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Our client is a fast moving company who is looking for a right-hand of the CEO to increase its market share in Belgium and accelerate its presence in the Benelux and France through a combination of organic growth and further acquisitions. He/She will be spearheading the company through this exciting period of growth in Belgium and abroad.
As an active member of senior management and as a sparring partner to the regional businesses, he/she will actively steer the organization towards value growth in line with long term plan. 


Statutory / Management / Lender reporting
-    Ensure full transparency on the group's and entities’ financial performance; 
-    Monthly financial reporting (consolidated and entities): 
o    P&L
o    Balance sheet
o    Cash flow and liquidity
-    Financial and operational KPI reporting (group and entities)
-    Quarterly lender reporting (group)
Business Controlling / Budgeting 
-    Develop procedures and controls to support annual budgeting / long-term planning and strategies in an efficient manner;
-    Coordinate the budget- and long-term planning cycle (group, with input from entities);
-    Analyze budget variance and coordinate in-year LE re-forecasting;
-    Mobilize specific projects and business cases with the operational and management teams, to develop any insightful analyses; 
-    Taking the lead in short and mid-term budgeting, with a highly involved inside knowledge of the businesses needs and opportunities, and strategic insight in the long-term potential of the different Business Units; 
-    Assess, evaluate and control financial performance with regards to long-term operational goals and budgets; 
Liquidity & Financing Management
-    Develop monthly in-house cash flow consolidation and liquidity planning system; 
-    Manage financing commitments (as per SFA) in line with the business’ liquidity needs (incl. for acquisitions), and seek appropriate additional financing solutions where needed;
-    Guard the Group’s cash flow, ensuring strong control on working capital and capital expenditure;
-    Build a strong working relationship with investors and the financing parties
Strategic projects
-    Continuous improvement of financial and operational KPI reporting across the Group;
-    Further process, reporting and dashboard automation;
-    Sponsor and co-lead implementation of group ERP across all regional entities;
-    Ad-hoc cost & profitability management; 
Corporate Finance / M&A
-    Participate in Financial, Tax and Legal due diligence and support negotiations leading to acquisitions (together with Chairman, CEO and Rivean); 
-    Assess sources & uses for upcoming acquisitions, identify appropriate tax structuring, and coordinate appropriate financing;
-    Coordinate post-acquisition integration of financial and operational reporting (with integration manager and relevant regional entities), execute financial and legal structure;
People Management
-    Day-to-day management and people coaching of the regional Finance Managers in the local offices; 
-    Further development of Group Finance function and capabilities as the group grows;


Master degree in an economical/financial direction; 
Solid experience in M&A financed by Private Equity; 
Extensive financial knowledge: accounting, consolidation, management reporting, tax; 
A clear view on figures with an analytical and pragmatic mindset; 
Strong in budget control, margin analysis and margin monitoring; 
Able to implement management reporting and KPI’s fully automated; 
IT minded;
Can-do-mentality, both operational & strategic thinker, with a strong drive for improvement and process optimization. 
Outstanding leadership & management skills 
A strong backbone to challenge the CEO and the Board substantively
Language skills Dutch and English (French is added value)

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