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Assistant Financial Controller

210000DY Requisition #

Role’s Function

We are looking for a detail-oriented professional to work closely with our Senior Financial Controller.  Responsibilities include applying accepted accounting principles and procedures to analyse financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and to ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.  This position is responsible for Belgium, France and the Netherlands.


Main Tasks


  • Assist the Controller to compile and analyse financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Assisting to make certain all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Help manage the P&L and Balance sheet to the prepared stage to pass to Group
  • Cost centre reporting and communicating this to channels/segments
  • P&L analysis against forecast and variances
  • T&E reporting, tracking and communication
  • Cost and Purchase controls and process
  • Monthly Balance Sheet preparation, reconciliation and posting (Prepayments/Fixed Assets/Accruals)
  • Assist with reporting and liaison regarding local regulations for all 3 countries
  • Cash forecasting
  • Liaison with the banks
  • Prepare for financial audit and assist the audit process
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and integrity of financial data



  • 2-3 years practical accounting/finance experience – commercial attitude
  • Qualified or Part-Qualified Accountant
  • Relevant experience in a commercial role/environment preferable
  • Strong and proven ability to communicate effectively
  • Previous exposure to audit requirements in Belgium, Netherlands and France
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Demonstrable Excel to include pivot tables, VLOOKUP, graphs/tables, filters and sorting
  • Language – English, French and Dutch preferable


Key Competencies


  • Team Worker
  • Work well under pressure adhering to strict deadlines
  • ERP system/IT Skills and Advanced Excel
  • Analytical
  • Good communications Skills
  • Organisational Skills

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