Accounting Assistant - Finance Department

Updated: 3 months ago

The mission of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is to achieve the highest level of scientific and technological excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale. ICN2 has been awarded with the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence distinction for three consecutive periods (2014-2018 and 2018-2022 and 2023-2026). ICN2 comprises 19 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Job Title: Accounting Assistant

"Pla de Recuperació, Transformació i Resiliència - Finançat per la Unió Europea- NextGenerationEU"

Research area or group: Finance Department

Description of Group/Project:

The ICN2 Finance Department is split into two areas: administration and accounting.

The administration team oversees all of the institute's administrative functions. Each research group, unit, facility and department has a contact person responsible for all administrative tasks in order to ensure fluid communication and adaptation of the service to the specific needs of unit in question. Sales and billing management is also carried out by this team.

Meanwhile, the accounting team is responsible for the overall financial reporting and control. Reporting is carried out both internally and externally, in fulfilment of the institute's legal obligations as set out by the Spanish tax office and other public bodies, trustees, dashboards and internal economic reports. Its responsibilities include financial analysis, budget monitoring, treasury and public tenders.

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

Support in the following accounting tasks:

· Subsidy Table  

· Accounting Reclassifications

· Fixed Assets Table (record fixed assets additions and analyze funding sources)

· Surplus Generation (record generation and increase budget)


  • Education: Degree in Business Administration and Management (ADE), Accounting, or similar
  • Knowledge: Office tools, SAP BO, cost accounting. Experience in the accounting department will be appreciated.
  •  Professional experience: Less than 3 years in accounting departments.
  • Personal Competences: Detail-oriented, team player, proactive, organized.

Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: Temporary (1 year)
  • Location: Bellaterra (Barcelona)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: End of January 2024

Aquestes actuacions estan subvencionades pel SOC i es financen amb càrrec als fons procedents del Pla de Recuperació, Transformació i Resiliència -Finançat per la Unió Europea[1]NextGenerationEU

Candidate requirements:

  • Being unemployed and registered in the "Servei Públic d'Ocupació de Catalunya" the day before the contract starts.
  • Being between 16 and 30 years old.
  • Meeting the requirements for formalizing a training contract

How to apply:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website  and include the following:

  • A cover letter.
  • A full CV including contact details.
  • 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.
  • Deadline for applications: 3 December 2023

    Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

    Equal opportunities:

    ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

    ICN2 is following the procedure for contract of people with disabilities according with article 59 of the Royal Decree 1/2015, of 30 of October.

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