EAA Executive Secretary

EAA - European Accounting Association

EAA Executive Secretary

EAA - European Accounting Association

Brussels, Belgium

Since its establishment in 1977, the European Accounting Association (EAA) has had a major impact on the academic accounting research community in Europe and beyond. It has aimed to link together the Europe-wide community of accounting scholars and researchers, to provide a platform for the wider dissemination of European accounting research. Besides fostering PhD students and junior researchers, another objective is to improve research in order to ensure the development and the promotion of accounting as well as the improvement of teaching skills.

For more information on our activities, please visit the website: www.eaa-online.org.

EAA is looking for an EXECUTIVE SECRETARY to coordinate the various activities of the Association in accordance with the EAA Management’s strategy. Her/His role will be to:

  • facilitate the strategic and operational decision-making and its implementation;
  • document and update the processes in order to ensure continuity of the current strategic activities of the Association;
  • contribute to the operations and to the continuous quality improvement of the EAA Annual Congress and other events;
  • maintain and develop relationships with the different internal and external stakeholders of EAA.

The position implies a 0,8 to 1 fte job (i.e. 4 or 5 days per week, 7 hours per day) and involves some travel for institutional activities of EAA in accordance with EAA’s policies. The distribution of the activities is not regular throughout the year, but peaks around the Annual Congress and other events (such as interim meetings). Hence the EAA Executive Secretary is given the flexibility to allocate her/his working time so as to compensate periods of heavy workload with periods of minor activity.

Key responsibilities

  • Acting as the central point of contact of the Association;
  • Being responsible for the general administration and day-to-day management of the Association, as well as overseeing the continuity from one administration to the next one;
  • Handling general (e-mail and written) correspondence with members and other interested parties;
  • Participating actively in the planning & preparation process, and attending the Management Committee and Board meetings, General Assemblies, and organising of any other special meetings that the Association, President and/or Chair deem necessary;
  • Assist in the organization of an annual doctoral colloquium and a large academic conference with between 1.200 and 1.700 attendees, and other ad hoc events or meetings;
  • Preparing supporting documents, statistics, and presentations, as required;
  • Drafting, circulating, and filing the Minutes of the Association meetings, as stipulated;
  • Managing and maintaining the Association website;
  • Facilitating networking opportunities for members through social media and other web-based tools in compliance with GDPR;
  • Acting as a central depository of information for all Association documents and publications;
  • Overseeing the registration of new contacts and members;
  • Acting as the Association membership liaison with sister societies, publishers, and other parties;
  • Being responsible for the follow-up and control of invoices, expense notes, reimbursements, etc. of Association officials and members (i.e., outgoing money) in collaboration with the Bookkeeper;
  • Administrating the membership database;
  • Preparing amendments and updates to the Association Statutes, as well as Association bank documents, according to Belgian legislative requirements for international not-for-profit associations.

Required qualification and key competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • Experience in a non-for-profit organisation or a university setting preferred/desirable;
  • Organisational and management skills;
  • Social and communication skills;
  • Strong IT skills: Office, web admin, apps, automation, digital transformation, social media;
  • Flexible, motivated, result driven and proactive;
  • Fluency in written and oral English and proficiency in at least one other European language desirable (French or Dutch particularly helpful).

Benefits

EAA offers attractive employment conditions and benefits, commensurate with the experience of the candidate.

Starting date

The successful candidate is expected to start in April 2019.

Application

Please send your CV with a cover letter via e-mail to Professor Jerome Chabanne Rive, EIASM Executive Director (Jerome.chabanne-rive@eiasm.be), and Professor Philip Joos, EAA President (philjoos@uvt.nlby no later than 1st December 2018. Only candidates whose profile match the job requirements will be contacted. Interviews will take place in January/February 2019 in Brussels.

The personal data which you have provided, and which we may request, in connection with your application, will not be retained beyond 12 months should your application be unsuccessful. If you are appointed, your personal data will only be used for the purposes of human resources management.

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