Accountant ()


Primary mission:

As an active team member of Finance team, you will be part of the “Regulatory Compliance” group which ensures the company remains in compliance with EU Member States Taxand statutory regulations, mitigating potential liabilities and helping avoid penalties, sanctions or other legal punishment.

As such, you will be in charge of the coordination of Fiscal Representation/Agents to ensure VAT and statistical Returns filing obligations are completed.

You will also be in charge of other specific accounting processes and month-end reporting activities.

Key responsibilities:

VAT & Indirect Compliance

  • Co-ordinate with fiscal advisers, the VAT activities for European entities.
  • Ensure timely submission of returns in the different European countries (Belgium, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and Sweden).
  • Prepare Intra stat returns and national statistics.
  • Ensure compliance review of import clearances documents.
  • Follow up on VAT compliance for specific cases.

Statutory reporting

  • Assist in the preparation of statutory reporting.
  • Assist in the preparation of Board of Directors (board papers, Official filing).
  • Assist in the preparation of annual income tax returns.

Reporting and accounting activities

  • Perform month-end activities for related area of responsibility.
  • Perform Bank reconciliation of Methanex European entities.
  • Act as a backup for other accountant (during holiday periods).
  • Bachelor in Accounting or Master degree in Finance with accounting specialization.
  • Strong verbal & written skills in English and at least 1 other European language.
  • First experience in Accounting in amultinational environment.
  • Experience with VAT, Tax regulations and or regulatory compliance issues are an asset.
  • Strong Analytical skills and ability to think through complex situations.
  • Result driven &proactive.
  • ERP system experience is an asset.
  • Accuracy and detail orientatedare a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and organization skills are a must.
  • High integrity& ethical level.

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Methanex offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The Company gives the opportunity to work in an international environment which encourages communication, creativity and innovation.

Methanex ( is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of methanol. The company is active in major international markets such as North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Methanol is an important ingredient in many of the essential industrial and consumer products that make the world a better place in which to live, work and play. Methanex shares are quoted on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Santiago de Chile stock exchange and the Nasdaq Global Market.

For our European office located in Waterloo (Belgium), we are currently looking to recruit an (m/f):




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