Cost Analyst Cost Analyst …

ESA - European Space Agency
in Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Permanent, Full time
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ESA - European Space Agency
in Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking a

Cost Analyst

Based in ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

This is an international civil servant post classified A2-A4 on the Coordinated Organisations' salary scale.

Reporting to the Head of the Cost Accounting Section in the Accounting Division, Finance, Planning and Controlling Department, you will be responsible for the cost analysis and the implementation of the Agency's Cost Management processes.

What will be my responsibilities ?

  • Ensuring completeness and accuracy of direct and indirect costs allocation
  • Producing management and ad hoc cost reports, data analysis (including variance analysis) simulations and proposing necessary actions
  • Supporting designing and monitoring the implementation of cost management processes and procedures
  • Playing a key role in developing cost management system, reporting tools and streamlining internal processes
  • Supporting cost centre managers during planning and reporting processes

Technical competencies
SAP knowledge, mainly financial modules (FI-modules)
Strong analytical and reporting skills
Cost and financial/management accounting
Knowledge of IPSAS and/or IFRS accounting standards
In-depth knowledge of Microsoft office, particularly Excel

Applicants should have a Master's degree or equivalent qualification in accounting economics or a financial discipline. An accounting qualification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is desirable.

We offer
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support.

If you require support with your application due to a disability, please email

The closing date for applications is 11 July 2019.

About ESA
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. ESA is an international organisation with 22 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.