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Cost Analyst / Assistant Controller

The Cost Analyst supports and improves the operations reporting, costing process, budget/forecasting, and CAPEX process of Plant Mebane.  Additionally, the cost analyst will acquire an in-depth understanding of the cost accounting and process flows for the plant and will support the Plant Controller as a business partner to the Plant Management team. 
Biscoff marketing team at HQ in Lembeke, Belgium

Job description

  • Create weekly reporting and support creation of monthly reporting packages
  • Assist with the annual budget, forecasting, and standard setting processes; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data, with a complete understanding of all the risks and opportunities.
  • Understand variances to budget and prior year and identifying opportunities for cost reductions and improvements
  • Analysis of month-end results: P&L and Balance Sheet including variance analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of the month end results package for the Plant that is presented to Management Team at the plant and Corporate Finance
  • Perform validation of month-end financial controls and intercompany reconciliations
  • KPI Reporting, development and improvement
  • Monitor and work with Plant Controller and Plant Management on Continuous Improvement initiatives and track accordingly
  • Support Plant Controller as finance business partner to other departments (technical department, production team, etc.)
  • Ad hoc financial analysis of financial and operating metrics as needed
  • Assist with overall investment request process including validation of assumptions, preparation and submissions.


Education / Experience

•       Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, ideally with minimum 3 years of general accounting or finance experience

Specific Knowledge

•       Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Products like Excel and Power Point

•       Experience with ERP packages; SAP experience and SAP BI tools is a plus

•       Must be able to perform duties following all regulatory GMP/FSMA food hygiene practices


•       English, verbal and written

Personal Competences

•       Entrepreneurship and “hands on” mentality

•       Strong communication and collaborative skills

•       Accurate with an eye for detail

•       Continuous improvement mentality

•       Team spirit, Open Dialogue, Passion

Legal team in Lotus Café in Belgium

"Working at Lotus Bakeries feels like a privilege. A privilege to be part of a strong growing international organization, with a clear vision towards the future. Being able to contribute to this growth in one way or another is also what makes me proud. Proud to be part of the Lotus family."

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Evy Van den Brande

HR Manager


A compelling function with responsibilities, space for initiative and taking ownership, and the possibility to develop professionally and personally

A dynamic working atmosphere in a family business with clear international growth ambitions

A strong corporate culture of Team spirit, Open Dialogue and Passion, in which quality and professionalism are highly valued

A competitive salary, complemented by a comprehensive package of fringe benefits

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