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Financial Controller - Belgium & Luxembourg (f/m/x)

  • Lasne, Région Wallonne, Belgium

Job description

Breitling stands apart from other watch brands with its focus on casual, sustainable and inclusive luxury. We are looking for a Financial Controller to handle the finance and accounting for Breitling BeLux. In this position, you will report directly to the Managing Director of Breitling BeLux and to the Finance Director BNL & Europe Ecom located in The Netherlands.
The position is in the Breitling office in Lasne – Belgium.

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all daily transactions (independently), including accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, fixed assets and reconciliations for bank accounts and petty cash.
  • Preparing and performing month-end closing and month-end reporting, for 2 Breitling companies (Belgium and Luxembourg), including full P&L and Balance Sheet and CashFlow reconciliations.
  • Working with local management to ensure smooth monthly reporting in accordance with both local and global HQ reporting requirements.
  • Tracking progress of financial and accounting objectives on various aspects of the Company’s financial performance and financial position.
  • Assisting in detailed annual budgeting and re-forecasting throughout the year.
  • Preparing and performing year-end closing & reporting and liaising with auditors to assist with annual statutory audits.
  • Optimizing net working capital and managing the liquidity, including weekly CashFlow planning.
  • Managing various insurances within the business.
  • Assist in HR operational activities, such as payroll and HRIS management, as well as HR programs as agreed with the corporate HR.
  • Representing the interests of the company towards external partners such as tax authorities, banks, insurances, business partners.

Job requirements

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related Finance discipline
  • Minimum 2-3 years of work experience in a similar role, ideally within the luxury goods industry or audit company experience in the relevant industries will be beneficial
  • You have a good understanding on local accounting rules and Tax Law with regards to commercial activities
  • You are generally proficient with financial software and Microsoft Excel. We are implementing SAP HANA and we’ll look favorably to candidates with experience
  • You can work independently all whilst following HQ’s guidelines
  • You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • French and English are mandatory
  • Able to work independently with attention to details and accuracy

At Breitling, we are:

  • Entrepreneurially-minded
  • Doers and results-driven
  • Innovative thinkers
  • Explorers and experimenters
  • Ethical and inclusive
  • Inspired by heritage and craftsmanship


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