Chief Accountant

Job location:
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Created moment:
June 27, 2023
Job reference:
REQ - 07379

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water 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


Ensure fiscal and accounting integrity and documentation  based on local GAAP and IFRS

Supervise month-end close and manage interactions with dedicated Hub Controlling (and SSC when applicable)


  • 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)

  • Matrixial management with indirect report team

Competencies and 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

Ideal background/ experience

  • 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.

Typical profile

  • Sr Accountant Manager  - Chief accounting of a large perimeter - Country controller

Position Type

Full time



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