Financial Controller (f/m/d)

Open for Employee Referral
Application deadline: 
Open until filled
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

The Budget and Finance Office at Central European University (CEU), Vienna invites applications for a full-time Financial Controller.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the controlling, budgeting, and reporting of Academic Departments and Research Centers.

This role will be based at the University’s Vienna Campus.


Your duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate in all controlling related tasks of Departments and research centers
    • Budget planning and forecasting  
    • Reporting on actual (YTD, YTE) figures
    • Monthly monitoring and analyzing the budget vs actual figures
    • Supporting the units with analyses
  • Keep daily contact with the financial coordinators of Departments, Centers, as well as other administrative units (e.g., HRO)
  • Regular and Ad hoc financial reporting to support institutional decision-making process
  • Maintenance of certain master data in SAP ERP and BW
  • Make necessary modifications in accounting (re-booking)
  • Support the accounting in preparation of the annual financial reports
  • Support the strategy planning processes with financial modeling, calculations and KPI analyses
  • Take part in preparation of statistical reports
  • Take part in projects and developments within the institution
  • Risk analyzing in different reports (e.g., in reports for Board, Strategy planning, etc.)


Your qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance or Accounting
  • 5+ years’ experience in controlling
  • Comfortable speaking in English
  • Proficient in SAP ERP, BW and/or any other database, Power BI, and Microsoft Office. Strong database and/or data warehouse management skill
  • Advanced level excel usage (incl. using formulas, charts, formatting, macros, etc.)
  • Analytical, detail-oriented, and accurate
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player attitude
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt changes


What CEU offers:

  • International environment
  • Modern office space, easily accessible, opportunity to work from home
  • Salary supplement for meals
  • Employer contributions to Resaver private pension plan
  • Family support scheme
  • In-house opportunities for job related trainings and workshops


We offer a competitive salary starting from gross 53 000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate’s working experience.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV

Please send your completed application packageto: including the job code in the subject line: 2023/037.

CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset.

Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

About CEU

One of the world’s most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.  

In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.  

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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