Freelance Intellectual Property & Standards NL (ZZP)
The Philips Intellectual Property & Standards Organization:
On the basis of its substantial investments in R&D Philips generates new technologies and other intellectual property (IP). To safeguard a proper return on these investments Philips Intellectual Property & Standards organization (IP&S) protects the fruits of Philips R&D through intellectual property rights (IPRs).
The IPR portfolio is used to support the Philips product divisions in achieving their business goals. In addition, IP&S actively seeks opportunities to license Philips? technologies to third parties, by which technologies can be shared with many partners and be brought to the market place even quicker.
Moreover, IP&S drives research and development programs in the area of optical storage, content management systems and other areas of interest with the aim to generate technologies, which it actively uses in setting new standards, in the areas of optical storage, content management and health.
IP&S also actively participates in the formulation of formal standards and regulations, like for safety, radiation and other product requirements, in order to safeguard favorable conditions for market access for products sold by Philips? Sectors.
To perform all its tasks IP&S has around 245 IP professionals and 75 support staff located in 19 offices in 11 countries around the world.
IP&S closely co-operates with all Philips businesses, research and development organizations and has extensive contacts with IP agents, IP offices and other governmental bodies in the various countries of the world.
IP&S is currently using an own developed system for the registration of the contracts and all the financials.
You will be working in the IP&S organization as a financial officer contract to cash for multiple license programs. The Contract to cash group is part of the total License Administration Department. The contract to cash group consist currently 3 people. You report directly to the Senior Officer contract to cash of the License Administration Department.
The key areas for responsibility are:
Responsible for correct registration of master data of the contracts (including the log files)
Collects, verifies and processes data regarding IP usage
Register and allocate cash received from third parties
Collect and register tax credit receipts
Produce standard reports
Propose improvements in the C2C process and the, currently used, GALA system
Responsible for own Balance sheet and P&L accounts for specification and correctness
Timely solving of old items by yourself or set out actions to the responsible people
Incidental business support
Execute the ICS-Sox part of the C2C activities
We are looking for:
A financial officer contract to cash with:
At least a Bachelor Degree in F&A, Economics or Business Administration or equivalent experience
Understanding of /experience working with a financial system is a pre
Pragmatic and hands-on approach
Customer service focus
Show determination to achieve excellent results
Excellent understanding of F&A processes and tools
Good communication skills
Knowledge and skills:
Project management: development and deployment of new tools, processes and procedures
Excellent understanding of F&A processes
Experience in Accounting and knowledge of legal forms and organizations
Advanced Excel skills
Expertise in Financial analysis