment procedure.
  • Permanent multiyear EU citizenship combined with permanent EU work visa are all requirements of the recruitment process for viable candidates, given the military nature of clients and projects.

What we offer

At Damen Naval, we highly value our employees, and we will support your professional and personal development. To that end, we invest in all our employees by offering:

  • A technology and innovation focused, dynamic, international work environment.
  • A competitive salary package and other benefits.
  • A comprehensive introduction to shipbuilding for anyone without a naval or maritime background.
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities within a diverse and rewarding work environment.
  • An active social environment in terms of business culture, events & sports.


Are you interested in the position of Time Attendance & Finance Administrator, and do you recognize yourself in the job description? Please respond directly via the Damen Career Portal.

For more information about the vacancy, Damen Naval or the application process, please visit the Damen Naval website, the Damen Career Portal or call the Corporate Recruitment department on +31 (0)118- 485 000.

Please note, that only candidates with a permanent EU citizenship together with a permanent valid EU work visa can be considered as viable candidates. A pre-employment and security screening and investigation form part of the recruitment process. #LI-DNS1

Damen Naval does not approve commercial, contractor and/or agency or other commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered.