Deadline: 25 March 2018 - Job Code: 9.2.02

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has a vacancy based in Vienna, Austria, for an Accountant in its Finance & Human Resources Department.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Checks and reviews the journal vouchers prepared for all transactions including the VAT coding and statement of discounted payments as necessary.
  2. Checks and monitors the general ledger entries including all account entries, cash disbursement register entries, fixed asset registers entries and all related entries.
  3. Carries out regular reviews and updates accounting information system, including updates of chart of account.
  4. Coordinates and prepares the Secretariat’s annual preliminary and final draft budget and other reports on financial matters for the Board and Management including review of budget commitment and control.
  5. Checks and reviews all bank reconciliations.
  6. Checks and prepares mission settlements and all related expenses i.e. traveling expenses, prepayment of per diems; checks and prepares all payments of all staff’s benefits; prepares financial statements.
  7. Prepares the information related to the statement of expenditure (for Management) and the statement of account (for Member Countries).
  8. Obtains interest quotations for the Secretariat’s deposits, controls movement of deposits, and checks the interest computations including Provident Fund Accounts.
  9. Administrates cash flow and coordinates with banks to facilitate transfer of funds as required.
  10. Assists Finance Officer in planning and conducting all activities in the Section.
  11. Carries out any other tasks assigned by the relevant superiors as pertain to his/her background, qualifications and position.


  • University degree: Accounting/Finance; advanced degree preferred
  • Work experience: 8 years with university degree; 6 years with an advanced degree

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Accounting (Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting)
  • Finance (Financial Management preferred)
  • Cost & Benefits Analysis / Budgeting
  • Computer Accounting System
  • Analytical & presentation skills
  • Communication & Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Initiative & integrity
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English


Commensurate remuneration package, i.e. monthly basic salary of (€ 4,969 x 12 per year), with tax-free benefits and six-week annual leave.


Applicants should kindly complete the “Application Form” which can be downloaded from our website ( and send it to:

Finance & Human Resources Department
Helferstorferstrasse 17
A-1010 Vienna – Austria

Or email:

Online applicants should quote “Job Code 9.2.02” in the “Subject” field. An automatic reply will be sent to confirm the successful submission of the documents.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 25 March 2018. Acknowledgements will only be sent to short-listed candidates.