Finance and Administration Director - Brussels

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Location : Brussels
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Employment Type : Permanent

Description :

Robert Half is currently looking for a (m/f) Finance & Administration Director for one of our clients.

Our client, active in retail is located in Brussels.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Finance & Administration Director will have following responsibilities:

  • Lead the Belgium and Luxembourg accounting team (10 people) and ensure the company meets all local accounting, tax and legal requirements for all Group Brands and Companies;
  • Meet all Group requirements in relation to Group procedures and Group Reporting, especially in relation to the month-end closing reporting (under IFRS);
  • Analyse and implement group policies;
  • Supervise all accounting related areas: treasury, taxation, transactions, budget accounting and bookkeeping;
  • Support external audits;
  • Implement and continually supervise group internal control procedures;
  • Cash flow forecast and banking relationships;
  • Supervise all task related to general affairs, stock management;
  • Responsible for financial statements and report preparation on a regular and special request basis, assisting departments with accounting data;
  • Perform complex accounting work according to generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Prepare tax related documentation regarding accounting activities, e.g., weekly, monthly and annual reports;
  • Maintain and reconcile balance sheet accounts. Perform verification and reconciliation tasks for invoices and balances;
  • Plan, manage, coordinate, and implement the year end closing processes and procedure; conduct yearend closing process; conduct self-standard internal audits of various accounting records;
  • Prepare a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes;
  • Provide technical accounting support and interpretation to employees;
  • Coordinate activities with other departments and work groups as needed;
  • Control over accounting related areas: treasury, taxation (deferred taxes), payables, payroll, stock management and statistic filing;
  • Look for synergies and efficiency at process level;
  • Monitor and analyse financial and operating reports and presents findings and recommendations to top management;
  • Direct and coordinate company financial planning and budget management functions.

The requested qualifications for the position of Finance & Administration Director include:

  • Master in Finance, Economics or other relevant subjects;
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in accounting/tax/controlling, ideally in retail or in big 4;
  • Fluent in French, Dutch and English, knowledge of Spanish is a plus;
  • High knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and IFRS;
  • Knowledge of internal control procedures; commercial laws, tax laws, customs law, labour laws;
  • Strong IT capabilities;
  • Strong people management skills, strong leadership by assigning work/projects and problem solving profile;
  • Strong analytical skills, good team player, well organised, group oriented.

Interested in this position as Finance & Administration Director? Apply today!



Avenue Louise, 235 - 10th floor
1050 Brussels

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