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Vacancy announcement

Published date: 19.06.2014 09:20 | Author: Ivona Mihajlović - administrator

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The Ministry of Finance of Montenegro, Directorate for Finance and Contracting of the EU Assistance Funds (CFCU), as the First Level Control Office for transnational cross-border cooperation programmes in Montenegro under the component II of IPA (Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance), invites interested candidates to apply for the following positions:

ü Financial Controller for IPA Adriatic CBC Programme - 1 person.
Specific tasks and responsibilities:

· Check the regularity and legality of expenditures of final beneficiaries of Montenegro who are participating in IPA Adriatic CBC Programme;

· Performs desk-based and on-the-spot checks of project expenditure in which he/she checks:

o the delivery of the products and services co-financed in accordance with the subsidy contract,

o the soundness of the expenditure declared for operations or parts of operations implemented on our territory and

o the compliance of such expenditure and of related operations or parts of those operations with programme and Community rules and the relevant national rules;

· Validates the expenditure incurred by the controlled project partner, by preparing Declarations of Validation of Expenditure and proposing it for PAO's control and signature;

· Ensures the formal registration of all the relevant documents in the Management and information system (MIS) and in the internal registry of the Sector for Finance and Contracting EU Assistance Funds;

· Drafts reports and a checklists on the control performed according to the templates given in "Operational Manual for First Level Control for transnational and cross-border cooperation programmes in Montenegro running under shared management model";

· Prepare the relevant supporting documentation according to templates developed by the IPA Adriatic CBC programme and incorporated in "Operational Manual for First Level Control for transnational and cross-border cooperation programmes in Montenegro running under shared management model";

· Coordinate and contact with programme management bodies (Managing authority and JTSs) and keep track of changes in the programme-level procedures for FLC and rules of eligibility;

· If required, prepares TA Progress Reports and submits them to Internal Audit Office for validation and to the MA/JTS for re-imbursement;

· Keep files of validation of expenditure according to Montenegrin administrative law and programme requirements.

Requirements and qualifications:

· University degree in public administration, economics, business administration, law or similar discipline;

· Minimum 1 year of work experience in the profession (financial management, financial controls, accounting, audit); 

· Excellent written and spoken Montenegrin and English language;

· Excellent office management skills, including use of information technology for word processing, database applications, presentation software and Internet;

· Ability to work as member of a team, to maintain good inter-personal relations, and work promptly to deadlines;

· Knowledge of EU/international procurement and financial management procedures would be an asset.

Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter by Monday, 30th June 2014 to the email address: Additional information regarding the vacancies can be obtained by calling: +382 20 230 657. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.