Senior Accountant, Accounts Payable, Cowboy – Brussels Metropolitan Area (BE)


About the job

Cowboy is growing rapidly as we launch our product internationally and scale the team in all areas. To support that growth, we’re looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual to join us as a Senior Accountant.

This is an excellent opportunity reporting into the Director of Finance, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Management of end-to-end Accounts Payable (AP) processes (procurement through to payment) for all Cowboy operations
  • Working in partnership with all Cowboy Departments to optimise procurement and payment processes to ensure efficient and well controlled operations, and to ensure Cowboy achieves value for money in all purchases
  • Establishing and enforcing appropriate policies and management controls relating to procurement and payment activity within Cowboy
  • Driving automation of existing manual AP processes to improve controls and productivity of AP processes
  • Optimisation of accounting and tax (VAT) treatments for all AP activities
  • Working closely with heads of other Finance teams including Tax, FP&A and ERP implementation

Initially the role involves a lot of hands-on tasks (listed below) but we are looking for someone to come in, understand our process, and then improve them where possible.


  • Performing day-to-day accounting operations to a high degree of accuracy and speed.
  • Upload AP invoices in the system
  • Processing accounts payable ensuring timeliness, the accuracy of information
  • Analyse and clear the AP vendor ledger
  • Make sure that the raw material invoices are correctly booked in line with the P2P process
  • Issue and book Manual credit notes in Odoo
  • Managing supplier’s & internal employee expenses
  • Ensure the travel and expenses policy is followed accurately
  • Ensure timely payment of invoices
  • Support month-end closing activities
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual audit
  • Ensure that accounting procedures comply with Belgian Gaap
  • Assist with accounting project
  • Handling ad-hoc requests as needed.

Who we are

In 2018, Cowboy introduced the most beautiful, simple, and connected electric bike for urban riders. With a vision to be the ideal mode of transport, Cowboy has transformed the electric bike to be a fully connected ecosystem that our riders experience every day. Over time, the cultural impact we imagine is one of creating the living city – urban environments that are more mindful of us and the way we want to move and more sustainable for all its inhabitants.

We are a disrupter in the market with ambitious goals, winning Red-Dot awards in 2018, 2019, and 2021. We enhance the riding experience by unifying intelligent technology, delightful design, and meticulous customer service. Our mission is to become the most desirable micro-mobility company in Europe & US by 2025.

In May 2021, Cowboy launched its fourth model, introducing a new frame with a wireless phone charging feature. Our bikes, on-demand test rides, and repair services are available in more than 10 European countries and our bikes are available across the U.S.A. In January 2022, Cowboy raised $80 Million of funding from international investors led by HCVC and Siam Capital with continued support from previous investors Index and Tiger Global in the Series C round.

A Cowboy is someone with the courage, despite their fears, to follow their own intuition and to move their own way. Courage is the human emotion shared among our riders and with us as a brand.

Who we are looking for:

  • Background in Accounting (degree and previous work experience)
  • Strong experience with Belgian GAAP
  • Proven experience improving finance processes, and automating manual tasks
  • In depth, expert level knowledge of Accounts Payable and understanding of the links into the wider finance function
  • Thorough understanding of VAT rules


  • Highly competitive salary
  • 30 days paid holiday
  • Health insurance
  • Cowboy bike for use throughout your contract.
  • Lunch stipend
  • Flexible work location (work from home possibilities)
  • Become one of the key employees of a fast-growing startup with an open, respectful, and fun company culture.
  • Have a real impact on the company’s growth and evolution
  • Work with people who love what they do every day

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