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Junior Accountant



Accounting & Finance
Ghent, Belgium
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

At Lighthouse (formerly OTA Insight), we’re on a mission to reimagine commercial strategy for the hospitality industry. Our commercial platform simplifies data, transforming complexity into confidence with actionable market insights, business intelligence, and pricing tools that maximize revenue.

We successfully raised 80 million in series of B funding, we welcomed four companies to our organization and want to grow over 100 million in ARR in 2024. With more than 560 teammates illuminating the way, representing 34 nationalities living in 35 different countries of which 175 in Belgium alone, we are a fun, collaborative and committed team that works hard to achieve amazing results. Ready to take off and join this rocketship in revolutionizing the hospitality sector? 🚀

What will you do

The Junior Accountant plays a vital role in supporting the accurate maintenance of statutory and management accounts for our entities in Belgium and international locations. This position involves assisting the accounting team in various financial activities, contributing to the overall financial accuracy and compliance

Where will you have impact:

  • Daily Accounting Tasks: Handle day-to-day tasks including booking invoices and bank statements accurately and promptly.
  • Accounts Management: Update accounts payable and accounts receivable records and conduct reconciliations to ensure accuracy.
  • Financial Statement Preparation: Assist in processing balance sheets, income statements, and other financial statements in alignment with legal and company financial guidelines.
  • Monthly/Yearly Closings: Collaborate with senior accountants to prepare monthly/yearly closings, including general ledger entries, accruals, amortisations, depreciations, and provisions.
  • Accounting Projects: Provide support for various accounting projects and initiatives as needed.

About our team:

Our dynamic team is a blend of junior and senior accountants working together to ensure the financial accuracy and compliance of our entities both locally and internationally. Our junior accountants play a crucial role in supporting the seamless maintenance of statutory and management accounts. Together, we tackle various accounting projects and initiatives, fostering a collaborative environment where both junior and senior accountants can grow and thrive.

Who you are:

  • Educational Background: Graduate or Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field or equivalent through experience.
  • Detail Orientation: Possess strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy in financial records and reporting.
  • Team Collaboration: Ability to work effectively within a team, contributing to a cooperative work environment.
  • Pressure Handling: Demonstrated capability to work under pressure and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Flexibility: Willingness to adapt to changing tasks and priorities in a dynamic work environment.
  • Strong proficiency in financial software and tools, including Excel.
  • Familiarity with accounting principles and practices.
  • Excellent communication skills for effective collaboration and reporting.
  • Fluent in English and Dutch, both written and spoken, any other language used within our company network is a plus.
  • Ability to set goals, conduct thorough analysis, foster collaboration with passion, and consistently communicate effectively

What’s in it for you:

  • A flexible working environment where you can work from home or, if you live nearby, at one of our seven offices around the world
  • Unlimited time off: we believe in providing our employees with the flexibility and autonomy to manage their work-life balance effectively
  • A motivation to deliver your best work as we have built a high-bar and very talented team of individuals that are friendly, creative, open-minded, and passionate about what they do
  • Workshops and frameworks that help employees realise their full career potential
  • A mandate to operationalize and democratise research through tools, training, and processes
  • The opportunity to shape the products that more than 85,000 users rely on worldwide
  • Extensive health insurance packages for you and your dependents prioritising our employees' holistic well-being and healthcare needs
  • Private pension funding through group insurance
  • A compensation that values your work and which we will proactively keep competitive
  • A referral bonus scheme when you bring new talent to our #bestteamever!

Thank you for considering a career with Lighthouse. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace that values equal opportunity for all. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability. Our commitment to equality is not just a policy; it's part of our culture.

If you share our passion for innovation and teamwork, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of the hospitality industry. At Lighthouse, our guiding light is to be an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage individuals from all walks of life to apply.

We value the unique perspective and talents that you bring, and we're excited to see how your light can shine within our team. We can't wait to meet you and explore how we can grow and succeed together, illuminating the path towards a brighter future for the industry.