Account Manager – dedicated to PR, Communication & Media Agencies

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What would you do

  • You manage all client matters for Public Relations, Communication and Media Agencies.
  • You identify, target and qualify new commercial opportunities in the communication industry.
  • You follow up on current accounts and manage the Public Relations, Communication and Media Agencies client portfolio.
  • You attend events in the communication industry.  

What we are looking for

  • You have a bachelor or university degree or equivalent, preferably in business or marketing/communications.
  • You have perfect proficiency in Dutch and French. English is an asset.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and love teamwork. 
  • You already have previous experience in business development or with communication/media agencies.
  • You are client-oriented.
  • You know how to use IT tools + CRM.
  • You have an entrepreneurial mind and extensive organisational skills.
  • You are stress-resistant.
  • You have excellent networking skills.

 

Finance and Accounting responsible

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What would you do

 

  • Lead the Business Planning, Budgeting, Actual reporting, Forecasting, Cost Centre management processes
  • Improve overall finance visibility and discipline (business performances, KPI’s , Cost center reviews, etc…)
  • Own a continuous improvement agenda on finance automation, in particular on the reporting front (standardization of key reports, expanding usage base)
  • … you are the right-hand of the CEO for what concerns the overall finance activity management of the company
  • Responsible to perform, manage and control all Accounting and Compliance matters to the company
  • Be the owner of internal control policies such as Purchase requests, Invoice Approval flows, Inventory Management policy
  • You are responsible for the adminstration of the company (insurance, purchasing, payments etc...)

General Accounting and Reporting

  • 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
  • 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)
  • Follow up and develop the relationship with our external auditors
  • 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
  • Lead the finance elaboration of the 3 years Business Plan
  • Lead in building up of yearly budget

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

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 8-10 years of experience, including prior experience as accounting manager or chief accountant in 5M€-20M€ company. (a strong audit and post audit experience would also be considered as a plus for the job)
  • 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
  • Good organizational skills, multi-tasking capabilities and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a fast-paced environment, under strict deadline
  • 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