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Danaher Corporation Senior GL Accountant in Sint-Denijs-Westrem, Belgium


Esko-Graphics BV is seeking an enthusiastic Senior accountant working in Ghent, Belgium.

Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers and hardware products for the packaging, label, sign and display industries. With headquarters in Gent - Belgium, Esko employs around 1,500 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Japan. In our factory we produce high-quality cutting tables, which offer an all-round cutting solution for any application: from sign making, display production, sample making and short to medium run corrugated production.

Esko is part of Danaher (NYSE:DHR), a science and technology innovator helping solve complex challenges, and improving quality of life around the world. Danaher’s proven system (DBS) drives performance. We are proud to be a Fortune 200 company, and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by more than 1,200 percent over the past 20 years.

But most of all, we recognize that creating a culture rooted in Diversity and Inclusion is an ongoing journey. Our deeply embedded commitment to continuous improvement reminds us that we can keep learning, keep improving and keep striving for better. And we would love to have you on this journey with us! Apply today.

As Senior Accountant you will be responsible for the GL process of your assigned legal entities. You will help to fulfill the accounting tasks of different legal entities managed in the Ghent office. You will provide financial support for the monthly close, reconciliation of general ledger accounts. You will help on different ad hoc requests from headquarters and will constantly seek to improve quality of the general ledger accounts, processes and reconciliations.

General Ledger key activities

  • You will participate in the month-end closing process including (but not limited to) researching for missing entries, booking provision journals, accruals, ICY reconciliations, fixed assets and revenue recognition, including analyzing variances, tracking extraordinary spend, and ensuring proper period cut-off for all activities.

  • You will document and reconcile the balance sheet accounts on monthly basis.

  • Prepare monthly journal entries such as Cash, Payroll, Benefits, Prepaid, accruals, etc.

  • You will produce reports and KPI’s in order to analyze the current processes or improve the quality of the financial services. You follow up on them and share your findings. File and maintain all journal entries for internal and audit purposes.

  • You will prepare payments.

  • Assist in automating processes and procedures.

  • Assist in preparation of government statistics

General Ledger responsibilities

  • You are primary responsibility for the integrity of the accounts and accounting information for different Legal entities complying with the local and US GAAP, policies and procedures.

  • You will ensure integrity and sox compliance of financial, administrative and legal controls in accordance with local and corporate policies and procedures.

General Ledger as business partner

  • You will assist various departments in accounting issues and queries.

  • You will support the Auditors in conducting the internal and external audits for the different legal entities.

  • You will participate in maintaining and improving controls over the different business and accounting processes.

Critical Success Factors for the Ideal Candidate Profile are:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and persuasion skills.

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure, meet strict deadlines and be flexible where needed.

  • Hands on approach, “getting things done”.

  • Team player, who seeks feedback for continuously improve quality of the figures.

  • Strong administrative efficiency and drive for accuracy.

  • Quality focus (committed to achieve high quality standards).

Your Education and/or Background Experience will have:

  • Degree or experience in accounting (university degree - CPA).

  • 3 to 4 years audit experience.

  • Experience with MS-office applications is a must.

  • Experience with ERP systems (AX Dynamics) is considered a plus, but not a prerequisite.

  • Fluent knowledge of English and Dutch.

  • Knowledge of US GAAP – SOX is a plus.

Our offer

Working at Esko, gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging, “stretch” opportunities.

At Danaher, your potential is amplified. Our culture of continuous improvement defines who we are, drives our success, and translates to a career without limits for our team of 69,000 intellectually curious associates in more than 20 operating companies.

This position offers an international environment, contact to the CFO office, flexible working regime, home working, a brand new office with parking, a competitive salary with performance based component, extralegal benefits, and an investment in personal growth via a portfolio of training & coaching.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.