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Job Introduction

Serco is a partner of choice to the European Institutions and other International Organisations. For the past 30 years, we have been providing European and International Organisations a wide range of services including ICT services in support, infrastructure, operations and development as well as managing different contact centres for the key European Institutions, agencies and organisations, in Brussels and across Europe.

What connects the ever-growing Serco workforce is a passion for delivering great service –
To keep ahead, we have to evolve continually and enhance the way we deliver our services. Everyone in Serco has a role to play, here.

Serco provides the right environment to encourage ideas and a comprehensive Best Practice support network that enables them to put their ideas into action.

We’re looking for an Accountant to reinforce the team in our Brussels office!

The Accountant is responsible for the proper booking of all documents, for the integrity of the data’s in the financial system, contribute to the financial compliance with Belgium and Luxemburg accounting, VAT and tax requirements, you will also be involved in the monthly closing and he will timely deliver accurate monthly reporting to Serco group.

Reporting to the Head of Accounting for Belgium and supported by our dedicated operational teams, the scope of the job is Serco Belgium, Serco Luxemburg and the Belgium branch of Serco Limited (UK company) and Serco Defence - Primary tasks as follows ; 

  • Ensure appropriate financial compliance and governance
  • Ensure appropriate booking of documents as per group structure defined
  • Deliver to group timely and accurate accounts
  • Continuous improvement of financial processes/systems in order to improve compliance and efficiency
  • Provide the head of accounting with relevant financial information

We look forward meeting you!  Discover the details of the opportunity below and click on ‘Apply’ if you are confident that you are a suitable match for this opportunity! 

Role Responsibility

At Serco an Accountant is responsible for the following;

  • Run effectively with the team the daily, monthly and annual finance operations (accounting, treasury, tax & VAT)
  • Participate to the completeness of statutory and regulatory financial requirements and ensure the appropriate level of awareness.
  • Contribute to the monthly closing processes at country level and ensure timely and accurate reporting of financials.
  • Teamwork to prepare the reporting required by group, division and management (flash report, Narratives, Interco reconciliation, closing load files, reconciliation, cash flow and analysis, tax pack).
  • Preparation of VAT and tax returns. Contacts with administration.
  • Statutory accounts preparation according to Belgium GAAP and timing.
  • Support for appropriate financial accounting policies and controls are in place and take responsibility for ensuring successful internal and external audit outcomes.
  • Review of financial processes and controls in order to improve compliance and efficiency.
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations according to group requirements.
  • Communicate about balance sheet risks and opportunities.
  • Support in contract profitability analysis

In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and professional environment that respects your work/life balance and ultimately contributes to the delivery of public services, both in Belgium and throughout Europe.

Successful Candidate

  • A degree in Accounting.
  • At least 5 years experience in a similar function for an international company.
  • Delivery focused – ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Belgium GAAP knowledge, IFRS exposure is a plus.
  • SAP experience is a plus
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to analyze business processes and propose improvements.
  • Strong PC skills, agile in Excel
  • Evidence of experience working in a changing environment.
  • Is able to work in a structured and methodical manner, deadline driven.
  • Demonstrate high cognitive ability.
  • Proven track record in building positive relationships.
  • Identifies ways to improve the accounting processes and implement. Continually seeks improved and more efficient methods of working.
  • A high degree of integrity, personal self-discipline and a strong work ethics with a flexible approach to the job, being prepared to challenge the norms and capable of using own initiative.

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Important

Any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing documents to verify your identity and employment eligibility, as required by law.

Applicants are reminded that they will be requested to produce such documentation during the recruitment process.

Please contact a member of the recruitment team if you require further details of acceptable types of documentation required for verification of identity and work authorization. 

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Package Description

Excellent Salary 

Corporate Benefits Package 

Relocation Assistance (if applicable)

And the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.

Further information available from the Serco Europe Recruitment Team

About the Company

Why should you join Serco ?

At Serco not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play.

Meaningful and vital work - You’ll contribute to methodologically intercepting challenges whilst achievements will also be recognised and celebrated.

A world of opportunity - You’ll be wholeheartedly supported with development and career progression

Great people - You’ll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team who believe passionately in the value of our work.

What we offer

  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services sector
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Permanent employment with comprehensive Serco Benefits package.
  • Pension

About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play when managing complex public services.  

We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world, we are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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Serco is a Disability Confident Employer committed to employing and retaining people with disabilities.  Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

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