Financial Analyst

EPO - European Patent Office

Financial Analyst

EPO - European Patent Office

Munich, Bayern, Germany

About the EPO

The European Patent Office

With almost 7 000 employees, the European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the largest public service institutions in Europe. Its headquarters are in Munich and it also has offices in Berlin, Brussels, The Hague and Vienna. The EPO was founded with the aim of strengthening co-operation on patents in Europe. Through the EPO's centralised patent granting procedure, inventors are able to obtain high-quality patent protection in up to 44 countries, covering a market of some 700 million people. The EPO is also the world's leading authority in patent information and patent searching.

In 2017, the EPO received over 165 000 patent applications and granted over 105 000 patents. Its free online patent database, Espacenet, contains more than 100 million technical documents from 100 countries, and its free neural machine translation service, Patent Translate, provides instant, high-quality translation in 32 languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Russian.

What we offer

  • intellectual challenges and empowerment through professional development;
  • the chance to work with inspiring people from various different cultures;
  • an excellent social package;
  • contributory medical-insurance and pension schemes;
  • relocation benefits and various allowances (e.g. household, dependants', childcare, education, expatriation, installation and rent allowance), depending on their personal circumstances.

Job group: 4
Grade: G7-G10 (net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy: EUR 5 521.05 to 7 818.81, depending on experience)
Duration of appointment: five years
Career path: Technical
Application deadline: 21.11.2018

Department (Management Reporting) is looking for a financial analyst to join its current team of five.

As one of three departments within the Directorate Financial Planning, Budget and Reporting, Management Reporting is responsible for measuring Office-wide financial performance, elaborating suitable cost information, improving cost awareness and training managers, as well as for the dynamic evolution of its reporting facilities and tools.

In the role of financial analyst, you will be the key link between the Principal Directorate (PD) Finance and the business units. You will be responsible for improving financial awareness among business unit managers to increase accountability, and for delivering business insights to PD Finance to improve the quality of financial outputs.

Your main responsibilities

  • Corporate reporting: delivering financial reports for the President and the supervisory bodies, e.g. the monthly report;
  • Supporting PD Finance in defining financial and operational KPIs with financial impacts and communicating these KPIs to the business units;
  • Management reporting: monitoring performance and enforcing KPIs by analysing and challenging results (e.g. plan vs. actual, financial targets and business targets with financial impacts;
  • Delivering input for PD Finance on reporting (e.g. accruals);
  • Helping the business units prepare their plans based on actuals.

What we expect from you

  • A university degree in finance or business administration;
  • At least five years of experience in management reporting, ideally in a large private organisation and/or international environment;
  • Ability to work analytically and conceptually, ability to prepare clear and comprehensive documents for management decisions;
  • Ability to apply different reporting standards such as IFRS and public accounting;
  • Strong communication skills, fostering transparency and clear understanding with the ability to operate at different levels within the Office;
  • Highest level of integrity and discretion in handling sensitive/confidential information.

Your qualifications

  • Diploma of completed studies at master's level or ‑ in exceptional cases ‑ equivalent professional experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of one official language (English, French or German) and ability to understand the other two;
  • Citizenship of one of the member states of the European Patent Organisation.

Time frame

It is intended to hold the interviews in week 50 in Munich.

* after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes. The salary level depends on experience.

To foster gender diversity, EPO encourages applications from female candidates.

The EPO is an equal opportunities employer and supports workforce diversity as a signatory to the Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt) since 2010.

All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the professional merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief.

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