Vacancy

19 May 2021

EU policy advisorFull time, Brussels

Accountancy Europe is the voice of the European accountancy profession. We represent 1 million accountants, auditors and advisors as the umbrella organisation of their 50 national professional bodies. We translate their daily experience to inform the EU and global policy debate.

We are looking for an EU-policy advisor, preferably with a legal background, to strengthen our advocacy team.

We offer a:

  • Full-time 1-year contract with the possibility of making it permanent afterward
  • Challenging and uniquely varied job working on cutting edge issues such as sustainability, digital transition and access to finance
  • Chance to develop within an international and motivated team at the heart of the EU in Brussels
  • Competitive remuneration package including 13th month salary, lunch vouchers, public transport allowance

Your responsibilities:

  • Monitor EU legislative and policy developments in corporate governance, sustainable finance, auditing and financial reporting
  • Analyse the impact of these developments on the accountancy profession
  • Prepare policy briefings and newsletters for our leadership, member bodies and stakeholders
  • Draft publications (including addressing comments and conducting research)
  • Support the operation of groups where we gather expert input, including agendas, calls and presentations
  • Support event/webinar organisation
  • Follow and attend webinars, events and stakeholder meetings

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Excellent drafting and researching skills
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a similar role in a European association, law firm, consultancy or the EU institutions
  • Master’s degree in EU law, economics or European politics
  • Experience working on financial services (especially EC Sustainable Finance Action Plan)
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Friendly, flexible, willing to learn and able to manage work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to take ownership of projects and see them through
  • Legally able to work in the EU

Preferred:

  • Background combining EU law and policy
  • Knowledge/experience in corporate governance and/or sustainability

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should send to [email protected] by 8 June 2021 cob:

  • Motivation letter (max. 1 page)
  • CV (max. 2 pages) indicating the current status of your right to work in the EU
  • Subject line should indicate ‘EU policy advisor’ and your name

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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