Junior Controller – Mechelen,BE

Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company with offices in Europe in Belgium (Mechelen), France (Romainville), the Netherlands (Leiden), Basel (Switzerland) and in US, (Boston).


We’re in the business of changing lives. In our quest to discover and develop life-improving medicines we go where no one has ever gone before.  In every challenge we face, we see new opportunities.  We want to challenge the impossible.  We need thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters.  Collaborative innovators and perseverant idealists. We need the best-in-class.  In other words, we need you.


We are looking for a Junior Controller – Mechelen,BE



Your role

You are the responsible control owner of key SOx controls related to the Group’s expenditure and monthly closing processes, and is part of the central controlling team monitoring all budgets of the Group facing high growth challenges. You provide support to the business and performs miscellaneous ad hoc analyses.


Your main accountabilities:


  • Responsible control owner for key Purchase-to-pay SOx controls
  • Guide and execute the budgeting and forecasting process for Shared Services (Facilities, IT…)
  • Responsible for the production of correct figures for various business budget owners
  • Assist in monthly reporting process (financial and FTE reporting with variance analyses and explanations)
  • Key role in preparing yearly budgets and forecasts
  • Performing miscellaneous ad hoc financial analyses
  • Monitor the financial performance of R&D division with the aim of ensuring the division achieves its objectives.



Who are you?

  • Master’s Degree in Finance with a minimum experience of 3-4 years in audit (level Senior Auditor)
  • Experience with international companies, good working knowledge of IFRS reporting, as well as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its requirements is a plus.
  • You will report to the director Controlling and will work closely with the Accounting team, Internal Control and Development Operations Project Coordinators.
  • You are a team player that can communicate fluently in English (both orally and in writing).

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. As ‘make-it-happener’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At Galapagos we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos : together we can make it happen…!