Administration and Infrastructure

Finance and Controlling

The department covers the functions of Finance & Accounting, Corporate & Project Controlling as well as Management of Funds for the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF). The Finance & Accounting function includes the operative handling of all incoming and outgoing cash flows as well as Corporate Accounting. Corporate & Project Controlling comprises budget, cost and performance analysis, internal and external reporting and the development of strategic management guidelines. Furthermore, the Finance and Controlling department (FC) of the HZI executes the Funds Management on behalf of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF).

E-invoicing within the Federal Administration

Based on E-Invoice Act of Apr. 4th, 2017 (BGBI. I, 770 ff) from Nov. 27th, 2020 all invoicing parties, that issue invoices for public contracts to federal funding recipients, are required by the E-Invoicing Ordinance (ERechV) to issue and transmit such invoices in electronic form. The data exchange X-Invoicing standard of Sept. 29th, 2017 (BAnz AT 10.10.2017 B1) must be used in its current version (see § 4 (1) of the ERechV) for any transmission. Exceptions to this requirement are governed by § 3 (3) of the ERechV.

All suppliers of the HZI are hereby required to issue invoices in accordance with the ERechV. Please understand that we will not be able to accept paper invoices by regular mail (Post), PDF or fax from Nov. 27th, 2020 onwards.

The following methods are now available for transmission:

Further information for issuers of invoices on X-Invoicing can be found on the website of the BMI (Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs) and BMF (Federal Ministry of Finance).


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