Chief Accountant

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What would you do

  • Responsible to perform, manage and control all Accounting and Compliance matters at Auxipress
  • Optimize the accounting & internal controls processes
  • Optimize accounting and related processes within the company
  • Be the compliance person of reference for the CEO, and for the rest of the company
  • In charge of all administration

Main responsibilities and key activities: 

General Accounting

  • A to Z accounting management of Auxipress legal entities (GL, AP, Banks, payroll payments,  Inventory); from daily transactional input, to month end closing
  • Organization of accounting processes, including Invoice posting, Travel Expenses reviews, payments, GL postings, provisions process, CAPEX & depreciation administration, etc…
  • Cash Flow planning, Treasury management.
  • Management of the Month-end closings, within deadlines, including cut-off, provisions and accruals
  • Coordination of the accounting and payments
  • Completion of the Monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, in an agreed format
  • Management of the overall Year -end accounting closing cycle
  • Inventory management & controls: daily, monthly, yearly (including count management)
  • Own and develop the relationship with our external auditors

Reporting

  • Own the integrity of the Balance Sheet and the P&L at each end of the period, including along our business line and cost center structure
  • Work closely with the CEO to explain current period performances, support in their monthly business reporting & forecasting process

General Compliance (VAT, Income Tax, other)

  • Full responsibility in VAT, Intrastat, Tax management
  • Preparation of the year end accounts in each of our legal entities, then the tax declarations
  • Management of external relationships with tax authorities, Tax advisers, other officials
  • Management of the insurances contracts
  • Set up of new legal entity where necessary

Quality Processes, Internal Controls

  • Maintain proper rules for Auxipress evolving chart of accounts, cost center evolution
  • Be the owner of the accounting policy rules (“Règles d’évaluations”), its respect within accounting procatices
  • Improve the quality and timing of closing process
  • Be the owner of internal controls policies such as Purchase requests, Invoice Approval flows, Inventory Management policy
  • Bring expertise to improve accounting processes or in the systems 

Positioning:

  •  From whom do you receive direction: Auxipress CEO 

What we are looking for

  • Master degree in Applied Economics or a Bachelor in Accountancy and Tax
  • Belgian GAAP & IFRS (Belgian rules central focus)
  • Around 3-5 years of experience, including prior experience as accounting manager or chief accountant in 5M€-20M€ company (an audit background and a few years of post audit experience would also be considered as a plus)
  • Fluency in French and English. Dutch is a plus.
  • Systems: strong Excel skills, IT/Systems-minded and affinity for optimizing, and automating, accounting processes.
  • Hands-on mentality; Results-oriented (i.e., gets things done).
  • Good organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good communication skills (internal, external).
  • Willingness to support the accounting & controls processes development in a fast-growing company
  • Above all, a trustworthy and reliable collaborator, at the heart of overall compliance matters of the company