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Finance and Business Development Officer (100%) is an international non-profit non-governmental organization with a global network of persons and institutions interested in applied ethics with a focus on ethics in higher education. Through its global digital library on ethics contributes to improving access to knowledge resources in ethics especially for the global South. In addition, it facilitates collaborative web-based research, conferences, online publishing, e-learning and active sharing of information. aims at strengthening global common values as well as respect for ethical contextual diversity.
We are looking for a Finance and Business Development Officer to take responsibility for financial management and for income generation with and on behalf of our beneficiaries at our Head Office in Geneva. The person would work closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, the Administration Manager and the Donor Relations Officer in a small dynamic team based at the Head Office in Geneva, Switzerland. We are looking for a flexible, precise and motivated team player. 
Major Tasks 
  • Monitoring and implementation of internal financial management systems and procedures, including regular review and compliance with the Internal Control System
  • Designing and implementing a revised chart of accounts for the Foundation
  • Bookkeeping for the Foundation and for the Association Immo Solutions and other entities under the responsibility of including supervision of the financial affairs of the Globethics USA Foundation
  • Management of billing, including implementation of an accounts payable module in the accounting system, preparation and sending of invoices, reminders, confirmations and entries
  • Preparation of payments (executed by the Management Team)
  • Management of petty cash and of online payments and revenue 
  • Preparation and presentation of monthly and quarterly financial internal reports for the management and Board and of external financial reports for donors and the Swiss authorities
  • Liaison with banking institutions, with the auditor and with partners as needed 
  • Preparation and management of institutional and project financial audits 
  • Supporting and managing income generating activities across the organisation, including advice on costing, preparation of project budgets and project financial reports, research on and approaches to supporters, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and requirements
  • Affinity with's vision, mission and values
  • Swiss / EU citizen, ideally with a Swiss work permit
  • Graduate in accounting with a minimum of five years' experience in accounting, bookkeeping, financial audit management and administrative work
  • Thorough knowledge of international and Swiss accounting standards for non-profit organisations
  • Good working knowledge of the accounting software Crésus Largo and/or similar software
  • Fluent in English and French and preferably one other language
  • Independent and precise work
  • Ability to prioritise, to meet set deadlines
We offer good working conditions in an international environment with a small, friendly and committed team. 
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Application deadline: Monday 3 December 2018
Candidates are invited to apply with their CV and a letter of motivation by email to:
Start date: 10 December 2018, or as agreed
For further information please call: +41 22 791 61 74

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