Dutch or Flemish Part Qualified Assistant Accountant

Milton Keynes, UK
17 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Accountancy have the pleasure in working with a market leading and global manufacturing and distribution company based in Milton Keynes. A truly market leading business who has seen strong growth over the last few years. Established for over 40 years and a huge passion for culture, innovation and quality this is an extraordinary opportunity to join this business on a 12 month FTC.

A full time 12 month Fixed term contract our client are looking for a Part Qualified Assistant Accountant/Accountant ideally towards the end of their studies to join their hard working, fun and friendly Accounts team.

Reporting to the Global Commercial Finance Manager you will be the main point of contact for Finance and regulatory compliance in Belgium, paying up to £40,000 your responsibilities will include

Key Accountabilities:


Responsibility for the books of operations, including maintaining the trial balance, fixed asset register, intercompany accounts

Process all AR and AP documents

Responsible for issuing & collecting competition income and sponsorship invoices

Month end close responsibilities: accruals, prepayments etc

Maintain and reconcile balance sheet accounts

Post and reconcile bank

Ensure income statement accounts are analysed and explained

Concise presentation of monthly results, financial & non-financial KPIs to the management and Global Finance team

Implementation of AP automation software

Prepare / oversee statutory accounts

Prepare all year end schedules for local and global audit

Prepare weekly cash flow forecast

Prepare monthly P&L reforecast

Prepare annual budget

Foreign VAT recovery


Act as a central point of contact & expertise for financial, regulatory and tax reporting in Belgium

Complete and/or review Belgian VAT and Intrastat returns for both entities

Support compliance with UCI body that regulates competitive cycling

Co-ordinate the statutory audit process

Support a robust internal controls environment including safeguarding of assets and compliance with both external regulations and internal policies.

Person Experience

Part Qualified in recognised accountancy body or equivalent and ideally towards the end of this study

Knowledge of Belgian tax and accounting regulatory framework

Efficiency to be able to complete routine tasks in a tight turn around

Positive and 'can do' attitude

Able to combine empathy with assertiveness and have strong influencing skills

Excellent attention to detail; tenacious and methodical

Inquisitive: demonstrates a desire to understand and interact with the business outside of Finance

Dedicated to continuous improvement; eliminating complexity and streamlining processes

Advanced spreadsheet skills

Able to provide clear and fact-based analysis to support a proposed course of action

Previous exposure to international businesses and cross border issues would be beneficial

Familiarity with JD Edwards or a similar ERP system

Fluent Flemish / Dutch speaker would be highly desirable.

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