The position is based in Lyon, France. The candidate should have excellent French and English language skills, a diploma and/or experience in accountancy and financial management in the NGO sector. Under the direction of the Financial Manager, the principal responsibilities include:

• Manage the day-to-day operations of accounting services, including accounts payable and receivable, billing, preparation of management reports, forecasting and year-end closing of accounts (knowledge of the accountancy system Quadra or any equivalent system is a plus)
• Preparation of and assistance in annual audit, external audits and other project audits
• Tax declarations
• Cash and Bank management

Financial project management:
• Monitor project expenditures and provide project managers with regular information,
• Support to the project manager in verifying partners’ financial reports
• Preparation of financial reports in accordance with donor requirements (knowledge of EU financial requirements is a plus)
• Assistance in budget preparation and proofreading of project documents

• Administrative tasks linked to the NGO environment (knowledge of French association sector is a plus)
• Support team members of IREX Europe on administrative matters

Human resources:
• Assist in contract management (knowledge in French labor law is a plus – Pay slips are prepared by third party)
• Communication with insurance as well as social security- and governmental- bodies
• Review employee travel expenses

Required qualifications and experience:
• Diploma in accountancy
• Related work experience
• Excellent written and spoken English and French
• Very good Excel spreadsheet, Word and PowerPoint skills
• Previous experience in submitting financial reports to Donors is a plus
• The position requires a self-starter with plenty of initiative and the ability to multi-task.
• Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
• Previous experience in an international NGO based in France/Europe is a plus

Remuneration and Duration of Contract: The position is initially offered for a contract of 6 months at part-time (60%); Remuneration: As per IREX Europe pay scale and dependent on experience. The working location will be Lyon, France, and occasional business travel abroad.


If you are interested please send a CV and motivation letter to before the 6th of January 2020. If pre-selected, you will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.