Accounting Manager

  • Company: SSC P&C Belgium
  • Country/Region: Netherlands
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 10 years
  • Reference No.: SSCPC00661
  • Date of publication: 2019.11.22


Position title: Accounting Manager Netherlands, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics BeNeLux.

Perimeter: 1,5 legal entity in direct responsibility; 4 legal entities in the total scope.

Reports to: Finance Director, LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics BeNeLux.

Scope of the position:

LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics BeNeLux is an organization composed of 4 legal entities (1 legal entity in the Netherlands, 1 legal entity in Luxembourg and 2 legal entities in Belgium, out of which 1 has a permanent establishment in the Netherlands) distributing perfumes and cosmetics products, in Belgium, in Luxembourg and in the Netherlands, of 5 international brands: Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums which are French brands, and Benefit Cosmetics, which is a US brand.

The position requires to work on a weekly basis in 2 different locations where our back offices are: in Brussels, Belgium and in Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • In charge of the bookkeeping of the legal entities incorporated in the Netherlands
  • Manage a team of 2 to 3 accountants in the Netherlands, and liaises with the BeLux Account Manager based in Brussels,
  • Plan and follow up on the accountants' daily activities
  • Provide training to the SSC team members when needed
  • Plan and execute the monthly closing of the books
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts for the legal entities are fully reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Maintain the accuracy of the fixed assets (value, correct coding, flows, reconciliation and accruals) and their depreciation
  • Ensure intercompany reconciliations are performed and discrepancies immediately fully investigated
  • Ensure the accuracy of all accruals and reversals, prepaid accounts and rebills
  • Reconcile the monthly payroll
  • Supervise the bank activity including, bank reconciliation,
  • Manage all tax advisors
  • Manage all tax topics including income tax return, VAT tax,
  • Manage the transfer price audits and external audits
  • Ensure Group internal control procedures are in place at all times
  • Assist in the development and implementation of systems, procedures and goals relating to accounting functions for the company
  • Address special projects from senior management as needed



  • 10+ years of experience in Accounting in the Netherlands
  • Fluent spoken and written Dutch, English, and French
  • Knowledge in ERP system (SAP is a plus) and professional skills in Excel
  • Ability to manage time and people to task completion
  • Capable of managing multiple deadlines with proven organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently at times
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to exercise discretion and professionalism with sensitive information
  • Ability to deliver information in a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively by phone and in person
  • Time sensitive, accurate and highly dependable

Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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