Hungary: Finance and Accounting Manager

Internews

About the organization

Internews is an international media support nonprofit working in 100+ countries. For 40 years, we have helped partners reach millions of people with trustworthy information that saves lives, improves livelihoods, and holds institutions accountable.

Duties

• Prepare monthly financial reports for Internews’ international accounting system.
• Liaise with an outsourced accounting firm to complete mandatory accounting duties and reporting to local authorities in line with local regulations.
• Monitor program accounting and documentation to ensure compliance with funder requirements and Internews’ policies and procedures.
• Responsible for timely and accurate accounting entries to the HQ accounting system, including accounts payable, petty cash, vacation accruals, and general accounting entries; will process payments upon request.
• Act as a cashier, prepare/review wire transfer requests, and prepare/review and control/oversee Expense Reimbursement Forms.
In coordination with an outsourced accounting firm, fulfill all payroll administration duties of Internews staff employed in Hungary, including salary payment, payment of income taxes and social security contributions; liaise with the outsourced accounting firm on necessary paperwork and prepare payroll upload files for Internews’ accounting system.
• Coordinate and maintain a cash forecasting system to ensure adequate funds are available to meet program requirements.
• Monitor ongoing levels of expenditure on individual programs against the budget and advise of likely over- and under-spending in a timely manner.
• Ensure that contractual commitments (e.g., office space lease) are expressed in forms appropriate for the circumstances of the program.

Qualifications

• Three years of relevant professional experience, including progressively responsible experience in financial management of projects
• University degree in finance, accounting, or a closely related field or equivalent lived/professional experience.
• Intermediate expertise in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
• Professional proficiency in Hungarian and English.
• Knowledge of tax and accounting legislation in Hungary.
• Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Ability to work with sensitive data and confidential information.
• Proven ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
• Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing assignments, set priorities, and manage time effectively.
• Excellent organizational skills.
Preferred
Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.
• Three or more years of accounting experience
• Hungarian accounting accreditation.
• Familiarity with SAP or Oracle platforms.
• Experience with nonprofit organizations.
• Experience working with specific accounting software.
• Familiarity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Application instructions

To apply, please submit CV and a cover letter via our Careers page.

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