Exteriors Benelux Cost Analyst


Kapelle-op-den-Bos, BE

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. We are an international leader in sustainable construction, driven by a passion for excellence, but it's our people that are our top priority. We connect, collaborate, and champion the well-being of our employees, forming partnerships and pioneering change in our ever-evolving industry.

At Etex, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities. Are you looking for a company where you can learn, grow & lead? Join us as Cost Analyst and be a part of the team that values excellence and innovation!

What You'll Do:

  • Month-End Closing: Assist in the month-end closing process using our main ERP system, SAP.
  • Reporting: Ensure timely and accurate financial and operational reporting aligned with the divisional calendar. Collaborate with plant management to provide insightful reporting, fostering a deeper understanding of business performance. Initiate projects to automate and streamline reporting processes.
  • Manage Indirect Plant Costs & Overheads: Handle periodic accruals, cost allocation, and provide support for forecasting.
  • Inventory: Ensure compliance with internal controls and coordinate inventory counting activities.
  • Periodic Standard Cost Price Updates: Support plant BP finance in completing periodic standard cost calculations and perform ad hoc cost price calculations throughout the year.
  • Master Data: Calculate costs for new articles, manage technical parameters in the ERP system (BOMs, routings, scrap levels).


What You'll Bring:

  • Master's degree in economics, finance, or business/industrial engineering.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in plant controlling.
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability, knowledge of corporate finance, and manufacturing costing principles.
  • Proficient in Dutch and English.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Analysis for Office, or other BI tools is highly appreciated.
  • Pragmatic, result-driven, analytical, accurate, and self-critical approach.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills to convey financial status to management.
  • Business acumen and intuition for proactive partnership with stakeholders.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt.
  • Team player with a constructive and positive approach in a multicultural environment.

The main place of employment will be at the Eternit NV plant in Kapelle-op-den-Bos, Belgium, with travelling to the site in Goor (NL)  on regular basis (around 20% of time per month).

Why join us?

  • We are named the world's #1 most trustworthy company in the construction sector by Newsweek and Statista in 2023! And one of the top companies to grow your carer in Belgium in 2023 according to LinkedIn!
  • Our culture – we connect & care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people.
  • Our ‘Road to Sustainability 2030’ is our plan to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and developing innovative solutions
  • We have a strong conviction that diversity of thinking helps us to deliver a strong and sustainable performance. It is also essential for us that everyone feels part of the team. In this spirit, we are committed to equal opportunities and zero tolerance towards discrimination
  • Flexibility: For us, hybrid and flexible working is all about trust, and we want you to be able to do your best work (depending on the role).