Financial Controller – Right Hand CFO in a SME environment ()


1. Head Control Function of Company:
• Compliance with the Groups’ Accounting policies, USGAAP, BEGAAP. Advise CFO on possible issues and get clearance
• Ensure strong control environment is maintained
• Ownership of balance sheet and B/S reconciliations ensuring validity of Assets and Liabilities
• Control environment reporting to Regional Controller and to the Group
• Internal accounting issues   identification, reporting and remediation
• Development of local finance procedures
• Authorisation matrix update
• Ownership of SOX quarterly review process, including preparing sign off letters to the Group HQ

2. Control / Direction / Development Accountancy functions of:
• General ledger
• A/R, Customer Master File revenue recognition
• A/P, Vendor Master File disbursements
• Inventory IMF
• Payroll PMF

3. Control over JD Edwards Financials Cash Mentor Logistics package:
• User access
• Chart of Accounts
• Revenue Recognition Process
• Purchase Order Process
• Recommend development
• HFM Mapping
• Group reporting requirements

4. Treasury/Electronic Banking:
• Control over various electronic banking packages
• Liaise with Bank/Group Treasury functions as appropriate

5. Maintenance of the Group Information Databases:
• For example; guarantees, leases, legal, statutory

6. Internal External Audit:
• Control statutory external process, liaise with external auditors, advisors, prepare audit file, tax pack, through to prompt filing of Statutory Accounts
• Liaise with Internal Audit and Internal Controller functions

7. Production of Period Reporting Pack:
• Periodic End control list
• Journal production and authorisation
• Spend analysis
• Monthly Reporting into HFM
• Development of systems to allow better reporting

  • You have a Bachelor or Master degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or equal or CA/ACCA
  • You have 3-8 years of experience in Accounting, Audit, Controlling or similar
  • You have a good knowledge of Dutch, French and English
  • You have excellent IT skills
  • You have a good knowledge of BEGAAP
  • HFM reporting experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards is a plus
  • You communicate ideas and opinions in a clear and pragmatic way
  • You are proactive with keen desire to make a difference
  • You believe in process and process development to drive improvement
  • You are stress resistant

For our client, a SME located in the North of Brussels and being a part of a worldwide group, we are looking for a Financial Controller/Right hand of the Finance Director.



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