Finance Manager for a growing SME with international operations


Our client, active in retail, is a SME with international activities in Europe. They have two main business units. For one of them, we are looking for a hands-on finance manager who will take the lead on the finance organization and be the business partner of the general management.

The Finance manager will first build a strong administrative and finance organization with specific focus on cash-flow management & management reporting. He will then build a finance & accounting team to accompany the ambitious investment plan.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic & enthusiast finance professional with a hands-on attitude and willingness to build a finance organization (almost) from scratch.

For this newly created function, reporting to the general manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse and implement group policies;
  • Supervise all accounting related areas: treasury, taxation, transactions, budget accounting and bookkeeping;
  • Support external audits;
  • Implement and continually supervise group internal control procedures;
  • Cash flow forecast and banking relationships;
  • Responsible for financial statements and report preparation on a regular and special request basis;
  • Plan, manage, coordinate, and implement the year end closing processes and procedure; conduct yearend closing process; conduct self-standard internal audits of various accounting records;
  • Prepare a variety of studies, reports and related information for decision-making purposes;

The requested qualifications for the position of Finance Manager Director include:

  • Master in Finance, Economics or other relevant subjects;
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in accounting/tax/controlling, ideally in retail or in big 4;
  • Fluent in French, Dutch and English;
  • High knowledge of accounting principles;
  • Knowledge of internal control procedures; commercial laws, tax laws, customs law, labour laws;
  • Strong IT capabilities;

Open person with good sense of humor, strong analytical skills, good team player, well organized, group oriented.