ERIM (Equal Rights & Independent Media) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Lyon, France. We provide innovative programmes to promote human rights, strengthen independent media and civil society. The ERIM approach emphasizes partnerships with local development organisations to expand capacity, build sustainable institutions and affect change through training, education, research and grant programmes.
We are looking for a Deputy Finance Manager. The position is based in Lyon, France.
The candidate should have excellent French and English language skills, a diploma and/or experience in financial management, preferably in the NGO sector.
Under the direction of the Head of Finance, the principal responsibilities include:
Manage the day-to-day operations of accounting services, including accounts payable and receivable, partners, beneficiaries and donors, preparation of management reports, forecasting and year-end closing of accounts
Preparation of and assistance in annual audit and project audits
Cash and Bank management
Financial project management:
Monitor project expenditures and provide project managers with regular information,
Support to the project manager in verifying partners’ financial reports
Preparation of financial reports in accordance with donor requirements
Assistance in budget preparation and proofreading of project documents
Support team members on administrative matters
Assist in contract management (note that pay slips are prepared by a third party)
Communication with insurance as well as social security- and governmental- bodies
Review employee travel expenses
Essential qualifications and experience:
Diploma in finance and HR management
Related work experience (at least 2 years)
Excellent written and spoken English and French
Very good Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
Previous experience in submitting financial reports to donors
The position requires a self-starter with plenty of initiative and the ability to multi-task.
Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
The right to live and work in France is mandatory
The following criteria will be considered as an advantage:
Previous experience in an international NGO
Knowledge of the accountancy system Quadra or any equivalent system
Knowledge of EU financial requirements
Knowledge of French association sector
Knowledge in French labour law
Willingness to travel internationally
Working location: Lyon, France, and occasional business travel abroad.
Please note that the applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until April 8th, 2022.