Accounting Officer

Entity:  Daikin Europe HQ
Job Category:  Finance and Accounting

Oostende, West Flanders, BE

Job Requisition ID:  139

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification, and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To date, Daikin EMEA has over 12 000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, and the UK. Our aim is to drive sustainable and effective solutions, sparking a good climate for the generations to come. And all this can only be achieved because of our People. 

The financial activities of Daikin companies in the EMEA area are organised by the Daikin Europe Co-ordination Centre N.V. (DECC). In an international context DECC is involved in all aspects of finance, accounting, credit control and projects of corporate and economic/financial nature.


The accounting team is 109 persons strong and carries the responsibility over the monthly, quarterly and yearly result determination of the EMEA headquarter (DENV), DECC & some of its affiliates as well as for the execution of the EMEA group consolidation and the reporting of consolidated results. Also the mentioned projects can require strong involvement of the accounting team.

Job content

  • You are responsible for closings of DENV, and DECC and some affiliates books according to the group standards (IFRS-J) as well as to the Belgian statutory rules.
  • You follow-up and monitor the operational accounting tasks happening in our DENV Shared Service Centre and assists the team when necessary.
  • You supervise the strict workflow in function of the deadlines and evaluate the existing systems and procedures in order to optimize the day to day operations.
  • Based on the internal control procedures (according to J-Sox rules), you ensure the correctness of the figures and procedures.
  • You work closely together with the auditors (internal and external); with the departments Finance, Corporate Planning and Manufacturing Planning.
  • You monitor the closing activities and operational accounting activities of the DENV Shared Service Centre.
  • You are part of a team that closely works together and support your colleagues in the accounting team in the consolidation activities on EMEA level. This can involve as well control activities, the consolidation process itself and the resulting reporting to our mother company.
  • From a headquarter perspective Yyou will be involved in a large variety of accounting related projects such as the implementation and/or change to DENV accounting systems (SAP, BW, …), the optimization, and harmonization and changes of the European reporting and valuation rules, changes in group structure, etc. and This requires intensive interaction with other headquarter departments and our affiliates within the EMEA area. will cooperate with the other departments/affiliates.



  • You have a Master degree, preferably in an economical/financial area.
  • You have 2-3-5 year relevant experience in a similar position or were employed in a big 4 company, preferably in an international context
  • You have strong analytical skills, can keep overview in all situations and think out-of-the-box.
  • You are eager to step into a varied accounting domain, Aas a team player who canyou take initiative, who isare eager to learn and work efficiently
  • You are flexible and communicative
  • You have an interest in IT systems
  • A good knowledge of IFRS and Belgian GAAP is recommended
  • Experience with SAP-FI and/or BW is an advantage
  • You are fluent in English. Knowledge of another European language is an asset.


Our offer

At Daikin you can count on a varied job, with an international market leader which encourages people to work together and develop. We can offer you a permanent contract. From the very beginning you can count on thorough training and intensive support. Your competitive salary is complemented by a package of extra-legal benefits.

We believe our employees are the beating heart of our company and that top-quality solutions are delivered by talented individuals in a good working environment. As a result, we live in a unique environment based on our people-centered approach, where we value each person's uniqueness and where we truly believe in people's unlimited potential.

We believe: Good climate starts with people.