Title:  Accounting Associate Benelux

Job ID:  94198
Country:  Belgium
City:  Strombeek-Bever
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Strombeek-Bever, BE, 00000


We are JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we are present in 130 countries. We have spent years innovating, creating new and better products for the consumers to choose from. This is our business. But not only. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they are free to be themselves, and they are given the opportunity to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen.

That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It is why 80% of employees feel happy working at JTI. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, ten years running

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. 

Learn more: jti.com








  Are you ready to join one of the most challenging FMCG sectors within an international company that offers a lot of opportunities for growth and development?
Are you passionate about working in the Finance department?
Then we have the perfect role for you. For our Finance Department, we are looking for an ambitious full-time Accounting Associate.





As an associate, you will assist in coordinating and supporting accounting operations, primarily in the BeLux markets, with potential extension to the Dutch market as needed. Your role involves ensuring accurate accounting that complies with both IFRS and local regulations. Additionally, you will support the management of BeLux tax compliance (Excise, VAT, corporate tax, transfer pricing, EU regulations) and help oversee the submission of tax returns. You will provide support for both internal and external audits and participate in global and local project. 



       Please note that not all responsibilities will be at full level; we offer support from experienced team members.


General Ledger 

  • Reconcile GL (General Ledger) accounts, prepare and send journal entries, and monitor entries, clearings, accruals, and reclassifications.
  • Provide budget holders with information on expenditures.
  • Manage C&B transactions, including clearing accounts for various bank accounts, and preparing and submitting various templates.
  • Ensure timely execution of period-end (Month End & Year End) accounting activities, including GL, AP (Accounts Payable), AR (Accounts Receivable), Payroll, FA (Fixed Assets), etc.
  • Conduct Excise Tax reconciliations.

Tax Compliancy

  • Collate tax returns, including Excise, VAT, CIT, transfer pricing, and compliance with EU regulations, and monitor timely tax payments.
  • Reconcile and supervise tax-related GL balances in accordance with IFRS and Local GAAP.
  • Monitor compliance with fiscal forms, including related reconciliation activities.

Manage Accounts Payable tasks

  • Coordinate vendor invoices with the Shared Service Center (GBS), including tracing requisitioners, PO numbers, identifying incorrect invoices, sending reminders, and contacting vendors.
  • Handle various requests from local employees.
  • Prepare and submit various templates.
  • Manage Accounts Receivable tasks
  • Prepare and submit various templates related to accounts receivable.
  • Oversee the intercompany process and manage intercompany charging.

Internal and external Audit 

  • Provide support for internal and external audits (financial statement preparations, gathering audit evidence and following up on any other audit requests).


  • Operate all J-SOX GRM controls assigned to your position effectively.
  • Meet all global J-SOX requirements related to the assigned controls.
  • Support the development and motivation of the wider finance team and budget owners, and deliver appropriate training.
  • Maintain close liaison with the Shared Business Centres.




  • Bachelor in accounting (or equivalent)
  • Preferably 1-2 years’ experience in an international company, and knowledge of IFRS, Dutch and Belgian GAAP
  • English mandatory, French is preferable, Dutch is optional
  • Enhanced MS Office knowledge. SAP or similar ERP system experience and Power BI is an advantage
  • Have a numerical mind with genuine business curiosity
  • Have the hunger for accounting knowledge
  • Always respect deadlines & commitments
  • Are ambitious and proactive



At JTI we believe in the importance of a good work-life balance while we offer lots of opportunities for development and career progression – across functions and internationally. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why our employees stay on average impressive nine years with us and we have been certified as Top Employer for over thirteen years now. Want to know more about how our employees rate us? Please visit https://www.glassdoor.nl/japantobaccointernational 

Next to a rewarding compensation package, we offer a range of other perks and benefits:


  • On-going development opportunities in a multinational environment that will inspire you to grow professionally and personally
  • The opportunity to work 50% of your time outside of the office and 10 days abroad per year
  • Working from home equipment (e.g., chair, screen, mouse, and keypad)
  • 20 vacation days + 12 so-called ADV days on a full-time base
  • 13th-month salary
  • Group insurance
  • Bonus scheme 
  • Different engagement activities such as dinners, drinks, social gatherings, parties, etc.
  • Business laptop and iPhone
  • Unique Family leave policy (at least 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or the way of becoming parents)


Sounds interesting? We’d love to hear from you! To make it easier for you to apply, there is no need to upload a cover letter. Only your CV is enough because we would like to get to know you in person.


We will review all applications and make sure that every candidate receives a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline. If we find your profile matches what we are looking for, one of our Talent Advisors from Warsaw will contact you as a first step.



JTI – Japan Tobacco International – is a leading international tobacco company with headquarters in Geneva. As part of the JT-Group, JTI sells its brands in more than 130 countries with around 48,000 employees in over 70 countries worldwide. 
JTI is committed to building a more sustainable future. If we are to achieve our targets, sustainability must be part of the mindset of all our employees and be part of our day-to-day decisions.
Find out more at www.jti.com


JTI is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We celebrate the differences that make us unique and strongly believe in a world where you have the freedom to express yourself. Where you can be proud and confident no matter who you are. A world in which we are all equal!
That’s why all applicants will receive fair consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, maternity, or pregnancy. Want to know more about Diversity and Inclusion at JTI? Please visit https://www.jti.com/about-us/our-business/freedom-be-yourself, or https://www.jti.com/europe/belgium-luxembourg


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