Budget and Controlling Coordinator

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Budget and Controlling Coordinator

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency, operating satellites that monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

It’s an exciting time to be working at EUMETSAT. As an organisation we’re operating a fleet of 11 satellites delivering weather and climate-related satellite data and images to our users worldwide; helping protect lives, property and industries. However, you don’t need to be an engineer or a scientist to make a positive contribution. Our specialist administrative and support functions play an equally important role in the success of the EUMESAT programmes and are valued members of the EUMETSAT family.

The Strategy, Communication and International Relations Division (SCIR) provides advice on EUMETSAT policy, strategy and on relations with non-Member States and international organisations, and to deliver internal and external communications services in support of EUMETSAT strategy and activities.

The Budget and Controlling Coordinator is responsible for procurement and financial processes within the SCIR Division.

Duties

  • Coordinate and establish budgetary and HR planning for the SCIR Division, including long-term financial planning, while monitoring and controlling the implementation of the approved budget;
  • Record all commitment and payment appropriations and monitor expenditure against those commitments;
  • Initiate procurement actions, and verify the correctness of incoming invoices and process them for payment;
  • Provide divisional cost planning and maintain an overall status of the budget implementation;
  • Prepare surplus declaration and assessment against risk analysis; initiate corrective measures when appropriate;
  • Develop a clear reporting system on implementation of the budget for the Head of Division;
  • Support administrative and secretarial tasks as needed.

Employment conditions

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 4,500/month NET (after income tax) based on skills and experience;
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;
  • Full medical coverage for employee and family;
  • Attractive pension;
  • 30 days annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;
  • Training and development support;
  • Relocation allowance (if applicable).

Skills and experience

  • Proven experience providing project control, financial or accountancy support in a complex and fast-paced environment;
  • Knowledge and use of an ERP System, preferably SAP and its financial and controlling modules, in addition to excellent MS Office skills, with focus on Excel;
  • A proactive, flexible and independent working style, with the ability to perform tasks to a high degree of accuracy under minimal supervision;
  • Excellent analysis, synthesis and presentation skills, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to apply these to interactions within and between teams;
  • Ability to process high volumes of data, and adapt to changing budgetary assumption and deadlines.

Qualifications

  • Full secondary education and professional certification in finance, accounting, office management or related field.

Languages

  • The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French.

Whilst the working language at EUMETSAT is typically English, for this post, due to interactions with international partners the successful candidate must also be able to work effectively in French. Furthermore, as the candidate with also liaise closely with local suppliers, the ability to communicate in German is an advantage.

EUMETSAT is an international organisation employing staff from across all 30 member states and this role is being advertised on multiple international job boards, but please note that this role would be based in Darmstadt, Germany and would require international applicants to relocate if successful.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women. Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited on the basis of their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.

About EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

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