Finance Officer at SolidarityNow

SolidarityNow is composed of a network of people and organizations, and its main goal of action is to provide help and support to all those who have been most affected by the economic recession and the humanitarian crisis. Since 2013, SolidarityNow has allocated 14.4 million euros to support a total of 73 programs, 45 of which cover society at large, while 10 million euros have been allocated to implement 25 programs to combat the immigration and refugee crises. SolidarityNow works with over 70 organizations and supports civil society organizations and public bodies that work in Greece to implement programs. The main donors of the organization include: UNHCR, EU, UNICEF, CARE, EEA Grants, Norwegian Embassy in Greece, etc. Our goal is to contribute to recovering the vision of a strong Europe based on solidarity and open values, by providing services to local, as well as immigrant populations.

 

FINANCE OFFICER

Submit until: 09/08/2019

Location: Athens

Job Description: The Finance Officer performs reporting and budgeting activities, accounts receivable and grants administration. He/she will be responsible for project reporting and project expenditure. He/she works closely with program leaders and their staff.

Location: Athens (Nationwide Travel might be requested)

Starting Date: ASAP

Status:  Full Time

 

Child Safeguarding Policy

Level 1 The job holder does not have contact with children

 

Responsibilities:

Specific duties:

  • Monitor closely the Grant Contract Requirements and Donors’ Templates;
  • Support organization-wide donors’ budgeting and financial reporting through review of donor financial documents for accuracy, adherence to budgeting best practices, and indirect recovery;
  • Provide info & revisions to the SN procedures & manuals;
  • Prepare the Financial Reports & Documentation;
  • Analyze and explain variances between forecasts, budget, and actual spent or/and unspent amounts;
  • Communicate clearly with the program and operations team on the plant’s performance;
  • Demonstrate understanding of source documentation, research variances, and propose corrections;
  • Coordinate and participate in various auditing related activities to ensure proper controls and compliance with SN policies;
  • Coordinate Inventory Reporting for assets;
  • Support response to finance-related donors’ queries;
  • Work with the department to prepare and manage the annual operating reporting;
  • Submit Financial Reporting documentation whenever is requested by Project Guidelines;
  • Assist when necessary to the Bookkeeping of expenses and bank transactions
  • Performs checks in contracts connected to program and projects, whenever needed;
  • Trains and informs existing and new staff on procedures, making sure that they are understood and adhered to according to each donor’s requirements, also keeping everyone updated on any changes to these.

 

Requirements

  • At least University degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field (Master’s degree will be considered as an asset);
  • 5-7 years of work experience in a Finance role;
  • Experience of at an NGO and/or European Programs, budgeting and reporting
  • Excellent communication skills as the role demands extensive interaction with other departments and people of all levels;
  • Good knowledge of latest Accounting Policies and Standards and associated regulatory issues and trends and double entry bookkeeping;
  • Working knowledge of Accounting Software packages (knowledge of Navision Accounting Software would be an asset)
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Good analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines;
  • Strong language skills (both written and oral) in Greek and English;
  • Professional attitude towards work;

 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and motivation letter to recruitment@solidaritynow.org, not later than by Friday 09 August 2019 mentioning in the email subject “SN Finance Officer_ Athens”.

SN is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities and from vulnerable and disadvantaged groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Recruitment processes reflect SN’s commitment to keeping children safe from harm and abuse. Employment is subject to SN Child protection standards, including background checks and adherence to SN Child Safeguarding Policy.

Due to the urgency of recruitment, SN reserves the right to complete the process even before the deadline for CV submissions.

Disclaimer: Before submitting your CV, please read carefully the employees’ privacy notice on the processing of personal data pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the respective Greek legislation.

 

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