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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 22.214.171.124 (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.
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.
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