Job opportunity with APC: Senior finance administrator

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The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is looking for an experienced senior finance administrator to join the APC finance team in APC’s virtual office. You will be joining a small, friendly and supportive finance and administration team.

APC is a non-profit organisation with an annual budget of around USD 5 million sourced from a range of donors, including governments, private and public foundations, and intergovernmental organisations. APC has a staff of 45 and implements a complex set of programmes and projects with detailed financial compliance, monitoring and reporting requirements.

As part of our institutional strengthening, we will be reviewing and improving the systems, policies and procedures that underpin our financial work. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to contribute to that development process and the growth and configuration of the finance team.

Purpose of position: Reporting to APC’s finance manager, the senior finance administrator will be primarily responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting and financial activities of the organisation as well as regular reporting requirements and payroll.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Completion of accounting and bookkeeping functions on a regular basis.

  • Production of management financial reports on a regular basis.

  • Reviewing current financial report templates and making recommendations for improvements.

  • Implementation of monthly staff payroll and reconciliation on a quarterly basis.

  • Timely payments to creditors and staff.

  • Assistance with reconciliation of financial records related to subgrants, activities and events, including control of payment requests by checking and verifying supporting documentation.

  • Participating in institutional strengthening work around financial systems, policies and procedures and supporting the finance manager in adoption and implementation of them by the APC team.

Start date: 15 February 2021

Deadline for applications: 13 January 2021

Location: The applicant may work from anywhere in the world provided they have internet access. APC provides an equipment allowance and requires staff to use their own computers and office equipment. International and regional travel may be required occasionally and will be dependent on current COVID-19 conditions. APC is a networked organisation with a strong base and orientation towards the global South and privileges this political lens and location in our work.

Remuneration and duration of contract: This is a full-time (1 FTE) position on contract for an initial 12-month period with the possibility of renewal. Contract renewal is dependent on performance (there will be a four-month probation period) and availability of funding. Remuneration is in the range of USD 49,000 and USD 56,000 per year. Short-listed applicants will receive specific information about the salary range.

Reporting: The successful applicant will report to APC's finance manager, will work with the finance team, and will support other staff in finance-related activities.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • A degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in business, management or finance.

  • Demonstrated experience (seven years minimum) in financial management and accounting, ideally in the non-profit sector.

  • Experience with audits, compliance, budgets and resource development.

  • Knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Experience with general ledger functions.

  • Experience working with project financials, and donor financial and administrative reporting requirements.

  • Hands-on experience with accounting software and bookkeeping to trial balance in Sage Evolution.

  • Ability to use spreadsheets and other applications to a high level, specifically VBA and Macros. [1].

  • Proficiency in workflow management systems.

Additionally, you:

  • Have worked with civil society in the global South.

  • Pay serious attention to detail and have good analytical skills.

  • Have worked with people and implemented activities remotely and in an online virtual environment.

  • Are a competent multitasker, able to lead and complete a wide range of tasks and activities quickly and accurately.

  • Are able to work well in a team, under pressure, and can independently meet tight and sometimes multiple deadlines.

APC is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to ethnicity, colour, religion, sexuality or gender identity, disability or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, development and training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment. APC values people from diverse backgrounds and encourages applications from people from the global South, working to create an open atmosphere of integrity, trust, honesty and respect. We particularly encourage women, trans, gender-queer, non-binary and gender-diverse people and people with disabilities to apply.

About APC

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) was established by seven founding organisations in 1990 as an international membership-based network working to mobilise emerging electronic information and communication networks for social justice and development. APC is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020. APC has grown into a respected network with a total of 57 organisational members. APC’s strength comes from the experience, expertise and credibility of the people who make up the network and the organisational culture of feminist values, commitment to human rights, belief in collaboration and respect and care that APC brings to its relationships within the APC community.

Our vision is for people to use and shape the internet and digital technologies to create a just and sustainable world, leading to greater care for ourselves, each other and the earth. Our mission is to create a just and sustainable world by harnessing the collective power of activists, organisations, excluded groups, communities and social movements, to challenge existing power structures and ensure that the internet is developed and governed as a global public good.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application by 13 January 2021 here.

If you have any questions please write to including “Senior finance administrator” in the subject line.

[1] Examples of this include Data, Power Query, Tables & Formatting; Conditional Formatting; Advanced Charting; Pivot Tables & Pivot Reporting; VBA & Macros; Using Excel Productively; Data Tables, Simulations & Solver.


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