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Accounting & Reporting Specialist

Zaventem, Flandern - Standort erkunden Buchhaltung Vollzeit


Who you are

You are passionate to work with people and have experience from providing in-depth knowledge regarding accounting and reporting. You are able to ensure high – quality accounting and reporting activities in compliance. Paying attention to the details is something that you really like. On a daily basis you work with numbers. You are able to be a proactive partner who supports relevant stakeholders in reaching their objectives. You can work in a constantly changing environment and have a strong commitment to delivering according to promise.

You have knowledge in the following areas:

• Advanced knowledge of the measurement, processing and communication of financial information regarding economic entities, which aims to document the organizations’ resource management;
• Advanced knowledge of Belgian accounting, financial and tax reporting rules, standards and manuals, along with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
• Advanced knowledge of how to assess, analyze and mitigate risks in a business environment;
• Advanced knowledge of how to plan, measure financial records in compliance with internal and external regulations and ensuring value for money in reaching business objectives and long term profitable growth;
• Good understanding of data science, new technologies, analytics and their wide ranging application in business context;
• Advanced knowledge of how to create and implement change initiatives and manage stakeholders in Ingka Group;
• Good knowledge of project management processes including methods and tools; and how to integrate them;
• Good knowledge of the customer needs, demands and expectations on the markets.

For this role we believe you have:

• Formal education in Accounting, preferably a Master/Bachelor degree in Economics/Finance/Accounting;
• >5 years of increasingly responsible accounting and/or auditing and/or tax experience in similar or larger organization;
• Advanced knowledge of Belgian accounting and tax principles (e.g. INGKA and local GAAP);
• Understanding the impact of company Belgian legal (GAAP, Tax, statistical) obligations, governance and compliance;
• Ability to communicate in 3 languages (Dutch, French and English).

What you'll be doing day to day

To lead, steer and support overall Ingka financial reporting that is beneficial to people & planet and protects and adds value to our assets, securing profitable growth and financial independence. By providing Accounting & Reporting services, supporting a strong compliance framework, and effective governance to enable entrepreneurship and safeguard our people, customers and businesses.

You will:
• Contribute to the accurate and timely execution, preparation and submission of all financial & tax reporting in compliance with INGKA Group frameworks and local/Belgian GAAP and other (local/Belgian) applicable regulations /requirements;
• Maintain and secure the right level of quality of accounting and reporting as a base for business steering and compliance;
• Review quality issues and communicate to the team and/or country group to organise remediation;
• Responsible for various types of reconciliations, analytical review, analysis and maintaining effective internal controls;
• Review, prepare, post and reconcile journal entries like SAREC+, costs and revenues, accruals, payroll intercompany charges, administrative tasks linked to treasury (cash flow) and functional adjustments;
• Secure all relevant data is processed accurately, timely and according to the accounting framework;
• Contribute in working with Group and Country organisation to minimise deviations from standard global frameworks for local business needs and compliance reasons and secures effective ways of working. Participate in global projects and support local execution (as part of these projects) to simplify, harmonise and automate financial operations and reporting;
• Carry out internal and external audit related work, yearly filings and other compliance activities;
• Support and maintain a connection with and between core areas, business owners, group functions, process teams within the Ingka Group;
• Maintain cross-organisational readiness and continued business growth in terms of competence, performance and succession through enabling an end-to-end approach;
• Contribute to a safe environment for co-workers and external consultants and contractors in accordance with Ingka policies;

In this role you will report to the Accounting & Reporting Manager.

This role is located in Zaventem.

We see ourselves as influencers – we steer the IKEA business by finding the truth behind the figures. Together we secure compliance with local and international laws and reporting standards; we assure that accounting processes are efficient and that tax compliance meets business needs. We’re a diverse group of people driven by providing reliable financial data to a wide variety of stakeholders. At the end of the day, that’s one of the foundations to make IKEA even better!

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