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Senior Finance Manager

EIT Digital

We believe in making and shaping a competitive digital Europe that is inclusive, fair and sustainable and aim at global impact through European innovation fueled by entrepreneurial talent and digital technology.

We embody the future of innovation by mobilizing a pan-European multi-stakeholder open-innovation ecosystem of top European corporations, SMEs, startups, universities and research institutes, where students, researchers, engineers, business developers and investors address the technology, talent, skills, business and capital needs of digital entrepreneurship.

We build the next generation of digital ventures, digital products and services, and breed digital entrepreneurial talent, helping business and entrepreneurs to be at the frontier of digital innovation by providing them with technology, talent, and growth support.

For more information, visit www.eitdigital.eu.

The Role

The Senior Finance Manager at EIT Digital plays a crucial role in overseeing the organisation's financial operations. Responsibilities encompass financial and administrative control of EIT Digital IVZW and its legal entities, monitoring of budgets, costs, procurements, invoices, revenues and income streams, financial forecasting, risk management, and ensuring compliance with accounting regulations. Additionally, this role involves supporting the financial coordination of the grant management cycle, including assistance to partner organisations and reporting to EIT, the European Commission, and other public funding agencies.

Main Responsibilities

  • Supports all accounting activities and internal audits comply with financial regulations.
  • Support the PMO for the allocation of resources to projects and activities.
  • Manage cash flows.
  • Conduct profit and cost analyses, maintain P&L dashboard.
  • Forecast monthly, quarterly and annual results.
  • Controls budget of all legal entities.
  • Conduct risk management assessments.
  • Develop secure procedures to maintain confidential financial information.
  • Recommend cost-reduction measures as well as making use of new tools and methodologies to increase efficiencies of financial operations.

Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc/BA in business administration or related field. MSc is an asset.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience. Sound understanding of administrative processes. Experience in accounting and reporting is a requirement.
  • Experience with Horizon Europe grant management and EU funding rules and guidelines.
  • Experience working in fast paced environment and/or in an international organisation is an advantage.
  • The candidate is to be proactive, service-oriented, capable of multi-tasking, and motivated to drive continuous improvement based on sound analysis.
  • Good communication and outstanding organisational skills, including logistics. Proficient in MS Office tools and applications as well as common virtual presence tools and technologies.

Languages

Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of French or Dutch is highly desirable.

Place of employment

Brussels HQ office (employment in another EIT Digital office in Europe may be considered).

To apply

Please mail a resume and motivation letter to careers@eitdigital.eu outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position. Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered.

EIT Digital is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. To build a strong digital Europe that works for everyone it is vital that we have diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience in the sector. Therefore, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the above criteria and encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, and other underrepresented groups.

Applications should be submitted before 17:00 p.m. CEST on June 14, 2024.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we may consider candidates from this pipeline for other roles within our finance department.

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