Climate Action Network Europe is looking for a Finance Coordinator

Offre publiée le
12/05/2017 .

Présentation :

Climate Action Network Europe is looking for a Finance Coordinator

Climate Action Network Europe (CAN Europe) recognised as Europe's leading network working on climate and energy issues, is currently seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Finance Coordinator to join our team in Brussels. The successful candidate will be at the center of the administrative management team of the CAN Europe secretariat and provide bookkeeping, financial management and grant reporting support to the secretariat. Specific responsibilities are contained in the attached job description.

 Educational/professional qualifications

  • Accountancy and/or Finance qualification or proven professional experience of minimum 2 years; 

  • Proficiency with analytical bookkeeping programs like WinBooks and proven experience working with Excel; 

  • Good knowledge of accounting and finance processes such as budgeting, reports, audit, financial monitoring; 

  • Experience in financial management systems; 

  • Experience in managing projects funded by the European Commission and by several 

  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of Dutch and/ or French would be an asset 



Preferred/desirable qualifications and experience

Experience of working with NGO’s, preferably in a network environment;
Ability to respond to changing budgets, projects, incomes and expenses;

  • Office / finance administration experience in Belgium would be an advantage; 

Required interpersonal skills

  • Excellent collaborative team-working skills, time management, flexibility, and reliability;
  • Ability to produce results according to deadlines;
Excellent analytical skills and organisational skills, including special attention to detail;

  • Focus and commitment to achieving quality results. 

Main duties are detailed in the job description attached to the ad (see below)

This position is based in the CAN Europe secretariat, which houses our team of 19 staff members, in Mundo-B, the sustainable NGO office space near the St. Boniface neighbourhood of Brussels.

This 4/5 position open-ended contract under Belgium law includes extra benefits such as lunch vouchers and reimbursement of local transport costs.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and CV to with Finance Coordinator as subject line.

**The letter of motivation should clearly demonstrate why you want the job, stating why you wish to work for a climate NGO and how your skills and experience are relevant to the job requirements detailed above**

Closing date for applications: 28th May at noon latest

First round of Interviews preferably on the First and/or 2nd week of June
Second round of Interviews preferably the 3rd or 4th week of June
Expected start date: As soon as possible from the first of July onwards.


Inquiries to Cinda Ayachi, HR and Office Coordinator, or +32 2 894 46 70




Job Description

 Position/Title Finance Coordinator
 Goal of Position
 Responsible for the financial management of the organisation with a focus on analytical bookkeeping (WinBooks), financial reporting and budget development.
  Main Functions &
Financial management of the organisation
•    Ensure all financial operations of the organisation are carried out in accordance with relevant laws, and internal and external regulations
•    Monitor expenditure against budgets and provide regular reporting on overall income and expenditure
•    Prepare cash flow predictions when needed
•    Support the director in development of annual budgets as well as grant specific budgets
•    Develop interim and final financial reports for all grants

Book-keeping, auditing and financial payments
•    Coordinate the book-keeping of the organisation
•    Coordinate external audits of the organisation
•    Coordinate all payments, included salaries, with extensive support from the Admin Coordinator

Liaise with the Coal campaign coordination secretariat
•    First point of contact for the Operational Director of the coal campaign
•    ensure full implementation of all agreements made between the CAN Europe Board and the Coal Campaign Steering Committee on all matters related to administration and finance
•    Support the coal campaign coordination secretariat where needed

Additional input to internal affairs
•    Liaise with Green10 financial managers on issues of common interest
•    Participate in admin team meetings and team-wide processes and matters relevant to the organisation as a whole
•    Support and provide back-up for other members of the admin team



  Time requirements  4/5 contract
 % of Time Main team responsibilities Main team responsibilities
 80 Administration and finances
 10 Management and planning
 5 Communication and representation
 5 Capacity and outreach
 0 Policy work and coordination
 % of Time Specific responsibilities
 10 Day to day operations
 35 Book-keeping and audits
 20 Budget monitoring
 25 Fundraising and reporting
 10 Internal affairs
 100 TOTAL

 Supervisory responsibility Liaise with external contractors