2 job opportunities in EUROPARC Federation: Financial Manager and Office Administrator

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Position: Financial Manager – full-time position

Location: Regensburg, Germany

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The EUROPARC Federation is the umbrella organization of Europe’s protected areas. It is registered as a German non-profit organization (gemeinnütziger eingetragener Verein).

EUROPARC is seeking a full-time Finance Manager/ Chief Accountant who is responsible for leading the finance and accounting of the Federation, based on EUROPARC’s mission and values.

Working in a small and committed team in Bavaria, the candidate will have the opportunity to liaise with protected areas across Europe.

The main duties of the Finance Manager/ Chief Accountant will be and not necessarily limited to:

  1. Coordination and implementation of internal and external accounting:
  • Settlement payments;
  • Completion of the financial statements;
  • Independent preparation of tax returns;
  • Coordination of internal cost and management accounting with monthly reports;
  • Calculation of different types of costs and support to the creation of a budget;
  • Support of the Council/Directorate in the preparation of financial reports.
  1. Support for the membership management
  • Support for the billing of membership fees.
  • Assistance in project applications and reporting
  • Provision of financial data for application;
  • Preparation of cost calculations;
  • Provision of financial data and receipts for reporting.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Fluent in German;
  • High proficiency in English;
  • High-level computing skills in Microsoft Office applications; especially Excel;
  • Experience in the field of accounting (HGB);
  • Experience with the preparation of tax returns (NON-PROFIT organization);
  • Experience in dealing with relevant Accounting Software;
  • Ability to multi-task and approach challenges with an open mind;
  • Ability to support and work within a multi-national team environment;
  • Highly organised and resourceful.

Desirable

  • Experience in working with public subsidy providers and managing grant projects;
  • User Knowledge of Lexware professional software.

Position Conditions

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Full time – 40 working hours a week

Starting date

  • Ideally August – September 2019

Applications

Please send a 1-page motivation letter and your CV to Ms. Michaela Zeller ( [email protected] ) indicating “Financial manager application” in the subject line until the 31st of May 2019.

You can download all the necessary information here!

Due to the expected number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Position: Office Administrator – part-time position

Location: Regensburg, Germany

The EUROPARC Federation is Europe’s biggest network, supporting and representing the work of Europe’s protected areas. As a member organisation with interests in nature conservation, sustainable tourism development, capacity building and European environment policy development and implementation, strategic and effective administrative processes are central to our work.

The Office Administrator will provide comprehensive administrative support to enable the Federation to operate effectively, efficiently and to comply with statutory, legal, contractual and funding requirements.
We are looking for a highly organized and resourceful administrator, with an interest in nature and a willingness to work in an NGO culture. The administrator is ideally a German native speaker and speaks English fluently, as the office language is predominantly English. Additional European languages are desirable.
The work is varied and interesting, encompassing all aspects of NGO administration, personnel, membership administration, and office management.  A background or experience in business administration is desirable, as are excellent IT skills.
Operating from the headquarters in Regensburg the Office Administrator will contribute to the small dedicated team.

Principle Tasks

  • Administrative support to the organization management including basis
    preparation and support for decision making in the fields of finances
    and law on associations
  • Project administration and assistance in project applications and project
    reports preparation
  • Membership Administration
  • Office Management: preparation of presentations and reports, correspondence,
    post and phone, maintenance of files, archives, and databases
  • Organization and follow-up of council and member meetings as well as advising
    the management on issues of law on associations
  • Administration of service contracts; review of processes and contracts
    with service providers
  • Personnel administration (13 staff members), supervision of interns
  • Membership administration (400 members in 37 countries)
  • Arrange travel, prepare itineraries, administer expense report tools
  • Representation of the Federation at international seminars and workshop.

Position Conditions

  • Duration: limited till March 2020, as a replacement to parental leave
  • Part-time: around 20 hrs per week

Starting date

  • As soon as possible

Applications

Please send a 1-page motivation letter and your CV to Ms. Monika Trojer ( [email protected] ) indicating “Office Administrator position” in the subject line until the 31st of May 2019.

You can download all the necessary information here!

Due to the expected number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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