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ECNL is hiring!

Part-time Finance Assitant

The European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL) is currently seeking a  part-time Finance Assistant, who will be tasked with supporting the financial functions of the organisation in our office in Budapest.

Main duties and responsibilities:

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

  1. Supports the Finance and Operations Director with organisational financial management;
  2. Works closely with programme staff and is responsible for the delivery of accurate financial services;
  3. Assists in project finances;
  4. Provides administrative services.

More specifically the Finance Assistant will perform the following functions:

  • Support the smooth implementation of project accounting activities, including (but not limited to): 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;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • University Degree in Economics, Business or Public Administration;
  • Thorough 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: fluency in written and spoken English and Hungarian;
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant finance experience (preferably at national or international NGO; knowledge of EU budgets and reporting);
  • 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 supervision.

Please send your curriculum vitae in English, marked “Finance Assistant” by 6th of October 2017 to: We thank all individuals for their interest in ECNL; however, only short-listed candidates will be notified. No phone calls, please.

You can download the announcement in print form here .