28 Feb 2024

JOB VACANCY: Senior Financial Manager for Projects

About DIGITALEUROPE

DIGITALEUROPE is the voice of Europe’s digital technology industry and one of the biggest trade associations operating in the heart of the European Union, Brussels. We want Europe to grow, attract, and sustain the world’s best digital talent and tech companies. To accomplish that mission, we represent corporate and national associations from all over Europe. We work together to foster a business, policy and regulatory environment that prospers from the jobs we provide, the innovation and economic benefits we deliver and the societal challenges we address.

Full job title 

Senior Financial Manager for projects

Job description 

We are looking for a Senior Financial Project Manager who will be responsible for managing the financial aspects of DIGITALEUROPE’s EU-funded projects, reporting to the Senior Project Manager coordinating the Project Management Area. The position is an exciting opportunity for a manager with minimum 5 years of experience with a good financial background, previous experience in project financial management and a strong interest in digital matters to lead the implementation of complex EU projects in close cooperation with DIGITALEUROPE’s Project and Policy Teams members. The resource will allocate approximately 70% of his/her effort in financial tasks and 30% in project management.

Key tasks and responsibilities

Financial Planning and Budget Management

  • Develop, implement, and monitor the project’s budget in line with the European Union’s financial regulations and guidelines.
  • Ensure accurate financial forecasting and planning for all project activities.
  • Manage funds allocation in accordance with project objectives and activities, ensuring cost-effectiveness and compliance with funding rules.

Financial Reporting and Compliance:

  • Prepare financial reports and statements as required by the funding body, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial requirements, audit standards, and reporting formats set by the European Union and the specific funding programme (mainly Erasmus+, Digital Europe, Horizon Europe Programmes).
  • Liaise with auditors when requested, providing all necessary documentation and explanations.

Grant Administration:

  • Monitor grant spending and progress against planned objectives and budgets.
  • Manage and oversee contractual obligations, ensuring that financial aspects of contracts and agreements with partners and subcontractors are adhered to.
  • Provide guidance and support to project partners regarding financial reporting and compliance with EU funding rules.

Financial Controls and Risk Management:

  • Implement and maintain internal financial controls to safeguard the project’s assets.
  • Identify financial risks and implement risk management strategies.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are conducted and recorded in accordance with standard accounting practices and EU regulations.

Capacity Building and Support:

  • Train and support project staff and partners in financial management and reporting procedures specific to EU-funded projects where
  • Provide advice on cost-effective resource utilisation and financial best practices.

Required competencies and skills

  • 3 to 4 years of work experience in financial management of European-funded projects (particularly, Erasmus+, DEP, HE).
  • Experience in budget drafting and monitoring, and production of financial statements.
  • Excellent analytical skills, proficiency in spreadsheet ( Excel, Smartsheet or other tools)
  • Ability to work respecting deadlines and establishing priorities.
  • Excellent command of English.

Other valuable skills/competencies: 

  • The ideal candidate will have a Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or Project Management, the ability to work well as part of a team, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be flexible towards changing priorities, and have excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of Smartsheet and fluency in other EU languages are desired but not essential.

How to apply 

Interested candidates should send a CV and a short motivation letter by 14 April 2024 at the latest via this application form. The expected starting date is foreseen for 1 May 2024 or earlier if possible.

Based on the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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