Abigail and Kate met with GT Belgium.  17/1/23

External Audit – Senior s, Manager s & Senior Manager s all offices

      All except one Senior Manager must speak Dutch (or Afrikaans may cut it as below)

Previously they were open to Afrikaans-speaking (who would be willing to do Dutch course) candidates.  We placed Chante who said she understands most of what people are saying so you could try an Afrikaans speraker

There is a Senior role for a French speaker

Flexible in regards to experience, if have Audit Experience ok

Small or large firms

Qualification not needed

External audit is the biggest team in Belgium

Start asap

Like people with drive, and ambition, who takes ownership of projects. Every person is also required to take ownership and drive their progression and development (resources and training available).

You are in control of your progression and achievements.

Grant Thornton happy to sponsor candidates.. Visa can take anything between 3-6 months

Why GT Belgium

      Most of the roles are growth.  They have a low staff turnover. People stay a long time.

Very nice working culture. Do a lot for people.

Wide range of clients, most sectors

The firm p rovide s a lot of training

Young and dynamic atmosphere

Not a lot of hierarchy

Lots of big four join for a better work/life balance

International network

Flexible working – each team decides the min imum number of days in the office. In general it ‘ s very flexible.

Grant Thornton has an inclusive culture where everyone is included and welcomed.

Everyone has access to Partners, and Partners are generally quite involved (without micromanaging teams).

Great and clear career progression.

English becoming the main language in the business to include everyone.

They provide a lot of training.

2 round interview process:

1 x HR interview (test candidates on commitment, why move to Belgium/GT)

1 x hiring manager interview (technical and competency based questions)

Can move to offer within 3 weeks of starting the process.

Other

      they are flexible regarding salaries the market they know the market is tight

The extensive recruitment will continue.  Last year opened 90 positions.  Around 45 open position at the moment.

Terms signed  25% (monthly salary x 13.92).

Grant Thornton has 6 offices across Belgium ( (Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Turnhout, Tournai, Jumet).

240 staff across Belgium.

Clients include Financial Services and non-Financial Services (from SME’s up to multinational clients)

To be able to work in Belgium as non-EU resident a certain salary threshold must be met:

Walloon region: €47.175

Flemish region: €45.984 (or under 30y: €36.787,2)

S alary package:

Gross salary starting from senior: €2800/month (net: +/- €2050/month -> it’s a simulation since the taxation differs regarding the marital status, number of children, etc).

On top of the gross salary, we also offer some benefits in kind.

      Company car and fuel card

€324 monthly net allowance for senior level

Group insurance and hospitalization insurance (Alan health services & mind, see attachment)

Smartphone subscription

Laptop

Flexible working hours (hybrid working policy)

33,5 days of holiday (20 legal days, 12 recuperation days and 1,5 day of Grant Thornton holiday)

Hybrid working – 2/3 days in office/home.

Do you like to sink your teeth into challenging files? Doesn’t even the smallest risk escape your eagle eye? Then the position of Senior Auditor at Grant Thornton is exactly what you are looking for. Various customers – from SMEs to Belgian departments of multinationals – count on you to maintain the quality of their processes.

What does a Senior Auditor do at Grant Thornton?

      As a 

‘trusted advisor’

       you detect 

operational weaknesses

       among your customers and identify 

financial or accounting risks

       .

Within our  Audit & Assurance  department , you are involved in consolidated annual accounts, due diligence investigations, periodic financial reports and other audit tasks.

Operational tasks  , such as drawing up the audit program and recording control procedures, are also part of your duties .

As a senior employee, you mainly focus on  fascinating, but more complex files  .

You mainly  work with customers and therefore have a lot of personal contact.

Are you the Senior Auditor we are looking for?

      You obtained a 

bachelor’s degree in accountancy-taxation

       or a 

master’s degree with that specialization

       .

You have at least  two years of experience   in an audit function.

You express yourself excellently in  Dutch, French and English  .

You are  customer-oriented  and think  out of the box  : you proactively look for solutions tailored to the business reality of your customers.

You are  flexible  to move to our different offices and those of your customers.

In short, you promote our  CLEARR values  . CLEARR stands for collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect and responsibility.

what do you get from us?

Great colleagues and a great working atmosphere are of course not the only thing we have to offer. But also this:

      An 

attractive salary package

       with 

additional vacation days

       , a 

 company car

       , a 

telephone subscription

       , 

insurance

       , etc.

You can exchange your company car for a bicycle and/or extra wages.

You have  flexible working hours  and are also allowed to work from home. How and what do you discuss with your team and customers.

You get  the opportunity to develop yourself  at your own pace through:

At least  40 training hours per year  to update your professional knowledge and soft skills.

An educational working environment with a wide  variety of customers, sectors and themes  with which you come into contact.

multidisciplinary working environment  : enriching collaborations guaranteed!

Do you want to obtain additional  certificates  and/or  diplomas  ? Then you will receive our unconditional support during your learning process and possible internship.

Our  international network  that offers you perspective on many career opportunities. We work with more than 62,000 experts in 140 countries!

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