Financial Support Officer (FAP-RPC-EG-2024-61-GRAE)

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Job Description

Your responsibilities

You will join the External Grants Section (FAP-RPC-EG) responsible for the financial and budgetary implementation and follow-up of projects financed by the European Commission (EC, EU projects).

As a Financial Support Officer, you will;

  • Manage all financial aspects of the assigned projects from budgeting to financial control and reporting to the funding authorities;
  • Work closely with project participants in the Organization's departments and services, as well as with the European Commission, auditors and partners outside the Organization;
  • Elaborate financial files and reports, for both internal and external audiences;
  • Carry out budget and financial analysis of projects using mainly excel as well as CERN internal tools.

Your profile

Skills and/or knowledge

  • Use of Office software package: mainly Excel and Powerpoint
  • Demonstrating flexibility and Adaptability: Readily absorbs new techniques and working practices; is willing to work simultaneously on different projects with different timelines ; proposes new or improved ways of working;
  • Solving problems: assimilates large quantities of information, identifies key issues and formulates conclusions clearly and concisely, anticipates issues and seeks all possible relevant information for problem solving and decision-making;
  • Working in teams: Works well in groups and readily fits into a team; participates fully and takes an active role in team activities, gains trust and collaboration from others:
  • Fluent in English, the ability to work in French would be an advantage.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You are a national of a CERN Member or Associate Member State.
  • By the application deadline, you have a maximum of two years of professional experience since graduation in Finance (or a related field) and your highest educational qualification is either a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • You have never had a CERN fellow or graduate contract before.
  • Applicants without University degree are not eligible.
  • Applicants with a PhD are not eligible.

Additional Information

Job closing date: 14.04.2024 at 23:59h (midnight) CET.

Job reference: FAP-RPC-EG-2024-61-GRAE

Contract duration: 24 months, with a possible extension up to 36 months maximum.

Target start date: 01-September-2024

What we offer

  • A monthly stipend ranging between 5119 and 5631 Swiss Francs (net of tax).
  • Coverage by CERN's comprehensive health scheme (for yourself, your spouse and children), and membership of the CERN Pension Fund.
  • Depending on your individual circumstances: installation grant; family, child and infant allowances; payment of travel expenses at the beginning and end of contract.
  • 30 days of paid leave per year.
  • On-the-job and formal training at CERN as well as in-house language courses for English and/or French.

About us

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. Using the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, they study the basic constituents of matter - fundamental particles that are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives physicists clues about how particles interact, and provides insights into the fundamental laws of nature. Find out more on

Diversity has been an integral part of CERN's mission since its foundation and is an established value of the Organization. Employing a diverse workforce is central to our success.

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