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12 Apr 2018

Full-Time Accounting Officer

ESA – European Space Agency – Posted by admin Paris, Île-de-France, France

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Job Description

Accounting Officer

The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking an Accounting Officer (m/f) to be based at ESA Headquarters in Paris, France.

The post holder reports to the Head of the Financial Accounting and Fixed Asset Section in the Accounting Division of the Finance, Planning and Controlling Department, and is responsible for IPSAS-compliant financial accounting and processing of ESA activities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • a variety of tasks aimed at ensuring timely, accurate delivery of IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) compliant balances under the current ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system;
  • monitoring the monthly and yearly closure of financial accounts and related tasks;
  • support the preparation and consolidation of annual IPSAS-compliant financial statements;
  • providing business analysis and direction with respect to ensuring IPSAS compliant policies.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in business administration, finance, accounting or a related field. An accounting qualification as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is desirable.

A minimum of five to eight years’ proven work experience in accounting at private or public-sector multinational organisations together with extensive operational accounting experience in SAP (FI modules: general ledger, VAT, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash/banks, miscellaneous, fixed assets) and practical experience in the preparation of IPSAS financial statements are required.

Applicants must have excellent analytical and interpersonal skills as well as be result oriented and a team worker.

How to Apply

For a complete job description and to apply, click here. Closing date for applications is 4 May 2018. The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation with the mission to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe. ESA offers challenging career opportunities for highly qualified European administrators, engineers and scientists. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. Applications from women are encouraged. Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, and Slovenia.

Job Categories: Accounting. Job Types: Full-Time.

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