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16 Jan 2022

ABIS – The Academy of Business in Society is looking for a Finance and Operations Coordinator to join our team in Brussels!

ABIS is a global business-academic network advancing the role of business in society through research and education. As a membership organization, we bridge the academic and corporate worlds to move towards a sustainable future. Please take a look at our website and the Highlights Report to learn more about ABIS.

As a Finance and Operations Coordinator you will be in charge of the efficient functioning of ABIS through financial, administrative and communication tasks. You will be responsible for key backbone activities, resulting in reliable reporting and smooth information-sharing, non- financial resources management, engaged membership and team support. If problem solving and helping others bring you joy, keep reading!

We are seeking an experienced and motivated professional who will share our purpose and take on responsibilities in:

  • Coordination and administration of financial bookkeeping, cash management, payments and invoicing processes, forecasting, , collaboration with the accountant
  • HR administration
  • Reporting and relationships with public institutions / authorities
  • Data management regarding members and clients
  • Membership coordination, building and maintaining strong relationships
  • In collaboration with team, develop processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency of our operations
  • Organising team, board and network meetings  

Qualifications and skills desired:

  • Relevant professional experience of at least 1-3 years in a small organization in Belgium (NGO, start-up, SME)
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field or equivalent working experience
  • Professional proficiency in English and French are mandatory for the role. Good knowledge of other languages is desirable
  • Strong IT skills and familiarity with various software packages
  • Attention to details and striving for accuracy
  • Ability to build positive and trusted relationships with team, members, clients and suppliers
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Strong communication skills and persuasive communication style
  • Ability to drive ideas to execution and implement action plans
  • Demonstrated team player who thrives working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Interest in the sustainability field

What we offer:

  • Freedom to improve or launch new processes, methods and initiatives
  • Learning environment
  • Small, diverse and driven team that is dedicated to the purpose of ABIS
  • High autonomy and strong teamwork
  • Employer with minimum of hierarchy
  • Working in an international context at the highest levels of academia and companies
  • Working in a culture of responsibilities rather than in form of job descriptions and formal procedures
  • Competitive benefits package (possibility of home office, reimbursement of public transport costs, lunch vouchers and others)
  • Fixed term contract of 1 year with a possibility of extension to permanent contract  
  • Amazing workplace location in one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Brussels

We invite any interested candidates to send a CV and a motivation letter in English to Ivo Matser at by January 16th. Please use “POSITION + FULL NAME” in the subject line.

Interviews will be carried out in January 2022.

Starting date: February - March 2022

ABIS is an equal opportunity employer recruiting regardless of sex, marital status, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation and any other characteristics unrelated to the performance of the job.  


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