Abbott Finance Manager, Benelux in Diegem, Belgium

Abbott Vascular is recruiting a Finance Manager Benelux to be based in our Diegem office.

The Finance Manager provides solid financial support and guidance primarily to the Abbott Vascular (AV) Benelux but also to the broader North Europe business, whilst ensuring all business processes are compliant, structured and efficient.

The Finance Manager Benelux will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and controlling the Benelux Budget, including liaising with the relevant departments to ensure effective budget management is being carried out and to identify areas of budget efficiencies.

  • Maintaining the Abbott Vascular Belgium and Netherlands General Ledgers to a high standard and ensuring all accounting transactions are carried out in accordance with local and US GAAP.

  • Ensuring completion of month-end accounting responsibilities for all Benelux countries

  • Leading the coordination of the Finance Plan and coordinating the necessary departments to ensure the information contained in the plan is of the highest standard.

  • Coordinating Internal and External Audits by working with auditors and ensuring all deliverables are prepared and inquiries addressed.

  • Identifying and initiating the reporting needs of management, developing the appropriate reporting tools and managing sales analysis requirements.

  • Monitoring the standard margin and contribution margin progress on a regular basis and identifying opportunities to increase profit margin where possible.

  • Understanding the strategic goals and aligning thinking with the company’s business strategies.

  • Monitoring market activity at a sales and unit revenue, market share and hospital account level to support the commercial goals, monthly.

  • Preparing and calculating accurate Commissions for the Regions commercial team in accordance with the Regional incentives.

  • Creating, monitoring and supporting the performance appraisal and development process and holding periodic meetings with all team members to ensure adequate coaching and support is offered to ensure the team is developed to a high standard.

  • Setting vision and strategy for the Finance Team aligned to commercial and corporate vision and strategy

The required competencies/experiences for this Finance Manager role are:

  • University degree, preferably in a Finance/Accounting related discipline or equivalent.

  • Professional Qualification in finance is desirable but not essential e.g. CPA, ACCA.

  • Proven people management experience in a financial environment.

  • In-depth knowledge of accounting and cost as well as inventory management understanding.

  • Fluency in English with either French or Dutch.

  • Previous experience in a commercial environment is an advantage.

  • Excellent system skills and appreciation – Excel, Cognos and SAP data warehouse preferred but not essential.

  • High calibre individual - ambitious, driven to achieve excellent standards and to continually seek to improve

  • Confident communicator and influencer – able to develop good relationships easily with the credibility to challenge management

If you recognize yourself in this profile and you would be interested in this opportunity, please apply online.

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