As a Financial Controller at EMPWR, you will play a critical role in managing and optimizing the financial operations. Your primary focus will be on financial controlling, reporting, and spearheading ad hoc projects to ensure the financial health and stability of the organization.
Develop, implement, and maintain robust financial reporting (weekly, monthly,…) for management, providing insights and recommendations for strategic decision-making;
Prepare accurate and timely financial statements (both statutory and consolidated) for all legal entities in the group, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements for both Leadership Team as well as the Board of Directors;
Consolidate follow-up capex projects and translate into cash needs;
Monitor cash flow, budget variances, and financial performance metrics to proactively identify areas for improvement;
You collaborate on treasury management (monitor interest rate and currency risks, determine and implement an optimal finance & hedging strategy);
You are in close contact with banks and other financial institutions; reporting, answering questions, financing and timely repayment, insurances,...;
You participate in tax and transfer pricing projects;
Identify and implement internal controls to safeguard company assets and mitigate risks (bank authorisations, approvals, …);
Collaborate with department heads to gather relevant financial data for budgeting, forecasting, and performance analysis.
Ad hoc Projects
Lead and participate in special projects, such as process improvements, system implementations (SAP), due diligence & integrations;
Conduct financial analyses to support critical business decisions and initiatives;
Provide financial expertise and guidance on cross-functional projects, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
You obtained a Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or other related field;
You have relevant experience in BIG-4 audit, consulting or in the industry;
You are highly analytical with a flair for numbers and a good knowledge and understanding of financial topics;
You are IT minded and have a thorough knowledge of Excel, SAP knowledge is a plus;
You have excellent communication and presentation skills for reporting and cross-functional collaboration;
Excellent knowledge of Dutch and English are required. German and French are a plus;
You have a proven track record of successfully managing ad hoc projects within a dynamic business environment;
You have good problem solving & process thinking capacities;
You are hands-on & have a down-to-earth mentality;
Flexible for business travel (willingness to travel 10% of the time within Europe, US and Canada)
What do we offer?
An autonomous position with a broad range of responsibilities within an internationally strong-growing and dynamic company with an excellent reputation and a strong brand;
A vibrant and entrepreneurial environment with focus on growth, health and sustainability;
Motivating salary package and a number of fringe benefits in line with your added value;
Our office is easily accessible by bike, public transport & car. We are located in the Blue Towers in Ghent; close to the E17 and E40.
Belgium: why it's worth it to work with us
Raising the bar every day together
We are not about pre-defined career paths, hierarchical ladders, and bureaucratic conventions. We are a company for people who make their ideas happen from the meeting room to the market. Together. That’s EMPWR.
Innovation is exciting and at the heart of everything we do
By pushing the boundaries of science and technology, we are reshaping the future of healthy snacking. And you can be a part of it, at our HQ in Ghent where we translate ideas into prototypes and guide customers to their perfect product.
EMPWR is dynamic and fast-paced – are you?
We grow fast today and will grow even faster in the future. That's why we’re looking for people who want to speed up the pace of the market together with us. So, if you’re ready to grow into the best version of yourself... let’s go and push the throttle.
What I love most about EMPWR is how we always challenge the status quo. In the past, protein bars were perceived as chewy, hard, grainy, and overall unpleasant to eat. At EMPWR, we proved that a protein bar can be something delicious. We don’t just sit back and think that we cracked the code. Every day we are looking for ways to innovate and bring new concepts to the nutritional bar market.
Louise Delhaye - R&D, Ghent, Belgium
EMPWR is a company where I’m challenged to try new things every day. It’s unique to get the opportunity to learn so much, at such a fast pace. I am encouraged to take initiative and be pro-active, but I feel safe because I know EMPWR has my back when needed.
Emmelie Vercaemst - HR - Ghent, Belgium
Where we work
We’re on the 8th floor with a great view on the skyline. The Blue Towers are centrally located near Ghent and easily accessible by car and bike. In this vibrant area you won’t go hungry either. Besides our pantry of high-protein bars, there’s plenty of food stores and restaurants nearby.
Our headquarters has a well-equipped lab where our team makes prototypes that allow us to evaluate on the spot and push our innovations one step further. Always being this close to the product is an enormous advantage for the teams and fuels our passion for our product even further.
EMPWR Ghent has a young team and a vigorous vibe. We never waste an opportunity for fun, whether it’s a BBQ, a quiz, a drink or all three at the same time. If that sound like a place where you would fit in, you know where to find us.