Unilever Finance Manager (Belgium) in Capital Region, Belgium

Finance Manager (Belgium)


Finance Manager


Do you know your Kale from your Quinoa or the difference between a Flexitarian to a Regenerative Grazer? If yes, we are looking for top talent that are passionate foodies that also believes in the power of the plants for an exciting new movement within the Food Industry.

The Background

In 2015 Spreads division created a new standalone company, the Baking, Cooking and Spreads (BCS) organisation that changed from operating as a Global Brand Led Organisation. It was an enabler to break down silos, to be more marketing facing and consumer connected. It unleashed a new leaner and more agile organisation with an experienced cross-functional leadership team with full accountability for the brands P&L.

So What Next?

On Friday 15th December it was announced that Unilever was to sell the Spreads business to KKR and will continue to instilled a culture that encourages its employees to embrace risk and reward, focus strongly on being faster, sharper, and more agile, and transform into one which has a mind-set and strategy defined by the product, customer and consumer.

Your Role

In the role as Financial Accountants Manager you will be part of the Financial controlling team which works towards BCS’s 12 legal entities. Your main responsibility will be to act as the local expert when it comes month – and annual closings, financial & statutory reporting, treasury etc. You will be working closely with our central finance team and outsourced finance team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIESMonth end close activities that includes monitoring the work of our outsourcing partner for financial shared services, ensuring the correctness of financial bookings as well as determining need for provisions or corrections.

Support quarterly group financial reporting performed by our centralized reporting team. Main contact for external audits for the legal entities under your responsibility where you co-ordinate the audit activities as well as preparing audit material. Where needed you collect information from other departments and finance functions.

Support preparation of statutory accounts and annual reports. Preparation and posting of financial journals. Support the business functions in day to day finance related questions.

Main contact for BCS global Treasury department regarding concern loans, foreign currency exposure and other banking matters. Administration of bank mandates and accesses.


We are looking for a highly detail and process oriented person that is used to work in a similar international company like BCS. It is important you as a person has a certain poise and are able to both challenge and guide the business when it comes to financial accounting and related processes. You have strong integrity and clear communication skills.

It takes a special blend of flexibility, multitasking and being able to work with details as well as seeing the bigger picture. You’ll need to be prepared to take part of many different tasks within finance- where you will be working with our outsourcing partners to deliver quality and process improvements. We are looking for someone with a great internal drive and sense of ownership for own tasks as well as for the team agenda.


  • Degree from Economics/Finance

  • Minimum 5 years’ working experience from a financial accounting role

  • Fluent in English, French & Dutch

  • Overall understanding of business processes and business systems

  • Passion & drive for partnering a business advisingthe right trade offs between topline & bottomline

  • Strong stakeholder management skills

  • Financial accounting & reporting skills

  • Process oriented & analytical

Your Personal Power! :-

At BCS we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.


We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60 countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

If you are an entrepreneur at heart and have a passion for winning, a strong understanding of the CPG business, ad would like to join us, apply and speak to one of our Talent Matchmakers!

Should you require additional information, please contact Stephanie Teetaert on Stephanie.teetaert@unilever.com Job: Finance

Primary Location: Belgium-Brussels-Capital Region-Brussels-Brussel - Head Office

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Apr-19-2018

Req ID: 180004A4