Junior Financial Controller

Reports to the Finance Senior Manager.

Job responsibilities: support to project(s) financial planning, budgeting and reporting. 

Job duties

  • Draft timely and complete project financial reports for funders and donors
  • Draft budgets for project applications (EU-funded research projects, clinical trials, training courses)
  • Regularly monitor and forecast project expenditure in liaison with project managers
  • Identify variances from project budgets and report them 
  • Ensure information in the management accounting software is up to date and accurate. 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Required
    • Proficiency in both written and oral business English (B2 required) 
    • MS Office package proficiency (advanced Excel) 
    • Strong numeracy skills 
    • Interest in the nonprofit sector
    • Willingness to travel in Europe
    • Ability to interact with different stakeholders and work in a team
    • Ability to work in an international setting; strong awareness of cultural differences
    • High level of accuracy 
    • Ability to work under deadlines. 
  • Desired
    • Knowledge of financial rules of European funding programmes (H2020, Horizon Europe) 
    • Experience with ERP software (i.e. Sap Business One).


Higher Degree or Master’s Degree in Economics/Business Administration or other Degrees with a strong quantative background.


23K – 26k (gross salary) depending on your professional profile + 600,00 euro of Welfare Package.

We are an equal opportunity employer 

The Penta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. 

The Penta Foundation makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

How to apply 

You can use the Linkedin form or you can send by email: 

1) a signed CV including the following statement: I hereby agree for the processing of my Personal Data included in my application for the needs of the recruitment process in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 

2) a cover letter outlining why you wish to apply and how you meet the specified requirements in this job description. 

Send all materials to recruiting@pentafoundation.org with ‘Junior Financial Controller’ in the subject of the email. 

If you have any queries, please email at recruiting@pentafoundation.org  


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