Finance Manager Belgium & Group Internal Controller

FM

Reporting to the US based Finance Director, you are responsible for the overall supervision of all Belgian day-to-day financial activities (including external consultants) and in charge, with the support of external consultants, of the group internal controls.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • External reporting:
    • Preparation of quarterly and annual US GAAP consolidated accounts (with external consultants)
    • Management of the relationship with external auditors and financial consultants
    • Preparation of the Audit Committee
    • Budgeting, financial reporting and controlling
  • Supervision of financial book-keeping and external accountants:
    • In charge of cost/management accounting 
    • Preparation of budgets & plans and monthly, quarterly & annual reporting.
    • Follow-up of expenses and in particular projects or activities related costs, in coordination with the scientific and clinical teams.
    • Identification and analysis of significant gaps between budget and actuals.  
    • Forecasts and specific financial analysis requested by top management
    • Presentation to and review of financial position with top management
  • Tools, systems and procedures:
    • Define, implement and maintain adequate internal controls (Sox compliance is foreseen in the future)
    • Selection, implementation & maintenance of accounting and ERP systems
    • Review, development, optimization and implementation of accounting procedures
  • Taxes: 
    • Follow up of transfer pricing policy and associated documentation (with external advisors)
    • Follow up of Belgian tax position (with external advisors)
  • Treasury:
    • Treasury forecast, FX risk management
    • Payments management
  • Support to specific projects such as IPO preparation, Sox implementation and follow-up, etc.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

  • You hold a University Degree (Master degree in economics, finance or related).
  • You have at least 5 years’ experience in controlling and reporting activities (in the Life sciences sector is a plus). Your latest experience involves internal controls in, ideally, a Sox environment.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in areas of financial analysis/reporting, budgeting, internal controls, auditing, working capital and cash flow management, forecasting & consolidated reporting, risk assessment and continuous improvement.
  • You have good knowledge of IFRS and/or US GAAP standards.
  • You master Standard Office tools and BOB (or other accounting software) and you are familiar with ERP.
  • You are perfectly fluent in French and English (oral and written).
  • You are willing to travel to the U.S. (possible travels to Boston).
  • Organized and rigorous, you have a good ability to adapt to changes in priorities.
  • Although autonomous, you have a high ability to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.
  • You are very open-minded and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS

  • Entrepreneurial, resourceful, energetic, self-starter
  • Approaches challenges with creativity and pragmatism
  • Ability to engage team to achieve goals without direct authority

For our recruitments in Belgium, we closely collaborate with a Recruitment & Selection company, PaHRtners. Your application will be automatically forwarded to them. We, together with PaHRtners, will keep all your data confidential (GDPR compliant approach).
 

Interested ?

Send your CV together with an adapted cover letter to the following address : jobs@iteostherapeutics.com
Please mention the reference FM in the mail object.
Your application and related information will remain strictly confidential.