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ICES seeks Finance Officer

ICES seeks qualified applicants for the post of Finance Officer in the Secretariat in Copenhagen.

Published: 3 May 2013

ICES seeks qualified applicants for the post of Finance Officer in the Secretariat in Copenhagen.

ICES is an intergovernmental organisation that coordinates and promotes marine research in the North Atlantic and adjacent areas. With 53 staff members, the Secretariat acts as a meeting point for a community of more than 4000 marine scientists from 20 countries, and about 350 institutes around the North Atlantic, North Sea, and Baltic Sea. Scientists working through ICES gather information about the marine ecosystem to fill gaps in existing knowledge, and to develop scientific information into unbiased, non-political advice. Our advice is used by the 20 member countries which fund and support ICES, and by international commissions, and helps them to manage the North Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas.

ICES cooperates with other relevant international research organizations and marine science networks in Europe and maintains financial agreements and funded projects with these organizations.


Responsibilities of the post
  • Elaborate proposed budgets and forecast budget

  • Approve expenses prior to bank transfers

  • Budget control and cross-checking of book-keeping, ensure adequate internal control procedures

  • Settle accounts (cash/bank statements) and prepare for auditors

  • Liaison with bank (interest rate, investment of ICES funds)

  • Update salary tables, and ensure timely payments of pensions

  • Preparation of special reports and documents

  • Supply relevant figures for department budgets and external agreements (Publications, Conferences, Symposia, Memoranda of Understandings, etc.)

  • Other administrative responsibilities


Qualifications and experience
  • A relevant academic degree

  • At least five years' experience in accounting positions including the preparation of budget, budget control, etc.


  • Committed to working in a team

  • Ability to engage with individuals and groups at a variety of levels and from wide-ranging cultural and national backgrounds

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English); excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent computer literacy


Terms of appointment
  • The full time position is offered for a period of four years, with possibility for extension

  • The starting date is as soon as possible, and preferably not later than 1. August 2013

  • The place of work is Copenhagen, Denmark



Please send your application in English to or by ordinary mail to Inger Lützhøft, Personnel Officer, ICES, H C Andersens Boulevard 44-46, DK-1553 Copenhagen K, Denmark, to arrive no later than Wednesday 22 May 2013. Applications should include curriculum vitae, relevant certificates, and a recent photograph. Interviews are planned for week 22.

For further information please contact the ICES Finance Officer, Helle Falck (+45 33 38 67 08),

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ICES seeks Finance Officer

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) · Conseil International pour l'Exploration de la Mer (CIEM)
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