Lineas is the largest private rail freight operator in Europe offering premium rail products and total door-to-door logistics solutions. Our mission is to offer such superior rail products and services that customers shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. This allows them to improve their supply chain while decreasing their impact on mobility, climate and air pollution.

Senior RTR Accountant

Are you an experienced Record to Report Accountant? Do you want to help improve our general ledger processes?

Then maybe you are our new Senior Record to Report Accountant

At Lineas you can:

  • Work in an open and flexible environment where you can be yourself
  • Do things and put your ideas forward
  • Contribute to a better environment

Who are we? We are Lineas, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe. We convince companies to shift the transport of their goods from road to rail. Because that's much better for the climate and mobility. We make this Modal Shift a reality with the best train products and innovative services.

We, the FREIGHT FORCE, dedicate ourselves day after day to the freight transport of our customers. And to really make a difference!

Who are we looking for?

In the context of further professionalization of the Finance Operations Department, Lineas wants to hire an experienced Record-to-Report Senior Accountant that will bring additional quality to the GL team and will support the RTR Manager further on in the execution of the departmental activities and challenges. Beside the core tasks, a big focus will be laying on designing, describing and documenting General Ledger processes, actively participating in the Fast & Smart close project while putting a clear emphasis on data quality and on building effective internal control mechanisms. Outside of these challenges and while looking already ahead, Lineas has also the ambition to internationalize and to further integrate Finance activities within common and streamlined processes. Lineas has also the ambition to grow and develop further both, from an internal and external perspective. In all these challenges, the Senior RTR Accountant will play an important role in the implementation of processes and supporting tools in order to achieve and succeed in the companies and departmental objectives. In order to achieve all these requirements, Lineas wants to be ensured and supported by the most appropriate ERP system.

What are your duties?

Core tasks:

  • Managing the general accounting activities for local and/or foreign subsidiaries;
  • Preparing the monthly, quarterly and annual closing, financial statements and reports
  • Ensure and integrate correct financial flows for Assets form an end-to-end perspective
  • Maintain and reconcile accurately balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
  • Closely interact and collaborate with our business partners and Controlling department
  • Ensure excellent support to business providing the necessary insight in the monthly figures
  • Identification and implementation of process improvement solutions together with the business
  • Describe and document RTR accounting processes including defining and implementing enhanced internal controls
  • Perform and ensure month-end reviews and analyses with Business and Controlling
  • Perform, review and analyze accounting activities in order to ensure compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures of the company as well as statutory and IFRS regulations
  • Assist department management in completing and responding to audit questions
  • Provide necessary support in the further development of the Consolidation process

Specific tasks:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements to further streamline accounting activities, increase efficiency and shorten month-end close (actively participate in Smart & Fast Close project)
  • Actively participate in migration projects (internationalization) as well as implementation of process improvement initiatives
  • Participating in various projects like M&A, ERP system, …
  • Undertake ad hoc activities and analyses requested by management

What is your profile?

  • You hold a bachelor or master diploma, preferably in accountancy and tax;
  • You have at least 7 years of experience in general accounting and a wide knowledge of general accounting;
  • Knowledge of IFRS is a plus
  • You have robust analytical skills and are at ease with reporting tools (excel, BI and consolidation),
  • You have a strong affinity with ERP system(s);
  • You have a first experience in leading or assisting projects;
  • You have a pro-active attitude and self-confident but modest
  • You are a real problem solver with a ‘can-do’ mentality and positive attitude
  • You are precise and strictly organized, but also flexible and able to work towards a deadline;
  • You are a team worker, but also able to work autonomously
  • You have excellent communication skills
  • You are fluent in Dutch or French, witch a good knowledge of the other language and English;
  • You challenge the status quo and are oriented toward continuous improvement

Lineas stands for diversity. We believe that skills and talent are unrelated to gender, ethnicity, age, social background, sexual orientation, philosophical or religious beliefs, ...

What do we have to offer you? With us you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a fast growing and international company.

  • You will be part of a team of passionate colleagues who will make the Modal Shift a reality.
  • You will receive an attractive salary with attractive fringe benefits.
  • We give you a personal training and all the coaching you need to get started.
  • Afterwards, you will be given every opportunity to further develop your talents.
  • You are allowed to work autonomously and independent of time - even from home or on location when it suits you best.
  • You will end up in a young and energetic company. Things are moving fast here and a lot is always changing. That opens up permanent perspectives for your career.



Your application will be evaluated by the HR department of Lineas itself. For any additional feedback regarding your application, we kindly refer you to the Lineas HR department.


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