The Consulate General of Denmark in New York is seeking to recruit a full-time accountant to start as soon as possible.
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: August 26, 2018
You will be part of the Joint Administration and Finance Team of the Consulate General and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations (UN Mission). But also being part of the larger Administrative Service Centre (ASC) you will be servicing all the Danish Missions in North America and besides staff in New York, you will be working with colleagues in Washington DC, Houston, Chicago, Silicon Valley, Toronto, Ottawa and Mexico City as well as our headquarters in Copenhagen, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
Financial tasks, budgeting and financial reporting will be your main tasks. But you are expected to show the flexibility required for an optimal handling of the entire portfolio of the Consulate General and be ready to contribute to tasks outside your own portfolio.
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 of the Consulate General and the UN Mission
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
Super user in Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and Outlook
Fluent in English (written and spoken), and ideally Danish
Administration experience (e.g. logistics, IT, planning, project management)
Ability to communicate clearly and openly
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
Interested in working in a highly energetic work environment
Customer and service-minded
A team player, yet able to work independently
Flexible and able to prioritize
Able to work under time pressure
Proactive, you take initiatives and follow through
A problem-solver, innovative and solution-oriented
Reliable and consistent in your work
Attentive to detail, but also able to see the bigger picture
Focused and efficient
Good at interdisciplinary cooperation and able to work with cross-functional teams
Open-minded and helpful
A positive person with a positive approach to handling of assignmentsEmployment conditions
You will be offered full-time employment for one year with the possibility of extension
Your standard working hours will be 37 hours per week, including a daily 30 minutes lunch
break, and with some flexibility in organizing your own daily working hours
You will be entitled to five weeks (25 working 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 dependant family members will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses
You will have great opportunities for further development of your professional and personal competences
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.
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 the Consulate General at email@example.com. Please title the subject line: “Accountant Application. Your name”
Application deadline: August 26, 2018.
Selected candidates will be invited for interviews – expected to take place during the first or second week of September.
The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment. Questions
For any questions regarding this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
For more information about the Consulate General, see http://usa.um.dk/en/about-us/consulate- general-of-denmark---new-york