Accounts Payable Team Lead, 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 Accounts Payable Team Lead.


Scope of the job

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


Your role:

  • People management: hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating Accounts Payable team members
  • Daily management of SAP VIM and related KPI
  • Periodic reporting and analytics in the area of Accounts Payable
  • Support enhancements and introduce adjustments to the current P2P process, support roll out of VIM in new countries
  • Contribute to the quality of SOX controls and documentation requirements of the Accounting function
  • Intensive collaboration with stakeholders (Controlling, procurement, internal controls…)
  • Manage ad hoc related projects


Job requirements

Who are you?

  • A bachelor or master degree in finance with a minimum of 4 years on relevant experience
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English both speaking and writing (English being our corporate language)
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and customer oriented skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
  • Strong personal computer and business solutions software skills (Excel, PowerPoint, SAP S4HANA…)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interacting within the accounting team, with internal/external clients and upper management; hands on attitude and result oriented
  • 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…!