Experienced accountant

Location
Antwerp

Specific responsibilities of the position:

  • You report to the finance manager Ahlers BeNeLux.

  • You complete the A-Z accounting processes according to the guidelines within the Ahlers group (BE GAAP) from booking ACF and banks to timely delivery of monthly closings.

  • You prepare annual accounts and related financial statements, VAT returns and statistics NBB.

  • You contribute to tax planning.

  • You prepare financial reports and analyses and prepare for information to BoD.

  • You participate in the annual audit and provide requested documentation.

  • You ensure a good follow up of cash planning and specifically working capital planning, including monitoring of AP payments and collection of AR in order to achieve continuous improvement of DPO / DSO.

  • You participate in drawing up budgets and subsequently good budget management with timely reporting of deviations.

Profile

Measurement/success criteria of the position:

  • Building (from the ground up) various reports from all available sources and defining the processes required to have timely and relevant reporting

  • Developing adequate reporting to support the Business Units

  • Optimizations of current working methodologies

  • Knowledge of our business so you can actively challenge budgets, results, and requests

  • Fluent knowledge of our IT systems

Specific requirements for the position:

  • Bachelor or master's degree in accountancy – taxation.

  • Five to ten years of work experience provided you a solid knowledge of accounting principles and processes.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong interest and success in optimizing processes, allowing them to run smoothly and providing good documentation.

  • You work in a structured and accurate way; you like to process a big amount of data and figures into relevant management information.

  • You are a team player, experience in leading a small team is a plus.

  • Good communication skills support relationships with your internal customers.

  • Good knowledge of MS Office tools and particularly Excel and you have general experience in IT and are eager to join your colleagues in further digitization projects. Knowledge of Microsoft Power BI is a plus.

  • Knowledge of Exact as an accounting package is a plus, but not a requirement.

  • Language skills: Business proficiency in English is mandatory.

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