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Inventory Accountant

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Brunswick Marine in EMEA is an affiliated company of Brunswick Corporation, one of America's longest-established businesses. Brunswick has drawn upon decades of experience to design, build and market world-class recreational products and is the market leader in the marine industry. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. Brunswick features the world’s premier nautical brands (Mercury, Attwood, Valiant, Quicksilver, Uttern, Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Bayliner, Lankhorst Taselaar, Besto…).. More information is available

With their EMEA headquarters in Petit-Rechain, Belgium, Brunswick Marine in EMEA consists of Mercury Marine and Brunswick’s Boat Group in EMEA.

Mercury Marine is a global leader in marine engines, parts and accessories with regional sales offices or independent distributors in every main boating market throughout Europe, CIS, Africa and the Middle-East serving more than 3,300 sales and service dealers representing the Mercury brand.

Mercury Marine also includes Lankhorst Taselaar which distributes more than 12,000 different products to water sports related companies such as water sports shops, shipyards, sailmakers etc. in the Benelux, Germany, England, Ireland, Spain and Denmark.

Brunswick Boat Group manufactures and markets a range of pleasure boats, Sport Boats, Sport Cruisers, Sport Yachts, and Yachts in EMEA, under the Uttern, Quicksilver, Sea Ray, Bayliner and Boston Whaler Brands.

Brunswick Marine in EMEA continually strives for improvement in customer service, providing boaters with the highest possible levels of enjoyment and satisfaction. The company is ISO 9001:2015 accredited.

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The Inventory Accountant ensures accuracy of inventory accounts and ensure global internal controls relating to inventory are operating effectively.


Ensures that the day-to-day accounting operations of entities under the Brunswick Marine in EMEA are in accordance with established Brunswick accounting policies.

Accountable for the timely and accurate completion of the following tasks:

  • Inventory reconciliations and follow-up of discrepancies
  • Timely investigation of inventory clearing accounts
  • Collaboration with other departments (Supply Chain, Customer Service, IT,…) to maintain clean inventory accounts and make sure proper actions are taken to resolve any discrepancies
  • Proper revenue recognition entries at each month-end
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • G/L entries
  • Review suspended vouchers relating to inventory
  • Ad hoc questions or reports (Internal or BC)

Is responsible for SOX controls relating to inventory including proper documentation:

  • Inventory reconciliation between all systems
  • Review Inventory Excess and Obsolescence reserve (judgmental)
  • Monthly review of Inventory adjustments
  • Manage the yearly consignment inventory confirmation process
  • Ensure Cycle Counts are performed according to established rules
  • Review Inventory Count process for finished goods

Provides direct assistance to the Company’s management in the following areas:

  • Participates in business process documentation validation, analysis and verification of internal controls, both financial and operational relating to inventory
  • Implementation of improvements mainly around inventory processes and controls

Supports Manager Accounting & Governance with preparation of documents relating to internal and external audits.

Provides relevant support to company’s projects to ensure financial requirements are taken into account based on Manager Accounting & Governance guidelines.


Accounting degree or 5 years postgraduate experience in accounting (preferable inventory related)

Experience in an International environment preferred with a proven ability to work in team

Strong knowledge of MS Excel

Fluent in English (both verbal and written)

Any other European language is an asset

Specific Job Skills:

Knowledge of US GAAP

Organization skills

Attention to detail

Excellent problem-solving skills




  • A competitive salary package in line with your experience & expertise
  • Extra-legal benefits such as health insurance and a performance-related bonus
  • The opportunity to work within a fast-growing international company leading in its sector
  • The possibility to fully develop your talents and to grow within your function
  • An easily accessible and friendly work place

  • Placed on:Tue 5 March 2019
  • Location: Petit-Rechain, Belgium

Brunswick Marine in EMEA Inc.

Parc Industriel de Petit-Rechain, Avenue Mercury 8
4800 Verviers

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