BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Fin Ops COE Inventory Accountant in Erembodegem, Belgium

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Fin Ops COE General Accounting Team Leader operate within the Inventory team, a sub team of a financial cycle in the Finance Operations COE.

Execute accounting and financial activities in the Inventory area in order to maximize the effectiveness of services provided to Europe and EMA Countries.

Discuss process improvement recommendations with the Fin Ops COE General Accounting Team Leader, execute and follow-up on actions to improve internal controls and ensure adherence to policies & procedures.

Main responsibilities / Result areas

Day to day operational tasks

  • The execution of the financial services assigned to the Inventory team, in order to guarantee quality, efficiency, effectiveness and on time completion of the various tasks and process steps

  • Assure correctness, on time delivery and sign-off on Inventory operations

Details :

  • Aquilant, service partner for sales to customers (Weekly follow up)

  • Service contracts for maintaining and repairing products beyond warranty coverage (Weekly follow up)

  • Weekly follow up SN to be installed (instruments not yet installed) and YYY (outstanding customer returns) for items older than 3 months with Technical Service

  • Cost of sales reconciliation to detect and explain differences between LOTS (Inventory System) and SAP

  • Closing task; Service contracts, the calculation and posting of the revenue for the current month

  • Closing task; Error accounts should net to 0. Check if the movements from LOTS to SAP are correct, if not the incorrect movement has to be reposted to the correct balance sheet account.

  • Closing task; Calculate and post accruals for the goods which are still in transit

  • Closing task; Scrap products which will no longer be used for sale

  • Closing task; Inventory calculations to check which products are outdated (quarterly obsolete)

  • Blackline reconciliations of the GL accounts (comparison between LOTS and SAP)

  • Internal & external reporting (SOX, Audit)

  • Identify non standardized zones and work with team to improve efficiency

Training and development

Discuss with the Fin Ops COE General Accounting Team Leader the need for training and development.

Complete expected C2C courses.

Internal Controls / Quality assurance

Ensure internal & SOX controls are followed in order to guarantee completeness, correctness and security of key financial data and accounting transactions. Follow up on action plans, resulting from audits and/or SOX test results.

Process improvement

Discuss with the Fin Ops COE General Accounting Team Leader possible improvement, standardization opportunities and execute the agreed upon process changes within their own area in order to support a continuous increase in the efficiency of Inventory processes.

1. SLA follow-up and metrics reporting

Ensure SLA’s commitments are followed in order to support both COE and local entities in achieving the objectives of the SLA’s. Contribute directly to the following metrics for Inventory;

  • Clean error accounts

  • Closing activities

  • Compliancy


Participate in project teams to support the implementation of process improvements within their area of responsibility.

Country / Customer

Under the supervision of the Fin Ops COE General Accounting Team Leader ensure the correct inputs and outputs as mentioned by the service level agreements (SLA) are delivered.


Knowledge and selection requirements

  • Degree Standard Education (Accounting or Equivalent)

  • Knowledge of US GAAP / IFRS requirements is a plus

  • Fluency in English; each additional European language is a plus

  • Knowledge of SAP is a strong Plus.

  • Excel skills

  • Team spirit


  • Identification with the organization

The ability and willingness to co-ordinate his/her own actions with the priorities and objectives of the BD organization and to do so in harmony with personal views and maintain a conscious balance between work and private life

  • Planning & organizing – Action oriented

The ability to set objectives and goals and to achieve them by breaking down work into the process steps, by developing schedules and task/people assignments, by orchestrating multiple activities at once and by using resources (people, material, support) effectively and efficiently

  • Communication

The ability to formulate information, ideas and views and to communicate them in such a way that others can understand them

  • Co-operation

The ability to achieve a common goal as part of a team in which he/she creates strong morale and feeling of belonging, in a spirit of open dialogue and respect for the views and wishes of others

  • Customer orientation

The ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers, to gain their trust and respect, and to talk and act with the expectations, needs and requirements of the customers in mind

  • Problem analysis

The ability to analyze problems systematically, to ask good questions and to probe all fruitful sources for relevant additional information for the purpose of finding effective solutions and to interpret a problem/challenge in its wider context, looking beyond the obvious and not stopping at the first answers

Primary Work Location

BEL Erembodegem - Dorp 86

Additional Locations

Work Shift

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