Delegation of the European Union to Japan

The European Union Delegation to Japan is looking for: Accounts clerk

04/07/2018 - 10:20
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The European Union Delegation to Japan is looking for: Accounts clerk

We are
The European Union (EU) is an economic and political partnership between 28 European countries. It plays an important role in international affairs through diplomacy, trade, development aid and working with global organisations. Abroad, the EU is represented through more than 140 diplomatic representations, known also as EU Delegations, which have a similar function to those of an embassy.

The EU Delegation to Japan represents the EU in Japan. It enjoys the full status of a diplomatic mission and is represented by the Head of Delegation.


We offer
We offer a post of Accounts clerk which will become vacant as of September 1st. Under this post, the recruited person will be attributed functions depending on the needs of the Delegation. Upon recruitment, the successful candidate will occupy a specific job function as Accounts clerk – this job function may be changed in accordance with the needs of the Delegation.

Under this job function the successful candidate will work as Accounts clerk and will register in the accounting and budgetary systems all events that have a financial or budgetary impact for the Delegation. In particular the tasks will include:

  • Creation of budgetary commitments
  • Bookkeeping / accounting and financial initiation
  • Execution of payments
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Budget forecast and follow up

Moreover the successful candidate will assist the Head of Administration in financial, budgetary and other administrative related matters.


Working environment
The Delegation has a unique multicultural working environment employing around 60 members of staff of which 1/3 diplomatic European Union nationals and the remaining are locally recruited staff (mainly Japanese nationals).


Working hours and holidays:
37.5 hours per week from Monday to Friday. 20 days of annual leave and Japanese public holidays.


Place of employment:
EU Delegation to Japan


Group and starting basic salary:
Group III, basic gross monthly salary starts from JPY 451.323 (15 instalments). Full benefit of Japanese social insurance is granted and other benefits and allowances are offered.


Selection Criteria
Required: post-secondary education and training in accountancy (secondary / post-secondary, university or vocational training)
Appreciated: Relevant University degree

Professional experience:
Required: 2 years in performing the above mentioned or similar tasks
Appreciated: Experience in working in an organisation using accrual accounting and commitment appropriations

Required: Proficiency of Japanese and English in understanding, speaking and writing at level B2 of the CEFR scale)

Knowledge of IT tools
Required: Very good knowledge of Excel, good knowledge of Microsoft Office programme
Appreciated: Familiarity with accounting software (ERP, etc.)

Character references:
Motivated, accuracy, ability to work alone and in a team, organisation, reactiveness


How to apply
To apply please send a detailed curriculum vitae using the Europass CV template with a recent photo and a cover letter in English by e-mail to indicating "application for Accounts clerk" on the subject.

Deadline for receiving applications: 24 July 2018.

No supporting documents are required at this stage.


The selection
1) The eligibility of candidates will be carried out. Candidates whose qualifications do not comply with minimum requirements of the job specifications will be excluded.

2) Candidates will then be shortlisted on the basis of their CV.

3) Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the selection.

4) The selected candidate will be invited to provide the original documentation (diplomas, certificates, etc.)   and will be requested to undergo a medical examination.

The Delegation will not supply additional information or discuss the selection procedure by telephone: please address any queries concerning this procedure to

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