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Finance and Administration Manager

Department: HIAS Ukraine
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine


HIAS seeks a Finance Manager to oversee day-to-day effective and efficient management of all financial and administration activities and operations of the HIAS’ Ukraine office. The Finance Manager will oversee all finance, accounting, and administration functions. The person will also ensure accurate and timely preparation of internal financial reports and submission for external reporting. The incumbent will also maintain high standards internal controls in accordance with International Accounting Standards, Ukrainian laws, and regulations. The Finance Manager will report directly into the Country Director. They will also work closely with HQ Finance and Grants Compliance management team.

This position is an unaccompanied duty station that will be based in Kyiv.


Financial Responsibilities  

  • Manage all financial transactional activity, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll and ensures that all financial transactions and journal entries are recorded accurately in accordance with organization policies and governmental regulations.
  • Lead in program proposals budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the Country Director and Program Teams
  • Administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  •  Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Coordinate and lead all financial audits of the operations in HIAS Ukraine
  • Review key monthly account analysis; bank reconciliations, G/L to subsidiary ledger reconciliation.
  • Oversee monthly payroll preparation, payment and ensure that payroll is completed in compliance with Ukraine tax and labor requirements.
  • Ensures that financial reports for all donors, local compliance and HQ are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Prepare, analyze, and report to the country director and HQ monthly budget vs actual analysis.
  • Ensure timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and reports.
  • Ensures timely and accurate monthly close of General Ledger.
  • Conduct regular training to HIAS Ukraine employees on finical policies and procedures and best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with all HIAS policies and procedures as outlined in policy manuals and in accordance with local statutory requirements.

Administration Roles 

  • Provide oversight on all procurement activities to ensure full compliance with HIAS and donor policies.
  • Lead management and monitoring of HIAS leased property, assets, inventory, office equipment and supplies in line with the budget.
  • Participate and support in sourcing for new office space, setting up of offices in events of office relocation or expansion initiatives.
  • Monitor costs and expenses to assist in budget preparation.
  • Prepare and submit various administrative reports e.g., assets, office supplies management and distribution report among other management reports as needed.

Qualification and Experience

  • Graduate degree or other post-graduate qualification in finance or accounting (will consider experience in lieu of Master’s degree).
  • At least seven (7) years’ work experience in an Accounting or Finance position with accounting and budgeting responsibilities and at least three (3) to four (4) years in a INGO or similar field.
  • At least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in management role.
  • Knowledgeable of Ukraine laws and regulations. 
  • Excellent computer skills in all Microsoft office suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.); highly organized and detail-oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; capability to handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to work in a team and independently, take initiative, prioritize competing tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Oral and written fluency in both written and spoken English and Ukrainian or Russian is required.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in potentially hazardous environments for extended periods, involving travel within the area of operations

We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process:

Step 1: Submit your application!
Step 2: Phone screen with a Human Resources staff person.
Step 3: Interview with the hiring manager.
Step 4: Interview with a panel of HIAS employees.
Step 5: Reference check.
Step 6: Offer and background check.
Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.

Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts, and history of the Jewish people – a history of oppression, displacement, and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history, and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive. 

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission, and values.

HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity.

Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.

Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité 
We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice 
We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie 
We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération 
We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

Courage • Coraje • Courage 
We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience 
We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience

HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status.


HIAS is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and any other person from any harm caused directly or indirectly due to their coming into contact with HIAS. We will not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or any form of child abuse or neglect by our staff or associated personnel. Any candidate offered a job with HIAS will be expected to sign and adhere to HIAS’ Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records. HIAS also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. Likewise, HIAS will share this information when other organizations inquire about current and former HIAS staff as part of their recruitment process. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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