EBAA - European Business Aviation Association

Financial Controller

EBAA - European Business Aviation Association

Brussels, Belgium

Responsible for controlling the association’s activities, reporting the financial condition and accounts to all relevant stakeholders. Reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with a dotted line to the Chief Administrative Officer.

Scope of acitivities:


  • Manage all association accounts and investments;
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported;
  • Act as the primary support person for monthly, quarterly and year-end financial activities;
  • Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems, including payroll and invoicing.

Controlling, reporting and systems

  • Establish and implement financial reporting systems to comply with government regulations and legislation;
  • Perform monthly and quarterly reviews and analyses of accounts against budget and plans;
  • Prepare quarterly forecasts for operations budgets and monthly forecasts for project budgets;
  • Prepare management accounts;
  • Prepare regular income statement and cash flow forecasts;
  • Challenge and support line, project and event managers with regards to their respective budget management;
  • Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reduction opportunities;
  • Examine all financial reports and data closely to check for discrepancies;
  • Create systems to prevent errors in data collection and calculations;
  • Assist the CEO/CAO in presenting reports to senior executives, stakeholders, and board members.

Cash management

  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports;
  • Prepare regular reconciliation statements of the association’s cash position.


  • Prepare guidelines for the preparation of the annual calendarised budget;
  • Responsible for collecting and evaluating, annual project and overhead budgets;
  • Prepare budget documentation for management and Board of Governors approval.

 Financial Controller Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or master's degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field;
  • Specific credentials and experience in accounting;
  • Solid command of English;
  • Native or native-equivalent command of French and/or Flemish/Dutch;
  • More than 5 years of experience in a business or finance environment;
  • Honesty; integrity; reliability;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Close attention to detail;
  • Strong organisational skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong computer skills;
  • Understanding of European data privacy standards.

Please send your application before 31 July 2017.

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