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The European Liberal Forum asbl (ELF), the political foundation of the ALDE Party, is recruiting a full-time Finance and Accounting Assistant to join its secretariat in Brussels.

ELF is the political foundation of the ALDE Party. Together with 40 member organisations, it works all over Europe to bring new liberal ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to enable citizens to make their voices heard. Through its activities, it promotes a free, open and future-oriented liberal Europe. ELF is an NGO registered under Belgian-law.

Finance and Accounting Assistant (F/M)

Responsibilities

  • Preparing financial statements and reporting are a large part of the junior accountant’s day-to-day work. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in accounting principles and able to work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail.
  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
  • Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations
  • Assist in the processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
  • Assist with reviewing of expenses, payroll records etc. as assigned
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly reports
  • Assist external accountants in the preparation of yearly closings
  • Assist with bookkeeping, filing and archiving

Professional Qualifications

  • BSc/BA in accounting, finance or relevant field.
  • Fluent English & French. Knowledge Dutch and or German an asset.
  • Proven experience as a junior accountant or work experience as a Finance Assistant, Finance Officer or similar role.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (creating spreadsheets and using financial functions)
  • Familiarity with accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks, Exact Accounting)
  • Excellent organizing abilities
  • Great attention to detail, good with numbers and figures and an analytical acumen
  • Good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices

Offer

  • ELF is offering a permanent contract with extra legal benefits under Belgian labour law with a negotiable salary, depending on experience
  • Ideal starting date: As soon as possible.

Applications

Please send your application, including your CV, cover letter and availability to start, by Thursday 12 September 2019, 12:00 PM (noon) to jobs@liberalforum.eu.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

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The ELF trainee is responsible for various administrative functions within the European Liberal Forum’s office, including office management, and providing general administrative support to the secretariat. The intern will also support a range of other activities that are organised by the ELF Secretariat and will be actively involved in the day-to-day work at our Brussels office.

The traineeship will take place at the ELF office in Brussels and the candidate is expected to be available as of February 2020 and commit for six months.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Manager, Strategy & Coordination and Communications Assistant in some day-to-day tasks;
  • Perform administrative duties in support of ELF Secretariat; includes data entry, status updates, scheduling, reporting, and filing;
  • Assist in gathering and analyzing program information materials; work with various databases, updating ELF website;
  • Manage responses to requests for program information and registration; processing paperwork according to established procedures;
  • Assist in coordinating logistic for events, workshops and other meetings.

Applicant’s profile

  • Office experience and proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Powerpoint is required;
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving and organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Proven ability to change focus in response to changing work pace and situations is essential;
  • Excellent spoken and written English (knowledge of another European language(s) would be an asset);
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Initiative and can-do attitude; proactive in taking initiative.

Remuneration is calculated with respect to internship remuneration laws within the Brussels Capital Region.

University Students requiring specific credit hours for the completion of an existing academic program can be considered for a non-paid internship.

To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to info@liberalforum.eu.

We thank all applicants; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

 

The European Liberal Forum asbl is the political foundation of the ALDE Party. Together with 40 member organisations, it works all over Europe to bring new liberal ideas into the political debate, to provide a platform for discussion and to enable citizens to make their voices heard. Through its activities, it promotes a free, open and future-oriented liberal Europe.

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