The institute is searching for an administrative accountant.


Ref. num. 2023-MG_ADM-ADM-78

Administrativo contable - administrative accountant

IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused on the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials.

More information can be found at our webpage.


This position is responsible for accounting records of expenses, investments and income from invoices, payment management, and support in preparing tax settlements. It supports the head of the department, participating in the processes of continuous improvement of internal procedures in the accounting area and project management processes in the IDINET programme.


Vocational training in Administration and Finance.
Training on project management.

  • Minimum three years experience in Foundations: expenditure/purchases for grants and categorisation of expenditure.
    Minimum three years of experience in Foundations: inventory management and control
    Minimum three years of experience in Foundations: ERPs, accounting and project management programmes
    Previous experience in payments management: bank remittances, web
    Previous experience in sales invoicing and collection management.
    Previous experience in document management: physical archiving and document management systems.
    Experience working with Word and Excel
    Experience working in a multinational, multi-cultural environment.
Necessary competencies:
  • English B2 (oral and written).
  • Rigorous, methodical.
    Proactive, committed team player.
    Analytical capacity, global vision.
    Digital competence: searching for information, security, collaborative tools, e-mail, website management (electronic office, banks, administration) etc.
    Initiative, flexibility and ability to solve everyday problems related to the position’s duties.


Contrato indefinido con cargo a la tasa de reposición específica autorizada por la Secretaría de Estado de Función Pública del Ministerio de Hacienda y Función Pública en fecha 30 de diciembre de 2022.

Permanent contract under the specific replacement rate authorised by the Secretary of State for the Civil Service of the Ministry of Finance and the Civil Service on 30 December 2022.

Applications are processed upon reception. The position might be closed once ten working days have passed since publication, so we encourage early application.

The working language of the Institute is English. Full command of the English language is required in all positions.


Stimulating environment where you can grow professionally.

IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to equal opportunities, diversity and the promotion of a healthy work environment and work-life balance. Female applicants are encouraged to apply to our research and technical positions. See our Gender Equality Plan here and our Code of Ethics here.

Besides on-the-job technical training, IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to training the Institute’s scientists and staff in “soft” or transversal skills. See the available training here.

Meet some of our alumni to see what it is like to work with us.