Public Funding Manager Accounting & Financial Administration (m/f/d)

Vodafone • Dresden


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Our purpose at Vodafone is to connect for a better future. As a Global Communications Technology company, we put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about pushing boundaries and discovering innovative ways to connect our customers with their digital societies. We connect people, businesses, and communities across the globe to create the future. We earn customer loyalty, experiment, learn fast and get it done, together. Join our journey as we connect for a better future.


Public Funding Manager Accounting & Financial Administration (m/f/d)
Location: Dresden
Job-ID: 185091


The Vodafone Tech Innovation Center Dresden is Vodafone?s new global center for innovation and co-creation with other top tech world-wide companies, universities, and research institutes. The scope of this new hub is to improve peoples' lives by innovating communications and empower businesses for a digital and sustainable future. We use newest technologies such as 5G, 6G, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Security by Design in order to build new products and propositions for health, industry, transport, automotive, agriculture and many more. Dresden is a dynamically growing high-tech region in the heart of Europe with a strong industrial focus, excellent research landscape. At the same time Dresden is a great place to live with manifold culture, unspoiled nature and an international and family friendly environment. The ideal spot for creativity and innovation.

Role purpose:

The purpose of the role is to create, monitor and optimize a financial reporting structure regarding public funding projects for the Vodafone Tech Innovation Center Dresden. In addition all relevant accounting rules for funding and project accounting for IFRS and local GAP need to be ensured by that role. All audit and EU fund requirements need to be fulfilled. You work with stakeholders across the Vodafone Group and external partners to achieve a consistent, reliable and long term financial backbone for R&D and innovation projects. Vodafone has identified that addressing public funding in the EU and on national level is important in general and addressing public funds is a key element of the Vodafone Tech Innovation Center Dresden. Therefore you evaluate potential projects, deliver the financial aspects of funding applications and overview the reporting of the projects. You report to the Senior Manager Strategic Development & Communications on the effectiveness of his/her controls and steps required to achieve compliance with internal and external standards.

What will you be doing?


Key accountabilities and decision ownership:


  • Evaluate suitable public funding calls and financial fit with Vodafone functions and Center Management team and prepare proposals
  • Organize funding projects with external stakeholders in consortia
  • Support ongoing improvement to processes, controls and reporting across all transactions
  • Monitor the operation of processes and controls across the Vodafone Group and support in meeting internal control standards and regular measurement of their effectiveness.
  • Adopt all relevant accounting rules for funding and project management (IFRS/HGB)
  • Align with Tax and Group Reporting on TLS funding requirements
  • Establish a profound reporting for audits and other requirements related to EU funds


It would be nice if you have:


Core competencies, knowledge and experience:


  • Successful university degree and at least 5 years of experience in finance departments or in audit and consulting companies, preferably in the telecommunications or infrastructure sector
  • Experience in setting up and running public funded research projects, ideal on EU level and German level (BMBF,BMDV, Bundesländer)
  • Highly skilled in analysing and designing business and/or IT processes and controls
  • Excellent English and German writing skills and communications skills with technical and non-technical stakeholders
    Analytical-minded, hardworking, innovative, adaptable, team player and leader

Must have technical / professional qualifications:


  • Expertise in Accounting, Tax and IFRS and German local GAP
  • University graduate, preferably from Business Administration, Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Mathematics etc.
  • Preferable good knowledge and experience in SAP and BI tools


Key performance indicators :

Audit fulfilment


This position may be full-time or part-time (minimum 30 hours).

Severely disabled applicants will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified.

We are filling this position for Vodafone Group Services GmbH.

What?s in it for you?


  • Full Flex Office - opportunity to carry out your work, in agreement with your line manager, up to 75% at a suitable location of preference in Germany, and up to 20 working days per year from other EU countries
  • Additional benefits of Full Flex Office: Refund of major part of the costs for your Vodafone fixed network and internet connection and provision of equipment, e.g., a monitor for your home office
  • Monthly discount on Vodafone mobile phone contracts
  • Vodafone family and friends discount
  • Access to our internal learning platform and LinkedIn Learning
  • 30 days holiday and holiday plus - option to buy additional 10 days
  • Generous global parental leave policy 
  • Access to online sport courses
  • Car and bike leasing options
  • Attractive salary and a modern company pension, financed by Vodafone


Together we can

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