Accounting Assistant

Full Time

Athens, Greece

Job Overview

We are looking for a talented Accounting Assistant to perform daily accounting tasks and support to all aspects of the financial team of Konnektable Technologies Ltd. in Athens, Greece.

The role of the Assistant Accountant is to manage the financial and administrative aspects of commercial projects and EU funded grants, working in partnership with project Managers responsible for the scientific and technical delivery of the projects. The post-holder will provide administrative support and financial reporting for these projects beginning from the negotiation of grant-related agreements, launch of projects from an administrative standpoint, interim and final claims reporting, and support for client-driven audits as may be required from time to time.

Key responsibilities & duties

In project administration and financial management:

– Issuing or collecting invoices according to business requirements, assessing their compliance with processes and contracts, registers into internal databases and submits them for payment.

– Reconcile invoices and identify discrepancies

– Handling the accurate registration and calculation of all financial transactions, including supplier invoices.

– Following and acting according to processes and instructions for the execution of all activities.

– Preparing and maintaining the forecast spreadsheet regarding the payment projections.

– Proceeding to the accurate and timely reconciliation of various accounts, e.g. financial transactions, receivable / payable.

– Participating in the monthly and yearly closing of accounting books and the development of the annual balance sheet, according to the regulatory requirements and company standards.

– Supporting the development of standardized and ad-hoc consolidated and stand-alone accounting reports.

– Handling the archiving of all transactions reinforcing financial data availability and safety.

– Communication with clients for accounting procedures and any queries.

– Support Financial Accounting with data required for budgeting, cash flow planning, and operational and management reporting.

– Overall responsibility for the financial management of the projects (Commercial) in close cooperation with the Accounting department, the project managers the CFO and the CEO;

– Assist in the collation of information for audits and assisting with audit queries.

– Keep information confidential and secure ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements.

– Stay up to date with applicable financial policies, regulations and legislation in collaboration with the legal department of the company.

– Maintaining databases to aid with the completion of reports for the grant. Developing the design of that database where necessary to improve the information that can be retrieved.

Other duties

– Checking all travel expenses claimed by project managers and staff to ensure claims are eligible and that expenses are coded and reimbursed accordingly.

– Assisting with travel arrangements for the project managers and research teams.

Experience and skills

– BSc in Accounting, Business Administration or related Finance field

– Fluent in English (both verbally and in written form),

– Excellent knowledge of spreadsheets and hands-on experience with accounting software

– Experience in Financial & Operations Management is desirable

– High numeracy and sound reporting skills

– Strong communication (both oral and written in formal and informal situations)

– Excellent organizational and time management skills

– High level of accuracy, good attention to detail, methodical approach

– Advanced computer literacy with proficient skills Microsoft Office User

– Responsibility, flexibility

– Ability to work both in a team setting and independently; self-motivated

– Ability to work in multinational environment

– Knowledge of European R&D&I landscape is an advantage (Horizon Europe, Structural Funds etc.)

We offer

– Permanent position

– Hybrid work options

– Opportunity of self-realisation and personal development in a small, rapidly growing company with international focus

– Cooperation on excellent European collaborative R&D&I projects with participation of leading European R&D&I organisations as well as SMEs and large industries

– Further training and professional development

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and short motivation letter to: [email protected]

Evaluation Method

Konnektable will assess candidate suitability using the following criteria:

– Initial shortlisting based on evaluation of CV.

– Skype Interview.

– In-Person Interview.

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