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Finance Officer

ICJ - International Commission of Jurists

Brussels, Belgium

The ICJ office in Brussels (ICJ-European Institutions) is seeking to recruit a dynamic and flexible professional to provide financial management in support to all projects implemented through its office. The finance officer will play a key role in ensuring compliance with ICJ’s financial procedures and reporting standards. The ideal candidate holds a degree in Business Administration, Accounting or a similar field and has worked for at least five years in accounting, financial management or business administration in Belgium, preferably in an international context.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and review annual operational budgets for the Brussels office;
  • Prepare and review staff coverage calculations of the Brussels office employees and Europe regional programme staff;
  • Draft budgets for project proposals and project realignments;
  • Ensure compliance with internal, Belgian and donors’ financial, accounting and financial reporting requirements;
  • Validate purchase requests for the referenced projects and ensure the budget follow up by monitoring project expenses;
  • Validate submitted invoices, money transfer, cash advances;
  • Make necessary payments, including to consultants, service providers and Belgian authorities;
  • Ensure accuracy and conformity of accounting documents and accounting entries;
  • Consolidate and analyse project expenses to ensure accuracy and consistency;
  • Develop and prepare financial reports for internal and external use;
  • Organise the external review of Brussels office yearly accounts with the designated accounting firm;
  • Coordinate office and project financial audits;
  • Carry out, in collaboration with ICJ finance staff in the Head Office and regional offices, other relevant tasks as needed.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

Education & Experience

  • Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Financial Management or similar field;
  • At least five years of relevant financial management experience in Belgium. Experience in an ASBL or AISBL, and/or in an international context an asset;
  • Good knowledge of the financial rules, regulations and legislation in Belgium.

Other requirements

  • Strong organizational, planning, time-management, and analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Spoken and written Fluency in French and English;
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office, particularly Excel. Knowledge of accounting software (such as SAGE) a strong asset;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to adapt to changing priorities and needs;
  • Commitment to human rights and the rule of law;
  • Holding a EU Member State citizenship or a valid work permit in Belgium.

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