03 Jul, 2024

Accountant

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party (ALDE Party) is the European political family bringing together parties with common liberal, democrat and reform ideas from more than 40 European countries. The Brussels-based ALDE Party Secretariat supports the activities of the Party; organises its meetings; manages its external communication; and facilitates European policy development and networking amongst liberal parties. To support our growing activities, we are now seeking an: 

Accountant

The secretariat is looking for a qualified accountant with international experience to manage its accounts and advise the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General in financial matters.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting transactions
  • Prepare annual budget, Grant application and budget forecasts
  • Publish financial statements in time
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings
  • Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Ensure timely bank payments
  • Compute taxes and prepare tax returns
  • Manage the amortisations and keep track of the inventory
  • Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements
  • Report on the party’s financial health and liquidity
  • Audit financial transactions and documents and prepare annual audit by external auditor
  • Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary
  • Comply with financial policies and regulations.

Requirements and skills

  • 3 years’ work experience as an Accountant, preferably in non-for-profit associations
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge in IFRS an asset
  • Hands-on experience with accounting softwares, preferably Exact Online
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Experience with general ledger functions
  • Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills
  • Bachelor in Accounting, Finance or relevant degree
  • Fluent in both English and French
  • An affinity with liberal values is considered an asset


The ALDE Party is a registered European political Party, and its Staff is working in the frame of employee contracts submitted to Belgian Law.  

To apply, please send a Curriculum Vitae (without photo), letter of motivation and optionally letter of recommendation to [email protected] by 9 August 2024, mentioning the vacancy reference “Accountant” and your first and second names in the subject line. Interviews will be held by end of August.

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