The Consulate General of Denmark is looking for a new staff member

The Consulate General of Denmark in New York is seeking to recruit a full-time accountant to start as soon as possible.

Position: Accountant

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

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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

  • Payments

  • Payroll

  • 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

    You are:

  • 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 assignments

    Employment 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 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 or telephone +1 (212) 223 4545.

About us

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 general-of-denmark---new-york