Financial Administrator (ESA-ESOC)

Darmstadt, Germany, Serco Europe [9605]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

Serco is a leading Space Services Provider with thousands of skilled resources that have supported over 50 space missions on behalf of more than 10 Space or Government agencies around the globe, including the ESA and NASA. Serco offers space capability across the full space lifecycle from satellite testing to Launch services, LEOP to spacecraft operations, space surveillance to data management, and supporting downstream application development. With over 55 years of history in the space sector, Serco is well-placed to contribute to National strategies and New Space ventures that want to scale their businesses/organizations with skilled talent.

For our activities at the  European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Germany, we are currently seeking to employ a highly motivated and enthusiastic Financial Administrator to work in an exciting innovative international environment.

This position has a key place in our excellent service of the European Space Agency. You would support the ESOC Financial Operations Section, HIF-FOT while being responsible for analysing, validating, and approving all Agency (ESA) payments to suppliers and carrying out related financial operations.

The position is offered as a fixed-term contract until 30/09/2025.


Support the verification and processing of Invoices and Advances in compliance with the Agency’s accounting policy, financial regulations, instructions and applicable (QMS) procedures, and other applicable procedures in the Section, including:

  • Formal checks on Invoices and Advance Payments.
  • Posting of Invoices, after prior validation by an ESA Staff only.
  • Posting of Advance Payment Requests after prior validation by an ESA Staff only.
  • Control and clearing of Advance Payment Requests as per Offset-Plan.
  • Responding to invoice queries from Industry on Invoices perceived overdue.
  • Forwarding lists of Invoices and Advances.
  • Ad-hoc tasks such as accounts payable as per service request.


  • Bachelor’s in finance or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in Finance, preferable in Accounts Payable.
  • Good control of SAP-FI.
  • Strong control of Microsoft 365 package.
  • High numerical abilities, analytical skills that enable operating a complex accounting system.
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English.
  • Strong communication skills, customer-focused .
  • Capacity to work efficiently and independently.
  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the EU.



Within Serco we believe there is a place here for everyone. Diversity & Inclusion at Serco is based on a culture where every voice is heard, and every employee feels valued. Working together as one team, we can enhance the experience of our people and teams, improve the value of our solutions to better serve the missions of our customers, and make a difference in our world. We are enthusiastic and passionate about our work which is infectious. We allow our employees to take responsibility for their work and promote a positive working culture.


What we offer:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • A comprehensive package of benefits offered by the company.
  • Assistance with relocation can be provided and details available upon request.
  • Engaging in company events to foster team spirit.
  • Reimbursement of public transport expenses.
  • Company contribution towards a pension scheme.

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