Accounting and Compliance Lead


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Business Professionals


Brussels, Belgium

The role

We are looking for an Accounting & Compliance Lead to support the Head of Finance – Belgium.

In this role, you will work closely with the Head of Finance to ensure that the country’s financial statements and compliance aspects are covered.

DLA Piper are embarking on one of the most important transformation programmes that the firm has ever undertaken. We will significantly change how we operate across our International business and the impacts will be far-reaching. Over the next 2-3 years we will re-think and streamline current processes; implement world class technology (SAP HANA; SuccessFactors; Service Now); deliver enhanced levels of customer service across our international business – both internally and to our clients.

As Accounting & Compliance Lead for Belgium, you will have ample opportunity to contribute to this transformation programme for the region.


  • You ensure timely and accurate registration and posting of the profit and loss accounts and the reconciliations of balance sheet accounts.
  • You ensure a timely and qualitative monthly, quarterly, yearly closing.
  • You are responsible for all people related costs.
  • You solve accountancy issues and provide advice to the team.
  • You draft and monitor all internal compliance declarations.
  • You draft and monitor all declarations (surveys, VAT declarations, corporate income tax, fee statements).
  • You follow-up and deliver compliant financial statements and related documents.
  • You coordinate and organize the activities on AP, GL, Treasury, Compliancy and Taxes.
  • You coordinate and organize the different activities of the department according to the priorities and competencies of each and according to the needs of the firm.
  • You advice and align with internal and external expert colleagues on taxes, risk and treasury.
  • Assisting with ad-hoc tasks assigned by the Head of Finance.
  • Be the go-to person for thorough understanding of business drivers and impact on the accounting side of financial performance.
  • Collect and identify operational metrics across the company and can convert this into meaningful information.
  • You propose, set up and follow up on accountancy procedures and lead improvement projects, including the creation of standard/ad-hoc reports, to ensure that the best possible financial services are guaranteed together with the Head of Finance and all finance colleagues.


  • You have a master’s degree in business management or finance, and you have 2 to 5 years relevant experience in a similar role.
  • You master English and either Dutch or French, spoken and written.
  • You have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • You are proactive by nature, a critical thinker and willing to learn fast and take up new challenges.
  • Strong change management understanding and support policy change across an interntional firm.
  • You have strong analytical, and data gathering skills and can translate this information into meaningful input for various audiences.
  • Ability to identify areas of process improvement and suggest potential solutions.
  • Able to handle multiple priorities, working  to sometimes conflicting timescales in a fast-paced and challenging environment whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Able to build trust to develop effective relationships, internally and externally.
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills demonstrating an ability to communicate key information accurately and concisely at all levels being confident to drive the agenda. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to work autonomously whilst working inline with policy and still achieving departmental goals. 
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Suite, particulary Excel to assist with reporting requirements. 
  • Experience of providing support and training for team members.
  • Demonstrates a versatile and flexible approach that is essential at key financial points of the year.
  • Knowledge of SAP 4/Hana is a plus.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.