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Application Specialist - Accounting & Controlling, and Purchasing


  • Organization: CEB - Council of Europe Development Bank
  • Location: Paris
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2024-04-24

Job details :

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), established in 1956, is a multilateral development bank with a unique social mandate from its 43 member states. The CEB finances investment in social sectors, including education, health and affordable housing, with a focus on the needs of vulnerable people. Borrowers include governments, local and regional authorities, public and private banks, non-profit organisations and others. As a multilateral bank with a triple-A credit rating, the CEB funds itself on the international capital markets. It approves projects according to strict social, environmental and governance criteria, and provides technical assistance. In addition, the CEB receives funds from donors to complement its activities.
The Information Technology Division (CS-IT) provides quality IT services and innovative information technology solutions to support the Bank’s operations and to fulfil the Bank’s strategic objectives in an efficient and effective manner, continuously adapting to business needs.
The Corporate IT Systems Unit (CS-IT-CS) within the IT Division is looking for an experienced application manager to cover accounting, budget management and purchasing processes. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit the incumbent will work closely with the Accounting and Controlling Division, all contributors to the Purchasing process, end-users and participants in cross-functional projects.
The incumbent will be the main IT contact for accounting processes, budget management and purchasing, and will act as an intermediary with external support providers. He/she will assess the needs expressed by the business lines, analyse them, translate them into incidents or change requests, and supervise their development in project mode where required. The Unit's project portfolio has a significant cross-functional aspect, requiring the incumbent to work with and coordinate several teams (adapted to the projects under his/her responsibility), both within the IT Division (Core Banking, architecture, infrastructure, security, service desk) and within the organisation.

Academic background:
·       University degree in Information Technology, Computer Sciences, Management Information Systems or related field (Master's degree preferred).

Professional background:
·       A minimum of 6 years of professional experience in application implementation, customization, and management, with a focus on Accounting, Budget management, and Purchasing.
·       Proven experience in dealing with external suppliers and monitoring contract performance.
·       Strong understanding of Accounting, Budgeting and Purchasing processes, workflows, and best practices, with the ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions.
·       Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams and stakeholders.
·       Project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage resources, and meet deadlines.

Language skills:
·       Excellent command of one of the two CEB official languages (English and French), both oral and written, and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.

·       Knowledge of various Accounting, Budgeting management and Purchasing processes.
·       Ability to continuously demonstrate excellent communication skills to interact with different stakeholders including Accounting, Budgeting and Purchasing teams at the Bank, application system service providers, internal IT teams, and end-users.

Asset qualifications:
·       Relevant certifications in SAP/S/4HANA e.g. SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP S/4HANA, SAP Certified Technology Associate - SAP S/4HANA or SAP Certified Development Associate - SAP S/4HANA would be considered as an asset.

Location : 55, avenue Kléber 75116 Paris
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