The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS – www.feps-europe.eu) is currently looking for an Accountant.
The recruited Accountant would start by mid-September 2020. He/She is to contribute reinforcing FEPS’ financial department. The recruited Accountant will join the FEPS Team based in Brussels and will be actively involved in the management of FEPS’ finances.
FEPS is the leading think tank of the European centre left political family. It works with almost 50 Member political Foundations and think tanks across Europe. It embodies a new way of thinking on the social democratic, socialist and progressive scene in Europe. It seeks to serve as a platform for innovative research, policy advice, training and debates to tackle the long- and short-term challenges that Europe and European integration faces today. It strives for more and better-quality democracy in Europe.
To do so, it forges connections and coherence among stakeholders from local, regional, national, European and global levels, and fosters dialogue of between diverse stakeholders from the world of politics, academia and civil society.
FEPS’ work is in most cases carried out in the form of projects with its Members and partners. The outputs of said projects feed into the work of the broader progressive family – starting with the Party of European Socialists (PES), the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D), their constituents and Member parties, as well as in the broader public debate.
Under the authority of the FEPS’ Secretary General, the supervision of FEPS’ Director of Operations and the guidance of FEPS’ Financial Advisor, in close collaboration with FEPS staff, the Accountant’s main tasks will be the following:
The position is to be filled out by Mid-September 2020.
The duration of the contract will be 2 years with a possibility of subsequent stabilization.
The salary – which is paid on a 13,9 months per year basis – will be discussed depending on experience and qualifications. It is part of a generous remuneration package (including benefits such as: a complementary pension scheme, DKV hospitalization insurance, public transport compensation, a professional phone including the right to use it for private purposes or ecocheques).
The workplace will be Brussels (Belgium).
Applicants must be able to work and reside in Belgium.
As FEPS is registered in Belgium, the contract will be under Belgian law.
Please send your application via email (in English) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday the 21st of August 2020 at noon CET.
The title of your application email should follow this naming convention: “NAME_Surname_Application_FEPS Accountant”.
Applications not respecting the instructions for completing and submitting the application will not be considered.
This will result in a shortlist of no more than 10 candidates who will be invited for the subsequent step. Candidates preselected at this stage will be requested to provide a Criminal Record Extract (i.e. “Certificat de Bonne Vie et Moeurs” in Belgium) as well as a transcript of the highest degree obtained:
This will result in a shortlist of no more than 3-4 candidates who will be invited for the subsequent step:
In the course of the entire selection procedure, FEPS is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and lived experience, and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential. The equality opportunity principle encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, origins or disabilities.