Type of employment: Full-time one-year contract with the possibility of extension
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Consulate General of Denmark in New York, 885 Second Avenue 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Deadline for application: October 26, 2017
The Joint Administration of the Consulate General of Denmark and Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York is hiring a full-time accountant to start as soon as possible.
You will be part of a dynamic, international environment consisting of several teams working closely together: Joint Administration and Finance, Trade Council, Invest in Denmark, Culture and Press, Consular Services and the UN Mission. Besides the staff in New York, you will be working with colleagues in Washington DC, Houston, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Ottawa, Mexico City and our headquarters, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Copenhagen.
The accountant will be part of the Administrative Service Centre (ASC) that services the Danish missions in North America. The job will have wide-ranging tasks and responsibilities, including being the Key Account Manager for several ASC clients and internal departments at the Consulate General and the UN Mission. You will report to the Chief Services Officer.
In this position, you will be completing financial tasks (e.g. postings, payments, reconciliations, payroll), as well as budgeting and financial reporting. The work will also include accounting tasks for UN development aid projects. In this regard, knowledge of development aid and/or accounting policies of international organizations would be an advantage.
The accountant should also have a flair for handling administrative tasks (e.g. planning and executing, logistics, IT, etc.). You are expected to show the flexibility required for optimal handling of the entire portfolio of the Consulate and be ready to contribute to tasks outside your own portfolio.
Your skills and success criteria:
As an accountant, you are measured on the value you create for your clients, your reliability, and level of service as well as the ability to communicate clearly and openly. You have an eye for detail, but you are also able to see the bigger picture.
You have a positive personality and are results-oriented, professional, self-motivated and appreciate a highly energetic work environment where we continuously strive to create value for our clients, support each other, work smarter, look for innovation, and have fun.
Working in an environment where the agenda can easily change, we are looking for an accountant who is flexible, open-minded and can think out of the box.
Main tasks and responsibilities as an Accountant:
Internal Key Account Manager for ASC-clients and internal departments
Postings in the financial systems
Reconciliations (bank, balance accounts, interim accounts etc.)
Invoicing to customers through a CRM system
Follow up on debtors and creditors
Expense settlements for all employees (travels expenses and other outlays)
Budgeting and financial reporting
Prepare quarterly financial statements
Requirements for the position:
Deep understanding of finance and budget management
Minimum 2-4 years professional experience in finance and accounting
Good experience with ERP systems (Navision) and bank payments
Ability to work on multiple projects at once and to meet deadlines
Superuser in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and Outlook
Fluent in English (written and spoken), and ideally also Danish. Spanish would be an
Administration experience (e.g. logistics, IT, planning, project management)
Great interpersonal skills and team player abilities as well as interest in and willingness to
share knowledge with – and learn from – colleagues.
Knowledge of the US tax rules and system would be an advantage
Knowledge of development aid and/or accounting policies of international organizations
would be an advantage
Necessary personal characteristics:
Customer and service-minded
A team player, yet able to work independently
Flexible and able to prioritize
Proactive, takes initiatives and follows through
A problem-solver, innovative and solution-oriented
Reliable and consistent in your work
Attentive to detail
Ability to work under time pressure
Focused, solution-oriented and efficient
Interdisciplinary cooperation, ability to work with cross-functional teams
You want to be helpful and seek to lend a hand
A positive approach to handling of assignments
You will be offered full-time employment for two years with the possibility of extension on a local contract.
You will be entitled to five weeks (25 days) of paid holiday per year.
Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results.
As part of your salary, you can be covered by a workplace pension scheme.
You and your dependent family members will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses.
Application and recruitment process
To apply for the position, please send your application (cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 references) in English to Consulate General at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please title the subject line: “Accountant Application. Your name”
Application deadline: October 26, 2017.
The Consulate General attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.
Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place end of October.
The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.
For any questions regarding this position, please contact
nycgkl.um.dk or telephone +1 (212) 223 4545.
The Consulate General is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Consulate General is an ambitious, high-paced and dynamic workplace with approximately 65 employees, 12 of whom are posted from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Consulate General has a flat management structure.
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