You will be responsible to oversee the business and financial performance for a dedicated area of our company. In this role you will cooperate strongly with different business owners, while at the same time work with the team on financial analysis and planning processes.
Within the team you are trying to contribute towards a higher efficiency at work, and to make sure the team has a sizeable impact in order to help lifting our company to success.
Towards the business, you are acting as a financial partner who can assist and challenge them when needed, helping to realize opportunities and eliminate weaknesses.
You will for example, on top of the regular planning and reporting processes, assist business units with transparent ad-hoc analysis and reporting, and with the support and evaluation of projects and business cases.
Finally, you will be involved in the evaluation of current strategies, and recommendation on future strategies. Thanks to our company size and broad range of activities, these involvements can lie within many different areas, ranging from Commercial to Operational.
Key Result Areas
Monthly closing activities in collaboration with Accounting : make sure the accounts are reflecting an accurate view of reality.
Manage accruals in cooperation with the business.
Verify correctness of accounts in your business area in order to provide transparent reporting. In case of structural problems, set up initiatives in order restore correctness, and eliminate number of manual interventions needed.
Prepare financial reports for your business units, delivering the insights (e.g. variance analysis) they need in order to take the necessary action and eventually final decision.
Coordinate and consolidate the planning cycle processes (budget, forecast, business plan) for your responsible areas. Challenge budget owners in case of non-desirable budget proposals.
Prepare and participate in business performance review meetings together with the Management : discussion of results and relevant KPIs, presentation of deep-dive analysis, rest of year outlook, and discussion and agreement on next steps.
Contribute to the optimized use of the different systems used in the department (ERP tool, financial planning tool, big data visualization tool), in order to assure an efficient way of working.
Identify risks and opportunities in your areas, for example to increase bottom line results, and take actions upon in order to eliminate risks and push to realize opportunities.
Ad-hoc financial analysis : profitability analysis of business units, carve-out analysis, investment analysis.
Involvement in company projects possible after first relevant knowhow is obtained
Work on projects within the department in order to strengthen the services we internally deliver, as well make processes more efficient day after day.
University Degree in Economics or Business Management
Minimum 2 years of professional experience & relevant experience in Controlling / Finance / Planning / Consulting
Multiples experiences / tasks within specific business area(s) performed or internal / external consultation with different business areas exercised
Analytical experience (must) and business plan development involvement (desirable)
Corporate finance and accounting knowledge (the more advanced, the more desirable).
Able to work with Excel (must), ERP system (SAP), Planning tools, and affinity with data and visualization tools (Spotfire)
MS Office applications
Natural interest in business and finance, business performance, process efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
Ability to summarize and diagnose complex issues
Able to tackle bigger projects within the department, or in cooperation with the business
Ability to work independent, and above all a natural team player
Clear communicator and presenter
Fluent in English, Dutch or French is a nice to have
We offer flexibility in offering an 80 % or 100% contract.