Vacancy: Finance & HR Manager

Vacancy: Finance & HR Manager

Are you the reliable, structured, thorough person that will join our team, ensuring our accounts are up to date, project reporting is taken care of and internal organisation is running smoothly? You will be responsible for accounting and project reporting, HR policy, facility management (building, ICT, etc.) and regulatory compliance for SMEunited and Small Business Standards. The Finance & HR Manager reports to the Secretary General of SMEunited and the Director of SBS and has regular contacts with European Institutions, external accountant, bank, HR and IT service provider, landlord, etc.
Do you like to work accurately and are you very organised? Can you easily handle the most common MS Office applications and accounting software? Are you fluent in English, French and Dutch? Are you a socially skilled person ready to work in an international environment, do you have a flexible attitude and do you like to work in an independent way in a small team? Then we look forward to welcoming you in our team!


Overview of tasks

  • Manage and perform accounting & finance activities;
  • Perform financial planning, budgeting and reporting;
  • Manage all financial areas of projects;
  • Provide support in HR management;
  • Provide support in ICT and facility management;
  • Maintain contacts with the auditor, the external accountant, banks, the payroll office, the insurance company, the ICT providers, the landlord, European Commission & EFTA

Skills and competences

  • University degree in Accounting, Finance or similar degree;
  • Thorough knowledge of Belgian legislation in the field of accounting and HR;
  • Knowledge of and preferably experience with EU / EFTA funding and financing rules;
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills;
  • Preferably 5 years of relevant working experience as (internal) accountant or similar;
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word and Excel) and good IT skills;
  • Process-orientation with attention to detail and respect for timelines and deadlines;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team;
  • Organised, proactive, service-oriented and polyvalent;
  • Motivated to drive continuous improvement based on sound analysis;
  • Structured way of working, able to develop and implement procedures to increase efficiency,
  • Experience with working in an international environment;
  • Good knowledge of English, French and Dutch.



SMEunited offers a competitive salary package consisting of a monthly salary and several additional in-kind benefits. Attractive holiday scheme.

Flexibility and balance between work and private life are equally important.

How to apply: send a detailed CV and cover letter by e-mail to – referral “SBS / SMEunited Operations Manager” .

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will not be returned. The successful candidate will be required to start working as soon as possible.


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