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|Financial Manager - EU|
(thousands per year)*
Monthly salaries in the EU Institutions range from around €2,600 per month for a newly recruited AST/SC 1 official to around €16,000 per month for a top level AD 16 official with over four years of seniority.
Each grade is broken up into five seniority steps with corresponding salary increases. Basic salaries are adjusted annually in line with inflation and purchasing power in the EU countries.
The salary for EU Financial Managers entering at Grade AD 5 is €4,349 per month and Grade AD 7 rises to €5,568 per month.
As the name may suggest the basic monthly salary is just the starting point to remuneration associated with EU jobs as an employee may be entitled to allowances. All payments are subject to relevant tax and charges.
Official Journal of the European Union & EPSO
Last Updated: April, 2015
|* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.|
Financial managers & directors
Also included in this category:
|Part time workers:||4%|
|Aged over 55:||0%|
|Male / Female:||57 / 43%|
|With Third Level:||90%|
EU financial managers work with very complex financial structures and closely support senior decision-makers.
The EU takes decisions that affect the daily lives of some 500 million people in 28 EU countries.
EU Financial Managers work with very complex financial structures and closely support senior decision-makers by:
Contract staff may also be employed to carry out some finance tasks.
The EU institutions are looking for candidates who are talented, motivated, and highly qualified in their field, and who have the following competencies in particular:
An additional requirement for posts in the AD career bracket (administrators) is:
• Leadership – Manage, develop and motivate people to achieve results
EU Financial Managers must have:
Requirements may vary for contract staff.
|See: EPSO - European Personnel Selection Office - EU Career profiles - Finance|
Last Updated: December, 2016
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|Organisation:||EU Careers - European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)|
|Address:||Candidate Contact Service, Office C-80 00/40, B1049 Brussels|
|Tel:||+32 (0) 2 299 3131|
|Organisation:||European Movement Ireland|
|Address:||8 Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2,|
|Tel:||(0)1 662 5815|
|Organisation:||Public Appointments Service|
|Address:||Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1|
|Tel:||(01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999|
|Organisation:||European Parliament Information Office in Ireland|
|Address:||43, Molesworth Street, Dublin, 2|
|Tel:||01 - 605 7900|
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|Government, Politics & EU|
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