We are hiring a jr accountant


About VKI

The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI) has been founded in 1956 by Theodore von Karman as an international center for the study of fluid dynamics. What began as an experiment in international post-graduate training, has developed into a widely recognized center of excellence in fluid dynamics, combining education and research into “training in research through research” in a truly international and intercultural environment. In this respect the Institute occupies today a unique place in between the academic world and the industrial world.

The synergy between high level education and both fundamental and applied research creates knowledge and value to the benefit of students, researchers and a wide community of customers be it from industry (such as many companies from the space and aeronautic sector) or institutional research programs (such as ESA and the European Commission).

The von Karman Institute consists of a group, of close to 200 highly motivated and driven researchers, technicians, students and supporting staff members.

About this function

The Jr Accountant, in collaboration with the Accountant, creates the transactions in the accounting software in line with the legislation in order to create an accurate view on the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow and equity situation of the Institute.

The Jr Accountant is part of the accounting team (which is part of the Finance & Administration department) and reports to the Accountant. The Accountant will coach the Jr Accountant to gradually increase his/her responsibilities.


  • Registers all cash and non-cash transactions, especially the account payable process, by making use of the accounting software
  • Monitors the consistency of all accounts (incl. the cash boxes)
  • Preparation & registration of bank payments
  • Preparation & registration of the expense proofs of the credit-cards
  • Organizes payments of employees, grants, suppliers, social security and taxes
  • Verifies consistency between group insurance and hospitalization insurance invoices and related salary withholding
  • Collects customer payments and maintains the aging list
  • At a later stage, makes the adjustments to the accounts for the year and intermediate closing (depreciations, cash adjustment, stock valuation, advances to income conversion, revenue recognition…)
  • Creates the monthly VAT declarations including the listings of Intra-Community transactions


  • Level of knowledge: Bachelor in accounting (or equivalent by experience)
  • Fluency in 3 languages: Dutch (most documents are in Dutch), French, English
  • Analytical, flexible person, loves detailed work
  • Collaborative team member, teamwork is key
  • Good knowledge of the Belgian accounting standards
  • Knowledge of VAT legislation
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting is an advantage
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge
  • Knowledge of Sage Bob 50 accounting software & Isabel is an advantage


  • A competitive salary with extra-legal benefits
  • Flexible working hours
  • Being part of a research institute that is internationally recognized as one of the main players in its domain
  • Working closely with an international team of young and dynamic researchers


In the Brussels’ area @ Rhode-Saint-Genèse (Flemish-Brabant)


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