Junior Accountant


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Business Professionals


Brussels, Belgium

The role

Junior Accountant AP is responsible for processing invoices and expense claims in a timely and high-quality manner as defined by Service Level Agreements and Customer expectations, responds to assigned enquires, resolves open items with vendors and collaborates closely with the Finance team. 


  • Book all vendor invoices and expense claims and ask the necessary approvals in accordance with authorization and approval policies. Follow up on invoices not approved
  • You collect the receipts in order to book the Visa statements
  • Plan the work in line with the different deadlines
  • Follow up on supplier reminders
  • Follow up and clean all open items suppliers
  • Analyse the aging of suppliers and take action to pay the invoices in time 
  • Write and maintain process documentation
  • Perform all activities in line with agreed SLAs and KPIs
  • Seeking opportunities for process improvements and applying improvements. Assisting with other ad-hoc tasks assigned by the Head of Finance
  • Supporting colleagues on daily tasks and their own development
  • Communicating with Shared Service Centre on accounts payable issues, e.g. setting up suppliers in the system
  • Ensuring all relevant firm’s standards and guidelines are met

Essential skills and experience:

  • You have 3-4 years’ experience in Accounting (AP) in an international or/and fast paced environment
  • You have a solid knowledge of VAT in Belgium
  • You have an excellent knowledge of Excel 
  • You have good communication skills, both written and verbal, and are fluent in English (mandatory), French or Dutch
  • You are hands-on, hard-working, and motivated
  • You are a fast learner
  • You have good time management skills and a high level of accuracy
  • You are methodical, have a mature disposition and are stress resistant
  • You are a pro-active team player who can work independently and take ownership as necessary
  • You are highly organised and detail orientated

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Experience in SAP
  • Experience in a professional services firm

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.