Senior Accounting Manager - Brussels

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Location : Brussels
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Employment Type : Permanent

Description :

Robert Half is currently looking for a (m/f) Senior Accounting Manager for one of our clients.


Our client is a worldwide leader in the chemical sector.

For their European Shared Service Centre based in Brussels, they are looking to recruit a Senior Accounting Manager who will, together with the Head of the Shared Service Centre, have following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the local Legal Entity Accounting team;
  • Responsible for complete monthly, year-end closing, reporting of the IFRS and statutory accounts for the legal entities in scope:
    • Ensure timely processing of the transactions related to centralized processes (e.g. payroll; major provisions…) and communicate pro-actively to the BU Controlling,
    • On particular mother company topic, responsible for the correct translation in the accounts (participations, own shares, deferred taxes, equity reconciliation…),
    • Coordinate together with Legal all statutory and legal requirements,
    • Manage in close contact with Group Tax the VAT and CIT aspects and act as first point of contact for the audits,
  • Coordinate with the business units within Belgium, other Corporate departments (HR, Treasury, Tax, Legal, EHS) and external service providers the correct and timely closing of the financial accounts;
  • Follow up and advise at an early stage in case of special transactions which require technical expertise on how these transactions should be translated in the books;
  • Responsible for the Site Accounting process in Belgium; this includes the process by which business information is captured and analysed at a level below that needed for financial accounting purposes.
  • Transform, improve and integrate the intercompany reconciliation process for the legal entities within the Share scope (broader than only Belgium).
  • Coach a team of some 20 people located at 3 sites;
  • Provide feed-back to your staff, handle conflicts and ensure continuous development in their expertise. You are involved in the selection and hiring process of new personnel;
  • Manage relations with internal customers (mainly BU Controllers) in accordance with SLA's, and define and report Key Performance Indicators on a timely basis;
  • Ensure complete and up-to-date procedures are in place, in line with companies Minimum Internal Control Requirements and implements best practices concerning Segregation of Duties;
  • Develop and maintain cost accounting methodologies, policies and procedures;
  • You are the gatekeeper of companies' accounting set-up and consistent application of valuation rules by the different BU's.

The requested qualifications for the position of Senior Accounting Manager include:

  • Master in Economics or Finance;
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in a Finance department in an international environment;
  • Fluent in English, good knowledge in Dutch and French;
  • Very good knowledge of IFRS reporting standards and BE GAAP; cost accounting models and SAP ERP applications;
  • Skilled Project Manager and familiar with change management;
  • Excellent people manager, keen to train, develop and coach personnel, who can drive team building;
  • Team player, result driven, enjoying working in an international / multicultural environment;
  • Customer oriented and service minded.

Interested in this position of Senior Accounting Manager? Apply today!

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