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Accountant


General information

Reference number

PE-09/2021-196  

Job details

Allocation

Risk & Control Directorate, Accounting Unit, Accounting & Controlling Division

Term of contract

4-year (inc.1-year probation)

Grade

A2/A3

Description

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), established in 1956, is a multilateral development bank with a unique social mandate.

The CEB works to strengthen social cohesion and build thriving communities in Europe by financing projects that promote inclusive growth, support vulnerable groups and bolster environmental sustainability.

The Accounting Unit (Accounting and Controlling Division, Risk and Control Directorate) is looking for a skilled and dynamic accountant to implement and monitor reporting, control and research activities. Reporting to the Head of Accounting, the successful candidate will possess excellent analytical skills, the ability to effectively summarize and communicate complex information clearly, and has demonstrated strong communications skills in a multicultural environment.

 

 Main tasks:
 

  • Oversee the development of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and their applicability to the Bank
  • Advise on updating accounting principles, propose appropriate technical solutions
  • Improve financial information management and reporting systems
  • Conduct technical validation of accounting tests to use when introducing new banking products
  • Prepare normative reports, as part of the Bank’s integrated reporting process
  • Develop monitoring and control tools for the unit’s financial reporting
  • Draft and update accounting procedures
  • Review, implement and monitor general accounts
  • Organise and conduct operational calculations and ensure that dedicated IT tools are working properly
  • Advise the Head of Unit on issues related to accounting policies and procedures, results achieved, new requirements and risks and opportunities associated with developments.

This description takes into account the main tasks and is not exhaustive. More generally, the incumbent will perform any other tasks that may be assigned to him/her as part of the unit’s activities.

Profile

Academic background:

  • Higher education diploma in finance / accounting or equivalent.
  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certification is a strong asset.
      

Professional skills:

  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years professional experience, as an accountant in a banking environment, ideally after an initial experience in a “Big Four” auditing firm
  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS and their applicability in banking.
  • Aptitude for analysis and deductive reasoning.

  
Language skills:

  • Excellent command of one of the two CEB official languages (English and French), both oral and written, and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.

  • Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

 

Core competencies:

  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Client Orientation
  • Result Orientation
  • Team Work
  • Communication

 

Nationality:

  • Citizen of one of the Bank’s Member States: Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Holy See, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.

Job location

Location

55, avenue Kléber 75116 Paris

Applicant criteria

Employment Conditions

1) Contract: the CEB offers an initial 4-year appointment (including a one-year probationary period), with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal

2) Grade and salary:
• A2/A3
• Depending on level of experience, monthly salary starting at either 6,500 EUR or 8,000 EUR, plus allowances based on eligibility, exempt of French income tax.
• Grades are established without any discrimination (including gender discrimination)
For more information, please consult the CEB Basic Salary Scale in section 5. Benefits of the CEB website

As an international organisation, the CEB enjoys a special status which means that our staff members receive their salaries free of income tax in France. In addition to this, our offer includes allowances* and medical and personal insurance. All of our staff members benefit from a generous contributory pension plan which provides them with either a pension or a leaving allowance.

* Benefits determined by the candidate's personal situation:
• basic family allowance
• expatriation
• dependent child supplement
• one additional monthly dependent child supplement for a single-parent family
• supplement for a disabled and dependent parent subject to certain conditions
• supplements for a disabled or severely disabled child subject to certain conditions
• education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members
• installation allowance and reimbursement of travel and removal expenses subject to certain conditions

Recruitment Conditions

Within the framework of its rules on equal opportunity, the Council of Europe Development Bank strives to ensure the recruitment of suitably qualified and experienced staff without regard to their gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation/identity, or disability.

The CEB leads a gender equality policy and obtained an EDGE certification. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications from CEB member countries candidates should be made in English or French using the Bank's online application system at https://ceb.profils.org before the deadline of 24 October 2021