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Finance Director

Brussels, België

An exciting opportunity exists for a Finance Director based in Brussels.  

We are searching for a highly analytical Finance Director to be responsible for the overall financial activities of the group of companies including financial planning, accounting and reporting, treasury management and financial regulatory compliance. 

Responsibilities

Financial Planning and Analysis

  • Oversee financial planning by evaluating its performance and potential risks

  • Prepare detailed reports on the company’s financial performance

  • Prepare annual budget results re-forecasting when required. Analyze variances, identify causes and report

Accounting and Reporting

  • Manage the consolidation of all financial statements of group companies in accordance with IFRS/GAAP

  • Ensure the proper functioning of the accounting system (Odoo) and databases 

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting and accounting. Coordinate the reporting systems in conjunction with local laws;

  • Manage the finance department team

  • Supervise all audit and internal control processes

  • Preparation and timely filing of all tax returns (VAT, GST, CIT)

Treasury management

  • Manage the cash flow of the company to ensure solvency and liquidity

  • Manage bank reconciliation control

  • Coordinate with external financial entities

Financial regulatory compliance

  • Ensure compliance to all locally applicable laws, rules, and regulations

  • Manage all contracts to ensure compliance with local contracting requirements

Requirements
Professional experience and background

  • Proven experience as Finance Director or similar role

  • Experience working with external auditors and other external providers

  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in financial management

  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles

  • Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting

Education

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or related fields

  • CFA or equivalent certificate

Personal qualities

  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability

  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills, outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

  • Fluent in English and French preferred