Finance Manager

We are seeking a Finance Manager to oversee the financial management of IWPR’s ‘Building Resilience in the Eastern Neighbourhood (BREN)’ project. BREN is a new IWPR initiative focused on providing subgrants and financial support to peacebuilding and women’s rights groups across the South Caucasus and Moldova. BREN is supported by the UK Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).

The Finance Manager post is expected to commence from 1st February, 2022. It is a full time position, based in IWPR’s Tbilisi office (located in Vera).

Main duties:

  • To be responsible for the accounting, control and reporting on financial expenditure related to Building Resilience in the Eastern Neighbourhood (BREN) project implemented by IWPR’s South Caucasus and Moldova regional office, located in Tbilisi;
  • To oversee and manage subgrant expenditure to regional partners, ensuring financial-related adherence to IWPR’s subgrant and financial policies;
  • To support on budgeting and forecasting for BREN, and support subgrantees to prepare accurate budgets and forecasts;
  • To prepare monthly Field Office Monthly Expense Reports (FOMER’s) for sign off by the South Caucasus Regional Director, communicating and resolving issues effectively;
  • To work with the South Caucasus Regional Director to ensure project cost information is complete and accurate;
  • To prepare, copy, sort and submit to London head office expenditure backups on a monthly basis;
  • To ensure that all relevant costs have been properly accrued and expensed to the projects;
  • To prepare and file monthly tax reports as foreseen by the tax code of Georgia;
  • To ensure the submission of related annual, VAT and other reports as foreseen by the tax code of Georgia;
  • To produce vouchers in English and seek authorisation from South Caucasus Regional Director;
  • To make payments as authorised by the principal (South Caucasus Regional Director) based on relevant vouchers;
  • Maintain cash book as well as bank transfer records at highest international standards of accounting and financial management;
  • To maintain a thorough understanding of all IWPR policies, procedures, and internal controls for the effective implementation of assigned projects;
  • To communicate regularly with the South Caucasus Regional Director on field financial issues related to the BREN;
  • To support and provide finance related training to/for field staff/interns as necessary;
  • To provide other finance related tasks, including work on other IWPR projects, as required;
  • Ensure that all financial reports are provided to management and funders on a timely basis.

The successful candidate will possess:

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience with an approved Accountancy Qualification.
  • Experience with successful financial management of subgrants and subcontracts with a range of organisations and individuals.
  • Experience of working in a finance function for an NGO with a background in United States/UK Government and/or European Union grants/contracts strongly preferred.
  • Experience of managing project budgets.

Knowledge/Skills

  • Knowledge of financial regulations in Georgia and elsewhere in the Caucasus & Moldova, particularly as relates to NGOs and foreign organisations.
  • Ability to analyse and distil complex financial and narrative information.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including good written and spoken English and Russian.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office and advanced knowledge of Excel.

Competencies

  • Finance and resource management.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Analysis, decision-making and problem solving.
  • Ability to manage own workload to tight deadlines.
  • Team working.

Behaviours

  • Act with integrity and in accordance with the Institute’s values and obligations.
  • Recognise and value the contribution of others.
  • Take responsibility for own decisions and actions.

Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team with people from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and all social levels, in an open-minded and non-dogmatic way.

Special Circumstances

  • Willingness to work out of office hours when necessary.

Desirable

  • Experience of expenditure reporting on grants and contracts.
Tbilisi, Georgia
Until filled

IWPR is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.  We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who can help continue to evolve our culture and contribute to an inclusive environment.

Principals only. No calls please. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.

Tbilisi, Georgia
Until filled
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