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Chief Accoutant

Talentus Nivelles | La Louvière | Permanent, Full-time

Published on 5 days ago

Our partner is an international company active in the heavy industry sector. They are currently looking for an experienced chief accountant to manage an accounting team of up to 10 persons. 

Chief Accoutant

Job description


  • To ensure accurate, consistent and on-time monthly and year-end reporting of 6 entities in Belgium, 3 entities in France and 1 entity in Luxemburg
  • To supervise, lead and motivate an accounting team of up to 10 persons
  • To support continuous improvement initiatives across the finance department
  • To work closely with departmental heads across the business and with external partners
  • This person reports to the Director of Accounting and Reporting (scope includes Belgium/France, Italy and Denmark)



Statutory accounting (Belgium and France)

  • Lead and supervise the process of the monthly closure by:
  • Prepare the quarterly and annual statutory financial statements of all Belgian entities
  • The preparation of the annual statutory financial statements of French entities is outsourced. 
  • Ensure compliance with existing internal control policies and/or establishment of new internal control procedures to guarantee completeness, correctness and security of key financial data and accounting transactions
  • Improve connection between accounting and operations
  • Lead all internal and external audits; be the key reference point for the auditors
  • A big part of fiscal accounting & taxation is outsourced.

IFRS Reporting (Belgium and France)

  • On a monthly basis, perform the IFRS entries and complete the IFRS reporting packages for all entities in Belgium and France
  • At year-end, provide all necessary info to the Consolidation manager in order to prepare the disclosures of the consolidated IFRS Financial Statements
  • Support the projects of implementation of new IFRS, which are led by the Consolidation manager
  • Support the projects of unifying and standardising the IFRS reporting across Europe, which are led by the Director of Accounting and Reporting 

Management reporting

  • Maintain and further develop the system of cost centers. Assure the accuracy of cost accounting within these cost centers
  • Perform on-demand ad-hoc analysis as requested by senior management
  • Prepare and present the monthly reports to the “Conseil d’entreprise” (Management Board of the legal entity)


  • Discuss/suggest possible improvement, standardisation opportunities and execute the agreed upon process changes within your own area
  • Roles and tasks are currently reviewed within the accounting team and an assessment of the team is in progress; personal development plans to be put in place
  • Improvement in the employee morale is needed
  • Other ad hoc projects assigned by the supervisor




  • 5+ years of professional work experience as chief accountant or similar position
  • 5+ years of experience of team management
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Accounting/Finance or related field
  • In-depth accounting knowledge (Belgian GAAP, French GAAP and IFRS)
  • Basic knowledge of tax issues (Belgian, French) such as tax return computations, VAT, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of internal financial controls in an organisation and experience in general audit procedures
  • Professional literacy in both English and French
  • Working knowledge of SAP (FI module)
  • Strong PC skills including Excel, Word, and Power Point

Highly desirable

  • Previous professional work experience in BIG 4 or another multinational organisation
  • ACCA/ACA/CPA qualification


  • Proven track record of (be prepared to give examples):
  • Supervising, coaching and motivating personnel
  • Continuous improvement of processes
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment - this includes a high energy level and ability to perform multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal activities
  • Effective communication skills to relay company objectives to staff as well as being able to translate complicated financial terms to business
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to demonstrate previous continuous professional development (languages, certificates, areas of expertise, …)


For this function, our partner offers you an attractive salary package within a large multinational in the sector of heavy industry

If you recognize yourself in the profile described above and that the challenge is up to your skills, don't hesitate and send us your application!


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