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The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) is looking to recruit an Accounting/Finance Assistant (CIP internship) to work closely with colleagues in Finance Team and to be a liaison between the Policy Units and the Finance Team. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter, eager to learn and contribute to the EEB’s work. The position will be a 6-month to up to one-year paid internship contract (convention d’immersion professionnelle) based in the EEB office in Brussels.

Accounting/Finance Assistant will support:

  • Accounts Officer with:
    • Posting AP and AR invoices in the new ERP System and the old ERP System (Financial Force and Winbooks respectively)
    • Invoice checking and validation
    • The payment process
  • Finance team with:
    • Development of new projects’ budgets
    • Grants financial management, monitoring and reporting (drafting projects financial reports, gathering and verifying supporting documents such as timesheets, salary slips, invoices, etc., verifying payments)
    • Ensuring compliance with donors’ financial rules, procedures and reporting deadlines
    • Project level audits and follow-up
    • EEB level budgeting, annual accounts and audit

Qualities and experiences required for post:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree or equivalent in commerce, finance or bookkeeping
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of MS Office (advanced Excel skills are an asset)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Prepared and able to work in a dynamic working environment
  • Capability to prioritise and work with several projects at the same time
  • Interest in working in an environmental organisation
  • Subscribes to the EEB’s values
  • Having at least one of the following qualities would be an asset:
    • Knowledge of French
    • Experience with audits

The EEB offers:

  • A 6-month up to one-year contract - “convention d’immersion professionnelle” - paid internship around 1.150€ net/month
  • An opportunity to learn more about functioning of a non-governmental organization and financial project management
  • An opportunity to work and develop your skills in a dynamic and quickly developing team
  • A stimulating, international work environment
  • An opportunity to work for a worthy cause

Application process:

The candidate should submit via email, in a single document, a CV and answers to all three following questions (not more than 200 words per question):

  • How could your education and experience contribute to the work of the Finance Team?
  • Why do you want to work for an international environmental NGO?
  • Please describe a situation where you had to deal with several projects (work, school or private life related) at the same time and how you managed the situation.

Please save the application as a pdf or doc file with the following file name: “Lastname.Firstname.Accounting&FinanceAssistant2022” and send it (i.e. CV and answers to the questions) to: before 31 July 2022. It is not necessary to include a cover letter.

In the email, please confirm that you have not been employed on a convention d’immersion professionnelle (CIP) contract in the past and that you are not currently enrolled in university.

Only applications that include both components (CV and questionnaire) and the above mentioned confirmation will be considered.

Place:During COVID-19 times, the EEB is following government recommendations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all its staff. As our contracts fall under Belgian law, the candidate must commit to being officially registered in Belgium and working most of the time from our office in Brussels. This currently entails structural teleworking scheme (with at least 1 day in the office per week depending on the position).

Deadline for Application: 31stJuly 2022

Interviews first round: 2nd week of August 2022

Proposed starting date: September 2022

The EEB is an equal-opportunities and family-friendly employer. We encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates.

Due to limited staff resources and numbers of CVs anticipated, only candidates selected for interviews will receive a reply.

Please read our recruitment privacy statement before applying:

Do not forget to mention that you found this job ad on the EURACTIV Jobsite!

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Deadline: 28-03-2024

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