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Senior Finance & Accounting Professional - Antwerpen

Location:  Antwerpen / Berchem
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  21-May-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  142752

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. 


Our success depends on our people. That’s why inspiring our people and maintaining a leading workplace culture is so important. At the heart of EY is our promise :“Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.”

We seek candidates who can complement the great people we already have, and who will challenge existing ideas and ways of doing to inspire diverse thinking and innovation.


The opportunity


Accounting, Compliance and Reporting (ACR) professionals are focused on helping family-owned businesses and startups as well as large multinational companies to meet their financial reporting requirements in the many countries where they do business.

Our clients are active in a variety of industries (included but not limited to automotive, government and public sector, consumer products, media and entertainment, oil and gas, power and utilities and technology).


Your key responsibilities


As an Accounting & Finance professional at EY you will instead gradually become a trusted business advisor for our clients. This means you will provide innovative solutions tailored to the clients’ needs and help them to create a competitive advantage. You will be responsible for different tasks:


  • Accounting & compliance: you will assist clients in their financial digital processes (e.g. preparation and interpretation of year-end-closings, audit assistance, financial statements, etc.) and tax compliance (corporate tax returns and VAT returns, etc.);
  • Reporting: depending on your interests and experience, you can work on management reports, budgeting, analytical bookkeeping, financial health & competitors analyzesand other financial projects;
  • Temporary assignments: depending on the client’s needs, you will assist in general accounting, credit control, internal optimization projects, etc;
  • Start-up and scale-up assistance: you will be an active member of the EYnovation ecosystem, with a hands-on and entrepreneurial approach;
  • People responsibilities: you communicate and collaborate proactively. You supervise and coach your team members on-the-job. You escalate observations to the management.


Skills and attributes for success


We recruit and develop accountants with intellectual curiosity, strong analytical and entrepreneurial skills, and attention to detail that allow us to look beyond the numbers and help our clients to handle complex problems.


To qualify for the role you must have


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a financial or economic orientation;
  • At least 3 years of relevant finance and/or accountancy experience;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and have a good written and spoken knowledge of English.
  • You are a born team player, critical, innovative and curious.
  • You are client- and results-oriented.
  • You are willing to follow internal and external trainings, and becoming a chartered accountant (IAB/IEC) is an option.
  • You are tech-savvy. Experience with Exact Online and/or ERP is a bonus.


What we look for


We seek candidates who can complement the great people we already have, and who will challenge existing ideas and ways of doing to inspire diverse thinking and innovation.


What working at EY offers


We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:


  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around;
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career;
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you.


EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please apply and attach your resume and cover letter in English.


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