The S&D Group in the European Parliament is recruiting an EXPERT IN THE FIELD OF ACCOUNTANCY.
Duties: the person selected will lead a small accounts team within the Department of Organisational and Administrative Affairs in the S&D Group Secretariat. He/she will be responsible for keeping the accounts of the S&D Group including the proper implementation of payments, collection of revenue, recovery of sums due and the preparation and presentation of the Group’s accounts. He/she will coordinate the budgetary procedure including the preparation of the Group’s draft annual budget; prepare reports on the execution of the budget including a monthly financial report; guarantee coherence between activities of the team and Group policies; devise, draw up, formalize, propose, implement and follow the objectives and action plans set by the hierarchy of the Group.
The person selected will lead a small team and must be able to optimize the use of the team’s resources whilst ensuring quality of service in the different areas of activity; relay guidelines, objectives, instructions and information; advise his/her hierarchy, colleagues, the Group Treasurer in particular, the Group President and Secretary General and senior management in his/her areas of competence by means of background notes with opinions, summaries or analyses. He/she will monitor the bodies responsible for coordination between the different political groups and follow-up their decisions; co-ordinate the work of the team with the other units of the Group both within the department and outside it.
Be a national of an EU member state and must have a university degree and subsequent professional experience of at least 8 years relevant to the above job description, a very good knowledge of Community mechanisms and European institutions, significant professional experience in the areas of accountancy; experience in managing working methods and implementing internal procedures; experience in the areas of supervision, leadership, motivation and coordination of a team; and experience of working in a multinational environment.
Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the European Union. For working purposes, a very good knowledge of English or French is required and a good knowledge of one other of the following languages: English, French, German or Spanish.
The selection procedure will be on the basis of qualifications and tests. The successful candidate will be recruited as a temporary agent in grade AD 8.
Those interested can find all the necessary information in the Notice of Recruitment on the EP S&D Group website (www.socialistsanddemocrats.eu) together with the application form.
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