Finance Reporting Employee (Rechargeable Battery Materials)

Belgium, Brussels
Rechargeable Battery Materials

Posted on 18-01-2022

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Rechargeable Battery Materials

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

The RBM Belgium/Poland Finance team is responsible for the follow-up, analysis and financial reporting for the Rechargeable Battery Materials department. We are looking for an employee to reinforce the team.

  • You provide financial closure support and you contribute to the monthly financial reporting
  • You prepare the various financial reports prior to approval by the manager, before being delivered for a thorough management control
  • For specific requests, you create and elaborate on financial reports for internal purposes in order to enable accurate and more detailed analysis and to assist in good decision-making by the management
  • You perform a critical analysis of the established reports, you are able to explain deviations and make suggestions with a clear focus on delivering reporting improvements to hierarchy
  • You are able to answer questions from the company auditors about accounting entries, or passing on the most complex inquiries to the hierarchy
  • You provide support on answering questions from BU consolidation in South-Korea or other colleagues abroad (China, Hong-Kong & Finland)
  • You make sure the monthly recurring closing tasks run smoothly by foreseeing all necessary preparations
  • You provide operational background to the accounting department for tasks they perform on behalf of the business unit (intercompany recharges, closing program execution, deferral postings,…)
  • You follow-up on pending open topics during the month in a timely and structured way
  • You report to the RBM Belgium/Poland Finance Manager

Who we are looking for

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or in another closely related financial field
  • You have sound knowledge of general accounting and affinity for finance reporting  
  • You have an analytical mind; you are flexible, hard-working, accurate and you can prioritize in accordance with the deadlines for financial closure
  • You work in an efficient and structured way and are result-oriented
  • You are customer-focused and you treat internal or external customers’ questions professionally
  • You have sound knowledge of English and preferably also of Dutch or French, both spoken and written
  • You have sound knowledge of MS Office (Excel). Knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • You are willing to learn new things and to continuously improve yourself

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If my drive can help improve battery performance, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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