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THE DANISH EMBASSY IN TALLINN
IS LOOKING FOR AN ACCOUNTANT
Are you looking for a challenge in an international environment? Are you comfortable with IT and numbers, able to work to deadlines and proud to know how things should be done right? Do you want to contribute by helping the Danish Government advancing the green agenda and Nordic values?
The Virtual Finance Team (VFT) embedded in the Danish Embassy in Tallinn is assisting Danish Embassies and Missions in the whole of Europe and part of Middle East and North Africa with all finance related tasks, acting as a shared service and competence centre.
Our objective is to ensure compliance with all applicable rules and procedures whilst performing general accounting and budgeting tasks for our Missions in an efficient manner.
We are the first point of contact and support for our Missions in all finance related queries.
About the role
We are looking for an Accountant / Desk Officer working with several Missions in Europe. Your tasks will broadly include:
• Daily handling of payables via the Danish Government payables management system Indfak; general ledger accounting tasks (Navision Stat, a system based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV); approving travel and expense settlements;
• Day-to-day guidance on financial matters to your Missions;
• Follow-up on monthly reconciliations of bank and balance accounts;
• Quarterly closing procedures including running virtual meetings with the respective Danish Ambassadors;
• Creating budgets based on input from your Missions and running budget follow-ups and updating.
We expect you to have accounting experience and familiarity with accounting software in general. Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a benefit. We work with several IT systems so ability to quickly learn to use new programs is very important.
You should be fluent in English as this is the working language at the Embassy. Knowledge of Danish or other major European languages is not required but is appreciated.
You will need to be compliance-focused and comfortable operating in a highly regulated environment.
We expect you to exhibit independent thinking and problem-solving skills whilst being able to act as part of a team of geographically and culturally diverse co-workers. The Embassy values include quality, integrity and team spirit, and we put great emphasis on helpfulness, respect and flexibility.
Ability to plan and prioritise tasks and handle ‘busy periods’ working to often tight deadlines is also a must.
We expect you will join us 1 October 2021 or shortly thereafter, depending on timing of the necessary security clearances.
You will be employed as a local employee (Mission-employed staff) at the Danish Embassy at Wismari 5, Tallinn. The salary is determined by skill and experience and in accordance with Estonian labour market conditions and salary levels. The workweek at the Embassy is 37 hours per week with the daily lunch break (30 minutes) included in the 37 hours. We offer 5 weeks holiday (Estonian labour rules apply) and flexible working hours with the opportunity to work from home a proportion of the time. Employment is contingent upon obtaining a security clearance from Danish security authorities.
You should send your application in English with relevant information about education, previous employment and skills to the Royal Danish Embassy at e-mail address email@example.com with the subject ‘VFT Application’.
Applications should reach the Embassy as soon as possible but latest by 30 July 2021. We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis until we have the right candidate.
Additional information about the position can be obtained by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (Villi Tõntson, Head of Virtual Finance Team).