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Senior Accountant (f/m/d)
The Budget and Finance Office

Starting date:

As soon as possible

Application deadline:

Open until filled

Full- or Part-Time:

Full-Time (40 hours/week)



The Budget and Finance Office at Central European University (CEU), Vienna invites applications for a full-time Senior Accountant. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the accounting, ensuring compliance with Austrian tax regulations and accounting standards.
This role will be based at the University's Vienna Campus.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Participate in the accounting of Austrian entities
  • Preparation of the annual financial statements according to UGB
  • Accounting and reconciliation of bank statements and fixed assets
  • Active participation in closings
  • Perform various accounting tasks (accruals, salary costs reconciliation)
  • Reconciliation of customer and supplier accounts
  • Supporting intercompany processes
  • Ensure compliance with local tax regulations and accounting standards.
  • Maintain the consistency of the general ledger and the analytical accounts, reconciling them in accordance with the deadlines and investigating discrepancies
  • Liaise with the Austrian authorities e.g., Austrian tax office.
  • Supervise the work of the Finance Support team (3 people), who are processing expense


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Finance or Accounting
  • 5+ years' experience in accounting
  • Fluent in German
  • Comfortable speaking in English
  • Knowledge of Austrian accounting standards
  • Proficient in accounting software (preferably SAP) and Microsoft Office.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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 a gross 60 000 EUR/year. A higher salary is possible if warranted by the candidate's working experience.

How to apply?

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter

Please send your completed application package to: advert008@ceu.edu - including the job code in the subject line: 2024/008

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 based on--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. 
For more information, please visit https://www.ceu.edu/.

CEU is an equal-opportunity employer.

The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at: https://www.ceu.edu/recruitment-privacy-notice (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or https://www.ceu.edu/recruitment-privacy-notice-austria (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).

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