Finance Operations Officer - Accountant

The Finance Operations Officer reports to the Director of Operations.

CitizenGO is winning major victories to bring about a better world and this role on the Operations team is crucial to powering that success. Operations Officers play a key role in the Operations Department, which supports all aspects of CitizenGO’s global activities.

You will focus primarily on day-to-day finance, and you will also engage with human resources, legal, and other administrative functions of CitizenGO as needed.  This position calls for a finance operations professional with killer attention to detail, loads of enthusiasm for maintaining accurate and healthy financial systems, and an ability to engage with both the minute and broad aspects of nonprofit finance.

You will report directly to the Director of Operations, and work with the whole Operations Team, which also includes Operations Officers, Executive Assistants, and an outside team of financial controllers.

Administration Operations Officer (Accountant) Responsibilities

  • Play a key role in the daily accounting activities and assist in month-end close process by preparing accounting journal entries and preparing various asset and liability reconciliations.
  • Perform account analysis and maintain account reconciliations, including bank statements and general ledger accounts.
  • Develop, document, and adhere to processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Assist with the continuous improvement of processes and procedures as organization expands.
  • Managing the overall accounting process, keeping to deadlines, and optimizing the process for maximum efficiency and accuracy.
  • Processing invoices for recording/accounting.
  • Reviewing credit card reports and expense reports.
  • Ensuring all accounting entries are complete and correct.
  • Monitoring budgets, financial reporting, expense tracking and invoice approval.
  • Preparing for monthly close, annual financial statements, and other financial reporting.
  • Preparing financial presentations for Board and Exec Council meetings and engage the directors and the Board to develop short term and long term plans, projections and budgets.
  • Responding to inquiries from the CEO, the Director of Operations, and other directors regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.
  • Maintaining the folder with all the contracts, official notifications and legal documents. 
  • Assisting with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Interior and other authorities reporting.
  • Maintaining legal, tax, and other regulatory compliance.
  • Helping manage the relationship with our legal, finance and tax advisors.
  • Supporting the finance staff recruitment, tasking, management.
  • Contributing in planning and visioning for the nimble growth of key finance systems of the organization.
  • Identify, acquire and implement systems and software to provide critical financial and operational information. Make suggestions for automating processes and increasing efficiency.
  • Implementing and maintaining a documented system of accounting policies and procedures. Updating the Handbook accordingly.
  • Collaborating with the rest of the Operations team on financial aspects of CitizenGO operations.
  • Other Operations functions as needed.

Administration Operations Officer (Accountant) Requirements

  • Live in Spain.
  • Accounting experience, preferably in the non-profit sector or a growth-stage tech company. Business Operations experience is a plus.
  • Enthusiasm for and broad experience with software tools.
  • Proven experience quickly learning new software tools.
  • Holded or other accounting package software experience. Proficient with Excel and/or Google Sheets.
  • Good strategic, creative, and innovative thinking.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Passion and commitment to the defense of life, the natural family and freedom of religion.
  • High professionalism, self-motivation, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines.
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure.
  • Strong project and staff management skills.
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions and requirements.
  • Team player who can jump in and support the team on a variety of topics and tasks.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is a requirement. Duolingo English Test is required for all non-native with a minimum score of 90 (B2 equivalent)

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