EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Accountant

EUMETSAT - European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

Darmstadt, Germany

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

It is an exciting time to be working at EUMETSAT. As an organisation we are 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 do not 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 Finance Division of the Administration Department coordinates EUMETSAT’s financial planning and budgeting processes, collecting the organisation’s revenue, ensuring the safe-keeping of its funds, executing and accounting for all financial transactions and reporting and advising on financial matters.

Working within the Accounting Section of the Finance Division, under the supervision of the Accounting Officer, the Accountant plays a key role in accounting activities relating mainly to the EUMETSAT Asset Accounting, Accounting Receivables and Tax Reimbursement Process. The Accountant must have a strong customer service attitude and bring a blend of accounting and administrative skills with the ability to organise, coordinate and communicate across internal teams and external interfaces.

What you’ll be doing

  • Responsible for the verification, computation and accounting of assets within the SAP system of EUMETSAT, including monthly, quarterly and yearly closing activities;
  • Responsible for the issuing, accounting and reporting on Accounts Receivables within the SAP system of EUMETSAT;
  • Responsible for the Tax Reimbursement Process of EUMETSAT, in line with the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the organisation;
  • Act as point of contact with internal EUMETSAT customers as well as external parties;
  • Provide support and advice for the implementation of support packages and system enhancements of the SAP Assets and Accounts Receivables modules;
  • Maintain the process documentation and support changes/developments when necessary;
  • Support to the verification, computation and accounting of the travel expenses;
  • Support to the accounting of investments and bank entries;
  • Assist the Accounting Officer in all other Financial matters as required.

What we offer

  • Excellent salary, of up to Euro 5500 NET (after tax) based on skills and experience;
  • Flexible working time including additional flexi-leave;
  • Full medical coverage for employee and family;
  • Attractive pension;
  • 30 days of annual leave + 14.5 days public holidays;
  • Training and development support;
  • Relocation allowance and support (if applicable).

Requirements

Qualifications

  • A full secondary education with a professional certificate or equivalent qualification in Accounting.

Skills and Experience Requirements

  • Proven experience in accounting, preferably in public sector accounting;
  • Practical experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, preferably SAP;
  • Practical experience in asset accounting would be an advantage;
  • A sound knowledge of Excel and Word;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team, as well as under time pressure;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills.

Languages

The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French. Working ability in German is advantageous due to the nature of the external interfaces.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED IN OTHER LANGUAGES.

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.

More about us

EUMETSAT’s 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 can recruit nationals only from the 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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