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Financial Officer in the Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020
 
The Danube Transnational Programme (DTP) 2014-2020 is a financing instrument of the
European Territorial Cooperation (ETC), better known as Interreg. ETC is one of the goals of the
European Union cohesion policy and provides a framework for the implementation of joint
actions and policy exchanges between national, regional and local actors from different Partner
States. Joint transnational cooperation projects are financed in the fourteen countries of the
programme. The Managing Authority and the Joint Secretariat (MA/JS), hosted by the Ministry of
Finance in Hungary, with experienced international staff are covering the thematic, managerial
and financial competences related to programme and project management and implementation.
The programme implementation period lasts till 2023.

Terms of employment

The position is full-time and based on a contract under Hungarian law. The contract will be
concluded between the recruited candidate and the Ministry of Finance, hosting institution of
the DTP MA/JS.
Salary: The competitive salary will be set according to qualifications, experience and the costs
associated with living abroad.
Location: The MA/JS is located in Budapest, Hungary, where the employment is expected to take
place.

Application and selection procedure

Interested applicants should submit by the deadline of 27th January 2020 the following
documents by email to beata.marczis@interreg-danube.eu:

  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter outlining why the applicant is applying for the job, what special attributes
    the applicant would bring and what skills, knowledge and experience the applicant has
    which are transferrable to this position
  • Two references that may be contacted during the recruitment process

These documents will constitute the basis for the initial stage of candidate selection. If successful at this stage, candidates will be asked to attend to an interview in Budapest, which is planned for
the 24th February 2020. Please, be aware that travel and accommodation costs for attending the
interview won’t be reimbursed.
For further information on the Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020, please visit the
programme website: http://www.interreg-danube.eu.
 

Description

Financial Officers are responsible for project level financial issues, including: monitoring of
financial reports of the DTP projects; providing advice and information on financial reporting
and budgetary issues to MA/ JS and programme stakeholders, filling in the database of the
monitoring system.

Tasks

 

  • Review, commenting and acceptance/rejection of the financial reports submitted by the
    projects, and provision of advice to the project partners in case of any financial problems;
    Supporting the participants of the programme in the preparation of the financial progress
    report relating to the projects;
  • Communication with the programme controllers in matters relating to the controlling of the
    projects;
  • Participation in the development of the relevant controls of costs and the related database
    with regard to the eligible expenditures and general control matters;
  • Evaluation of the financial progress reports, and ensuring that the costs can be settled
    correctly and regularly in all circumstances;
  • Provision of advice to the Lead Partners for unscheduled financial progress and monitoring,
    if budget reallocations become necessary, or other financial problems need to be resolved;
    Management of statements related to the validation of expenditures;
  • Supporting the IPA and ENI partners and controllers, in particular in control and settlement
    matters.

Possible additional tasks:

  • Development of the methodology of simplified costs options, implementation of related
    controls and trainings;
  • Preparation of the specification, setting up and operation of the programme monitoring
    system with special regard to the financial, control and reporting modules;
  • Coordination of the professional and IT tasks concerning the programme monitoring system
    within the organisation (treatment of errors, configuration, testing etc.), organisation of the daily communication in connection with the developers, with special regard to the treatment of errors, testing and configuration
     
Profile

Essential criteria

  • University degree (preferably in finance, public administration, business administration or
    related other fields);
  • At least 4 years of experience in financial management;
  • Fluency in English (very solid language skills both in written and spoken);
  • Very good computer skills including MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Experience in working in an international environment with different administrative
    traditions.

Advantageous criteria:

  • Sound experience in project level financial management;
  • Experience in financial management of EU programme(s);
  • Experience in setting up and maintaining IT (management/monitoring) systems;
  • Experience in analysing and implementing simplified cost methodologies.
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