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Financial Accounting Officer, Berlin, Germany

Application Closing Date – 24 Oct 2014

Job Start Date – As soon as possible

Duration – 1 year, with the possibility of extension

Pay Scale – Job Grade II

Location – Berlin, Germany

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

Main function: Coordination of day-to-day accounting processes with focus on supporting the implementation of a new financial accounting system. Accounting processes will involve processing of day-to-day business transactions, assistance in preparation of the financial statements and reporting to internal and external stakeholders. System implementation will include preparation and analysis of data, development of user manuals and testing and training on the new system.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Duration: Limited for 1 year, with the possibility of extension

Location: TI-Secretariat, Berlin, Germany

Department: Finance

Reporting lines: Chief Accountant

Job grade: II


  • Support the approval process for incoming invoices; conduct data entry of incoming invoices and receipts into the accounting system
  • Advise staff on invoice, credit card and petty cash related matters
  • Reconcile and book daily bank and credit card statements
  • Actively contribute to the implementation of a new accounting system; testing system capabilities, development of user manuals, preparation of data for migration to new system (Microsoft Navision)
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements and reports to external authorities and stakeholders, including monthly VAT declaration as well as annual VAT return

Knowledge, experience and skills:

  • Completed studies in accounting, finance, economics, or business or part or full qualification as accountant (e.g. Buchhalter/in, Steuerfachangestellte/r, ACCA/ACA)
  • Track record of at least 2 years’ experience in accounting and taxes
  • Proven experience in IT and bookkeeping systems, knowledge of Microsoft Navision and Oracle E-Business Suite a definite asset
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and against deadlines
  • Hands-on team player
  • Complete business fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in German an advantage; additional languages an asset

Other information about the post and the location: Transparency International and its global network offer an inspiring work environment with real learning opportunities and support. Berlin is an attractive metropolitan city with relatively low cost of living.

To apply: Qualified candidates should submit, preferably via email, a cover letter, mentioning the origin of the application, and CV in English to:

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