Accountant in Ghent, Belgium at Esko

Date Posted: 10/27/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: ESK002951

About Us

Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers and hardware products for the packaging, label, sign and display industries. With Headquarters in Gent - Belgium, Esko employs around 1,500 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Japan.In our factory we produce high-quality cutting tables, which offer an all-round cuttion solution for any application: from sign making, display production, sample making and short to medion rum corrugated production.


Main role / Job Objective:
As GL Accountant you will be responsible for the GL process of your assigned legal entity. You will help to fulfill the accounting tasks of different legal entities managed in the Ghent office. You will provide financial support for the monthly close, reconciliation of general ledger accounts. 

Main responsibilities and key activities: 

General Ledger key activities
  • You will participate in the month-end closing process including (but not limited to) researching for missing entries, booking provision journals, accruals, ICY reconciliations, fixed assets and revenue recognition, including analyzing variances, tracking extraordinary spend, and ensuring proper period cut-off for all activities.
  • You will document and reconcile the balance sheet accounts on monthly basis.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries such as Cash, Payroll, Benefits, Prepaid, accruals, etc.
  • You will produce reports and KPI’s in order to analyze the current processes or improve the quality of the financial services. You follow up on them and share your findings. File and maintain all journal entries for internal and audit purposes.
  • Assist in automating processes and procedures.
  • Assist in preparation of government statistics

General Ledger responsibilities
  • You are primary responsibility for the integrity of the accounts and accounting information for different Legal entities complying with the local and US GAAP, policies and procedures.
  • You will ensure integrity and Sox compliance of financial, administrative and legal controls in accordance with local and corporate policies and procedures.
General Ledger as business partner
  • You will assist various departments in accounting issues and queries.
  • You will support the Auditors in conducting the internal and external audits for the different legal entities.
  • You will participate in maintaining and improving controls over the different business and accounting processes.

Job Requirements


Qualifications and professional knowledge:
  • Degree or experience in accounting
  • Experience with MS-office applications is a must
  • Experience with ERP systems (AX Dynamics) is considered a plus, but not a prerequisite
  • Fluent knowledge of English and Dutch
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and persuasion skills;
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure, to meet strict deadlines and be flexible where needed.
  • Hands on mentality, “getting things done”
  • Team player
  • Strong administrative efficiency and drive for accuracy;
  • Quality focus (committed to achieve high quality standards);

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
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