WHO WE ARE
The European Court of Auditors, based in Luxembourg, is the European Union (EU) institution established by the Treaty as the external auditor of the EU’s finances. In this capacity, it helps to improve EU financial management and acts as an independent guardian of citizens’ financial interests.
During its audits, the Court looks into the receipt and use of EU funds. It examines whether or not financial transactions have been correctly recorded and disclosed, implemented with due legality and regularity, and managed economically, efficiently and effectively. The Court publishes the results of its audits in clear, relevant and objective reports. It also writes opinions on matters pertaining to financial management.
The Court promotes greater accountability and transparency and assists the European Parliament and the Council in monitoring the implementation of the EU budget, particularly during the discharge procedure. The Court is committed to working efficiently at the cutting edge of progress in audit and public-sector administration.
WHAT WE ARE OFFERING
The Court is divided into audit Chambers. The Court has a "task-based" organisational structure, with staff placed in a pool from which they are selected for administrative assignment to the various Chambers on a priority basis.
The newly recruited auditors will follow the integration programme of the Court (ASPIRE).
This programme will consist of an induction period including appropriate trainings and immersion in audit teams to allow them to acquire or develop both compliance and financial audit and performance audit experience in their first three years at the Court.
The recruitments will be done twice a year.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for 13 dynamic auditors to join the European Court of Auditors.
Education attested by a diploma or professional training of an equivalent level, in accordance with Article 5 of the Staff Regulations.
Professional experience in the areas of auditing (financial and compliance audit and/or performance audit), financial management, evaluation of projects/programmes.
Knowledge in one or more of the following fields would be an asset but is not a prerequisite:
- agriculture, rural development, fisheries, environment, climate, consumer health, food;
- management and audit of European structural and investment funds, transport, energy, public policy, regional and territorial development, social inclusion, tourism;
- external actions, justice and security policy;
- finance, banking;
- financial instruments, public sector governance, budgetary management and regulation, EU administration.
KNOWLEDGE OF LANGUAGES
- Thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Union
- Due to the nature of the duties to be carried out, a sound knowledge of English or French is required
- Knowledge of other languages would be considered an asset
- Good communication and drafting skills
- Flexibility to work in a task-based organisation and in an international environment
- Ability to work independently as well as in teams
- Availability to travel
Applications must be drafted in English or French and submitted only via the online form provided for the vacancy advertised.
Applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
- a letter of motivation;
- an up-to-date CV which must be in the "Europass" format; (see: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/)
- applicants shall indicate their current status and grade in their institution, as applicable.
Applications failing to adhere strictly to these instructions will be rejected
This vacancy notice is open to officials of the European Court of Auditors, officials of other EU institutions or EPSO competitions laureates ONLY.
The Court has decided to launch this recruitment procedure on the basis of Article 29.1 of the Staff Regulations, including the transfer of officials from other institutions.
In line with the Court’s equal opportunities policy and with Article 1d of the Staff Regulations, the Court embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. The Court accepts applications without discrimination on any grounds and takes steps to ensure that recruitment is evenly balanced between men and women, pursuant to Article 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The Court also implements measures to reconcile working life with family life.
Deadline for applications is midday on 6 April 2018 (Luxembourg time)
The European Court of Auditors is committed to ensuring that candidates' personal data are processed as required by Decision of the Appointing Authority No 77-2006 implementing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data in the context of human resources policies.
For more information please, see the specific privacy statement for employment vacancies available at the following address: https://www.eca.europa.eu/Lists/ECADocuments/Specific_Privacy_Statement_vacancies/Specific_Privacy_Statement_vacancies_EN.PDF
REQUESTS FOR RECONSIDERATION — COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS — COMPLAINTS TO THE EUROPEAN OMBUDSMAN
If, at any stage in the selection procedure, you believe that a decision adversely affects you, the following options are available:
I. Request for the Pre-selection Board’s decisions to be reconsidered
You may submit a written reasoned request for the Board’s decision to be reconsidered. Such a request must be submitted to the following address within 10 days of notification of the decision: ECA-Recours@eca.europa.eu.
Pursuant to Article 90(2) of the Staff Regulations, you may submit a complaint against the Court’s Decision to reject your application within three months of being notified thereof, to the following address:
European Court of Auditors
12, rue Alcide De Gasperi
III. Judicial appeal
Pursuant to Article 91 of the Staff Regulations, if your complaint is rejected and this decision affects you adversely, you may then file an appeal with the European Court of Justice. Such appeals must be filed by a lawyer within three months of notification of the decision to reject the complaint.
IV. Complaints to the European Ombudsman
If you believe that the handling of your application has involved maladministration by the European Court of Auditors, you may submit a complaint to the European Ombudsman, having first contacted the Court with the aim of settling the dispute. You must submit your complaint in writing within two years of discovering the relevant facts. An electronic complaints form is available on the European Ombudsman’s website. Complaining to the European Ombudsman will not suspend the above-mentioned appeal deadlines.