Description de fonction

Accounting Manager (M/F/X)

La société

Since its creation more than 50 years ago, the Sodexo group has been the world leader in quality of life services.

At Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, we’ve made our mark on the world by helping clients give their employees personalized experiences, every day. Our benefit platforms and payment solutions are already used by 440,000 clients and 36 million of their employees in 32 countries.

At Sodexo Benefits & Rewards Services, we are proud of our commitments to environmental sustainability, our focus on employment equity and diversity, our new ways of working independently and flexibility for the well-being of our talents. Joining us means evolving in a collaborative, innovative environment, in which each employee is recognized and receives the support they need for their development. We firmly believe that the quality of life of our clients and service consumers begins with our own people. Consequently, your wellbeing at work is one of our priorities.

Working with us is an opportunity to impact the future of employee experience and, ultimately, the world around us. But it’s also your chance to make an impact every day, putting a part of yourself into exciting digital products and touching the lives of millions of consumers.

We’re a global, multicultural business where every contribution counts and every day is a chance to inspire others and take inspiration from your colleagues.

We’re accelerating our growth on a global scale, combining the reach and stability of Sodexo with our unique position as an incubator of innovation. As part of the team, you’ll help us continue that growth and our landmark digital transformation.

Now, we’re inventing entirely new ways to influence and enrich the lives of employees worldwide.


The Accounting department is composed of 3 main segments: supplier, customer and general accounting. It is composed of 11 collaborators including 2 supervisors and a credit controller.

The main mission of the Accounting department is to ensure the recognition of financial flows and to produce the mandatory accounting documents: balance sheet, income statement, appendices. The recognition of flows concerns: - incoming flows: invoices for purchases and overheads, - outgoing flows: customer invoicing, - treasury operations. The Accounting department also manages clients and suppliers by monitoring payments, reminders and disputes. Relations with banks and tax departments are also the responsibility of the Accounting department. In addition, it initiates various internal process improvement projects.

The Accounting Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer and manages the tax and accounting aspects of the legal entities of Sodexo Benefits&Rewards in Belgium and Luxembourg. He/she is therefore in particular responsible for the maintenance of the global accounting, in a reliable manner and on time, manages the accounting team, validates the accounting impact of the organization’s various development projects and is responsible for consolidation and taxation. He also guarantees the smooth running of the Credit Collection. He/she is a force of proposal and initiates many process improvement projects by relying on digitalization and new tools to bring added value.

Coordination and control of the proper accounting of the various Belgian and Luxembourg legal entities:

  • Closures made within the deadlines provided by the group, with analysis and validation of the entries
  • Identification and resolution of accounting issues
  • Implementation and monitoring of the controls provided for in the clear framework (Sox)
  • Compliance with IFRS accounting rules
  • Compliance and statutory accounts

Supervision of the Credit Collection department.

People Management: Manage, motivate and empower teams through effective and open communication, a manager coach attitude, regular feedback and give meaning, in order to contribute to the well-being and satisfaction of employees, customer satisfaction and business results.

  • Contributes to the recruitment process to attract and retain top talent
  • Manages, coaches, motivates, engages and regularly monitors employee performance to ensure KPIs and individual goals are met
  • Through training and coaching, ensures employees have the necessary knowledge, skills, attitude and independence
  • Participates in talent management and prepares succession plans for their teams
  • Holds regular follow-up meetings to assess team performance and progress against business objectives
  • Values company values through active participation in corporate initiatives
  • Complies with all company policies, procedures, legal framework

Responsible for the reliability of data from different accounting systems (SAP FI – CO – MM – HR) and operational systems (Bird, Viper & Phoenix)

  • Strengthen the accounting department’s ownership of the accounting and financial functions of the Bird/Viper/Phoenix systems
  • Accounting and financial validation of all developments/modifications of functionalities, cheque interfaces or new services in collaboration with IT departments, sales development and customer service
  • Involvement in the accounting and financial functions of the Bird/Viper/Phoenix systems
  • Ensure reconciliation between Bird/Viper/Phoenix and ERP (SAP) systems

Supervision of the integration of accounting data in the group consolidation system (Hyperion)

Responsible for tax aspects

  • Preparation of tax returns;
  • Monitoring of tax files (controls, etc.)
  • RDI projects
  • and other taxes

Follow-up and optimisation of financial and accounting processes
External and internal auditors’ preferred contact


  • Bachelor in Accounting or Master in Economics
  • Minimum 10-15 years accounting experience including successful team management experience (approx. 10 people)
  • Excellent accounting skills (very good knowledge, interest in following developments in standards and implementing them)
  • Technical system skills including SAP (FI/CO, MM) and Excel skills
  • Ability to manage large volume of data
  • Knowledge of IFRS/ TVA/ ISOC and experience in consolidation or with Sarbanes-Oxley are valuable assets.
  • Excellent ability to use, understand and optimize information technology
  • Positive and constructive attitude
  • Excellent ability to collaborate with other departments, dialogue and communicate with non-financial individuals
  • Ability to analyze, think, organize, persevere
  • Great attention to detail and precision
  • Proactivity and force of proposal
  • Open to change
  • Pragmatic
  • Ability to manage pressure
  • Knowledge of SAP and Hyperion is an advantage.

At Sodexo we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


  • You have a good level of spoken and written French, Dutch and English


  • When you start your job, you will receive adequate onboarding and training which will allow you to have a good command of Sodexo products and related procedures.
  • We offer you a training course with real opportunities for development both within the team and within the company.
  • A full-time contract
  • A competitive salary with numerous extra-legal benefits.
  • A pleasant work environment in a dynamic and inspiring company.

Quality of life at work:

  • A work-life balance with possibility for home office
  • A concierge service that offers various services: dry cleaning, ironing, shoe repair, purchase of gifts, etc.
  • A wide choice of sustainable and delicious meals in our company restaurant
  • A variety of sports (badminton, mini football, basketball, meditation and yoga)

  • Publiée le:mer. 26 avril 2023
  • Lieu: Bussels/telework (hybride)

Sodexo - Benefits and Rewards Services

Pleinlaan 15 Boulevard de la Plaine
1050 Brussels


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