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Re-advertisement: Vacancy for a Finance Officer

We are currently in search of a Finance Officer who will join our team and support with the work carried out in the Secretariat, located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Published: 3 September 2019

​​ICES has an annual revenue of approximately DKK 50 million, from three main financial incomes; annual contributions by our 20 member countries, payments by scientific advice requesters, and project participation. To ensure proper financial handling, well-documented accounting processes are required. 

Besides you, our finance team consists of another Finance Officer, and is led by the Head of Finance and Administration.

Key responsibilities

  • Handling the day to day bookkeeping as well as reconciliations, invoicing and payments
  • Processing travel expenditures
  • Settling VAT cases, including the refund of electricity and energy taxes
  • Financial controlling, including contacts to funding organizations and reporting projects, as well as assisting with providing materials for auditing purposes
  • Supporting the development of new financial accounting processes
  • Carrying out supportive tasks for the Head of Finances and Administration as required

Expected qualifications and competencies

  • ​Degree in finance accounting from an accredited educational institution related to administration, or business management
  • A minimum of five years of relevant working experience in finance
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office package and an Enterprise Resource Planning system - an interest to develop integrated management of main business processes will be an asset
  • Excellent accounting skills as well as experience with reporting for various clients; knowledge of reporting to EU institutions will be an asset
  • Strong desire to be part of an international and diverse organization
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English
​Terms of appointment

The appointment will be full-time (38 hours per week including lunch breaks), for an initial four-year contract period, with the possibility of renewal in four-year increments. The individual selected for this position should start as soon as possible.

ICES Secretariat staff enjoy privileges and immunities pursuant to the Host Agreement between the Government of Denmark and ICES. The salaries of ICES staff are exempt from Danish income tax and the salary for this role is at the “C6" grade. Please note that this is a local recruitment and does not cover travel and repatriation expenses.

Furthermore, a tax-free pension scheme is available, to which both the employee and ICES contribute. ICES Staff Rules set out the conditions and principles of employment and the responsibilities of the staff of the Secretariat.


If you feel you have the professional and personal qualities and potential we are looking for, please submit your application (CV and cover letter) directly via e-mail to no later than 18 September. Please mark your email and applications documents “201907 Finance Officer".

Questions about this vacancy including information about the salary may be directed to HR Officer Asli Bankaci​.

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Re-advertisement: Vacancy for a Finance Officer

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