Experienced GL Accountant

­For our client, an international company with global headquarters near Turnhout we are looking for an

Experienced GL Accountant

Jouw job

Purpose of the role

  • As our business is constantly growing, we’re looking for an experienced Accountant with a solid knowledge of accounting principles and their translation in ERP systems. As an Accountant, you will be responsible for the reconciliation of the account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger transactions, preparing month-end close procedures and ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks. As Accountant in the central accounting department, you will also have a key role in the onboarding of new entities to our ERP systems and provide training to local users.


Principal responsibilities

  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results for one or more entities;
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule;
  • Assist with tax and VAT returns;
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance;
  • Perform month-end and year-end close process.


Process and systems

  • Contribute to the integration of new entities on the ERP system;
  • Translate business requirements towards accounting processes.



  • Liaise with the Accounting Team Lead to improve financial procedures;
  • Work with the IT department on European Finance projects;
  • Give training and support to new ERP-users;
  • Guide younger peers and foreign colleagues;
  • Collaborate with the other internal departments.

Jouw profiel


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Master Degree within Finance.



  • Proven experience as a financial controller or accountant, preferably in an international organisation;
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process;
  • Hands-on experience with the finance modules of SAP.



  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures;
  • Eagerness to learn, actively seeking opportunities for self-development and learning;
  • Team player with strong communication skills;
  • Demonstrates market and business awareness in a broader context;
  • Ability to work well independently and within deadlines;
  • Well organised and punctual;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Mature and solution oriented attitude;
  • Excellent analytical skills.


Language skills

  • Fluent knowledge of Dutch and English is required.
  • Other European language skills are considered as an asset.


Other skills

  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills, including Vlookups and pivot tables

Het aanbod

Our client offers a permanent contract within a growing international company. You will have a global scope and will be granted a high level of autonomy. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to work in the region of Turnhout.

Interested? E-mail your cv to finance@bakker.be, mentioning the reference FIN7435

Referentie: FIN7435
Ervaring: 6-10
Locatie: Turnhout region
Contract: Voltijds
Studieniveau: Bachelor

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