Finance Director - permanent position - Brussels


Location:

Brussels

Date Posted:

November 15

Contract Type:

Permanent

Reference:

9283114

Specialization:

Accounting & finance


Description

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


Our client, active in services is located in Brussels.

Reporting to the Chief Finance & Administration Officer and managing a team of 3, the Finance Director will have following responsibilities:

  • Lead and personally manage the annual budget and forecast process, and provide intermediate forecasts on an ad-hoc basis;
  • Prepare the quarterly management reporting based on reporting from Accounting;
  • Analyze variances (vs. PY, vs. Budget, vs. Forecast) and provide analytical comments and proposals to support business decisions and management;
  • Prepare the various reporting packs for the Finance & Audit Committees, the Boards, various committees and for the Annual Report;
  • Review financial statements to identify potential risks and significant deviations from budget. Work with internal stakeholders to develop solutions in a timely manner;
  • Ensure cost control vs. budget, including approving PO's & invoices, and the management of the US financials accounts, control and relations;
  • Ensure that all financial and administrative processes operate at best practice and in line with all regulations and procedures;
  • Supervise the accounting function, ensuring delivery of accurate and reliable accounting information within strict time limits;
  • Oversee the team of 3 FTE's in charge of accounting, pay-roll, internal procedures & policies, accounts payables incl. payment processing, accounts receivables, long-term investment portfolio management, cash management, external audit support & interface, etc.;
  • Improve the quality, timing & efficiency of the internal reportings;
  • Lead and coordinate the implementation of all actions to improve the financial & accounting processes.

The requested qualifications for the position of Financial Controller / Finance Director includes:

  • Master in Management or Economics;
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in an international organization (industrial or FMCG or pharma,) in the role of Business Unit/Division/Group Controller or Finance Director;
  • Fluent in English, French is a plus;
  • Strong financial simulation, modelling and analytical skills;
  • Strong understanding of general accounting principles in Belgian GAAP and US GAAP and of consolidation;
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  • Hands-on, result oriented and pragmatic;
  • Ability to work independently, strong leadership.

Interested in this position as Finance Director? Apply today!



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