Process Owner "Record-to-Report"

Entity:  Daikin Europe HQ
Job Category:  Finance and Accounting

Oostende, West Flanders, BE

Job Requisition ID:  137

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. 

Daikin Europe is looking for a new colleague to support the Finance and Accounting team located at the European Headquarter in Ostend. As a Process Owner Record-to-Report (RtR), you will play a crucial role in our Shared Service governance structure.


You will be in charge of our groupwide RtR operations. This means you will monitor daily operations, supporting the Daikin network in securing the correct functioning of the RtR processes covered by the Shared Service Center (SSC), and assure compliance in the execution of the activities.


What you will be responsible for

  • Act as subject matter expert (SME) with an in-depth understanding of the Daikin processes
  • Monitor the evolution of the RtR-KPI’s, taking necessary actions to meet the related targets
  • Initiate and/or drive continuous improvements in the process, while establishing standardization throughout the SSC operations
  • SPOC for business units for any escalation related to the RtR-process
  • Interact intensively with the European process owners for “Procure-to-Pay” (PtP) and “Order-to-Cash” (OtC), the SSC transition manager, our affiliates’ local finance management and the SSC team leaders
  • Being involved in relocating operations from our affiliates to the SSC


What you will need

  • Master in Economics or similar by experience
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience
  • A deep insight in the accounting process and the closing process in companies with an international dimension
  • A good knowledge of SAP
  • An accessible personality and the ability to create a positive climate
  • Excellent organisational skills, and the ability to plan on short-, mid- and long term, while monitoring progress compared to the targeted result(s)
  • Hands-on, stress resistant, and being able to maintain control and overview in all circumstances, you focus on full compliance and securing operations


Our offer

At Daikin you can count on a job with a lot of variety, 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.