Project Controller in Business Accounting or Financial Project Management

Tallinn University of Technology

Estonia is known as being highly innovative in the ICT sector. As a vibrant and modern capital, Tallinn offers excellent quality of life. Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) with its 13,500 students is the only technology university in Estonia. In 2013, it was ranked the first among the Baltic universities, according to the QS World University Rankings. The Ragnar Nurkse School of Innovation and Governance (RNS) of TUT uniquely specialises on interdisciplinary research at the crossroads of public policy and economics, focusing on the role of technology in economic development as well as public service provision. The RNS is a highly internationalised Research and Innovation department (40% of faculty come from abroad).

Vacancy for Project Controller

Job description:
We are looking for a Project Controller with experience in business accounting or financial project management. In detail, the role is to analyse, advise and control the budget of the H2020 funded once-only principle project (TOOP) in correspondence with European Commission and 50 high-level organisations from 22 countries. The project's scope is to pilot the once-only principle in the European Union and beyond. The "once-only" principle assumes that collecting the same data multiple times is more expensive than sharing and reusing data that has already been collected. Thus, projects aim is to reduce the administrative burden of businesses and public administrations. Tallinn University of Technology, RNS, serves as a coordinator of the project. Project's duration is 30 months.

Skill requirements

  • A minimum of MA degree in business administration, economics, management, public administration or related.
  • Demonstrable ability and previous experience of financial management and substantial project budget oversight.
  • Independent navigation in financial rules and standards and their effective communication to partner organisations.
  • Proven experience to analyse and control finances on time, on budget, in scope with high quality.
  • Proven ability of working efficiently as part of a wider, multi-disciplinary team in a cross-functional work environment.
  • High level of skills and experience in using Excel.
  • Have confidence as a Project Controller and interest towards the Public Sector and ICT.
  • Have an aptitude for business; well-structured and result-oriented.
  • High level of English and Estonian language skills, other European languages (e.g. German) would be an asset.
  • Prior experience in working with EU projects is very welcomed (e.g. FP7, H2020, Interreg)

Employer offers:
We offer a challenging job in an organisation that is part of the global networks, possibility for personal and professional development. Join us and you will find a unique, democratic and international community, competitive salary, inspiring and highly supportive work environment on the crossroads of public and private sector.

Job info:
Job title: Project Controller
Location: Tallinn
Hours: Full time
Contract duration: 30 months
Salary: 16 500 EUR per year
Reporting to: ultimately responsible to the Project Coordinator, but on a daily basis will be accountable to, and under the Project Manager
Application deadline: 06.11.2016 (or until the position is filled)
Time of start: as early as possible, latest 01.01.2017
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Robert Krimmer (

How to apply:
Please send a CV and a supporting statement to

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