FreshBooks opens first international office in Amsterdam

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FreshBooks has opened its first international office in Amsterdam. The company, which makes accounting software for small businesses and the self-employed, already has paying customers in a reported 160 countries.

FreshBooks is seeking to hire 75 employees over the next two and a half years, primarily in engineering, sales, and customer support roles. The company is looking to hire mainly in Amsterdam. Interested candidates for these roles can apply here.

“Since FreshBooks’ beginnings in 2004, we’ve been proudly headquartered in Toronto, Canada,” said CEO and co-founder Mike McDerment in a statement. "While we’ve been serving customers around the world for more than a decade, today marks the first time we are putting boots on the ground outside of North America. We’re looking forward to making Amsterdam our home away from home, and we see this as the next step towards our mission of reshaping the world to suit the needs of self-employed professionals.”

“While we considered a number of cities for our first global office, we selected Amsterdam because we have been consistently impressed by the calibre of Amsterdam’s tech talent and the city’s alignment with our core values,” added Stefano Grossi, general manager of FreshBooks Netherlands BV. “Having been recognized six times by Canada’s Great Place to Work awards, we’re also excited to bring our positive company culture to our Amsterdam office, enabling our employees to have a real impact in further building FreshBooks and helping self-employed professionals grow their businesses.”

FreshBooks redesigned and rebuilt its platform in September 2016 and claims it has added more than 100 new apps and integrations since then to help customers automate more of their workflow. Integrations include G Suite by Google Cloud, Slack, Gusto, HubSpot, Shopify, MailChimp, ZenDesk, MileIQ, Proposify, Trello, Basecamp and Asana.

In February, FreshBooks added bank reconciliation and double-entry accounting to its software. Then in August, FreshBooks announced JPMorgan Chase & Co. had made a strategic investment in the company.

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