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|Financial Management / Accounting Assistant 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.
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.|
Uses specific IT tools to assist with finance and accounting tasks in the EU Institutions.
The duties of EU Financial Management/Accounting assistants include using specific IT tools (such as the integrated system of accounts) to help with:
The 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 Management /Accounting Assistants must have:
The requirements for contract staff may vary.
In general, to apply for an assistant competition, you must have completed (at least) secondary school.
|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:||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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