Chief Accountant

Job location:
Visé, Belgium
Created moment:
May 6, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 05517

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Chief Accountant

Job Summary


  • Supervise month-end closing activities

  • Check accuracy of deliverables within his/her scope within allocated time

  • Validate provisions and accruals

  • Responsible for statutory filings

  • Supervise tax filing and tax returns

  • Monitor Regulatory changes of accounting and taxes

  • Responsible for local annual audit

  • Ensure management procedures are put into practice

  • Identify problem areas in the processes and work with team to generate solutions

  • Drive and supervise the implementation of new solutions

  • Participate in finance transformation projects at entity level when applicable (SSC, Opera, FIM, Mergers)

  • Matricial management with indirect report team

  • Accountable for respective hub financial deliverables

Qualifications & Experience

Key competencies 

  • Deep knowledge of accounting principles (GAAP, IFRS), practices, standards, laws and regulations, tax computations

  • Design and implementation of process improvements and controls. 

  • Ability to handle complex financial information and financial risk

  • Ability to create a  strong bonds with other people, inspires trust and confidence in both his peers, senior, and external partners

  • Demonstrate good communication skills to convey information and instructions down the line,.

  • Have a keen eye for details, ability to manage multi tasks / project and meet tight deadlines, is analytical and highly organized 

  • Work comfortably in a highly collaborative setting, have a confident and outgoing personality, 

  • Proficient in English

  • Proficient in  financial software as SAP, database and Google suite package


  • 5 years experience in a leading finance position as a Senior Accountant with an experience in managing and developing a Finance / accountant team

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting is the minimum requested but profile who also has earned a master’s degree in accounting / finance or certification such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) are preferred and further finance qualifications such as ACA, ACCA/FCCA.

Position Type

Full time



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