VP Finance

  • Finance
  • Antwerpen, Belgium

VP Finance

Job description

We are looking for a dynamic VP of Finance, someone who’s just as comfortable being hands on, as they are taking a higher-level strategic role and working across all areas of the business. The role is responsible for financial management, consolidated accounting, transfer pricing, compliance, pricing strategies, patent follow-up, subsidy, and treasury policies, with a constant focus on providing clarity to aid decisions that deliver business goals, in line with the company strategy.

Who we are?

We are a growing data science and behavioral change company that uses AI and machine learning for a better understanding of human behavior so we can deliver powerful, context relevant outcomes. We believe AI has the power to improve people’s lives, and we work with some of the biggest and most innovative companies in the world to make this a reality.

In order to do this, we are constantly looking for the brightest people who share our values of:

  1. CURIOSITY - You never stop asking - explore all possible angles - seek out different perspectives from those around you.
  2. OPENNESS - You have an open mind - listen to others - make yourself heard.
  3. GRIT - You will not be stopped. You are resourceful and relentless.
  4. INTEGRITY - You are trustworthy - can be counted on - take ownership of your actions.
  5. WEIRDNESS - You’re intrigued by what’s odd - embrace the eccentric - don’t take yourself too seriously.

Our team today counts over 60 highly skilled individuals and over 20 nationalities.

What would your role within Sentiance?

As VP of finance, you are responsible for the financial activities of Sentiance covering everything from payroll, to analyzing markets trends to maximize the company’s profits and growth plans. As part of the leadership team, your role is key in aiding the right strategic decisions. You will be based in our headquarter in Antwerp (Belgium), reporting to the CEO.

Your role will cover:

  • Ensuring the financial agenda is aligned with the business goals.
  • Acting as the financial advisor to the CEO and executive team for strategic decision making and planning.
  • Managing the company budgets and forecasts
  • You control day to day financial management activities in all entities
    • You oversee all sides of accounting operations, including payables, receivables, payroll, and tax preparation
    • You are responsible for the timely and accurate reporting of financial information to appropriate groups, including internal parties, fiscal & tax authorities, and any other external/internal stakeholders.
  • You ensure a smooth audit process by creating and maintaining internal controls that are accurate and reliable.
  • You help the teams be more successful by providing financial optimization in the different business cases.
  • You lead stakeholder and shareholder relations in a meticulous way that inspires confidence and trust.
  • You provide legal support to the various departments in contract reviews (sales, purchase, employment)

What we offer?

At Sentiance people come to have an impact and learn. You’ll be a part of an international team brought together by a culture of technical excellence, grit and integrity. You’ll find our compensation and rewards competitive.

An inspiring hybrid work environment with high caliber colleagues located in different time zones and an engaging culture focused on your growth and wellbeing.

Lastly, expect an agile and flat structure, flexibility, and openness for the curious.

If you need to relocate for this job, we offer Visa sponsorship and relocation support.


What are the qualities we deem as essential to be successful into the role?

  • You have at least 5 years of relevant financial experience.
  • You have hands-on experience in working in a small team.
  • You are an expert in Belgian GAAP and IFRS accounting.
  • You have been involved in strategic planning and scenario modelling, in an international context.
  • You demonstrate business savviness and proactivity.
  • You inspire confidence and trust in the ability to deliver good outcomes for the business.
  • You are a credible leader and comfortable partnering with C-level executives.
  • You are fluent in English & Dutch, culturally aware, and enjoy a diverse and international environment