Council of Europe Development Bank, Accountant

Paris, Ile-de-France (FR)
Competitive DOE
13 Aug 2019
15 Sep 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Accounting Unit, Accounting & Controlling Division, Risk & Control Directorate

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) is a multilateral development bank with a social vocation. Established in 1956 in order to bring solutions to the problems of refugees, its scope of action has progressively widened to other sectors of action directly contributing to strengthening social cohesion in Europe. The CEB represents the major instrument of the policy of solidarity in Europe, in order to help its 41 Member States achieve sustainable and equitable growth.


Under the authority of the Head of the Accounting Unit, the incumbent effectively implements and monitors reporting, control and research activities, by:

  • Overseeing the development of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and their applicability to the Bank
  • Advising on updating accounting principles, proposing appropriate technical solutions
  • Improving financial information management and reporting systems
  • Conducting technical validation of accounting tests to use when introducing new banking products
  • Carrying out closures and preparing normative reports, as part of the Bank’s integrated reporting process
  • Developing monitoring and control tools for the unit’s financial reporting
  • Helping draft and update accounting procedures
  • Reviewing, implementing and monitoring general accounts
  • Organising and conducting operational calculations and ensuring that dedicated computer tools are working properly
  • Advising the Head of Unit on issues related to accounting policies and procedures, results achieved, new requirements and risks and opportunities associated with developments.

This description takes into account the main tasks and is not exhaustive. More generally, the incumbent will perform any other tasks that may be assigned to him/her as part of the unit’s activities.


Academic background:

Higher education diploma in accounting or equivalent. ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certification is an asset.

Professional skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS and their applicability in banking.
  • 8–10 years’ professional experience working as an accountant in a banking environment, ideally having started in an auditing firm.
  • The applicant will have an aptitude for analysis and deductive reasoning.

Language skills:

The minimum requirement is fluency in one of the Bank's two official languages (English/French) and a good knowledge in the other.

Core Competencies:

  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Client Orientation
  • Result Orientation
  • Team Work
  • Communication

Nationality: Citizen of one of the Bank's Member States.

Employment Conditions

1) Contract: the CEB offers a 4-year appointment (including a one-year probationary period) with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal.

2) Grade and salary:

• A2/A3
• The remuneration package is composed of a tax free basic salary and applicable benefits.

3) Benefits (determined by the candidate's personal situation):

• Basic family allowance
• Expatriation
• Dependent child supplement
• One additional monthly dependent child supplement for a single-parent family
• Supplement for a disabled and dependent parent subject to certain conditions
• Supplements for a disabled or severely disabled child subject to certain conditions
• Education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members
• Installation allowance and reimbursement of travel and removal expenses subject to certain conditions

Deadline for application: 15 September 2019 at the latest.

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