Project Finance Officer

Interreg Europe

Lille, France

Tasks and responsibilities

Project Finance Tasks

  • assistance to project applicants on financial aspects
  • assessment of project applications with a focus on financial matters as well as state aid questions
  • assistance to approved projects and first level controllers, eg. fulfilment of approval conditions, advice on financial reporting and first level control, budget flexibility rules, budget spending, eligibility of expenditure, public procurement and state aid rules
  • monitoring project implementation, changes and closure through project progress reports with focus on financial progress
  • contribution to the development and update of programmes tools and templates (such as programme manual, contracts, reporting forms, financial sections in database/online system)
  • participation in internal and external events, seminars and webinars, such as training seminars for the project partners’ finance and first level control (FLC) staff
  • accompanying EC, CA + MA + national quality checks + ensuring the follow-up if needed (in cooperation with First level control and audit Officer)

Qualifications / Selection criteria

Basic requirements:

  • University degree;
  • past experience in the management of EU-funded projects or programmes; preferably on Structural Funds
  • knowledge of European Union institutions and policies, Cohesion policy in particular, preferably through practical experience;
  • knowledge of European Union law, institutions and policies, in particular structural funds and financial regulations;
  • fluency in English and proficiency in at least one of the other EU languages; other languages appreciated;
  • outstanding organisational skills, accuracy and assertiveness;
  • good writing and editing skills;
  • good computer literacy (Microsoft Office and database software);

Other relevant skills:

  • capacity to work in an international environment;
  • sense of initiative
  • good analytical skills
  • ability to anticipate, propose and implement solutions
  • open-mindedness
  • independence, but good team working abilities
  • ability to juggle different tasks at the same time and to respect deadlines

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