Chief Accountant

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

About the job

Job Purpose

As Chief Accountant you are responsible for the yearly trial balance and financial statements for Belgium, ensuring compliance to both local and Group accounting and financial reporting standards

Your responsibilities will be

  • Month-end submissions

Submission of the Trial Balance into Hyperion within the month end deadlines to ensure an accurate P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow. This includes submission of intercompany balances, and other relevant movements, including within reserves, fixed assets and right-of-use assets.

  • Month-end processes

This includes management and reconciliation of any fixed assets and right-of-use assets, posting and management of any relevant accruals and provisions.

  • Statutory Accounts

Responsible for preparing the external statutory accounts for the entity, ensuring that all deadlines are met. This includes preparation and submission of the accounts, supporting the related audit, and managing any necessary board meetings and signatures required to sign off.

  • VAT

To prepare, declare and submit all necessary Indirect Tax requirements for that country, including Intrastat and VAT returns. Liaising with the Group Indirect Tax Manager or local advisors as necessary when expert advice is required.

  • Tax

Preparation of the tax pack and submission to the Group Direct Tax Manager. Preparation of all local tax submissions. Managing any local tax audits.

  • Balance Sheet Accounts

Overall responsibility for the completeness and reviews of the balance sheet accounts.

  • Audit

Responding to all external group level audit actions in a timely and accurate manner. Primary contact for the external audit of local accounts. Responding to any internal audit points in a timely manner.

  • Management of 1 accountant

Skills and education we are looking for

  • Qualified accountant with experience in a similar role
  • Good knowledge of accounting and financial statement reporting
  • Good knowledge of VAT, corporation tax, Intrastat rules and requirements
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Your native language might be Dutch or French, but knowledge of French and English is necessary

What will make you successful

  • Focused on accuracy of figures and respect of deadlines
  • Management skills
  • Dedicated and reliable, completing work to a high standard
  • Motivated to continuously improve processes
  • Ownership of tasks
  • Excellent analytical and organisation skills
  • Attention to detail

What can you expect

  • To join a talented team where your contribution is recognised
  • To work in a challenging, fast paced, international company

In return you will receive

  • A salary in line with experience and market conditions. You will benefit from extra-legal advantages.
  • The opportunity to join an international company that offers you a stable and long-term position.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Offices situated in an accessible location, without traffic jams.

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