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SINGLE RESOLUTION BOARD
VACANCY NOTICE IN INTER-AGENCY JOB MARKET (IAJM)
The Single Resolution Board (SRB) is launching a call for expression of interest in order to establish
a reserve list for the following temporary agent profile:
Job Title Accountant Type of contract Temporary agent Grade range AD8 – AD10 Duration of contract According to current contract Place of employment Brussels, Belgium Deadline for applications 5 October 2015 (12:00 noon, CET) The job
1. Profile The role of the Accountant will be to coordinate, maintain and control the accounts and the accounting systems of the SRB. He/she will be responsible for fulfilling the duties defined in the Board’s Financial Regulation.
The Accountant's tasks will include, amongst others, the following:
Keeping the accounts in accordance with the SRB’s Financial Regulation;
• Preparing, presenting and signing the annual accounts in accordance with the SRB’s Financial Regulation;
• Collecting from the authorising officer all the information necessary for the production of accounts which • give a true view of the Board's assets and of budget implementation;
Organising the closure of the accounts involving all in-house financial assistants;
• Implementing, on the basis of the Board’s Financial Regulation, the accounting rules and methods and the • chart of accounts;
Laying down and validating the accounting systems and, where appropriate, validating systems laid down • by the authorising officer to supply or justify accounting information;
Maintaining the asset valuation of the SRB including the value of internally developed IT systems;
• Proper implementation of payments, collection of revenue and recovery of amounts established as being • receivable;
Ensuring the collection of the contributions necessary for the funding of the administrative budget;
• Ensuring the collection of the contributions to the Single Resolution Fund;
• Safeguarding and managing the collaterals associated to the Irrevocable Payment Commitments;
• SRB, Selection procedure: Ref. SRB/AD/IAJM/2015/001, Rue de la Science 27, Office 0/020 1049, Brussels, BELGIUM +32 229-54959, http://srb.europa.eu/ Liaising with the entity responsible for the investments of the Fund;
• Treasury management; including the Board’s cash-flow monitoring, liquidity planning and management • of the SRB’s cash reserves, both the administrative budget and for the Fund;
Treasury management; including the Board’s cash-flow monitoring, liquidity planning and management • of the SRB’s cash reserves, both for the administrative budget and for the Fund;
Participating in systems development projects linked to automated fee invoicing and validation of such • systems;
Leading the accounting team, being responsible for organising the accounting work, distributing tasks, • and ensuring that they are performed in accordance with the required standards;
Coaching, advising and managing assigned staff - including the annual performance cycle - training and • motivating of staff;
Providing recommendations to the SRB management in the field of expertise;
• Acting as a policy expert, keeping knowledge of trends and developments up-to-date, developing and • implementing internal policies, systems, procedures and guidelines;
Carrying out any other duties required in the interests of the service.
• Qualifications and experience required
2. Eligibility criteria
2.1 General conditions
By the closing date of this call candidates must:
be employed as Temporary Agent in one of the EU Agencies, at the grade range AD8-AD10 be nationals of a Member State of the European Union;
be able to serve a full 3-year term before reaching the retirement age of 65;
enjoy their full rights as citizens;
have fulfilled any obligations imposed by national laws concerning military service;
meet the character requirements for the duties involved;
be physically fit to perform their duties1.
Candidates are required to have:
A level of education that corresponds to completed university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma together with an additional year of relevant professional experience;
A level of education that corresponds to completed university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma.
Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted. At least one of the university studies mentioned above must be in a field relevant to the position.
Before taking up his/her duties, the successful candidate will undergo a medical examination by one of the institutions’ medical officers, if not undergone before.
Candidates must have, at the closing date for applications, professional experience of at least 9 years2 (in addition to the 1 year mentioned under 'Education') in a field relevant to this position. Out of the nine (9) years of professional experience mentioned above, at least five (5) years of proven professional experience must be in some or all of the fields linked to the tasks described in section 1 above.
Work experience, periods of further training, study or research in the field of economics undertaken since obtaining the degree required under point 2.2 will be taken into account for the calculation of the total length of professional experience.
2.4 Languages skills As the predominant working language of the SRB is English, candidates must therefore have an excellent command of spoken and written English (Note: Native English speakers will be required to demonstrate knowledge of a second EU language at interview stage). Candidates must also have a satisfactory knowledge of another official language of the European Union3.
3. Selection criteria
Experience and suitability to perform the tasks described in Section 1.1;
Experience as chief accountant signing off on annual accounts;
Experience in cash management;
Experience in managing financial investments;
Knowledge and experience with financial, budgetary and reporting tools (ABAC, Business Objects, SAP etc.);
Excellent analytical skills;
Strong sense of responsibility, commitment and co-operation;
Ability to set and manage priorities, working precisely, quickly and with discipline;
Ability to convey complex information clearly to non-specialists;
Ability to establish and develop good inter-personal relations with a broad range of stakeholders in cross-cultural environments;
Excellent communication skills; and High degree of resilience and self-motivation.
