Job title: Finance Officer
Ideal Location: London
Hours: Full-time (35 hours a week)
Starting date: 1 July 2021
Justice for Iran is seeking a Finance Officer to support its operational activities. Preferably based in London, the Finance Officer will be responsible for the administration of the finances of Justice for Iran, mainly including:
- Supervising all financial matters and processing all day-to-day financial operations:
- Managing the NGO’s bank account(s);
- Overseeing funding flow;
- Managing accounting softwares;
- Processing payments, particularly ensuring timely payment of salaries, and all suppliers/partners’ invoices;
- Ensuring that all transactions are properly coded to respective grants, and that budget lines are accurate;
- Keeping record and supporting documentation of all transactions:
- preparing a record of capital introduced and all undertaken financial transactions;
- maintaining records of all receipts and payments of cash;
- maintaining records of invoices issued and received;
- reconciling balances monthly/annually with the bank statements.
- Supporting budgeting and reporting processes:
- Assisting project managers in preparing budgets, including proposal budgets and annual consolidated budgets;
- Drafting budget and budget narrative for project proposals, answering donors’ financial queries in the process of fundraising and providing them with any financial related document they may require;
- Preparing quarterly and final financial reports, and ensuring timely submission to donors; Dealing with all queries and comments about financial reports;
- Maintaining an up-to-date allocation table/overview of funding of shared/support costs and preparing monthly allocation of staffing and other shared costs;
- Performing monthly reporting of expenditure against approved budget lines;
- Ensuring maintenance of proper and accurate accounting records and archiving of supporting documents.
- Ensuring compliance with standard procedures, local government regulations and donor requirements, and particularly:
- Ensuring that grant financial management is done effectively and in a timely manner;
- Ensuring compliance with UK regulations and obligations, including taxes, social security, statutory accounts/ annual accounts to the government (HMRC);
- Supervising any audit required by law or by donors, and preparing all required documentation for financial audits;
- Submitting the annual statutory accounts to the Companies House and other UK regulatory mechanisms;
- Being the focal point for auditors to receive communication and provide necessary information.
- Sharing knowledge:
- Training support staff and/or relevant staff on day to day processing of financial transactions (i.e. invoices, expense claims and bank payments);
- Assisting project managers and directors in any task including a financial aspect.
- A minimum of three years directly relevant work experience in a similar position in an NGO;
- University degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field;
- Advanced proficiency in Excel and accounting databases;
- Advanced proficiency in at least one accounting software, preferably Xero;
- Experience of accurately and efficiently processing financial transactions and reconciling data, and a good understanding of financial software and systems;
- Fluent spoken and written English language;
- Ability to work independently and efficiently;
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment as part of a team, and excellent communication skills that will allow you to resolve discrepancies through discussion with colleagues and external parties, and to put forward improvements in controls to prevent these reoccurring;
- Highly efficient and organised, with an ability to multi-task;
- Proven ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines;
- Proven ability to maintain highest level of confidentiality regarding work-related information and data;
- Honesty and strong commitment ;
- Flexibility and understanding of the context of human rights work;
- Accuracy and reliability;
- Ability to understand and support the aims, objectives and values of JFI and reflect them in all aspects of work.
- Working experience with relevant EU/US donors, and deep understanding of donor requirements and guidelines;
- Empathy with victims of human rights abuse;
- Ability to think and work strategically, creatively, and under pressure.
Reporting: The position reports to the Operational Manager.
Hours: This is a full-time position at 35 hours a week.
Location: The position is based at the JFI office in London. JFI has a flexible working policy that allows for some working from home.
Compensation: Depending on experience.
Probation: There is a three-month probationary period.
Holiday: There are 25 days of holiday per year, in addition to UK public holidays.
Status: The ideal candidate will have the right to live and work in the UK.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants are invited to submit to [email protected] a curriculum vitae and a short cover letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining key skills and experience that are relevant to this position. Please include the names and contact details of at least two references that can be approached in early stage of the recruitment process. Applications submitted without references will not be considered.
The deadline for submitting applications is 13 June 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Become an Intern
With a high variety of research and advocacy projects in the field of human rights, Justice for Iran is a resourceful organization for competent students and recent graduates who are interested in an internship.
Our organization has worked with interns from a variety of fields in the past, ranging from legal and administrative work to research and outreach activities.
Our previous interns have gained valuable experience while connecting to different individuals and entities through their work at our organization.
If you are interested in an internship at Justice 4 Iran, please send us a brief cover letter and resume to info (at) justiceforiran (dot) org
Become a Volunteer
Justice for Iran welcomes volunteers for helping the staff as its local office, as well as helping online from across the globe. If you are interested, please send us a brief cover letter and resume to info (at) justiceforiran (dot) org