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Liège, Belgique

Financial Controller - Biotech (M/F)

  • Experience 3 to 5 years
  • Type of role Finance & Audit
  • Region Wallonia
  • Activity Biotech

Contact Aurélie Montes Suarez
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+32 (0)472 44 83 18

Our client is a high growth young biotech company based in Liège. The company develops innovative drugs candidates and plans to enter in an IPO process.

In order to support this ambitious development, we are actively looking for a Financial Controller - Biotech (M/F).


Responsibilities

As a Financial Controller, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial reporting, fiscal compliance, grant management, internal controls, and IPO preparation.

Reporting directly to the Senior Finance Manager, your main responsibilities are:

  • Financial reporting / fiscal aspects:
    • Review annual and quarter accounting closing performed by the Accounting team and assist them in their task, especially with the evaluation of certain complex manual journal entries.
    • Review consolidated (BEGAAP) reporting, and accurate presentation of the situation to the Senior Finance Manager, including comments on important variation and balances.
    • Issue monthly reporting, presentation of the situation to the Senior Finance Manager, including comments on important variation and balances.
    • Issue quarterly reporting towards investors.
    • Participate in the Budget making and monitoring.
  • Management of the grants:
    • Assist Senior Finance Manager in the issuance of annual declaration of costs to the Walloon Region related to subsidized programs and fill in financial information in activity reports.
    • Participate to timely follow-up of remaining budget.
    • Participate in replies to the requests of the Walloon Region with respect to the declaration of costs.
  • Internal controls:
    • Referent person for the management of the internal controls, i.e. ensure proper execution of the designed internal controls.
    • Proactively suggest improvement mitigation plans for potential gaps, including strong ERP understanding.
  • IPO preparation:
    • With the help of partners, participate in the conversion of the company accounts to IFRS, especially for years 2021, 2022 and 2023 in a first phase, and edit financial report (i.e. including IFRS notes).
    • With the help of partners, design (materialized by a control matrix) and implement internal controls related to financial statements (ICFR = Internal Controls over Financial Reporting) in view of complying with regulation.
  • Cross-sectional tasks:
    • Ensure proper filing of the documents on the shared drive and improve structure of the drive if needed.
    • Provide assistance to Senior Finance Manager and CFO (i.e. specific requests…)
    • Provide support and training when necessary to the Accounting team.
    • Perform required internal controls related to the function.

Profile

  • You have at least 3 years’ experience in audit and/or in controlling.
  • You are fluent in French and have a good level in English.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Rigorous, organized, pragmatic & ability to synthetize information.
  • Resilient, stress resistant, autonomous & flexible.
  • Team spirit & excellent communication skills.

Offer

  • An important position within a high potential innovative and young biotech company.
  • The opportunity to work in a human-sized, collaborative and respectful environment.
  • A permanent contract with an attractive compensation package in line with the responsibilities of the position and your experience.

Your application and related information will remain strictly confidential.

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