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Senior Accountant & AP Lead

Job Location: ​Brussels​
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Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them. 

About the Role:


As a Senior Accountant & AP Lead you will partner with the Finance administration & Tax manager to manage the general accounting & tax activities, ensure a correct General Ledger to monthly closings. You will optimize and document procedures, and financial controls following statutory and group policies. You will take part to IFRS/IAS, consolidation process.

Main Responsibilities:

 

General Accounting/Accounting Operations


Overseeing General Ledger functions, you will assure accuracy, timeliness, and conformity with professional accounting standards and best practices in accordance with IAS/Statutory and group policy and procedure.

 

  • Formulate and administer accounting practices throughout the company to ensure accounting and operating reports accurately reflect the conditions of the business;
  • Ensure accounting entries are in line with Belgian  and Dutch Accounting Standards
  • Supervise the maintenance of company general ledgers and perform reconciliations as required;
  • Ensure correct and accurate accounting classification of all expenditures and documents,
  • Specific analysis and process review of general ledger accounts
  • Ensures integrity of the financial system and at the same time ensure timely, accurate and meaningful reporting

 

Taxation

  • Calculate and prepare annual Income Tax return
  • Calculate and prepare annual VAT return
  • Ensure TAX compliance with finance department
  • Ensure that all balance sheet accounts reflect actual tax position

 

Reporting & Analysis

  • Preparation of financial reports
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts (4 companies)
  • Loading of Year End accounts for consolidation purposes (4 companies)
  • Prepare analysis of actuals and assist in collation of data for budgeting
  • Analyze current systems and processes to ensure accurate recording of accounting data

 

Account Payable/BPO collaboration

  • Ensure adherence to company AP policies to pay in accordance with payments terms agreed with suppliers
  • Resolve purchase order, invoice, or payment discrepancies
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries
  • Review of vendor aged accounts
  • Maintain invoice booking accuracy by doing timely verification
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
  • Post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centres by analysing invoice/expense reports; recording entries
  • Issue stop payments
  • Manage suppliers’ reminders & provide resolution to our internal/external stakeholders
  • Manage manual payments


Staff supervision/Business Support

  • Supervision of finance team (Accounts Payable interim)
  • Involvement in Staff selection, development & training
  • Conduct performance reviews if needed
  • Direct and control general accounting functions to optimise utilisation of accounting staff
  • Handling of all day to day operational issues within department
  • Supports AP, supports Chief Accountant in managing audit and external relationships
  • Supports all functions for all business units that relate to Finance/Administration
  • Implements and direct a PR/PO/SR training tool for all the functions for all business units
Who we are looking for:

 

  • Accounting Degree is required
  • CPA licensed or soon-to-be licensed is a plus
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience (Consultancy, Audit or Accounting)
  • Good communication skills, ability to challenge and to properly collaborate with key partners
  • "Problem solver" attitude and prioritization skills
  • Analytical mindset
  • Fluency in English, French, Dutch
  • SAP Knowledge in a plus.
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.