Captains Of Finance

Finance Partner Belgium Operations

Locatie East of Brussels
Type contract Vast / Tijdelijk

Introductie vacature

Captains of Finance is a HR service provider specialized in both recruitment and outsourcing of finance professionals. We focus on Financial/Business Controllers, Business Analysts and Treasury professionals.


Job purpose

  • Drive financial leadership, direction and focus to support Manufacturing Units/Service Units of Belgium operations.
  • Ensuring financial targets are monitored and delivered, manage closing and budget processes.
  • Support the MPU/SPU leadership team by providing clear insights and recommendation to make choice with cash consciousness.


  • Drive delivery of financial targets for the MPU/SPU whilst respecting prioritization of Safety, Quality, Supply, Cost as well as the customers strategies and priorities.
  • Act as an enterprise leader in the MPU/SPU leadership team giving strategic insights into business issues and decisions.
  • Prepare and drive financial part of the monthly performance review providing information and input that supports decision making.
  • Drive financial planning process in the MPU/SPU, challenging assumptions and ensuring output aligned with targets.
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly analysis of Opex, Capex, headcount, production value reporting, production variance analysis, write-off and cost/dose. Perform monthly and yearly closing and reporting activities.
  • Participate to the preparation and running of the SRM / Site S&OP meetings to ensure finance input into the process as well as to track and monitor deviations in the declared capacity.
  • Lead annual Standard Production Costing for the unit, ensuring assumptions consistency, master data accuracy and highlighting key business messages to drive optimisation of cost per dose.
  • Drive communication and training of MPU/SPU Leadership team and employees on Financials to increase awareness and understanding of Financials, and cost mindset
  • Provide the MPU/SPU leadership with relevant analysis to support ad hoc decision making and drive performance, including key assumptions, risks and opportunities.


Key skills and attributes

  • Strong analytical and financial skills.
  • Manufacturing / commercial business acumen.
  • Communication skills to describe & challenge financial performance, present & defend position to leadership teams.
  • Ability to work and influence in a matrix organisation with varying levels of financial experience.
  • Passion for partnering and team working with business and finance.
  • University degree in accounting or finance (Accounting, Controlling, General Finance, Manufacturing accounting).
  • 7 years minimum of relevant experience as a controller within manufacturing industry.
  • French and English required

Ons aanbod

Temp assignment 6 months to one year.

Bedrijfs informatie

Manufacturing company - chemicals industry

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