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ECNL is hiring a Finance Assistant

This vacancy has been filled, thus we do not accept applications any more

The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) is a leading European resource and research center in the field of civil society law; it recently moved its headquarters to The Hague. Our mission is to promote an enabling legal and fiscal environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) in Europe and beyond. As a result, or our commitment, more than 50 progressive laws affecting CSOs around Europe have been adopted thus enabling people to join and form associations and to undertake activities freely and in a sustainable manner. ECNL engages with the UN, EU, and other global bodies to improve standards and policies to enhance the environment for CSOs.

ECNL is looking to hire a Finance Assistant, based in The Hague, who will be tasked with supporting the financial functions of the projects and the organisation.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Finance and Operations Director the Finance Assistant:

  • Works closely with the Programme Managers and is responsible for the delivery of accurate financial services;
  • Assists in project finances;
  • Supports the Finance and Operations Director with organisational financial management;
  • Provides administrative

More specifically the Finance Assistant will perform the following tasks:

  • Support the smooth implementation of project accounting activities including: timely and accurate bank reconciliations, budget formulation, controlling allocations, projected project expenses, monitoring expenditures according to the needs of the project;
  • Assist staff in contractual procedures with service providers and consultants, assist with procurement, as requested;
  • Review and provide support for sub-grantee financial management by checking and examining various project financial reports for accuracy and consistency against approved budgets;
  • Ensure that project work and financial transactions comply with applicable standards and policies;
  • Support the month-end financial closing processes by checking travel authorizations and reports, and compiling supporting documents for financial reports;
  • Help with maintaining the financial filing systems to ensure complete and organized accounting files;
  • Provide administrative support and collect necessary documentation for timely payments

Requirements:

  • University Degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration is an advantage, or 3-5 year of work experience as a Finance Assistant, Finance Officer or similar role
  • Understanding of financial administrative issues;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages;
  • Languages: Dutch and English.
  • Relevant finance experience (national or international NGO; knowledge of EU budgets and reporting) and knowledge of Exact accounting software are an advantage;
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy;
  • Good organisation and interpersonal skills, with ability to function in a multi-cultural environment, working under pressure of deadlines;
  • Capable of working with minimum

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send your motivation letter and CV in English to info@ecnl.org with the subject ‘Application Finance Assistant’ before August 10.