Financial Manager | Europeana Pro

Site: The Hague, Netherlands


We are looking for a Financial Manager who will be:

Reporting to the Director of Business Operations, this CFO role leads a small finance team and is responsible for the overall finances of the Europeana Foundation.

While ensuring the continued quality of financial administration, you will support the organization on financial matters and with clear processes. In your capacity, you will provide financial information and advice to ensure that financial and strategic decisions are clear and optimized.

In addition, you will be the main contact person for financial matters related to EU-funded projects in which the Europeana Foundation is involved.

Main responsibilities

  • Oversee the operations of the finance team, set goals and objectives to be achieved
  • Oversee and maintain overall budget and cash flow control and management of all (project) budgets
  • Ensure compliance with legislation, financial policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles and procedures at Dutch and European level
  • Manage accounting and financial systems and maintain complete and accurate accounting records
  • Perform financial analysis and prepare detailed financial reports and statements
  • Develop and implement purchasing practices and monitor the purchasing system
  • Oversee the preparation of tender documents to comply with relevant guidelines and laws and administer contracts
  • Liaise and respond to auditor feedback regarding finance and operations
  • Implement and monitor payment authority practices
  • Maintain the financial health of the organization by monitoring project and team expenditures and recommending corrective action as necessary

Knowledge and experience required

  • Advanced degree in accounting, business, economics, finance or related field;
  • Proven experience in a finance role with a solid understanding of financial statistics, accounting principles and financial systems
  • Professional experience in the field of EU-funded projects or familiarity with EU funding procedures
  • Ability to manage, guide and direct employees to ensure proper financial processes are used
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent Dutch and English skills

In addition, it is a plus if you have knowledge of

  • Exact Globe and Synergy
  • Google Workspace, especially Google Sheets
  • Have an understanding of data privacy standards

The Europeana Foundation offers

  • A monthly salary between 3,900 and 4,800 EUR (based on full-time employment), depending on your level of experience
  • A holiday pay of 8% and an annual bonus of 8.33%
  • A full-time 12-month CDD, with possibility of extension
  • 42.25 vacation days per year (based on full-time employment)
  • A retirement plan
  • An inspiring work environment and an international corporate culture
  • Compensation for travel expenses
  • We provide a company laptop and offer a WFH stipend to offset monthly work-from-home costs

How to register

  • The position is open until filled
  • You must have a valid work permit to work in the Netherlands
  • If you are interested in this position, please send your Curriculum Vitae plus a covering letter, both in English to [email protected]
  • The Europeana Foundation is committed to respecting the principles of diversity, inclusiveness, non-discriminatory practice and equal opportunities for all applicants.

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