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Title:  Accounting Associate Benelux

Job ID:  64847
Country:  Belgium
City:  Strombeek Bever
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Strombeek Bever, WBR, BE, 1853


Who we are 
We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom. We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries.
But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business. 
That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six 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



Local applicants welcome.
Department: Finance BeLux

Location: Strombeek-Bever 
Reporting to: Accounting Manager Benelux
Role: permanent 


Accounting Associate Belux


Purpose of the job

Coordinate/assist in all financial activities related to AP/AR/GL/C&B within the Benelux Markets to ensure completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the accounting records according to company requirements, local rules and regulation. Assist in the compliance of tax (Excise Tax, CIT, Transfer Pricing and VAT) and preparation of these filings. Assist in internal and external audit requirements. Coordinate/assist in Global and Local projects. Provide support to other departments within the market being a real business partner.
In line with the J-SOX requirements, the incumbent is responsible for the effective operation of all J-SOX GRM controls that have been assigned to the position. Works closely with the shared service center.


What will you do?


Accounts Payable:

  • Coordination of vendor invoices with the Shared Service Center (GBS) i.e. trace requisitioners, PO numbers, incorrect invoices, reminders, contact with vendors. Coordinate requests of all kind from local employees.  
  • Preparation and submission of various templates.

Accounts Receivable:

  • Credit and past due checks, contact with customers, retrieval of payment proofs, contact with Shared Service Center about all kind of queries, assistance in allocations of customer accounts. 
  • Preparation and submission of various templates.

Internal and external Audit 

  • Support internal and external audit (preparation of Financial Statements, collection of audit evidences and take up other audit requests


Excise Tax, CIT, Transfer Pricing and VAT

  • Assist in the preparation of tax filings (Excise Tax, CIT, Transfer Pricing and VAT) with follow up on the required tax payments. Reconciliation and follow up on tax related GL balances.


General Ledger    

  • Reconciliation of GL accounts, preparing and sending journal vouchers and checking postings, clearings, accruals and reclasses. Provide cost information for budget holders.
  • C&B transactions: Clearing of accounts for various bank accounts. Preparation and submission of various templates.


Effective operation of all J-SOX GRM controls that have been assigned to the position. 

  • Fulfill all global J SOX Requirements related to the assigned controls.   


Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor in accounting (or equivalent)                                            
  • Preferably 2-4 years experience in an international company, and knowledge of IFRS, Dutch and Belgian GAAP                                            
  • English, Dutch and French
  • Must be competent with MS Office. SAP experience would also be preferred.                                            




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