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Vacancy for Accounting Officer at the ELI Secretariat

The European Law Institute (ELI) is an independent non-profit organisation established to initiate, conduct and facilitate research, make recommendations and provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development. Its Secretariat, which is located in Vienna and hosted by the University of Vienna, is currently looking for a part-time Accounting Officer to join the team.  

The Accounting Officer would execute the organisation’s bookkeeping, prepare financial reports and perform other related tasks. The contract would be limited to approximately 10 hours/week, and working hours would be flexible. An initial contract would be signed for 6 months, with the possibility of an extension. The salary corresponds to category IIIb of the University of Vienna Collective Agreement. If you are interested in the position, please apply online following this link, by no later than 20 June 2017. Should you have any questions, please send an email to secretariat@europeanlawinstitute.eu.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Secretary-General and the Treasurer of the ELI, the Accounting Officer will perform the following duties:

  • record daily accounting entries;
  • resolve any transactional issues and inquiries;
  • prepare and review payments within delegated limits and in compliance with established rules and procedures;
  • prepare budget and financial reports;
  • provide assistance in responses to external audit enquiries;
  • perform other duties as required.

 Necessary Qualifications

  • qualifications in the advertised field (e.g. accounting, business administration) or equivalent business experience;
  • familiarity with IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) and financial experiences;
  • ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor an assigned work plan to meet required deadlines;
  • knowledge of the general accounting software (including BMD, SAP, Quickbooks, Oracle);
  • advanced computer skills, including the use of standard office software for example Microsoft Office and in particular Excel;
  • ability to express ideas succinctly, both verbally and in writing; and
  • excellent commands of the English and German language.