Finance & Accounting Officer

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Finance & Accounting Officer

Closing Date

Sunday, 13 October, 2019
Reference: 206_19_MNG_FAO
Job title: Finance & Accounting Officer


About BSC
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 600 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
The Finance and Accounting Group is responsible for the management of financial resources of all activities of BSC-CNS (expenses, budgets, audits, banking relations, suppliers, payment of receipts). In accordance with current financial legislation and accounting regulations, they administer the funds and assets of the center. The Group also prepares financial reports for audits and accountability. In this context we look for a person to give support in the accounting and financial management of the center.

Reporting to the Accounting coordinator, the final candidate will assist the finance and accounting team in the tasks described below, creating accurate and timely financial statements and records for the Center

The candidate we are looking for will have interactions with members of all the BSC, the Governing bodies, Public Institutions, Universities, Providers and all relevant stakeholders.
Key Duties
  • Economic management of clients. Control and follow-up of work execution, service billing and revenue recording
  • Supervision and realization of the justification of institutional grants and specific management assignments
  • Supervision of the invoicing and registration of supplier invoices
  • Inspection and presentation of business operations. Preparation of information for audits and presentation of commercial operations
  • Management of inspection and surrender of commercial operations. Preparation of the tax payment IRPF, VAT and corporation tax
  • Treasury management and monitoring. Reconciliation of accounts and bank statements, control and follow-up of payment planning
  • Preparation of financial reports and extraction of economic data for accounting analysis and monitoring of budget execution
  • Carry out general tasks of support to the accounting department, scanning process and internal control of execution of general expenses of the centre

    This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success.
  • Education
    • Degree in Economics, Business Administration or similar
    • Master in audits or specific relevant postgraduate will be valued
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • 3-4 years of minimum experience in similar position similar position or related role
    • Experience in an international environment
    • Experience in a Research or Academic centre is preferred
    • Knowledge of Accounting and tax system. Public system is a plus
    • Proficiency in knowledge of Spanish tax legislation
    • Excellent skills in Microsoft office (Advanced level in Excel)
    • Advanced user of ERP system (SAP Business One or similar)
    • Knowledge of a specific accounting program (preferably SAP) will be valued
  • Competences
    • An organized, methodical person, with an interest in administrative and financial support tasks is required for this position
    • High level of Spanish, oral and written (for Spanish documents processing)
    • At least medium level of English, oral and written
    • Team player, effective time management and prioritization
    • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment
    • Planning and organizing (Structured mindset)
    • Attention to the detail and ability to multi task
    • Flexibility
  • The position will be located at BSC within the Management Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 3 years renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: ASAP
Applications Procedure

All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered
  • A full CV in English including contact details
The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.


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