Senior Consolidation Manager

Date: May 28, 2021

Location: Zwevegem, BE

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



To strengthen our Group Finance function, based in the Bekaert Group Headquarters located in Zwevegem, Belgium, we are currently looking for a Senior Consolidation Manager.
The Group Finance Team is responsible for the financial consolidation of the Group, an accurate accounting in compliance to IFRS and a transparent financial reporting for all relevant internal & external stakeholders.  
Are you eager to continuously improve our financial consolidation software?
Do you have a strong interest in financial processes?


Then you could be the Senior Consolidation Manager we are looking for.

Your role

  • You will lead the implementation process of the software that will be used by Bekaert for generating consolidated financial statements, starting from the SAP Central Finance platform. This wil provide you in-depth knowledge about the Group and its financial processes. In that respect, you will be supported by the expert knowledge of the team (5 persons) on the set-up of the current consolidation software (SAP Business Objects Financial Consolidation). 
  • The Group has been changing frequently in the past following M&A transactions and /or changes in its organization structure. The ambitions in the Strategic Plan indicate this won’t be different in the future. After the go-live of the project, you will be responsible to set up the right processes/flows/data structures in the consolidation software and to make sure the data model in the consolidation software is aligned with these changes.
  • You will continuously improve the logic of the consolidation software in terms of accuracy, efficiency and consistency. 
  • Together with the team, you will prepare the periodic consolidation and analysis of the financial statements.  



Your profile

  • You have at least 10 years' relevant experience in finance, including at least 5 years in consolidation in a team leadership role.
  • You hold a Master's degree with a Finance/Accounting bias.
  • You have a strong knowledge of financial consolidation and consolidation tools.
  • You have a sound knowledge about IFRS. 
  • You are Digitally savvy and keen on continuous improvement. 
  • You have an analytical mind, you work in a structured way and you have a helicopter view to assess the consequences of specific actions.
  • You actively cooperate with others to achieve common goals, you like to help and support your colleagues where possible and you like to share your knowledge with the members of the team.
  • You are eager to continuously learn new things and to deepen your expertise related to consolidation.
  • You are resilient, positive and solution oriented. 
  • You are autonomous and proactive.
  • You are a good communicator and can explain complex subjects in a simple way.
  • You speak English fluently. Any other European language is an asset.



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