Post-graduate degree in accounting related fields;
Accounting certification such as ACCA, CPA etc.
Experience in working in multicultural teams;
Experience in working during the starting up phase of an organisation;
Professional experience will be counted from the date on which the applicant acquired the minimum qualification for access to the profile in question. Only duly documented professional activity (i.e. remunerated employment or self-employment) is taken into account. Part-time work will be taken into account in proportion to the percentage of full-time hours worked. Periods of education or training and unremunerated traineeships are not taken into account. Fellowships, grants and PhDs can be counted as professional experience up to a maximum of 3 years. Any given time period can be counted only once (e.g. if the applicant had a full-time job and did freelance consultancy work in the evenings and weekends, the days spent on the latter will not be added to the period of the former).
Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.
The selection process
4. How to apply You may apply by sending your CV in Europass format, together with a motivation letter, to SRBRECRUITMENT@ec.europa.eu.
CVs shall be submitted in English.
Before applying, you should carefully check whether you meet all the eligibility criteria.
It is your responsibility to submit your application in time. We strongly advise you not to wait until the last few days before applying, since heavy internet traffic or a problem with the internet connection could lead to your email being delayed. Once the deadline has passed, the SRB will no longer accept applications.
No supporting documents are required at this stage – these will be required later on in the recruitment process (see section 5.3).
All communication concerning the status of your application will take place via email. It is your responsibility to verify that you provide the correct contact details.
Deadline for applications: 5 October 2015 (12:00 – noon, Brussels time)
5. Steps of the selection procedure
5.1 Admission to the selection procedure After the deadline for online registration, the selection committee will check the submitted applications against eligibility criteria described in Section 2. Applications satisfying these conditions will then be assessed against the selection criteria under Section 3.
5.2 Initial assessment of the applications The selection committee will assess each eligible application according to the qualifications and training, professional experience and motivation of the candidate, with respect to the profile described in Section 1.1.
5.3 Invitation to assessment phase Following the initial assessment of the applications, the most suitable candidates for the post will be invited to an interview which will be held in Brussels. Apart from the interview, the assessment of candidates at this stage may also involve additional tests.
Details of the time, date and address of the interview will be communicated to candidates in due time.
Candidates will be requested to submit, if successful and considered for recruitment, originals or certified copies of their diploma(s) and evidence of their professional experience, clearly indicating the starting and finishing dates, the function(s) and the exact nature of the duties carried out. Prior to contract signature, the successful candidate(s) will be required to provide original versions of documents proving
5.4 The assessment phase An interview and any other test(s) with the selection committee will enable it to carry out an assessment of the candidate according to the selection criteria described in Section 3.
The assessment phase will be conducted in English.
5.5 Verification of documents and scrutiny The candidates' application will be checked against supporting documents provided in order to confirm the accuracy and eligibility of the application.
If, at any stage in the procedure, it is established that the information in an application has been knowingly falsified, the candidate will be disqualified from the selection process.
You will also be disqualified if you:
do not meet all the eligibility criteria;
do not provide all the required supporting documents.
5.6 Reserve list The selection committee will place the most suitable eligible candidates on a draft reserve list. This draft will be submitted to the Chair of the SRB for approval. The adopted reserve list will be valid until 31 December 2016. Reserve lists may be extended by decision of the SRB. Prior to being offered a post, candidates on a reserve list may be required to undergo further evaluation by the SRB (e.g. including a further interview with senior management of the SRB).
Inclusion on a reserve list does not imply any entitlement to employment in the Board.
Other important information
6. General information
6.1 Equal opportunities The European Commission, on behalf of the SRB, applies a policy of equal opportunities and accepts applications without discrimination on any grounds.
6.2 Selection committee A selection committee will be appointed. Please note that the selection committee's internal proceedings are strictly confidential and that any contact with its members is strictly forbidden.
6.3 Approximate timetable The selection panel aims at finalising the recruitment process for this vacancy in the third quarter of 2015, with a view for the selected candidate to take office by early 2016.
The successful candidate may be offered a contract as a temporary agent, in accordance with the conditions of employment of other servants of the European Communities, with the same duration as currently applicable by his/her employer provided all eligibility criteria are met.
The place of employment is Brussels (Belgium), where the SRB is based.
6.5 Remuneration Successful applicants who are offered a contract of employment will, on their entry into service, retain their current grade and step. The basic monthly salaries for the advertised grade range, as at 1 January 2014 in Brussels, are:
In addition to the basic salary, staff members may be entitled to various allowances, in particular expatriation allowance, household allowance, dependent child allowance and education allowance. The salary is subject to a Community tax deducted at source and staff members are exempt of national taxation.
6.6 Protection of personal data