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GL Accountant

Do you have a passion for accuracy and a knack for problem-solving? Are you eager to contribute to the financial health of a thriving company where sustainability and circular economy are part of our DNA? If so, we encourage you to apply for the GL Accountant position at our growing organization!

The role

In this crucial role, you will play a key part in supporting our financial department by handling a diverse range of accounting tasks. You will ensure the accuracy and reliability of our financial information, contributing to informed decision-making across the organization. You will report directly to the Accounting Manager and collaborate closely with various departments.

Do you want to contribute to a workforce that is passionate about making a positive environmental impact? If you have a passion for numbers, attention to detail, and enjoy working in a dynamic environment, this role might be perfect for you.

As a GL Accountant, your primary responsibility will be the monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts. You will meticulously analyze and reconcile financial data to ensure alignment with our records, contributing to the overall integrity of our financial reporting.

In addition to balance sheet reconciliation, you will provide invaluable support during month-end closures.

Furthermore, you will be entrusted with the preparation, verification, and reconciliation of VAT returns and listings. Your proficiency in navigating the intricacies of VAT regulations across multiple jurisdictions, including BE, NL, and UK, will be essential in ensuring compliance and accuracy in our tax filings. Additionally, you will provide assistance and guidance on VAT-related inquiries.

Your role will extend to providing valuable support during audit processes. You will collaborate with internal and external auditors, offering insights and documentation to facilitate thorough audits and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements.

Handling invoices related to general expenses will be another aspect of your responsibilities. Moreover, you will manage payroll bookings for BE & UK.

As part of your role, you will oversee and manage insurance matters within the organization. This will involve maintaining up-to-date records, liaising with insurance providers, and ensuring adequate coverage to protect our assets and mitigate risks.

You will also serve as an ad hoc backup for colleagues, stepping in to assist with tasks such as processing bank and purchase journals as needed.

Furthermore, you will actively contribute to process improvements and automation initiatives within the finance department.

Great Place to Work

  • Diverse international environment

  • Career development opportunities

  • Circularity and sustainability

  • Social responsibility

  • Innovation and Technology

  • Continuous improvement

  • A pleasant workplace

  • Meaningful work

Skills & Requirements


You have a proven track record in financial accounting. Furthermore, you have excellent communication skills and a good understanding of accounting best practices. Moreover, you are a critical, pragmatic, and accurate team player, capable of aligning finance initiatives with organizational objectives.


  • You have a minimum of 5 years of working experience in general ledger accounting.
  • You are proficient in MS Office Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in SAP is desirable.
  • A solid understanding of corporate taxation principles for Belgium is required.
  • You have a thorough understanding of VAT regulations. Your expertise in this area will facilitate the accurate preparation, verification, and reconciliation of VAT returns, ensuring compliance across jurisdictions.
  • You have proficiency in Dutch and English, spoken and written.

Our offer
The position of GL Accountant at Euro Pool System offers you a lot of freedom and room for your own input. In addition to these elements, we also offer you:

  • A stimulating environment in a fast growing company
  • Challenging projects
  • A safe work environment where everybody has respect for one another
  • Great colleagues
  • A competitive salary with some great extralegal advantages (meal vouchers, group- & hospitalization insurance, …)

About the company

Euro Pool Group (EPG) consists of two divisions: Euro Pool System (EPS) and La Palette Rouge (LPR), each with their own expertise in the field of pooling packaging solutions. Together, we are the largest logistics service provider of reusable standard packaging in Europe.

By sharing the benefits of our reusable packaging solutions with our customers and stakeholders, we contribute to the transition towards a circular economy. Our essential role in the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain makes it a familiar sight in supermarkets and various retail outlets in Europe. With a strong focus on sustainability and IT developments, Euro Pool Group's circular supply chain solutions play a pivotal role in reducing environmental impact and creating a greener future for the industry.

Euro Pool System has approximately 800 employees and 71 service centers in 18 countries, we serve customers in 27 countries with supply chain solutions, handling c. 1.3 billion crate movements per year. Our annual net turnover in Europe is approximately €500 million. Visit our website www.europoolsystem.com for more information.

Together, we can shape a circular supply chain for a better future!

Euro Pool Group takes full responsibility for our actions and decisions. As part of our selection process, a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required upon acceptance of the job offer (costs will be reimbursed).

Let's shape a sustainable future together. Apply now!

We invite both internal and external applicants for this position, with internal candidates being given priority in case of equal suitability.

-We are founded in 1992.

-We introduced our iconic green reusable plastic crates (RPCs) in the 90's, which became a staple in the transportation and storage of fresh produce across Europe.

-In the mid-2000s, we implemented RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology to track and trace our RPCs more efficiently.

-In 2021 we started using the first recycled folding trays.

-We’ve got over 70 service centres all over Europe – you can find us in most countries. So, wherever you are in Europe, our efficient network has got you covered.

-Through new technologies and knowledge, we were able to lower our washing temperature in 2022 which resulted in significant reduction of between 47% and 52% in our gas consumption.

-In 2017 we agreed that we want to reduce our carbon footprint by 20% by 2025 by implementing several improvement projects.

Kathleen Weyn | Contact Person

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