We don’t believe in forcing someone into a specific job function so consider the following responsibilities as a starting point:
be a proactive business partner to our CEO, regional Managing Directors and other budget owners, in setting budgets, working out scenarios and making strategic (investment) decisions along the year;
set and own the yearly global strategy and roadmap for Finance & Legal;
manage our annual budgeting process, and the half-yearly rebudgetting;
manage a seamless monthly closing process across all stakeholders and provide actionable insights to the business;
manage the financial and fiscal affairs for our multinational company (e.g. transfer pricing) and ensure compliance.
be an outstanding project manager, collaborator and communicator when embedding (new) financial systems and workflows into the business;
manage projects from A-to-Z such as setting up or closing a new legal entity, setting up a Project Accounting practice across the whole company, and/or setting up Cash Flow Management.
ensure smooth operational workflows related to finance such as Invoicing, Expense management, Cost authorization, etc; and maintain consistency and clarity across our different entities on those workflows;
continuously look for automation and digital tools taking our operational workflows to the next level (current tech stack running on Xero, ApprovalMax and BrightAnalytics);
manage our accounting across legal entities in Belgium, Netherlands, USA, and Singapore; together with 1 internal finance controller, 1 finance administrator, regional office/operations managers, and external accountant firms.
Legal & other support services
manage our legal work (mainly client contracts & negotiations; in collaboration with external legal counsel);
10+ years of relevant experience for this role (e.g. as head of finance, financial consultant, CFO, Sr. controller, Sr. accountant, finance manager, investment manager, ERP consultant, M&A advisor, financial analyst…);
Relevant academic background (e.g. Master in Business Administration, Applied Economics, Commercial Engineering,…);
You understand the dynamics of a professional services firm;
You bring international experience;
You are an outstanding (IT) project manager and communicator;
You have experience managing a team, as well as external partners (accounting firms, law firms…);
You can think strategically while also being hands-on enough to make change happen quickly in a scale-up environment.