ICLEI Job Vacancy: Finance Team Assistant - Germany

Finance Team Assistant, part time

Start date: 1 September 2016
Duration: 12 months
Deadline for application: 31 July 2016

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is an association of over 1,200 local governments in 68 countries that are dedicated to sustainable development. It has 15 offices servicing its members while developing innovative projects and events and is an international not-for- profit association and network perceived as the international representative of cities for sustainability. ICLEI’s European Secretariat is based in Freiburg, Germany.

Description of work:
The European Secretariat seeks to fill a Team Assistant position within its Finance team. The Finance team is responsible for the day to day accounting and financial operations of the ICLEI European Secretariat. It is also responsible to oversee, manage and direct all financing issues for a large number of projects and to prepare financial reports and audits for these.
Main duties and responsibilities:
To calculate travel reimbursements for staff and sending requests for refunds and invoices to external parties.

This includes:
  • Independent processing of travel reimbursement claims handed in by ICLEI staff
  • All relating external and internal communication
  • Claiming of refunds from third parties according to funders’ regulations
Skills and qualifications:
  • Commercial education or professional training with an emphasis on finance, accounting or other relevant field
  • At least 2 years professional experience
  • Good knowledge of Excel and other standard office software
  • A good grasp of figures and calculations
  • Capacity to work both independently and within an international team
  • Precision and ability to set priorities and to be self-organised
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills (orally and in writing)
  • High Confidence in communication in English and German
  • Proactive attitude
  • Initial contract period 12 months, start foreseen for 1 September 2016
  • Part –time position based on German Mini- / Midijob-Scheme
  • Place of work: ICLEI European Secretariat, Freiburg, Germany
  • Working language: English
Applicants must hold EU citizenship or valid EU residence permit and/or a valid German work permit.

Applications not meeting these conditions can unfortunately not be considered

Deadline for application: 31 July 2016
Please apply in writing, including a CV and letter of motivation to: jobs.europe@iclei.org

Be aware that applications are reviewed continuously upon arrival; therefore application as soon as possible is advisable.

ICLEI Europe’s Equal Opportunity and Employment Policy

ICLEI Europe’s hiring policy is geared to ensure that the organisation hires employees without regard to their race, colour, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, socio-economic background or sexual orientation. ICLEI’s policy is that applicants for employment and career progression are considered solely on the basis of their qualifications and competencies.