Finance Officer | Transparency International EU
Application Closing Date - 14 Jan 2019
Job Start Date - 1 March 2019
Duration - indefinite
Pay Scale - see below
Location - Brussels, Belgium
Transparency International EU (TI EU) is an international non-profit organisation under Belgian law (AISBL) based in Brussels (Belgium). We work closely with Transparency International national chapters in over 100 countries worldwide and the International Secretariat (TI-S) based in Berlin.
As part of the global Transparency International movement, TI EU coordinates Transparency International’s advocacy toward the EU institutions. The mission of TI EU is to prevent corruption and promote integrity, transparency and accountability in EU institutions, policies and legislation. This will in turn enhance efforts at the national level to fight corruption and promote equality and access to justice for citizens.
TI EU is looking for a motivated individual with a background in accounting and office administration to join a busy office of 14 people as our finance coordinator. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, committed and dynamic team that is open to fresh thinking and good ideas. This is a junior position (Grade 2) initially but with scope for growth and development.
Main functions: Finance, administration, human resources
Starting date: 1 March 2019
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Salary: Grade 2 [TI-EU salary scale]: from 2.549,77 EUR to 3.871,63 EUR. We expect to make an appointment in the middle of the range, between 3.000 – 3.200 EUR, depending on qualifications and experience.
Reporting line: TI EU Director
- Timely and accurate execution of financial transactions
- Participation in project accounting process, including project budgeting amd financial reporting
- Participation in organizational financial reporting and management accounting
- Maintenance and development of internal procedures
- Liaison with external stakeholders (e.g. external accountants, HR and payroll companies in Belgium)
- Assistance with planning and budgeting processes
2. Office Administration
- Overseeing all aspects of the office’s administration and ensuring efficient processes are in place
3. Human Resources
- Monitoring and updating of Human Resources data
- Support to the recruitment process
- Contribute to staff induction
Knowledge, experience and skills:
- University degree, preferably in Accounting, Finance, Business Studies or a related field
- 2 years + of relevant practical experience in financial and business administration or related
- Excellent knowledge of English and French (written and spoken) is a requirement; other languages an asset
- Familiar with accounting software, such as MS NAV
- Knowledge of project accounting
- Strong organisational skills including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint
- Ability to work under pressure, manage competing priorities and maintain a professional approach
- Team-player, practical approach to problem solving and ability to work in a small team in a multi-cultural working environment
- A commitment to the values and goals of Transparency International
Applications should be submitted in English and include a CV and cover letter as one document. Applicants MUST complete the relevant form on the TI EU website http://transparency.eu/vacancy-finance-officer-2/ as well by 10:00 am CET Monday 14 January 2019.
The international fight against corruption needs your expertise, your skills and experience, and your passion for social justice.
From our secretariat in Berlin and in more than 100 national chapters, Transparency International seeks professionals and volunteers with exceptional talent and commitment to join our efforts and make a contribution to a better world.
Important documents and information
- Gender and diversity policy
- Relocation allowance policy
- Grades and salary bands
- Purchase and procurement summary guidelines
- VAT form for tenders
- Code of Conduct: 4.3.2. Staff Recruitment / Non-preferential Treatment of Family and Friends
"Appointments to all positions will be made on merit, regardless of gender; region; religion; disability; family status; sexual orientation, etc. We are committed to open, fair, and transparent appointment, recruitment, hiring, and procurement procedures and practice. Family members, and friends and organisations with which we or our families or friends are associated, will not be accorded preferential treatment. […] To manage potential conflicts of interest, we will disclose such connections with potential applicants or candidates of whom we are aware. We will recuse ourselves from any recruitment or contracting process where we have a conflict of interest. We will ask shortlisted candidates to declare such relations at Transparency International Secretariat or with the Board of Directors. We will not allow situations in which close family relatives or partners are in a direct reporting relationship to one another."