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Performance Expert - Cost Management

Date:  28-Jan-2023

Brussels, BE, 1040

Our company is quite a fascinating environment to work in, especially if you want to move forward. In fact, there are plenty of opportunities to seize for those who challenge the obvious and who want to make a difference. Degroof Petercam is a unique blend in many ways: we have different métiers under one roof. We have Belgian roots and we operate internationally. We’re independent and we have decision power. On top of that, we’re continuously in motion to deliver our clients the best possible services. You’ll be part of a company of experts who aim for nothing less than excellence. Our expertise is based on highly skilled & talented people who are passionate about what they do. At Degroof Petercam, you can do what you love, put your skills into practice and develop your talent. We value proximity, which allows you to collaborate closely with your team and to reap the rewards of your work.


Reporting to the Head of Cost Management, you will contribute to the operation and maintenance of the Cost Management model and system. You will participate in the budget, forecast & monitor of expenses (direct & indirect) for dedicated entities & business lines of the Degroof Petercam (DP) Group, thereby assisting the business units, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee in the decision making and the realization of their cost containment objectives.



Your Position

  • You help sourcing, enriching & centralizing the data required for the integrated Cost Management model at group level reflecting the entire organization, fully reconciled with consolidated accounts in order to establish a centralized and harmonized standard cost model across the group.  You will also play a key role in the calculation of the Transfer Pricing between the different entities of the Group;
  • As a business partner (mainly for IT), you will support and provide advice to the business unit, challenge them to continuously optimize cost levels, participate in review meetings and be a business partner for specific expenses reporting and analysis needs. In following the IT business unit, you will be a key witness of the Group digital transformation;
  • You follow up with Budget owners on cost actuals and trends. You assist and challenge Budget owners in the preparation of yearly expenses budget and quarterly forecasts;
  • You will be in charge of the external FTE reporting (monthly and ad hoc).

Your Profile

  • You hold a master’s degree in finance, Economics, Accounting or other equivalent;
  • You can look back upon at least 5-7 years of experience in performance management, in consulting in the financial sector environment;
  • You are a team player, agile and change resistant;
  • You have good technical skills database management, data queries and Microsoft excel;
  • You are fluent in one the two national language (FR or NL) with strong command of the second one. Excellent knowledge of English is required;
  • You have strong analytical skills and a critical mindset;
  • As good communicator, you have strong interpersonal skills and can translate figures into clear synthetic reporting and critical advice for internal and external stakeholders;
  • It is in your nature to continuously strive towards more efficiency and more quality and you communicate constructively on your ideas and suggestions;
  • You take initiative, are pro-active and can take impactful decisions.

Our offer

Degroof Petercam is big enough and small enough to matter since we are independent, operate internationally and have different métiers under one roof. 
Entrepreneurship is our DNA, expertise is our fuel. You will become part of a company with highly skilled, talented and passionate experts that aim for nothing less than excellence. 
The impact of our work goes beyond profit by looking at business from a broader perspective, challenging those who want to intellectually. In addition to our fascinating work environment, we also offer: 
o    Green mobility plan with a focus on flexibility and sustainability
o    A broad offer of learning & development programs including a Degroof Petercam Summer Academy for both professional and personal goals. 
o    An attractive and market conform compensation package 
o    Flexible working hours & teleworking 
o    An Employee Social Engagement Program 
o    Access to the same Private Banking Expertise as our clients

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