Accountant Accounts Payable, 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), Switzerland (Basel) and in the 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: The ‘make-it-happeners’.


For our site in Mechelen, Belgium we are looking for an Accountant Accounts Payable.


Scope of the job

You will report to the Accounts Payable Team lead and will provide support to the Head Quarters shared service Accounting team of Galapagos NV in Mechelen while respecting internal rules and policies in a SOX-compliant environment.


Your role:

  • Daily management of invoices in SAP VIM including follow up and troubleshooting
  • Achieve KPI goals defined in the area of Accounts Payable
  • Contribute to the quality of SOX controls and documentation requirements of the Accounting function
  • Intensive collaboration with stakeholders (Controlling, procurement, internal controls, suppliers…)
  • Perform any other ad hoc task as assigned
  • Support enhancements and introduce adjustments to the current P2P process, potentially support roll out of VIM in newly launched countries


Job requirements

Who are you?

  • A bachelor or master degree in finance/accounting with a minimum of 2 years on relevant experience
  • Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP4HANA and VIM, is an asset
  • Used to working with MS office, especially with Excel and Outlook
  • Fluent in English and Dutch (written & oral)
  • Can take ownership of given tasks
  • Eager to learn and possess a critical mind
  • Can work accurately and quickly, respecting deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast changing environment


What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast growing and amazing company. 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…!