Accounting Specialist BE

Finance Bruxelles Full-time Belgium

Job Description

In its role as Accounting Specialist, the function ensures the company delivers on time and in full IFRS reporting, in line with JDE policies.  It also ensures all statutory, direct and indirect taxes reporting are duly prepared.  He/she is the first line contact with external partners such as auditors, outsourcing partner, etc

  • Complete assigned daily ledger entries and other financial transactions in accordance with accounting principles so that the general ledger is accurate and up-to-date
  • Execute closing accounting activities and supervise tasks performed by our outsourcing partner
  • Ensures correctness and completeness of the general ledger in accordance with accounting principles and comply with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards
  • Reconciles accounts, post journal entries and maintains a complete and accurate general ledger in accordance with accounting principles and reporting schedules
  • Collects, compiles, verifies and analyzes financial information and prepares financial reports and accounting statements for management purposes, including profit and loss statements, balance sheet
  • Ensure compliance to IFRS and local reporting standards and tax regulations
  • Ensure accounting/VAT flows are aligned with operational flows
  • Preparation of statutory accounts in accordance with BE GAAP
  • Bridge IFRS reporting and BE statutory results
  • Ensures compliance with the Internal Control framework
  • Business partnering with Controlling team to streamline processes  
  • Actively participate in JDE group Finance forums and improvement projects



If you’re brimming with entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. Working globally and locally, our Associates have been positively influencing the world of coffee for over 250 years. We love people who are not afraid to try, and who try until they get it right. We value strong convictions and encourage debate. And all this in an open, friendly environment where you can approach anyone and grow any way you like.

For this role as an Accounting Specialist, we’re looking for someone who has the following skills and experience :

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience
  • Good Excel skills
  • Accurate, flexible thinking, analytical skills
  • Team spirit, result and solution oriented
  • Good Excel skills
  • Influence others within job areas through explanation of facts, policies and practices
  • Keen to improve processes and embrace new technologies eg Robotics
  • Drive & ambition
  • Dutch/English/French (at least 2 fluent orally and in writing)

Nice to have:

  • Experience in a FMCG environment
  • SAP experience

Additional Information

It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out. JDE is the home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. To date, our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries and includes iconic household names such as Douwe Egberts, LOR, SenSeo , Jacqmotte in Belgium and  Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Super, Kenco, Pilao , Gevalia across the world. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it. Our goal is simple and ambitious- JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS: A coffee for every cup. 

At Jacobs Douwe Egberts we are proud of our diversity in our workplace and we appreciate the positive impact it brings in pur lives. We collaborate as a team, celebrate success and promote inclusive behaviour in everything we do .  We are proud of our passionate, driven employees who strive for mastery in everything they do.