DOC Research Institute - Chief Accountant

Responsible for the general accounting function including maintaining of financial transactions, balance sheet schedules and bank reconciliations. Analyzes financial information and prepares financial reports or other financial activities within the organization

About us

The world as we see it today is undergoing massive changes. How can we profit from new opportunities? How can we solve arising problems? The fact is: Complex questions demand complex answers. Exactly this is the mission of the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute. We are creating the scientific basis for solutions and answers of today’s most pressing issues. Global stakeholders from politics and institutions need reliable partners for important decisions. We believe that only in a strong teamwork between science and politics we can cope with the challenges we are facing today. Our name is our mission: Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute is bringing together global thought leaders from academia, public policy, business and civil society to debate and develop practice-based policy advice. That is our key – without dialogue, no solutions. Therefore, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute builds on a global network of experts, continuously creating special reports, expert commentary, and analysis from our international network of respected academics and responsible industry figures.

Main tasks

  • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all financial transactions

  • Recording, classifying and summarizing financial transactions and events in accordance with accepted local accounting principles and financial reporting standards

  • Making bank transactions, managing petty cash

  • Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable

  • Processing payment of salaries according to documents from external payroll provider

  • Preparation of monthly turnover tax advance return (USt-VA)

  • First Assessment of taxable spheres for business transactions/events

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to officials

  • Preparing monthly, quarterly and annual group budget execution reports according to internal managerial policy and reporting standards

  • Preparing annual group budget report and current amendments in cooperation with respective Head of departments

  • Advising and assisting the HODs with calculation and control of their budgets

  • Preparing combined financials for DOC Group according to IFRS

  • Cooperation with external auditors to carry out annual external auditing

  • Other financial management duties assigned by the COO/CEO


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field

  • 3 or more years of experience in accounting/ finance

  • Knowledge in both commercial and non-profit sectors of economy

  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communicational skills in English & German, (Russian and French is a plus)

  • Accountant with relevant qualification in accounting/finance, Good knowledge of local law (HGB / Steuerrecht) & IFRS

  • Ability to work in a multicultural diverse environment

  • Solid proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Power Point)

  • Time-management, problem-solving skills

  • An open and participative style

  • Resilient and able to work under pressure, handle diverse ad-hoc requests

  • Budget-management skills and proficiency, be able to work within a budget

  • Strong corporate ethos and effective team member

What we offer

  • The opportunity to take part in building the next big Think Tank

  • Interesting position in a growing organization

  • Highly motivated professional and international team

  • A modern office space in the historical center of Berlin

  • International work environment

  • English as office language

  • An attractive remuneration package

  • Company pension scheme

  • Flexible working time

  • Team events, free coffee, tea and water

Please apply only via the online tool on our website “www.” where you can also get more information. The contract is limited for 2 years with the possibility of extension. Please indicate your earliest availability and salary expectations. Your contact is Annette Chemnitz, HR Manager, 030 209 67 7900.

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