Jobs at Science|Business

Finance Manager

The Finance Manager’s mission is to ensure the sound financial management of the company, the accuracy of its budget and forecasts and an optimal and efficient use of financial resources in support of the operations.


This isfreelance part-time position based in Brussels. We are looking for a results-driven and confident finance manager to manage and improve our organisation's financial performance and handle our accounting operations.

Duties for the finance manager will include managing accounting records and costs allocation, monitoring expenditure, issuing invoices and tracking late payments, liaising with the accountants and ensuring accuracy of financial data and timely publishing of financial statements, liaising with the payroll providers and producing timely salaries, forecasting revenue, draft and record all commercial contracts, evaluating and managing risk, ensuring compliance with regulations, coordinating auditing processes, supporting corrective actions and good practices aiming at improving the performance and efficiency of Science|Business.


  • Strong analytical skills, a flair for numbers
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience of Belgian accounting practices and requirements and of analytical reporting
  • Financial degree, a minimum of 5 years of relevant financial experience
  • At ease with Excel. Ability to handle Winbooks a plus
  • You are discreet and ensure strict confidentiality of the data that you will be working with
  • Proficient knowledge of English & French (written and spoken); any other language appreciated
  • Good collaboration & communication skills within multicultural environment
  • Experience in financial management of EU projects is a plus
  • Independent contractor based in Brussels. Pay commensurate with experience.


To apply and/or for more information, please contact Please send your CV, cover letter and at least 2 references by email with the subject line 'Finance Manager: [your name]'.

Application deadline: 31 May 2020
Starting date: mid-June 2020


Senior Editor

Science|Business, a growing media company focused on European R&D policy and investment, is seeking a senior editor to join its news operation as soon as possible.

Job description

  • Brussels-based reporting on Horizon Europe and related EU research, innovation, education policy news – live news, scoops, features and analysis
  • Coordination and planning of online EU R&D policy news coverage with small team of professional journalists
  • Assisting as needed on assignment, editing or drafting of special policy and conference reports of the Science|Business Network, or other editorial projects
  • Moderation of Science|Business conference sessions as needed
  • Reporting to Editor-in-Chief, and working with Managing Editor for daily news production
  • Independent contractor based in Brussels. Pay commensurate with experience.


  • At least five years of full-time professional journalistic experience in either EU affairs or in European science and technology news (preferably both)
  • Superb English-language journalistic writing skills, demonstrated by a record of high-impact articles (scoops, features, analysis)
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, eager to help build our brand and readership online, and to help us grow the company and its membership network
  • Preferred: knowledge of EU research programmes, more than one EU language

How to apply

Send your CV/Resume and a sample of prior articles with the subject line 'Senior editor: [your name]' to