If you have a head for finance, the EU institutions are regularly looking for financial managers and assistants on either a permanent or contract basis.
The duties of financial management/accounting assistants include using specific IT tools (such as the integrated system of accounts) to help with the implementation of accounting and financial systems, keeping financial and/or budget accounts, designing, drawing up and implementing Financial Regulation procedures, drawing up budget estimates and annual reports / accounts, presenting financial statements, planning and managing public procurement procedures, carrying out financial and operational management of contracts or subsidies, participating in cash management and/or bank reconciliation, monitoring financial and budget procedures and supervising accounting methods and the financial management of revenue.
Contract staff may also be employed to carry out some finance and accounting tasks.
You must have a good command of at least 2 EU languages, and either post-secondary education in finance or accounting and at least a few years' professional experience in the field depending on the competition, or secondary education and several years' professional experience in finance or accounting depending on the competition.
The requirements for contract staff may vary.
See our Quick Guide to EU traineeships for further information on traineeships.