The NATO CCDCOE is hiring a Chief Financial Officer

The position is a part of the Estonian contribution to the NATO CCDCOE and the employer is newly-established foundation CR14 that focuses on cybersecurity and dual-use cyberspace technologies. We are looking for a person, who is enthusiastic, works with passion and is friendly and helpful.


Main tasks:

  • Carrying out accounting, budgeting and analysis, declaring relevant taxes, setting up internal financial control mechanism for NATO CCDCOE;
  • Analysing financial and economic input, compiling statements as well as prognosis and presenting them to the NATO CCDCOE’s director;
  • Supporting director and project leads in project budgeting and public procurements;
  • Planning and conducting everyday accounting, ensuring that accounting is accurate and up-to-date;
  • Ensuring budgetary compliance and making suggestions for more effective use of financial resources;
  • Compiling the draft budget and financial statements;
  • Monitoring developments in NATO and Framework Nation (FN) financial directives and regulations and advising on updates to NATO CCDCOE financial regulations to ensure constant improvements and compliance;
  • Participating in composing regulations (contracts, statutes, documentation etc) in the related field of his/her duties;
  • Contributing to the NATO CCDCOE’s lessons learned processes;
  • Ensuring sound financial management system of the Foundation CR14.


Desirable qualification:

  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience in financial management and accounting (incl. in public sector);
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in financial management or accounting;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently;
  • Very good collaboration, time planning, and organising skills;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Ability to use office software at the specialist level.

Estonian citizenship and knowledge of the Estonian language at an advanced level is required. The position requires also a security clearance.


  • Experience in working in an international environment;
  • Experience in financial software implementation;
  • Experience of using Microsoft Dynamics NAV;
  • Standard Automated Data Processing (ADP) knowledge.


We offer:

  • Excellent professional development opportunities;
  • Motivating organizational culture and supportive colleagues;
  • Most interesting and diverse work in an international environment;
  • 35 days of annual leave and competitive salary;
  • Free access to fitness and sports facilities;
  • Free parking on premises.



Employer: Foundation CR14 (established by the Ministry of Defence)

This is a temporary position to replace a specialist until the end of maternity leave period. Employment contract will be signed for full working hours.

Location: Tallinn
Expected start of employment: ASAP
Last day for applications: 04.01.2021

Please note that only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

For applying please send the CV with salary expectation in English at [email protected]