Finance Officer

Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Berlin
Terms: Fixed term one year contract with perspective of extension
Other requirements: EU citizen or existing work permit

For further information send your questions via email to

To apply, send your CV and cover letter with the subject “Finance Officer” to by 25th February 2018.

Interviews will be scheduled 5th – 9th March 2018

We are currently seeking a Finance Officer to support and expand our Global Finance Team. The position includes a wide array of tasks, from project accounting to general bookkeeping. The position is based in Berlin.

Key responsibilities

As Finance Officer, you will be supporting our Global Finance Team with project accounting, controlling and general financial management.

  • Developing, reviewing and updating budgets
  • Preparation of reports internally and externally, reviewing expenditure and revenue
  • Preparation of outgoing invoices and payment requests to funders
  • Communication with project partners and funders
  • Working closely with Project Managers and Project Development Team
  • Checking invoices and expense claims received
  • Entering data in the project accounting database (MS Access)
  • Maintaining an orderly accounting filing system
  • Keeping updated on current financial rules and regulations
  • Responsible for answering financial/project/tax related questions from the team and management
  • Other reasonable tasks as assigned and necessary from time-to-time as well as supporting the other Finance Team members.

Your Profile

  • Degree in accounting or related discipline or equivalent vocational training
  • Min. two years professional experience
  • Experience in using financial databases, preferably MS Access, and Excel including pivot tables
  • Understanding of project accounting and controlling
  • Experience in international organisations or in the non-profit sector is a significant advantage
  • Fluency in German and English, additional languages an asset
  • Proven capacity to work independently and under pressure
  • Very accurate, structured and reliable
  • Team player who is also able to work independently