Finance Analyst (50% Part Time)

Finance and Sourcing
Entry/early career

General Information

Type of contract Fixed-term contract, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Contract end date 01.05.2023

Who can apply? EU nationals

Salary E/F (1) (minimum monthly net salary €4,167 and benefits, see further information section)

Role specialisation Finance and Procurement

Working time Part time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 02.03.2021

Your team

You will be part of the Governance and Transformation Services (GTS) Division, which acts as a cross-functional service platform under the management of the Chief Services Office (CSO). The CSO has over 800 staff delivering internal ECB services in the fields of administration, human resources, IT and finance.

Our Division has 50 members of staff providing horizontal services in the areas of communication, service delivery and optimisation, financial management and quality management. We are currently transforming working practices in the CSO by fostering collaborative and cross-functional approaches, with an emphasis on people, flexibility, learning and results.

In your role as Finance Analyst, you will be part of a small team that delivers financial management support to business areas providing administrative, human resources and IT services. You will be primarily responsible for managing their budgets and analysing their cost drivers. You will work in continuous collaboration with other teams, both in the GTS Division and in those areas.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply, irrespective of your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.

Your role

As a Finance Analyst you will:

  • gather, connect and analyse financial and non-financial information in the relevant business context, as well as provide critical views, reports and advice to funds and service managers responsible for planning and steering budgets;
  • carry out the budget exercises for the supported business areas, ensuring accuracy and compliance with ECB, accounting and controlling rules;
  • actively contribute to the GTS analytics function, in particular from a financials perspective, including proposing best practices and procedures with a view to automation and continuous improvement;
  • contribute to the work on the ECB’s new cost accounting system;
  • collaborate with the Directorate Finance and liaise with the ECB’s controlling function.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to combine your knowledge of financial management with your personal creativity in terms of promoting awareness, best practices and ongoing improvement throughout the ECB. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for excellence and continuous innovation in order to have a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance, accounting, business administration, economics, mathematics, computer science or another relevant field (click here for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, at least three years’ experience in financial analysis, working with, for example, budgetary, accounting and financial data;
  • advanced analytical skills, advanced knowledge of analytical and data visualisation techniques, and a proven ability to translate figures into meaningful and understandable business language;
  • a proven ability to analyse and summarise complex and incomplete information effectively, and to evaluate different views in order to provide information, advice and solutions;
  • experience in using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software such as the core finance modules of SAP ERP (e.g. FI, FM, CO, MM);
  • advanced knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

  • a general understanding of IT services or facility management services;
  • experience in purchasing and invoice processing or in procurement-related tasks.

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs. 

You are motivated to be part of our team and to use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.

Working modalities

Part time 50%.

Further information

Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent subject to organisational needs and budgetary constraints. This may result in a staff member with a non-convertible fixed-term contract being offered a convertible contract in accordance with the ECB Conditions of Employment.

The contract offered will be fixed-term, the appointment being for 2 years as of the exact starting date of the selected person.

Please note that the salary indicated at the top of this vacancy notice reflects the minimum full time monthly net salary and not the 50% pro rata salary. 

For additional information on this vacancy, you can speak to the GTS Finance Team Lead, Lorenzo Dal Bianco, on Wednesday, 17 February 15:00 – 16:00 or on Monday, 22 February 10:30 – 11:30 at +49 1622 948 801.

Application and selection process

For further information on how to join us, read more.

The recruitment process for this position will include a written exercise, a presentation and interviews.