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Accountant

Job ID 19010205 Date posted 03/29/2019 Primary Location Brussels-Brussels-Belgium
Description

Exciting opportunity for an Accountant to join our Brussels office focusing on reconciliation and journal entries of complex and high-volume accounts to ensure that financial reports are complete and accurate. The Accountant will review processes to ensure solid controls are in place and also streamline where possible to improve efficiency. As a senior member of the team, the Accountant may be responsible for reviewing the work of others and providing work direction and guidance. This role will involve close collaboration with some of our European and US offices.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Prepares month-end journal entries and account reconciliation:
    1. Gathers necessary information to prepare month-end entries.
    2. Ensures month end entries are accurately recorded in a timely manner.
    3. Performs monthly balance sheet and income statement analysis on variances as assigned.
    4. Documents processes and procedures as needed.
    5. Reviews journal entries and account reconciliations of others.
    6. Assists in the review of daily and monthly journal entries made by others.
    7. Assists in the review of monthly account reconciliations prepared by others.
  • Audit and SOX:
    1. Creates quarter and year end audit schedules for external auditors as requested.
    2. Coordinates with operations, finance and/or other groups to answer audit questions.
    3. Ensures SOX compliance by monitoring daily and monthly documented controls.
    4. Documents any changes to SOX flowcharts and matrices.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned, such as:
    1. Responds to inquiries from other departments.
    2. Participates in projects such as system implementations.


Education
  • Minimum Required: BA in accounting or related field or equivalent experience.
Experience
  • Significant accounting responsibility experience in an international environment
  • Strong IT knowledge in particular Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Oracle Financials or similar system
  • CPA or equivalent preferred
Essential Skills
  • Strong background in multi-currency preferred.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Developed intercultural spoken and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage time to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy.
  • Ability to innovate and improve processes.
  • Ability to work independently and make judgments in order to minimize exposure or risk to the company
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