Bellona Europa – Finance & Administration Analyst/Officer

Bellona Europa – Finance & Administration Analyst/Officer 

Job category: Full-time 

Job location: Brussels (hybrid) 

Expiration date: 22 March 2023  


As an organisation, Bellona has always been at the forefront of environmental innovation and industrial decarbonisation. Being a group of evidence-based environmentalists, our goal is to implement new, more sustainable actions, which can effectively reduce CO2 emissions and that are implementable today. We advocate for pragmatic approaches that deliver the greatest impact, today and tomorrow, while not shying away from addressing contentious issues. We endeavour to cooperate with all stakeholders, but also act as a watch dog against greenwashing. From our Oslo and Brussels offices, we have been advocating transformative climate action in industry for decades.   

About the job 

As part of Bellona Europa’s further expansion, we are looking for a Finance & Administration Analyst / Officer to support the financial management of the organisation, its accounting and office operations. The ideal candidate would need to demonstrate sound knowledge of financial, fiscal and administrative processes and have a keen eye for detail, ideally coming from a non-profit environment. The selected candidate will report to our HR and Administration Manager. 

We are looking for a person who is passionate about numbers, extremely well organised and proactive, motivated to ensure continuous improvement and optimisation of our systems/processes, as we grow. The person needs to be driven to propose and implement change, streamlining financial and administrative operations. 

The ideal candidate will have:  

  • A degree in accounting or equivalent 
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in a financial role 
  • Good knowledge of accounting and payment systems, as well as financial reporting 
  • Knowledge of NGO funding and grants is considered as a plus 
  • Experience and confidence in working with MS Office, especially Microsoft Excel 
  • Experience with accounting/finance tools such as Yuki is a plus 
  • Outstanding organisational and prioritisation skills, with focus on accuracy and attention to detail  
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to suggest improvements to workflows and processes 
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other EU languages would be considered an asset.  
  • Eligible to work and reside in Belgium  

 Key responsibilities:  

  • General accounting and bookkeeping 
  • Draft and assist with budget preparation and updates, financial reports and audits 
  • Process invoices, project-related expenses and staff claims 
  • Monitor, track and report on financial aspects of our NGO’s projects and grants 
  • Contribute to the improvement of accounting and project/grant administrative processes 
  • Support the HR and Administration Manager with payroll 
  • Ad-hoc financial, fiscal and administrative support

You can expect a meaningful and engaging experience with an initial one-year Belgian employee agreement, with possibility of extension – starting as soon as possible. We are open to a full-time position or an 80% part-time, to be agreed. We offer a competitive NGO salary package with complete employee benefits, training budget, continuous internal learning and growing in the role. Bellona promotes a multicultural, flexible, inclusive and collaborative work environment.  

How to apply? Please send us your application respecting the following instructions: One PDF document including both your cover letter (1 page max) and your CV (2 pages max). Your PDF file should be named as follows: familyname_name.pdf. Please send your application by email to our HR mailbox for the attention of Mrs Negin Arbab, HR & Administration Manager, indicating ‘FIN/ADMIN vacancy’ in the subject line, by 22 March 2023 at 18h00 CET at the latest. Kindly indicate where you found our vacancy.   

We thank you in advance for your application, your time and your interest in this position. Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted due to the large number of applications we expect. If you receive no feedback within 4 weeks after applying, please consider you have not been selected.  

About Bellona Europa: Bellona Europa is an independent, non-profit organisation that meets environmental and climate challenges head on. We are solutions-oriented and have a comprehensive and cross-sectoral approach to assess the economics, climate impacts and technical feasibility of necessary climate actions. To do this, we work with civil society, academia, governments, institutions and industries.