Language: English (UK)
Organisation data: Finance
Job number: HD01792
Contract Type: Staff Member
Job Function: Senior Administrative Officer (gr. 6-8)
Closing Date: 31/08/2020
We are Europe's flagship research laboratory for the life sciences - an intergovernmental organisation performing scientific research in disciplines including molecular biology, physics, chemistry and computer science. We are an international, innovative and interdisciplinary laboratory with more than 1700 employees from many nations, operating across six sites, in Heidelberg (HQ), Barcelona, Hinxton near Cambridge, Hamburg, Grenoble and Rome.
Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, the Head of Accounting is responsible for preparation of the annual accounts and all financial and management reporting within EMBL. The postholder manages a team of approx. 10 qualified and part qualified accountants that cover all the main functions of a classic accounting department.
You will also be expected to establish a good working relationship with other departments within EMBL and its sites as well as with internal and external auditors. As Head of Accounting, you might be appointed to deputise for the Head of Finance.
As our ideal candidate, you will have a recognised qualification as Chartered Accountant and a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in a similar role. You will need to demonstrate a successful history of staff and organisation management and how you have developed and motivated a successful team. Organisational skills combined with high service orientation and the ability to work independently and communicate effectively are required. Key to success in the role will be effective and transparent communication, the ability to persuade and influence and a sound understanding of technical accounting, financial processes and reporting. A sound knowledge of SAP FI/CO or similar is essential. Furthermore, excellent IT skills particularly Excel are a pre-requisite. Excellent working knowledge of English is essential for this position.
Previous experience of working in an international organisation or an organisation engaged in research would be an advantage. Knowledge of German, French and/or Spanish language is an advantage.
EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family.
Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.
If you feel you have the right skills and experience, please apply online through: www.embl.org/jobs submitting your CV and cover letter.