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ECNL is hiring!

Project Assistant (Finance)

Terms of contract:           Full time, duration of 9 months
Location:                             Budapest, Hungary
Application deadline:      15 June, 2018

ECNL is looking to hire a  Project Assistant (Finance), based in Budapest, who will be tasked with supporting the financial functions of our projects and the organisation.

Major responsibilities:

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

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

More specifically the Project 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.


1. Education and Qualification:

  • 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.

2. Knowledge:

  • 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 is a must.

3. Skills and Experiences:

  • relevant finance experience (national or international NGO; knowledge of EU budgets and reporting is 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 supervision.

Please send your curriculum vitae, marked “Project Assistant” by 15th of June 2018 to: ECNL will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest. No phone calls, please.

You can download the announcement in print form here .