Finance Business Partner Belux - Brussels

Brussels Permanent

Updated on 22/06/2021

  • Finance Manager supported by an SSC and Office Management teams
  • Key focus on supporting the operational business by providing strategic insights

About Our Client

PageGroup was established in the UK in 1976. We're now a FTSE 250 organization with operations in 36 countries, providing recruitment services and career opportunities at a local regional and global level.

Job Description

The Finance Representative for Belgium & Luxembourg (Belux) supported by a pool of analysts and a transactional finance teams in our SSC in Barcelona has a key focus on supporting the operational business on a day to day basis while also providing strategic insight to the local board based on the analysis of various reporting & insights tools that are available. The role also includes a big involvement into local financial statements, taxes, legal matters as well as internal and external audits. In addition the Finance Representative is responsible for country specific topics like payroll, property, procurement, office management and other interesting areas which are supported by local direct reports (team of 6 people). The job is therefore quite broad and an ideal possibility to learn and grow for a person that in the future would like to grow into a Finance Director role or similar.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Daily Finance Business Partnering with the local Managing Director and Board, building strong relationships with the operational business and become a "trusted advisor" to them
  • Close monitoring of country performance and strategic analysis of KPIs, financial indicators and external data including competition to spot key trends, insights and opportunities
  • Producing analysis and insights e.g., for board packs and other management information to aid the respective stakeholders in running their business
  • Oversee and input into the budgeting and forecasting process - liaising with the business to ensure accurate and timely budget submissions
  • Undertaking employment cost analysis and review of other areas of spend to maximise efficiency and profitability
  • Ownership and responsibility for the full P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash flows of your business
  • Ensuring strong processes between the local country operations and the respective SSC / transactional finance teams
  • Oversight for any internal or external audit activity required
  • Closely work and coordinate with other support functions (Marketing, HR, IT) to ensure best possible outcome for Page
  • Other ad-hoc internal and external reporting as required by their businesses
  • Coordinate proper facility management in all countries including the search & move to new offices
  • Responsible for local activities such as perm and temp payroll teams, local finance systems

The Successful Applicant

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Judgement

  • Able to spot and interpret trends, translating these into actionable recommendations
  • Act with the high level of integrity and treats others with respect
  • Analyses and presents data appropriately to a variety of audiences
  • Good attention to detail and proactively brings topics to the attention of stakeholders

Performance

  • Thrives in dynamic environments
  • Organised and efficient
  • Expresses active engagement with the firm, and demonstrates strong alignment with the organisation's values

Interpersonal skills

  • Ability to influence change at board level
  • Able to work and build relationships across function and country
  • Effective and clear communicator

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-3 years of experience in audit (Big 4 company is a strong plus)
  • 2-3 years of experience in similar Finance related function (Controlling, FP&A)
  • First experiences in presentation/participation in board meetings
  • Experience in the recruitment industry is a strong plus
  • Master in Business Administration or similar
  • Fluent in Dutch and French

What's on Offer

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Flexibility around working hours and homeoffice
  • Company car
  • Very good work environment
  • High involvement in strategic topics and decisions
  • Strong team of peers that work as a team and support each other
Contact
Arnaud Demanet
Quote job ref
JN-062021-2927786

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Arnaud Demanet
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JN-062021-2927786