Financial Controller

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Date: May 26, 2023

Location: Burgos, ES

Company: Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



What is in it for you?

•    A competitive salary with benefits 
•    Learning programs developed by our L&D department
•    A great opportunity to play your part in an international growth story 
•    A chance to grow along with your responsibilities and develop your career


About the role


  • Accountable for the delivery of financial accounting, reporting and control activities.
  • Accountable for tax (direct & indirect) & other regulatory authorities for all Spanish Bekaert entities
  • Accountable for Legal Compliance of Spanish Bekaert entities.  
  • Responsible for adherence of Group accounting policies and control processes and ensuring support and guidance for the smooth completion of all deliverables to Corporate Finance, Corporate Tax and Corporate Legal
  • Key partner for the internal and external audit teams.


Detailed Responsibilities

Country Financials:

  • Ensure the accuracy of the country’s financial information covering profit & loss, balance sheet items, cash management, cashflow, overhead & Corporate expenses and other statutory or Group requirements, including budget and forecast information in relation to items below EBIT and Balance sheet items other than Capital Employed.
  • Ensure on time delivery of information to all stakeholders e.g. Corporate, Group, BU (Business Finance), local management, statutory bodies, banks, local insurance, tax authorities…
  • Sign-off legal entity reporting (actuals, forecast, budget) and the accuracy and completeness of the Balance Sheet account justifications
  • Execute finance related activities for external audits in close collaboration with the Group internal Audit and Risk Management team
  • Execute finance related activities for internal audits, Internal Control.
  • Coordinate and be responsible for tax compliance – direct & indirect-, including enquiries and audits from tax authorities, in close collaboration with Group Tax
  • Ensure adherence of all Company accounting policies & directives (Corporate GAAP), local GAAP and tax topics
  • Ensure an adequate control environment exists to fully meet the local statutory acts as well as Corporate/Group requirements in relation to financial activities.
  • Support the business in ensuring financials accurately reflect all known risks and opportunities.


Corporate Legal compliance:

  • Ensure that the corporate housekeeping is done accurately and on time: Board and Shareholder meeting, statutory registers and minute books.
  • Correct tracking of PoA.


About You

Essential skills & competences


  • Degree in Management and Finance
  • Qualified accountant with up to-date knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS, Spanish Local GAAP )
  • 3-5 years post qualification experience, with a strong understanding of finance process, risks management and controls, Big4 experience valuable.
  • Good knowledge of local tax, including special tax regimes, and tax accounting processes and requirements,
  • Experience in identifying key finance risks, general ledger accounting, balance sheet controls,
  • Strong process excellence, continuous improvement, and customer service mindset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work well with deadlines and effectively handle multiple and concurrent demands,
  • Experience within SAP environment and automation & digitalization would be a definite advantage.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish native


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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