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MS BEACH Trade Accountant


Brussels, BRU, BE


Job Title    Trade Analyst MS BEACH  
Country / Site    Belgium-Brussels


Job Purpose/Overview
The jobholder ensures the right accounting treatments and checks its correctness vs. agreements made with the customers. Additionally, he/she is actively involved in the coordination and execution during the implementations of visualfabriq, the new Trade Expenditure Management system. 
After the implementation, the jobholder is the Finance Key User and SPOC for Visualfabriq. He/she is also responsible for financial approval of BEACH cluster payments for Trade conditions in Visualfabriq. 


Key Responsibilities 

The jobholder performance checks of individual payment processes in Visualfabriq, when in doubt contacts the respective Key Accounter and asks for correction, and approves the payment:
•    Correct accounting
•    Correct Payer (MFS-text comment vs. inserted payer from key account)
•    Correct customer (setting in Visualfabriq vs. invoice)
•    Delivery date (date in Visualfabriq vs. invoice)
•    Amount (Visualfabriq entry vs. invoice)

On top, the jobholder has the following responsibilities:
•    Creation and analysis of A/R reportings (DSO, open deductions) for MS BEACH. 
•    Maintenance and input of invoice list discounts for MS BEACH in Atlas
•    Reduction of open deductions, e.g. by following up with Sales / Logistic
•    Ensuring correct profit center accounting at MFS (for x-segment postings like deposits, pre-payments)
•    Approval of financially relevant customer data changes in Fiori
•    Execution of ICE controls (Credit Limits)

•    Finance Key User and SPOC for Visualfabriq. This includes the testing of system updates, communication of system errors, contact person for finance-related end-user questions, training and ensuring compliance of Trade Term Policy to guarantee data conformity
•    Check of Trade conditions between various systems (Visualfabriq, Helios, SAP) and clarification of deviations. These can be caused by various payment types (credit memo, deductions, debit note, internal postings) that the jobholder needs to understand

Job Specifications/Qualifications

Education & Professional Qualifications    

  • Relevant qualification in Business Administration 
  • Knowledge / Experience    3-5 years relevant professional experience in Trade Accounting; 
  • Advanced know-how of Visualfabriq (or other Trade Expenditure Management system), SAP (especially FI and SD modules), MS Office Tools (especially MS Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Professional experience in Shared Services and Multi Legal Entities environment is an asset;
  • Working experience in Project Management, Process Design and Change Management; 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English language to maintain an effective communication with all stakeholders.  





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