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Group Finance Investment Accountant

Group Finance Investment Accountant

Athora Belgium (Generali)
Group Finance Investment Accountant
Your mission at Athora Belgium :

Working at Athora

We offer a fast-paced, dynamic work environment where our actions define us, more than any words or promises. We innovate to keep our business at the forefront of the market. People are at the heart of what we do, and we always value that humanity. We do what we do as well as we can because we are about improving lives, inside and outside our business. We offer a challenging position with a lot of learning opportunities in a friendly and growing organization and the unique chance to participate in the different stages of a Group project providing interactions with various stakeholders on international level. You will have a role with strategic impact that will shape the future of our company.

Executive Summary

•Role Title: Financial Accountant with Investment Accounting experience

•Reporting to: Senior Director Investment, Finance Strategy & Implementation

•Matrix reporting: Belgium CFO

•Team: Group Finance - Investment Reporting

•Location: Belgium - Brussels

•Travel: This role will require up to 20% travel within Europe


As Financial Accountant, you will play a key role in the implementation of the financial accounting systems (Simcorp and interfaces to SAP S4/Hana and other downstream systems) for Athora Belgium and Athora Group. After intensive training, you will actively participate in both Business as usual supporting the local Belgium Finance and integral to change management across the Athora Group:

1.Business as usual (BAU) responsibilities include being the business partner to the Belgium Finance team supporting the Group Investment system (SimCorp). Business Partner responsibilities include managing all the Local Finance to Group interaction on both BAU and projects.

2.Key member of the Group Investment Accounting Team supporting/contributing to Belgium Investment operations, while also engaging on the on-going development of the Athora Group investment operating model.

3.Change Management, key member and leader on selected Group and Belgian specific projects such as all Belgium GAAP changes, Belgium IFRS accounting as well as key involvement in Group IFRS, Solvency II and other required investment accounting basis.

4.Investment Accounting subject matter expect (SME) for Belgium GAAP and depending on background, qualification and/or relevant experience other Group wide responsibilities.

5.SimCorp project, key responsibilities for Belgium requirements, plan, functional specification, migration, test plan, testing and all other related activities which contribute to the success of the project

After the migration, you will be part of the Athora competence center and be the point of contact for group users regarding all functional specificities of the systems. As a reference person, you will support the users in terms of building, maintaining and documenting the knowledge of both tools. You will answer the final user’s questions, solve operational incidents, manage internal users’ requirements and train them. You will be also involved in the set-up, validation and testing of new releases.

Candidate profile searched:

•You have an Accounting qualification, a Master or Bachelor degree in Economics, Accounting Finance, or Mathematics

•You have at least 5 years experience as an investment accountant within the financial sector (bank , insurer, asset manager or software provider)

•You ideally have a background in investment accounting (Belgian Gaap and IFRS Gaap), a strong interest in financial markets and technology

•Knowledge of hedge accounting is a plus

•You have strong analytical skills and you are operations minded

•You are quick learner and able to train and share knowledge

•You have good communication and presentation skills

•You can work in team as well as autonomously

•You can easily adapt to change

•You are able to deal with challenges and deadlines

•You are solutions oriented

•You are fluent in English both spoken and written and in French