G/L Accountant EMEA


Gent, Belgium

For the expansion of our Finance team, argenx is looking for an EMEA G/L Accountant.You will be the E2E responsible for the accounting of several commercial legal entities located in the EMEA region. The position requires close collaboration with the other accounting teams, EMEA FP&A and the business. This role will report to the EMEA Accounting Manager.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Execute accounting processes and operations and revenue recognition in accordance with local and corporate policies;
  • Timely and accurate execution of the monthly, quarterly, half-year and year-end accounting closing process;
  • Work in close relationship with Group Internal Control and External/Corporate Auditors in order to review, update and document business processes and accounting and financial policies in line with relevant framework to maintain and strengthen internal controls;
  • Execute and document defined periodical SOX controls and account reconciliations;
  • Coordinate and comply with local government reporting requirements and indirect tax filings;
  • Manage local incoming payment processing and collections;
  • Participate in improving the order-to-cash process in conjunction with the distribution flow, supply chain and inventory management processes;
  • Being a SPOC/key contact for the EMEA (finance) team with continuous focus on E2E process improvements;
  • Preparation of the statutory financial statements in accordance with the relevant accounting principles;
  • Lead audits on the statutory financial statements;
  • Collaborate with FP&A to support budget vs actual analysis and other overall department goals and objectives;
  • Execute ad hoc tasks and analysis.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Accounting/Economics;
  • Minimum of +3 years working experience in accounting;
  • Experience within the biotech or pharma industry is a plus;
  • Analytical and critical mind, structured and efficient;
  • Experience in working with an ERP system, experience with Oracle Cloud is a plus;
  • You are a connector, building relationships and partnering across the organization to achieve the company goals;
  • You excel in a fast-paced, results-driven, highly accountable environment;
  • You are pragmatic, yet creative and innovative, while "rolling up your sleeves" to get it done;
  • You resonate with the values of argenx and you are ready to drive the Company Culture.

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