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We are looking for a Finance & Administration Officer!

Are you looking for a new challenge to apply your experience and passion for making all the financial, human resource and organisational processes of a small organisation run smoothly and flawlessly? And would you like to work your magic every day surrounded by a supportive team? Then we may have the right job opportunity for you!

The European Textile Technology Platform (Textile ETP) is the manager of a highly engaged European community of researchers, technology developers, industry innovators and multiplier organisations from the textile and clothing sector. We act as a think tank, strategic connector, training and EU funding access provider for our members all across Europe. We are managing open innovation and learning communities in areas such as circular economy, biobased, digital and smart textiles.

We have been established since 2013 right in the heart of Brussels European quarter and have been steadily growing over the last years.

We are looking to hire a Finance and Administration Officer to join our dynamic team. As our new colleague, you will:

  • • Handle financial and accounting-related operations such as creation, sending, and follow-up and timely payment of invoices, processing of staff expense claims and monthly credit card statements, upload of all documents into our web-based accounting system.
  • Take care of HR related processes such as management of the Social Secretariat tools, follow-up of staff absences, management of restaurant vouchers, insurances etc. and support the team with other administrative issues they may have
  • Deal with our external providers for IT, communication, travel, financial and meeting-related services
  • Support with financial reporting of European projects
  • Support in the organisation of meetings, events, training and team building activities

You will do all this with full support of a motivated and accountable team in a spirit of constant improvement, personal learning and professional growth. You will receive full handover support from your predecessor.

To succeed as our Finance and Administration Officer, you should be a self-starter, able to work independently and thoughtfully, be reliable in planning and implementing your tasks, able to listen, give and take feedback and constructive criticism independent of hierarchy, be open and supportive towards colleagues and members, be committed to and accountable for the quality of you work, while not being afraid to ask for help.

Required experience & skills

  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in finance, HR and other organisational admin function, preferably within a European environment
  • Fluent proficiency in English and either French and/or Dutch
  • Knowledge of, and practical experience with, Belgian HR processes (Social Secretariat), Belgian labour and non-profit laws
  • Proficiency in use of online accounting and banking systems
  • Excellent office IT skills (MS Office incl. Sharepoint, Teams etc.)
  • Experience in EU project financial reporting and meeting/event organisation are a plus
  • Curious, fast learner with an eye to constant improvement of your work
  • Good general communication skills
  • Good time management, organisational and problem-solving skills
  • True team-player

Education

  • We don’t care about your degree as long as you can convincingly demonstrate your professional experience and proficiency in the tasks and skills described above.

We offer you:

  • A full-time or 4/5 permanent job with ample opportunities to learn and grow.
  • A dynamic international work environment in a modern workplace in the heart of the Brussels EU quarter which we share with our larger sister organisation EURATEX.
  • A very flexible home working policy
  • A competitive compensation package adapted to the level of skills and professional experience
  • A Belgian employment contract requiring primary residence in the country

Starting date will be 1st March 2024 latest, preferably earlier.

Textile ETP is an equal opportunity employer, fostering a workplace culture that values diversity and ensures that all qualified candidates have an equal chance to contribute and thrive.

To apply, please send a short but precise and meaningful motivation pitch by email to info@textile-platform.eu, accompanied by your CV and any references we could follow-up with to learn more about your current/past work achievements.

Send your application including “Finance-Admin Officer” in the subject line until 22 January 2024.

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