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Lilly General Accounting Associate in Brussels, Belgium

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Mission

This position is responsible for the GA processes of some Lilly’s legal entities in Belgium and in The Netherlands.

Responsibility for Lilly’s financial processes is shared between the affiliate, the Lilly Shared Service Center (SSC) in Cork. Affiliates are accountable for local statutory reporting and compliance with local tax regulations.

Key Responsibilities

GA Process

Ownership and maintenance via workflow of GL accounts, cost center, Internal Orders structure

Initiate accounting entries (Journal Voucher) and attach high quality documentation,

In particular coordinate and ensure quality of accruals and prepaid

Perform complex and judgmental accounts reconciliations

Ensure local closing activities

Enforce timeliness and compliance in the intercompany billing process

Local statutory reporting

Ensure local statutory reporting for assigned legal entities

Ensure adequate records of above activities are maintained either locally or at the Shared Service Center

Work as key contact for audits of Ernst & Young and internal auditors

Contribute to provide with the financial information requested by the Work Council.

Proactively monitor and anticipate regulatory changes which can impact accounting/finance business processes and practices.

Controls

Partner with local Controller and Tax Manager to provide controllership, finance and compliance leadership to the affiliate(s)

Adhere to corporate financial policies and provide training to employees when relevant

Drive and ensure Financial Responsibility and Authorization Procedure compliance

Perform the role of Buying Desk (Control of Purchase Requisitions and other associated tasks)

Conduct Travel Expense Report Audit

Back-up

Ability to ensure basic business continuity in other legal entities in case of colleague’s absence (JV, closing, accounts maintenance, reconciliations) such as :

Drive and ensure Financial Responsibility and Authorization Procedure compliance

Perform the role of Buying Desk (Control of Purchase Requisitions and other associated tasks)

Conduct Travel Expense Report Audit

Profile

Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience preferably in a SAP environment

Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent in Accounting

Proven problem-solving skills

Fluent in French and Dutch

Strong command of English

Good communication skills

Strong Inter-personal skills

US GAAP and local GAAP knowledge

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