Finance Manager - international - region Ghent

Location : Ghent
Post Date :
Employment Type : Permanent

Description :

Robert Half is currently looking for a Finance Manager (m/f).


Our client, an international player with familial values, is looking for a Finance Manager for their National Service Center in Gent.

The purpose of the job is:

  • Proactively guides the management team of the business units towards long term profitable growth and value creation
  • Responsible; and active role for business support, financial analysis, planning and reporting for the business units;
  • Ensures reliable monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting to both internal and external stakeholders.

As a Finance Manager your primary responsibilities are:

Accounting, Reporting & Business Controlling

  • Unite and present financial statements, overviews and breakdowns, including variance reports and narrative;
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for various Business Units; Set up, implement and deliver monthly KPIs, reports and comparisons, highlighting differences and identify opportunities for action;
  • Be a financial advisory role for the business units, working closely with the (corporate) specialists for tax, legal, treasury, consolidation, etc
  • Proactively prepare recommendations for corrective actions to meet forecasts and budgets;
  • Prepare annual forecasts and budgets;
  • Supervise credit collection and litigation. Reduce the working capital needed in the respective divisions (payables, receivables) and control WIP (Work In Progress).

Tax, Treasury, legal & Corporate Finance

  • Initiate and implement legal structures for the relevant companies and business units, working close with the (corporate) specialists such as Tax, Legal and Treasury;
  • Advise on (legal and insurance aspects in) contracts with both customers and suppliers;
  • Monitor and improve the national insurance policies, identify areas of over- and underinsurance;
  • Optimize tax position in agreement with the Finance Director of the NSC Belgium/Netherlands and the Group Tax Council and hand in the necessary documentation in time to the national tax authorities;
  • Assure compliance with local tax legislation (mainly VAT and CIT);
  • Be a financial partner before and during the company's acquisitions and follow up the financial integration afterwards.

Finance operations and IT

  • Support IT projects lead by (Group) Finance IT (e.g. implementation finance ERP system) in the role of key user;
  • Investigate opportunities to further improve current IT systems.

Ad hoc projects

  • Post-merger integration: Set-up and ensuring properly functioning finance, purchase and administrative processes in close collaboration with the relevant teams at the NSC and the business leaders;
  • Analyze, improve and make efficient different procedures within Finance, Purchasing & Administration
  • Pro-active proposals to develop the finance function and to improve the country EBITA performance with following successful implementation of the measures approved;
  • Working Capital and risk management (financial and operational).

Reporting and team management

  • Close cooperation with Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) and Group Accounting & Controlling Team in Nantes (France);
  • Primary reporting line to the Finance Director of the NSC Belgium/Netherlands;
  • Team Management of 3 people; 2 Transaction Accountants, 1 General Accountant.

The requirements of the Finance Manager are:

  • Master degree in the field of Business Economics;
  • Preferably 5-7 years of experience in a dynamic business environment
  • Strong analytical and business problem solving skills, helping to understand the business, its value creation model and its financial context
  • Intrinsic focus on quality and continuous improvement;
  • A good understanding of financial and tax accounting issues (IFRS and Belgian GAAP), as well as legal topics (Belgian legislation);
  • Systems and process savvy, able to find his/her way around the multitude of Eurofins processes and systems
  • Knowledge of MS Dynamics or other ERP systems is an asset
  • Ability to work well with all levels of management
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English.

Interested to work as a Finance Manager for an international player with familial values? Please apply today.

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