Financial Controller
University of Luxemburg


Financial Controller

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The University | About us...

The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role...

The Financial Controller will be in charge within the External Funds unit of the following tasks:

  • Manage the financial reporting of external funded projects and ensure the consolidation of financial information is in adequacy with the applicable framework and agreed timetable along the project lifecycle (from creation to closure)
  • Alert at own initiative on unusual deviations/fluctuations, formulate hypothesis/solutions and draw conclusions based on a quantitative and qualitative analysis to give advice
  • Master eligibility rules and VAT principles for both EU-funded and FNR-funded programs and proactively anticipate and support/coach stakeholders on consequences to promote this knowledge across a wider audience (RSB, Research Facilitators, Financial Controllers, etc.)
  • Ensure that financial databases made available are exhaustive, consistent and relevant to foster decision making
  • Act as a key point of contact for external audit of projects as requested by the funder to demonstrate the statements accuracy
  • Coordinate with Financial Controllers within the unit and from other entities to share best practices and acknowledged procedures
  • Analyse and maintain financial instruments considering the needs of the organisation, develop dashboards and KPI and streamline workflows to meet reporting deadlines
What we expect from you…
  • Master’s degree specialized in finance, economics, accounting or similar
  • More than 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Good oral and written command of French and English is required, knowledge of German and/or Luxembourgish being an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of all business processes including relation to the own discipline
  • Strong IT tools skills including Excel advanced functions (e.g. Pivot Tables), SAP ERP modules (CO, FI, MM, HR) and BI
  • Proven capabilities in managing and reporting costs
  • Robust ability to analyse and synthetize
  • Rigorous, pragmatic and efficient
  • Team player able to work independently and to cope with strict deadlines
  • Excellent communication and organisational competencies with attention to details and accuracy
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic, multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL06491
In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …


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