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Finance Officer (Nationals Only)

Department: HIAS Ukraine
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

The finance officer will provide accounting and financial services necessary for the continued operations of the organization and takes care of all the important accounting functions of the organization ensuring that transactions are correctly captured in the most efficient manner and that day-to-day accounting is effectively and efficiently carried out to support the various programs.

This position is for Ukrainian nationals only.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Check invoices by verifying arithmetic accuracy and ensuring that appropriate procurement authorization and supporting documentation are attached before payment processing.
  • Check all payment requests for travel related expenses and advances to staff, ensuring that payments are supported by the relevant documentation.
  • Enter transactions into the financial accounting software as advised by Finance and Administration Manager.
  • Support and guide non-finance staff in finance procedures and facilitate team training.
  • Make sure that financial internal controls are in place and adhered to for the banking and cash system.
  • Review award BVAs on monthly basis and provide guidance and support to program staff to help them maintain pipelines and spending plans.
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of project and institutional audit of books of accounts by internal and external auditors.
  • Manages bank accounts, prepares monthly bank reconciliations as per the set the deadlines.
  • In collaboration with the Finance and Administration Manager, provide support to the team in preparation of proposal budgets.
  • Perform any other similar tasks that may be reasonable as assigned by the line manager.
  • Assists on special projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Working experience of at least 3 years in similar positions, preferably within NGOs in an accounting or finance position with accounting and budgeting responsibilities.
  • Excellent communication, pro activity, organization and interpersonal skills; ability to perform multiple activities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly reliable and flexible, with the ability to adapt quickly to various environments and situations.

SAMPLE HIRING PROCESS:

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 HIAS recruiter.

Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS employees.

Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.

Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening.

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.

ABOUT US:

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.

VISION:

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

MISSION:

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.

VALUES:

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

DIVERSITY:

HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, 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.

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