Interim Senior Finance and Grant Officer (maternity replacement for 10-11 months)

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    2 weeks ago
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    Budget and Accounting, Finance, Treasury and Investment
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Company Description

About the European Climate Foundation

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) was founded in 2008 as a major philanthropic initiative to help tackle climate change by fostering the development of a low-carbon society at the national, European and global level.

We support over 280 partner organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, drive urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and help deliver a socially responsible transition to a net-zero emissions economy and sustainable society in Europe and around the world.



High Level Role

Senior officer Finance and Grant Team is a full-time position and work in close collaboration with the Finance and Grant Manager.

Senior officer Finance and Grant Team is responsible for the coordination of the Finance and Grants Officers and works in close relations with the Grant Manager and the Grants Administration Hub, helping the strategic implementation of programmes & projects and taking active role in the due diligence of ECF’s grantees.

The role entails a good understanding of budgeting, planning, coordination, and business analysis. It equally supports the Finance function to comply with regulation, legislation, monitoring & budgeting great practices.

Key Responsibilities

Senior officer Finance and Grant Team will be responsible for the following key responsibilities reporting to the Finance & Grant Manager:

  • Daily management, coordination and guidance of the team of Finance and Grants officers (3 FTEs)
  • Docket Reporting: responsible for preparation or Regranting reporting for the Docket -delegated authority grant reporting, related parties’ grant reporting, Regranting per objective table and Regranting chart.
  • Funder Reporting: generate via Power BI, Fluxx and Netsuite, prepare and verify reporting to Funders and to Finance Director for approval.
  • Funding allocation: creates funding sources and allocates funding in the grant management system.
  • Funding Sources Check: Controls the grant requests making sure an appropriate funding sources in the Fluxx software is used to fund the grants.
  • Grants Management: Controls the grantees credentials by checking their financial statements and grant final financial reports, before releasing the final payment to the grantee. Coordinate the work of Finance and Grants Officers, have a regular exchange and coordination with the Grants Administration Hub; Makes sure regranting and funding information in Fluxx is correct, up to date, and reconciled with Budget Management and Accounting system; monitors delayed reports and payments to grantees and makes sure issues are solved.
  • As part of funder reporting Allocation Engine: Set up and maintain the cost matching schedules of direct operating costs and indirect costs to objectives and funding sources and communicate the figures to the Financial Controller for input in the accounting system·
  • Finance Communication: Keep track and communicate on a regular basis with theFinance & Grant Manager on team progress and direction, funding management and grant management




Expertise: Financial Planning & Analysis, Budget Preparation, Multi-stakeholder Organizations, Interdepartmental collaboration, Process Management & coordination


Experience: 7+ years of experience in a business/financial analysis, budget management or accounting role. Experience in managing multiple stakeholders simultaneously, experience in problem solving.


Competencies: team and project coordination, process management, good people skills, mathematics, competence with financial tools (MS Office, Power BI, Netsuite, Adaptive) analytical skills, business process optimization skills, interactive & communication skills, influencing skills, excellent stakeholder management.



Other information

What we offer:

· The unique opportunity to work in a highly dynamic, international team of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;

· A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself with a growth mindset;

· Great values and accessible, collaborative management

· The chance to contribute to climate action from a highly focused professional perspective

· All of this in a full-time temporary position (cover of maternity leave)



The Hague, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, London


How to apply

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We are committed to diversity & inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidats from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.