AbbVie Assistant, Controller in Wavre, Belgium

Assistant, Controller

Belgium, Walloon Brabant, Wavre

1 additional location

Belgium, Walloon Brabant


Requisition #1808643

· This role touches following aspects of accounting/tax: Statutory accounts, Month end closing, Tax related topics, Monitoring and fixed assets control plus other ad hoc projects as required.

· Contribute to the optimal and efficient working of the Controlling department by driving accounting/tax processes with a strong attention to detail and deadlines in collaboration with the internal & external stakeholders.

Key interfaces


  • Controller

  • Finance Director

  • Assistants

  • FP&A Team

  • IBM - BPO

  • Finance Shared Service Team (FSS)

  • Administrative, Staff & Fleet Assistant


  • External Auditor

  • Public authorities


• Support Controller on:

• Actions with FSS (Finance Shared Services) & COE’s (Center of Excellence): closing reviews (account & B/S recommendations, pre/post-reports review/analysis, prepare adjusting entries: JE/B/S, …), analysing COE’s recommendations, treasury forecast, KPI’s reviews…

• Tax related tasks (Fiches “fiscales”, CIT, VAT reporting, TP agreements…)

• Prepare entity related planning & reporting requirements:

– Coordination with FSS, external big 4 & audit for statutory reporting;

– Internal planning & analysis, preparation for work-counsels when requested;

• Overall monitoring (incl. Quarterly OEC tests) and process improvement

• Administrating Intercompany transactions

• Communication & training new employees on financial processes;

• Fixed Asset local management

Required skills and competencies

· Integrity: emphasizes the corporate values of integrity and trust, internally as well as externally

· Adaptability: switches quickly from one task to another without losing efficiency

· Initiative, self-starter: sees easily opportunities and takes ownership of implementing adequate actions

· Innovation: explores alternative successful ways of working, processes and tools

· Strong commitment, willing to take ownership of problems & solve problems

· Dynamic, motivated team player with a hands-on and result oriented attitude

· Detail oriented, ability to show initiative and take responsibility

· Enhanced verbal and interpersonal communication skills

· Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment

· Time management skills

· Ambiguity tolerance


· BSc. in Finance & Accounting

· Knowledge of:

o Belgium accounting procedures

o Belgium fiscal laws mainly direct, indirect taxes and transfer pricing

o Internal controls methodologies

· Minimum 5 years of accounting experience

· Strong MS Office skills, knowledge of SAP is a plus

· Fluent in English, French, Dutch

Additional Information

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time