VACANCIES / Accountant

Position: Accountant
Category: Full-time employment
Location: Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, Nicosia, Cyprus
The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies – RISE ( is a newly founded research centre of excellence in Nicosia, Cyprus. RISE is a significant investment supported by the European Commission, the Republic of Cyprus and its founding Partners, the Municipality of Nicosia, Max Planck, University College London, the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology and the Open University of Cyprus.

The Centre will conduct excellent, internationally competitive scientific research in the area s of visual sciences, human factors and design, communication, and artificial intelligence delivered by high-calibre multidisciplinary research teams. RISE will also engage in knowledge transfer and innovation activities aiming to bridge the gap between scientific research and STEM-led innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Centre is seeking a qualified Accountant to join its fast-growing team of passionate and enthusiastic professionals for full-time employment at the premises of the Centre in Nicosia, Cyprus. As part of the Finance Department at RISE, you will handle, prepare, compute, manage, research and analyze all accounting data, to provide quantitative information on performance, financial position, solvency, liquidity and cash flows of our business.
RISE is an equal opportunity employer and the position is open to everyone, internationally.

Main responsibilities include:

  1. Manage all accounting operations based on GAAP accounting principles
  2. Prepare budget and financial forecasts
  3. Publish financial statements on time
  4. Conduct month-end and year-end close processes
  5. Collect, analyze and summarize account information
  6. Compute taxes and prepare tax returns, balance sheet, profit/loss statement, etc.
  7. Develop periodic reports for management
  8. Audit financial transactions and document accounting control procedures
  9. Keep information confidential and secure ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements
  10. Stay current with applicable financial policies, regulations and legislation
Profile of the ideal candidate
  1. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and confidentiality
  2. Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Trustworthy and committed
  5. Self-motivated to achieve targets

Desired qualifications & requirements
  1. Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting
  2. 2-5 years of progressive experience in general accounting is a must
  3. Thorough knowledge of accounting and corporate finance principles and procedures
  4. Excellent accounting software user
  5. Professional qualifications (CPA or CMA) preferred
  6. Proficient in Excel and other MS Office products
  7. IT consulting or experience in project-based environment considered an advantage
  8. Proven work experience as a cost accountant or in a relevant field
  9. Fluent in English and Greek (written and spoken)
  10. For non-EU applicants a work permit will be required

Take advantage of this opportunity for your professional and personal development by being a part of our fast-growing Research Technology Development and Innovation Center of Excellence. A very attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate according to qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates should submit the following items via email to
  1. Cover letter which clearly specifies availability date for full time employment.
  2. Full CV (including personal contact details).

The deadline for applications is the 29th of March 2019.
For general inquiries, applicants may contact the Senior HR Business Partner of the Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies at

Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017 (Teaming Phase 2)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 739578

This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.