Auditing and Accountancy Traineeship 2022

Community Plant Variety Office

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) in Angers invites applications for a traineeship of 12 months.

Detailed information about the CPVO can be found at http://www.cpvo.europa.eu/.


Profile / Duties

The Quality Audit Service (QAS) of the CPVO performs assessments of Examination Offices independently of the management of CPVO. The output of the assessment process is a recommendation. Based on this recommendation, the CPVO Administrative Council takes its decision with respect to entrustment of an examination office for a defined set of species. The trainee will assist mainly the QAS Team Leader, but will also have shared tasks with the Accountancy of the CPVO in the following tasks:

- Development and implementation of cost calculation procedures to be taken up by QAS in its assessment  exercises;

- Communicating with auditees, principally the financial units of examination offices; 

- Documenting and processing of cost calculations provided by examination offices;

- Enhancement of the QAS internal data management system;

- Support in cost accounting matters to the CPVO’s Accountancy sector;

Any spare capacity may be put to other areas, such as the Internal Control of the CPVO.

Please note that applications can be sent to the Office in any of the official EU languages; knowledge of multiple EU languages is considered an asset.

General Conditions

To be considered eligible, applicants must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for the submission of applications:

Candidates who fulfilled a traineeship in an EU institution are eligible to apply.



Professional Experience

None required

Additional Requirements


Contractual Conditions

Start date:  03 October 2022

Recruitment procedure

Candidates who fulfill the above requirements will be contacted for an interview via Microsoft Teams.

For applications to be valid, candidates must be made through the CPVO electronic recruitment portal which can be found on the CPVO web site: http://www.cpvo.europa.eu/main/en/home/about-the-cpvo/vacancies

 Incomplete applications, and applications not sent via this tool, will automatically be excluded from the selection procedure.





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