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Financial Controller

Allen & Overy | Brussels | Permanent, Full-time

Published on 11 days ago

Allen & Overy is a leading global law firm operating in over thirty countries. By turning our insight, technology and talent into ground-breaking solutions, we've earned a place at the forefront of our industry. Our lawyers are leaders in their field - and the same goes for our support teams. Ambitious, driven and open to fresh perspectives, we find innovative new ways to deliver our services and maintain our reputation for excellence, in all that we do.

The nature of law is changing and with that change brings unique opportunities. With our collaborative working culture, flexibility, and a commitment to your progress, we build rewarding careers. By joining our global team, you are supported by colleagues from around the world. If you're ready for a new challenge, it's time to seize the opportunity.

Financial Controller

Job description

As a Financial Controller you will report to the Head of Finance Belgium. You will be part of the Global Finance team.

The key tasks are the following:

  • Monitor the financial accounts of the Belgian office of Allen & Overy (P&L and balance sheet, monthly and yearly closing), liaise with the Accounting Assistant, highlight trends and analyse causes of unexpected variance, ensure compliance with accounting standards
  • Assist the local Head of Finance in key accounting, tax and financial processes (preparation of annual financial statements, internal and external audit, corporate income tax return…)
  • Implement accounting and tax changes
  • Support department heads and provide regular financial information (in-depth analysis of variances against the budget and prior period, KPI's, accounting and tax rules…)
  • Provide financial information to and be a point of contact for external tax advisors (corporate and personal tax matters)
  • Prepare mandatory external reporting (NBB, FOD Economy)
  • Oversee and manage the preparation of the expenditure budget (OPEX and CAPEX) in collaboration with all business units and the global finance team, implement and monitor the progress
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis


  • You obtained a Bachelor in Accounting or a Master in Business Administration with focus on finance
  • You have gained at least two years of experience and knowledge in Accounting and Financial management in an international environment
  • An experience in audit or accountancy firm is an asset
  • You have good knowledge of tax regulations (VAT, corporate tax)
  • You have an excellent command of English and French or Dutch, both written and spoken;
  • You have a great sense of organization and planning, process driven and you are attentive to details
  • You are self-motivated, a quick learner, ready to go for the extra mile, and able to perform tasks independently, while being able to work in a team and with colleagues located abroad
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • You follow up and are eager to learn the changes in regulations (accounting and tax) and in finance operations.
  • You are able to work under tight deadlines


What we offer

You will work in a dynamic and challenging environment with an international dimension. We greatly value our unique culture, which combines high-quality client service with a real focus on people and teamwork. In our firm, positive attitude matters. We believe it defines the way in which we work, both with clients and with colleagues.

Working in a team, you will have a challenging professional support role and room for personal development. We offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with your qualifications and experience.

How to apply

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If you would like more information first, do not hesitate to contact Jolien Claes at Allen & Overy LLP, Avenue de Tervueren 268A, 1150 Brussels,


Allen & Overy LLP
Allen & Overy LLP

Uitbreidingstraat 72/b3 B-2600 Antwerp Belgium

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  • Master (University or Higher Education Long Type)
  • English


  • Permanent
  • Full-time

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