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Accounting Manager

What does a skeyes Accounting Manager do?


Organise, monitor and control administrative and financial activities to ensure compliance with internal and legal obligations. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • managing the accounting department and ensuring that appropriate accounting and tax information is available in a timely manner and in compliance with applicable regulations;
  • organising and monitoring monthly, quarterly and annual closures;
  • implementing working methods to ensure that everything is booked correctly and timely and allocated to the correct cost centres, project and budget numbers;
  • organising control and monitoring of supplier, customer, asset, cash and general ledger accounts;
  • first point of contact for internal and external auditors;
  • managing financial resources and optimising cash management;
  • resolving problems and managing risks;
  • guaranteeing the follow-up and execution of service contracts and SLAs concluded in the finance area;
  • overseeing the knowledge (acquisition) of ERP Oracle Fusion in the accounting team and developing a competence centre in the accounting team;
  • ensuring that functional requirements and evolutions are developed in collaboration with IT and external partners.

Process optimisation

Ensure the optimisation of processes, activities, organisational structure and systems in order to support Continuous Improvement Process Management (ISO 9001/2008). This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • improving timing of periodic closing and reporting (implementing fast close);
  • writing procedures and work instructions in the areas of accounting and administration;
  • continuously looking for opportunities to improve and automate processes in consultation with the IT department;
  • playing a leading role in the choice of software to be used by the department and in its implementation;
  • setting up an organisational structure adapted to accounting.

Information management

Be responsible for providing financial and accounting information as well as commenting on results in order to optimise accounting maturity. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • ensuring the preparation of the required reports and the provision of reasoned comments on the balance sheets and income statements, the annual accounts, the social balance sheet and tax documents;
  • creating and tracking ad hoc and standard KPIs as well as a monthly dashboard and ensuring that they are communicated to the manager(s).

Contact management

Maintain contact with internal and external customers, suppliers, banks and stakeholders in the context of accounting and in general in order to meet their expectations and needs and to stimulate efficient collaboration. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • developing a network of contacts for the department;
  • maintaining good relations with the department's stakeholders;
  • answering questions and ensuring open communication;
  • advising and assisting stakeholders;
  • contributing to the optimisation of cross-functional collaboration with other departments within the company.

People Management

Organise, plan and supervise the distribution of responsibilities and work. Lead, develop, manage and coach the team, with the aim of using skills, abilities and know-how in the best possible way to be able to work as a high-performance team. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • organising the distribution of the team's responsibilities and tasks and ensuring that they are carried out;
  • managing individual goals and team goals;
  • stimulating both individual motivation and teamwork;
  • ensuring the professional development of employees, evaluating their performance and training needs;
  • ensuring the correct and fair application of all statutory and regulatory provisions relating to staff.

Implement strategic projects

Implement strategic projects and ensure that they are implemented in the domain. Execute a project plan, in collaboration with the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) with the aim of ensuring project implementation. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • identifying needs and opportunities;
  • defining the scope of the project;
  • establishing the project plan and determining the resources;
  • identifying risk factors in project implementation and the measures needed to neutralize or control these factors;
  • monitoring and guaranteeing the progress of the project;
  • ensuring communication about the project to skeyes management and employees;
  • reporting on the project and justifying it at the corporate level (management level).

Achievement of objectives

Ensure that everyone respects their commitments and that all points that go beyond the different (sub)managers are addressed, with the aim of solving problems effectively and adequately and coordinating them across teams.

Candidate profile

What makes you our perfect Accounting Manager?

  • You hold a Bachelor's degree in Accountancy or a Master's degree with specialisation in economics/finance
  • You have at least 10 years of relevant experience in accounting and at least 5 years of proven managerial experience
  • You have a good knowledge of Excel, ERPs, management reporting and/or business intelligence tools
  • You have strong analytical skills and a hands-on mentality
  • You have integrity and great adaptability
  • You are able to build up valuable business relations in a short period of time and give high priority to customer satisfaction
  • You attach importance to a pleasant team atmosphere and cooperation
  • You are stress-resistant, assertive and deadline-minde
  • You have a good knowledge of Dutch, French and English
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