Finance and Compliance Officer

Position: Finance and Compliance Officer

Reports to: Grants Administration Manager (GAM)

We are a non-profit organisation supporting and empowering civil society and independent media across Eastern Europe and Central Asia. We believe civil society is the key driver of social change, and work to ensure it has the resources, flexibility, connections and tools to play a leading role in the development of the region.  

To further strengthen our Grants team, we are looking for an energetic and organised colleague with an interest in the region and our mission.

About the Position:

The Finance and Compliance Officer will be part of the Grants team and will report directly to the Grants Administration Manager (GAM). He or she will work with financial compliance throughout the grant lifecycle, from developing internal guidelines and budgets to tracking compliance and preparing for audits. When possible, the officer should suggest improvements to existing procedures.

The ideal candidate will be well-versed in financial management and comfortable with both internal procedures and donor requirements.

Primary Tasks & Responsibilities:

• Perform internal quality control and compliance, determine whether established procedural rules are being followed, and suggest improvements;

• Assist the GAM in preparing the annual Grants Team budget, monitoring spending and preparing for audits;

• Assist GAM in developing internal guidelines and procedures, training Grant Officers in the procedures and tracking compliance;

• Administer the Grant Making System and suggest improvements;

• Review grants budgets to advise the team on expense standards, trends, potential issues and compliance with donor financial requirements;

• Ad-hoc assistance to the team for contracting and reviewing financial reporting of grantees;

• Liaise with Finance team to ensure data reconciliation.

Key Requirements:

• At least three years prior experience in financial management, compliance, and/or auditing;

• Excellent MS Excel skills;

• Basic literacy in accounting and reporting requirements;

• A collaborative personality and openness to suggestions from team members;

• Excellent analytical skills and the ability to accurately interpret complex documents and policies;

• Strong time management and organisational skills;

• Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of Russian is a plus. Knowledge of Czech is not required.

How to Apply:

The position is full-time (40 hours per week) and comes with a salary competitive for the NGO environment. The Centre provides 25 days of annual leave.

Interested candidates should fill out the application form, where you will submit (in PDF format) your CV in EN language and a maximum  1-page motivation letter explaining how you fit the criteria and what strengths you bring to the table. The motivation letter should include contacts for two references who can provide feedback on your professional performance.

Assessment and interviews will take place on a rolling basis until the right candidate is found (preferential start date December 2022-January 2023).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Preference will be given to candidates with access to the labour market in the Czech Republic. Incomplete applications (including applications without a motivation letter) will not be accepted.  Should you have any questions, write to us at

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