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Finance Officer – Grants (The Hague)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Netherlands - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name European Climate Foundation
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The European Climate Foundation is a Dutch-registered philanthropic organisation which helps deliver a socially responsible transition to a sustainable economy in Europe and around the world. Adhering to the core elements of strategic philanthropy, ECF’s approach is anchored in an intense dialogue on values, strategies and impact with partners and stakeholders. The ECF supports organisations and activities that improve lives, influence the public debate on climate action, facilitate urgent and ambitious policy in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

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

About the role

The Finance Officer is a key member of the Finance team and manages the different stages of the grants process and consultant contracting. This role reports to the Finance Manager.

Key responsibilities

  • You review grant requests during the docket review process which includes checking budget proposals, payment schedules and other financial requisites;
  • You generate grant agreement documents using our internal grant management software, FLUXX;
  • You liaise with programme staff to ensure effective contract administration, financial reporting and payments realted to grants;
  • You ensure grant payments are up to date and follow-up on any outstanding payments or invoices;
  • You provide reporting and financial documents to our grantees;
  • You handle requests from staff related to financial grant procedures and grant management system
  • You participate in audit preparation and implementation of audit recommendations linked to grant management;
  • You take care of other finance activities such as bookkeeping and reconciliation.

Experience & competencies

  • You hold a degree in accounting and have 2-4 years of professional experience in a financial department, preferably in an international organisation or a private foundation;
  • Your values are in line with those of the organisation and you are understand the importance of ECF’s mission;
  • You have excellent organisational and time management skills;
  • You have impeccable work ethics and you are used to dealing with confidential information;
  • You are a completer/finisher with strong attention to detail;
  • You have good written and verbal communications skills;
  • You enjoy working with new IT systems;
  • You are a proficient user of the MS Office package with outstanding Excel skills;
  • You are fluent in English and have some working knowledge of Dutch;
  • Above all, you are true team player with a positive and friendly personality.

Location & travel: The Hague, The Netherlands.

Start date: July 2018

How to apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to financeofficer@europeanclimate.org.


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