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Finance and Grants Manager.

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City The Hague
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 15/06/2012
Company Name European Climate Foundation
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Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : European Climate Foundation aims to promote climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and help Europe play an even stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change. For jobs with ECF visit their website. For other jobs and careers in Climate Chnage and Sustainability visit www.environmentjobs.com
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The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was established in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative promoting climate and energy policies that greatly reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and help Europe play a stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change. The ECF is funded by major multi-year commitments from donors in Europe and the United States. The ECF is part of the international ClimateWorks Network that shares goals, strategies and resources to address the global challenge of climate change mitigation as part of a global network of aligned organisations.

The ECF team is a highly dynamic group of individuals, combining ambition and passion with a rigorous, results-oriented and analytic approach to work. The ECF’s culture is one of intensity, enthusiasm, and mutual support.

The ECF is recruiting a full-time Finance and Grants Manager.

This person will be a key member of the leadership team and is responsible for all aspects of managing the financial resources of the organisation, as well as maintaining and improving an effective and efficient grants management and associated workflow system.

The specific duties and responsibilities include:

Financial management
Overall management of the ECF's financial resources
Support to CEO and the leadership team on all finance related issues
Daily accounting and financial tasks, including cash management and forecasting, e-banking transactions, and managing foreign exchange exposures
Regular monthly and ad-hoc financial reporting and annual financial statements
Financial controlling, audit preparation, and implementation of audit recommendations
Principal lead with auditors, banks, financial institutions, external accountants, advisors, and others as required
Support to HR on payroll
Budget management
Annual organisational budget preparation in cooperation with the CEO and leadership team
Support to ECF programmes in preparing programmatic budgets
Funding source and budget monitoring
Grants management
Grant management workflows, process, and procedures
End-to-end grant awarding processes, including compliance with internal rules and regulation and grant reporting and payments
Advising and training of staff and grantees on grant procedures and financial management
Preparation of grant reports and other materials for management
Updating the grants management policies and procedures as needed
Administrator of grants management system in conjunction with IT and other staff
Supervision of a small finance and grants management team
Budget preparation for funding applications and financial reports to donors in cooperation with the Director for External and Donor Relations
Ensuring financial due diligence of grantees

Degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or other relevant area
5-10 years professional experience in a similar role, preferably in an international organisation or a private foundation
Demonstrated interest in the mission and values of the ECF
Strong attention to detail
Ability to prioritise diverse tasks
Good written and verbal communications skills
Proficient user of Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel)
Fluency in English

Professional financial / accounting certifications a definite advantage
Previous experience in a grant making organisation or private foundation
Experience with grant management systems and financial management information systems is an advantage
Excellent team player qualities, enthusiastic personality, a sense of humour, and results-orientation
Working knowledge of Dutch
Willingness to relocate to Brussels if needed
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Start Date: 1 July, 2012 or earlier
Compensation: Competitive

To apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to employment@europeanclimate.org, to the attention of Ms Arian Nooren. Indicate “Recruitment – Finance and Grants Manager” as the email subject line.

Application deadline: Friday, 15 June 2012.

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