Vacancy: Chief finance officer

IEEP is looking for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the CFO is a member of the Executive Management Group (EMG) of IEEP.

Key responsibilities

Key responsibilities will include:


  • Responsibility for the design and implementation of IEEP’s financial strategy and systems
  • Oversight of the day to day operations of IEEP finances;
  • Assessment of IEEP’s financial performance;
  • Reporting to the IEEP-AISBL and the IEEP London boards on the status of finances of all IEEP entities;
  • Preparation of statutory accounts and liaison with auditors
  • Ensuring both entities are compliant with financial and employment legislation
  • Oversight of the income development strategy of the institute
  • Management of finance and income development teams ( 5 FTE+)


  • Management of the IT officer
  • Oversight of the IT strategy of the institute as well as the maintenance of all related systems

Profile specifications

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • 7+ years of experience working in a finance role with increasing levels of responsibility;
  • Strong experience of financial and management reporting;
  • Knowledge of accountancy software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to clearly communicate with members of the research staff;
  • An ability to remain calm under pressure, prioritise and deal with a high number of demands in a short space of time;
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written French and English; a third language is an asset


  • Experience of working within the not-for-profit sector and a small organisation;
  • Experience working with foundations, preferably EU and non EU ones
  • Strong commitment to sustainability;
  • Recognised accounting qualification;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the challenges of working with EU institutional clients
  • Clear grasp of Belgian non-profit organisation requirements
  • Good understanding of national and cross-border VAT issues

All applications must reach us by Friday, 22 January 2021 at 17:00 GMT.

Location: Brussels (preferred) or London
Remuneration: Between €53,000 and €58,000 depending on qualifications and experience
Deadline for applications: Friday, 22 January 2021 (17:00 GMT)

How to apply

Please have a look at the included job description. If you believe you fit the candidate specification and you would like to apply for this post, please:

  1. Fill in the application form. Follow the instructions contained within it, explaining your interest in the job and showing clearly how you meet the job and candidate requirements.
  2. Send a covering email together with your completed application form to, clearly marking the title of the email: ‘Chief Finance Officer’.