Budget and Finance Officer


Budget and Finance Officer

ENAR - European Network Against Racism

Brussels, Belgium

ENAR is recruiting a Budget & Finance Officer.
Deadline for applications: 9 October 2022 (midnight Central European Time)

The European Network Against Racism (ENAR aisbl) is the leading voice of the pan-European anti-racist movement. We are advocates for racial equality across Europe and play a leading role in facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors.

Our mission: we work to build an inclusive society that achieves equality, equity, as well as solidarity and well-being for all. To achieve this, ENAR specifically works to combat racism and discrimination based on colour, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, religion, culture, language or legal status. We envision a vibrant and inclusive society and economy that embrace equality and diversity and the benefits of a racism-free Europe. Our team is located in Brussels, but you would be working together with our 170+ member organisations based all over Europe.

To achieve our work, establishing realistic budget and ensuring we operate within their confines is key. That’s why we need someone who has a keen eye for numbers and detail, and can help us get the most out of our funds. ENAR seeks to recruit a Budget & Finance Officer to support this work.

We are looking for a passionate and talented colleague. You’ll be working as part of our Finance and Administration team but will have contact with the whole organization. The Finance and Administration team is responsible for the organisation’s financial and programme management. Reporting to the Finance and HR Coordinator, you will be tasked with overseeing and monitoring the overall organisational budget as well as specific project budgets, establishing and reporting on projections and financial applications to the organisation’s leadership. You’ll be expected to provide clear, precise and regular reporting to the Director General, the Treasurer, and our Board to guide our budgetary decisions.

Base Salary: Approx. € 3394 gross employee per month   
Reports to: Finance and HR Coordinator
Experience: Minimum 5 years
Working hours: Full time 38 hours/week
Contract: 1 year with possibility of renewal following evaluation
Start: As soon as possible

In support of the Finance & HR Coordinator, the co-Directors, the Staff and Board, and the members, the Budget & Finance Officer:

Oversees and reports on our budget and ensures budgetary alignment

  • Oversees and drafts the yearly and multi-year organisational budget (including additional project budgets);
  • Drafts and supports the financial calculations in support of applications and reports to donors and stakeholders;
  • Drafts and, where appropriate, provides and presents the internal financial reports (both to internal and external stakeholders).

Supports the reconciliation of our accounts

  • Supports the organisation’s Finance and Administration team with bookkeeping tasks including:
    • Inputting relevant purchasing receipts (invoices, expense claims, VISA cards,…) in the accounting software (WinBooks); and
    • Bank statement reconciliation.
  • Reviews salary slips on a regular basis to ensure accuracy and update the salary grids;
  • Collaborates with our external accountant to progressively transition to fully internal accounting;
  • Monitors our cash-flow, treasury, and cash management.

Supports and ensures successful audits

  • Prepares and coordinates auditing processes (internal and external audits) and responds to queries from auditors together with the line manager;
  • Supports colleagues on fundraising matters;
  • Participates in ENAR meetings as requested;
  • Performs other tasks related to the post as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Finance and HR Coordinator and the co-Directors.

Our ideal candidate will be able to bring most of the following acquired skills and experience to the role

  • Relevant diploma at university level or equivalent degree or experience;
  • Minimum 5 years of proven track record in budget and finance work either at national or international level;
  • Extensive knowledge or at least 3 years’ work experience in an NGO or similar organisation at an EU or national level a distinctive advantage;
  • Strong analytical, financial and administrative skills;
  • Experience establishing and drafting budgeting for multiple projects;
  • Experience in participating in drafting calls for proposals and applications for funding and reporting, preferably with European Commission, private and corporate Foundations;
  • Experience in Belgian bookkeeping (including cost accounting), preferably in an international not for profit association;
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office suite products, Excel and WinBooks (accounting software);
  • Experience with working in an international context;
  • Fluency in English (speaking and writing). Ability to communicate in French or Dutch is a plus;
  • Expected soft skills: sense of responsibility, commitment, ability to work under pressure, solutions-oriented, excellent team player, multi-tasker, a team player;
  • Commitment to the struggle against racism and the promotion of equal rights.

Reporting duties 

The Budget & Finance officer reports to the Finance and HR Coordinator in a team led by the Director General.  

Line management

No line-management duties.

ENAR aisbl strives for a diverse staff and ensures that opportunities offered are accessible to all regardless of gender, age, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. ENAR encourages members of groups which are affected by racism and related discrimination to apply for this post. 

Application requirements 

 A complete application contains: 

CVs or European application forms won’t be accepted. You are required to use the ENAR application forms. See www.enar-eu.org. All information given in the application, including the Equal Opportunities monitoring form, will be treated in a confidential manner. 

All applications should be submitted via e-mail to JobApplication@enar-eu.org by 9 October 2022 (at midnight Central European Time). Candidates should ideally be available for interviews conducted on 26 October 2022). Please put ‘Application Budget & Finance Officer + your full name’ in the subject line of the email message. The recruitment process will include an interview and a written test. The selected candidate should preferably start in 2022.   

This is a description of the job, as constituted at the date shown. ENAR periodically reviews job descriptions, updates them and ensures that they relate to the job performed, or incorporate any proposed changes. 

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