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.

GL Accountant - class 7

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?

The GL Accountant ensures that the monthly, quarterly and annual close are completed in the most effective way. He continuously improves the Finance and Business processes and therefore works closely with the Business Partners and Controlling. He ensures that all processes are well described and documented, and implements adequate internal controls which are crucial to guarantee a high quality level of the figures. The GL Accountant provides accurate information and valid comments about the content of the general ledger accounts and in case of deviations. He will also participate in different Finance projects.

What are your duties?

Financial control

  • Managing the general accounting activities for local and/or foreign subsidiaries;
  • Ensure and integrate correct financial flows form an end-to-end perspective
  • Monitor and control if the applicable accounting rules are applied (eg. valuation rules, revenue recognition,…) and keeping them documented and up-to-date
  • Systematic application of coherence checks, e.g. by comparison with other relevant ones accounting periods, and / or evolution of operational data (e.g. FTEs, volumes, ...)
  • Ensuring a well-documented and qualitatively substantiated reconciliation process of the balance sheet accounts
  • Closely interact with collaborate with the Business partners and Controlling department
  • Ensure excellent support to business providing the necessary insights in the monthly figures
  • Identification and implementation of process improvement solutions together with the business
  • Define, 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 analyse accounting activities in order to ensure compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures of the company as well as statutory and IFRS regulations
  • Assist in the completion of various tasks during audits (year-end, soft close, process audit, due diligence,…)


  • Prepare and deliver the monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reports and provide adequate comments on account variations and account balances
  • Drawing up annual accounts
  • Preparation of legal obligations (annual reports, BNB surveys,...)
  • Provide input for fiscal obligations (VAT, corporate taxes, ...)
  • Assist in continuous improvement of an efficient reporting landscape
  • Provide the necessary support in the further development of the Consolidation process


  • Autonomously ensure that the financial figures are accurate and complete by executing all the necessary postings at end-of-period (e.g. accruals for costs not yet received and revenues, deferred charges and receipts, revenue recognition, salary provisions, depreciations,…).
  • Maintain and reconcile accurately balance sheet accounts on a monthly/quarterly basis
  • Intercompany reconciliations in close collaboration with the sub-ledgers


  • Identify and propose opportunities for process improvements to further streamline accounting activities, increase efficiency and shorten month-end close (actively participate in Smart & Fast Close project, simplification of the group structure, simplification of the chart of accounts, implementing IT-tools, …)
  • Actively participate in migration projects (internationalization) as well as executing the implementation of process improvement initiatives
  • Participating in various projects like M&A, ERP system, etc.

What is your profile?

  • You have minimum 5 years of experience in General Accounting within a large company or fiduciary
  • You have a bachelor degree in Accounting & Tax
  • You have excellent knowledge of accounting processes
  • Experience in the participation and implementation of Finance Projects is a plus
  • You have experience with statutory reporting, tax (VAT and Company Tax), consolidated reporting. Experience with IFRS is a plus
  • You have experience with SAP/Navision, MS Office and reporting tools
  • Your fluent in Dutch or French with a good knowledge of the other language and English

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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