Business controller

About Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Ghent) NV

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Ghent) NV is a market leader in the sector of thermoset molding compounds & composites for the mobility sector.

🏭 Active within two business units of the Group of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.; the Ghent factory produces thermoset molding compounds based on phenolic (SBHPP High Performance Materials dept., Vyncolit® brand name) and epoxy (Information & Technology Materials dept., Sumikon® brand name).

🧪 The Automotive Solutions Center, established at the same site as the Ghent factory, provides customers with application development & prototyping support.

🌱 We work hard to become a sustainable enterprise, by using & producing our own renewable energy, focusing on green commute, and following the Sustainable Development Goal targets.

Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Ghent) NV, located in Ghent, Belgium, is a subsidiary of Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. (HQ in Tokyo, Japan) and sister company of two further European production sites within the High Performance Materials dept.: Sumitomo Bakelite Europe NV (located in Genk, Belgium) & Sumitomo Bakelite Europe (Barcelona), S.L.U. (located in Barcelona, Spain).

Your Function

Your function:

You are responsible for developing and managing the annual budgeting process, including forecasting and variance analysis, you conduct financial analysis to identify trends, variances, & opportunities for cost savings & efficiency improvements. Collaboration with department heads and business units is needed, to provide financial insights & support decision-making. Furthermore you monitor cash flow, liquidity, and financial health of the organization and prepare financial reports, summaries, and presentations for senior management and reporting to headquarters. You can ensure accurate and timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements. Ensure compliance with accounting standards (IFRS and BE GAAP), regulations, and internal policies and implement and monitor internal controls to safeguard company assets. You value operational Efficiency and DX and will analyze business processes and systems to identify areas for improvement and coordinate the implementation (for example integration of OCR/RPA, automation of excel reportings, ...) Next to that, you develop and implement process improvements to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. You can lead the implementation of software and systems upgrades (SAP4Hana, Maximo, AZO, ..). Your teamleading skills are on point.

Your Profile

Your profile:

You have a master’s degree in Economics and proven experience as a Business Controller or in a similar financial management role.

You have strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial analysis, and reporting

SAP, excel, PowerBI and other financial software hold no secrets for you.

You are excellent analytical, problem-solving, and have strong communication skills. You have strong leadership and team management abilities and have the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders

For this function you’ll need a high level of integrity, accuracy, and attention to detail and be able to cope with strict deadlines for reporting

What We Offer

SBEG biedt reële ontplooiingskansen in een organisatie die continu innovatie nastreeft. Een hoogtechnologische omgeving. Een duurzame bedrijfsstrategie. Een competitief salaris, maaltijdcheques, een uitstekende hospitalisatie- en groepsverzekering, auto- of fietsleasing, enz... Daarnaast werken we samen een intensief en gestructureerd opleidingplan uit.


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