Job posting: We are looking for a Financial Manager to provide sound financial and administrative management of the organisation.

Starting as soon as possible; location is Berlin

Duties and responsibilities

Overall financial management:

  • Financial management of a multiple partner consortium and multiple legal entities representing it;
  • Annual/multiannual budget planning, execution, reporting;
  • Preparation of monthly, semi-annual and annual financial reports employing various cost allocation techniques;
  • Liaise with the EU financial authorities, auditors and the German tax authorities; 
  • Processing and validating invoices, expenses, payments and reimbursements, preparation of commitments, purchase orders;
  • Maintenance and fulfilment of RGI’s invoice and travel registers;
  • Authorisation and support of all financial transactions in compliance with internal procedures and donor requirements;
  • Compilation and sending of all relevant receipts/supporting documents to the external accountant and tax advisor on a monthly basis;
  • Reconciliation of the income/expenses booked as well as the cash and bank balances on a quarterly basis together with the external accountant;
  • Handling of a VAT account.

Project financial management:

  • Preparation of project budgets and participation in preparation of EU / national funding applications;
  • Parallel administration of EU-funded projects and institutional funding; preparation of budget amendments;
  • Ensure compliance of project budgeting and financial reporting with funding partner’s contracts and regulations;
  • Financial reporting to the European Commission and other donors for granted projects;
  • Financial coordination of consortium partners;
  • Procurement of services and supplies and external contract management according to donors’ rules and procedures.
  • Any other relevant administrative task.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have relevant work experience in finance and management of EU-funded projects. He/she should be able to work autonomously, have outstanding organisational skills and a strong capacity to track details, including the ability to prioritise work demands and tasks.

Essential:

  • Finance/accounting qualification or equivalent;
  • A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience;
  • Experience in financial management of EC project and/or operating grants;
  • Fluency in English, ability to read German preferable
  • Proficiency in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines and objectives in an autonomous manner;
  • Desire and commitment to work in a small team in a multicultural working environment;
  • Experienced in developing and implementing effective financial systems.

Desirable:

  • Good knowledge of German;
  • Knowledge of relevant German law (e.g. accounting, labour, tax law); 
  • Familiarity with the European public administration environment;
  • Work experience with financial and/or legal issues related to international programmes, public procurement and project management;
  • Experience with NGO fundraising;
  • Experience of working in an international NGO and/or multicultural working environment.

What we have to offer:

  • Reporting to the RGI CEO, the financial manager is offered a full-time, two-year contract, with the possibility of extension/becoming a permanent contract
  • We are a small international and diverse team
  • We are young, growing and continuously inventing something new
  • We interact with partners in 10 different European countries
  • We are operating at the heart of an exciting industry that’s currently undergoing a massive transition
  • We work at the interface of corporate energy, non-governmental organisations and policy  

Interested candidates should submit their applications in English. Please include a CV, cover letter including expected salary and at least two reference contacts. The applications should be sent per e-mail to info@renewables-grid.eu and addressed to Antonella Battaglini, CEO of RGI. Please include “Financial Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be processed until a suitable candidate is found. Interviews are planned to take place on October 4-6 following telephone interviews.

Only candidates with the required qualification will receive feedback to their application.

Contact:

Sylvia Kessler
Office Administrator

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t: +49 30 7677194 50
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sylvia@renewables-grid.eu