Accountant, EMBO Administration & Finance Accountant, EMBO Administration & Finance …

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Seien Sie der erste Bewerber
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)
in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Seien Sie der erste Bewerber
European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

EMBO stands for excellence in the life sciences. We support talented researchers at all stages of their careers in Europe and beyond, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, and help build a research environment where scientists can achieve their best work (

EMBO Administration & Finance is responsible for the annual financial statements, controlling and reporting. Responsibilities include the oversight of budgets and payments for all activities of the organization. Other tasks of the team are related to the administration of the organisation.

Your role

The financial Accountant enthusiastically provides professional accounting and bookkeeping services for all areas of EMBO. The Accountant actively contributes to all financial transactions (verification, documentation, accounting, controlling and reporting) of the organization. The Accountant enjoys collaborating with colleagues from other departments and communicates with scientists and institutions from all over the word.

The Accountant is expected to take an active part in ensuring completeness, accuracy and conformity and to prioritise in times of parallel requests.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited, to the following:

  • Verification and posting of incoming invoices;
  • General accounting tasks;
  • Reconciliation of the EMBO accounts;
  • Administration and supervision of open items for accounts payable and accounts receivable;
  • Master data maintenance (accounting system and FileMaker);
  • Collaboration in the annual closing process;
  • Support of and backup for the Administration & Finance team members;
  • Perform additional tasks as required by the Head of Administration & Finance.

General support:

  • Implementation and administration of an (electronic) invoice release workflow;
  • Control and payment processing of in- and external travellers reimbursements;
  • Credit card processing;
  • Preparation of payment runs;
  • Budget monitoring.

You have

  • Vocational training with a focus on accounting, ideally as a certified accountant;
  • Experience using accounting software, ideally DATEV or Lexware;
  • fluency in English; good working knowledge of German;
  • A self-motivated, helpful personality and interest in providing a professional service by adding value to the Administration & Finance team and EMBO;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

You might also have

  • An understanding of or interest in learning accounting principles of the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the Swiss Code of Obligations (OR);
  • Experience in taxation-related matters

Why join us

The EMBO offices are located on the international EMBL life science research campus in Heidelberg, Germany. Heidelberg, home to around 150,000 people, is a vibrant university city offering a high quality of life. EMBO is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international science organisation. The remuneration package comprises a competitive salary, pension scheme and health insurance, and educational and other family-related benefits. As a non-profit organisation, we have an informal and collegial working environment that is inspired by our dedication to working for a common greater good.

What else you need to know

The Accountant reports to the Head of Administration & Finance. Please note that appointments on fixed term contracts can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.

For questions or issues with the application process, please contact

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