Chief Accountant

Mechelen / 2016051
Contact

Biocartis NV / Email: HR@biocartis.com

Function Type
Full-time
Experience Required

Minimum 5 years of relevant accounting experience within an international and commercial business environment

Preferably work experience within big 4 audit companies

Strong up to date knowledge of Belgian accountancy legislation

Strong up to date knowledge of IFRS regulations and reporting requirements

Good knowledge on internal control processes and frameworks

Good knowledge on executing formal audit processes

In-depth knowledge on group consolidation activities

Knowledge on ERP systems (experience with Microsoft Dynamics is a plus) and BI reporting tools

Good knowledge of Belgian Tax and VAT legislation

Understanding of medical diagnostics industry is an asset

Education

Qualified accountant (preferably holding a master degree or equivalent through experience) with an excellent and post qualification knowledge of (IFRS and Belgian) accounting (e.g. IAB or BIBF).

Functional Area
Finance
Travel Percentage
0-5

Purpose of the position:

The Chief Accountant’s role is to ensure and safeguard accounting within Biocartis in compliance with international statutory and regulatory requirements for public companies.

Member of the Finance Operations team.

Responsible and internal go-to person for Biocartis’ accounting system, related internal processes and day to day accounts operations.

Responsible for and internal go-to person for interim and annual financial accounting, consolidation and (internal/external) reporting according to applicable regulations and reporting obligations.

The internal go-to person for corporate taxes and levies.

Facilitates proper functioning of the accounting team (includes separate functions for amongst others accounts receivable, accounts payable and General Ledger) and required interactions with the business control team.

 

Tasks/outcome domains:

  • Updating, improving, expanding and controlling of internal accounting systems for Biocartis Group and its subsidiaries (currently located in Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands and soon the US) in close collaboration with involved auditors.
  • Ensuring internal control processes in support of the accounting systems, with the intent of moving towards compliance with the COSO 2013 framework.
  • Preparing, planning and safeguarding of a diligent execution of all periodic accounting financial closing activities, including accounting controls and reconciliations for each of the relevant Group entities.
  • Execution of periodic group consolidation activities for all Biocartis entities in compliance with amongst others IFRS reporting, in consultation with external advisors when needed.
  • Preparation of formal financial statements (income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement) with supporting schedules and notes in compliance with international and local financial reporting standards, and this on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual basis.
  • Preparing, executing and safeguarding of interim and annual external audit reviews.
  • Safeguarding compliance with all (in)direct tax (VAT, import/export duties, royalty and dividend withholding taxes, levies) obligations and reporting requirements.
  • In charge of preparing annual and periodic income tax declarations and analyses in close collaboration with external tax advisors.
  • Leads the accounting team, continuously develops and optimizes the potential and capabilities of people.

 

Profile & Competencies:

Qualified accountant (preferably holding a master degree or equivalent through experience) with an excellent and post qualification knowledge of (IFRS and Belgian) accounting (e.g. IAB or BIBF)

Minimum 5 years of relevant accounting experience within an international and commercial business environment

Preferably work experience within big 4 audit companies

Strong up to date knowledge of Belgian accountancy legislation

Strong up to date knowledge of IFRS regulations and reporting requirements

Good knowledge on internal control processes and frameworks

Good knowledge on executing formal audit processes

In-depth knowledge on group consolidation activities

Knowledge on ERP systems (experience with Microsoft Dynamics is a plus) and BI reporting tools

Good knowledge of Belgian Tax and VAT legislation

Understanding of medical diagnostics industry is an asset

Team player with well-developed interpersonal skills

Analytical mind-set

Good planning skills

Deadline conscious and highly meticulous

Self-starter and proactive attitude (i.e. hands on personality)

Good communication skills (written and verbal)

Stress resistant and flexible

Quality driven

Service and client oriented

Quick learner and able to work autonomously

Can work and deal with confidential information

Fluent in Dutch and English (reading, writing, speech)

MS Office: Outlook, Excel (strong capabilities required), Word, Power Point

 

Our offering

We offer you an exciting job in a fast growing international and innovative environment where you can work with top entrepreneurs in the biotech industry. You can be part of a very dynamic, young and growing team. You will have freedom to shape your work and shape your job where you deem it necessary: we value your input. Of course we offer you an appropriate compensation package.

 

Interested?

Please apply by e-mail and send your CV and motivational letter to HR@biocartis.com  using the job ID 2016051 as a reference.  

Deadline for applications is 6 January 2017.

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