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Dematic Chief Accountant in Zwijndrecht, Belgium

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain.

Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world.

Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

About KION

Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

To strengthen our organization we have an opportunity in our entity in Belgium (Zwijndrecht) for a Chief Accountant.

In your function, you are the right hand of the Director Finance and you lead the finance team with respect to accounting and closing. You are involved in the accountancy of the both the Belgian and Dutch entity in order to be able to show a correct accounting display of the reality at any given time.


  • You are responsible as key-user of the ERP-package. You are the person of contact for finance. When problems or questions occur you take the right actions so they can be structurally solved.

  • You assist the accountants with accountancy problems to ensure that the accountancy complies with statutory and other obligations.

  • You check the accuracy of data and journal entries in different accounts in order to ensure correct accounting

  • You guarantee the fiscal operations, to ensure respect for the legal accounting and tax rules

  • You are responsible for all reporting, both internally and externally

  • You assist the management, provide advice on the specific field and perform ad-hoc tasks in order to support the management with the realization of their objectives

  • You keep yourself updated on developments on the field of accountancy, in order to consolidate your credibility by offering a service that is continuity based on up to date knowledge

  • You manage your team consisting of professional employees and specialists

  • You have accountability for the performance and results of the accounting team

  • You adapt departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges, may recommend changes to department plans and operations

  • Your decisions and problem solving are guided by policies, procedures and department plan

  • You provide technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or (internal) customers


  • You have a bachelor degree in Finance/Accounting and experience in a similar role.

  • You speak fluent Dutch and English

  • You have a good experience in SAP

  • You have good people management skillsTaking up your responsibility doesn't scare you

  • You're an expert in Taxes


  • A innovative environment where you can develop your talents and competences

  • Collaborate with colleague’s fascinated by technology, innovation and automation

  • The opportunity to expand your horizon!

  • And, of course, an attractive remuneration package.

Requisition ID: 2018-6807

Job Time: Full-Time

Experience Level: Mid Level

Shift Schedule Display: Standard

External Company URL: http://www.dematic.com

Street: Baarbeek 1