REDRESS is recruiting a Finance Officer to support the operational activities of the organization.
REDRESS is an international human rights organisation based in London and The Hague that pursues legal claims on behalf of survivors of torture in the UK and around the world to obtain justice and reparation for violations against their human rights. We empower survivors to access justice through human rights cases against governments, civil cases against individuals, and cases where we advocate for law enforcement bodies to prosecute perpetrators under the principle of universal jurisdiction. Our approach is strategic, so that as well as representing an individual we target the policy reasons that enabled the torture to take place, by building a campaign that uses advocacy, community engagement, and communications to influence change. Our 2025 Strategy identifies torture related to dissent and discriminatory torture as our two thematic priorities. We also support the anti-torture movement through our solidarity programme.
Position Profile – Finance Officer
Based in London, the Finance Officer will be responsible for the administration of the finances of REDRESS UK and Stichting REDRESS NL.
The main tasks include:
· Day-to-day book-keeping using QuickBooks Online including all transaction processing and reconciliation of accounts to trial balance for both entities;
· Respond to payment requests using BACS and international transfers as appropriate, including weekly payment runs;
· Provide regular insight into unrestricted and restricted balances;
· Oversee UK and NL payroll processing, including staff timesheet management and salary allocation to project grants:
· Maintain cashflow management controls;
· Review income and expenditure against budget:
· Prepare interim and final financial reports to funders;
· Review project financial reports submitted by projects teams who are supporting and monitoring partner organizations;
· Assist the Head of Finance in preparing the management and statutory accounts;
· General finance and admin administration as required
The Finance Officer is also expected to carry out such further duties as may reasonably be required from time to time by REDRESS.
The successful candidate will need to have the following competencies:
· A minimum of three years directly relevant work experience;
· University degree in accounting or finance, or equivalent experience;
· Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and QuickBooks programmes or similar accounting databases;
· Fluency in English: additional language skills an advantage.
A strong candidate will also have other desirable competencies:
· Experience working in a financial position in a charity, and in charity finance.
· Experience working in an international NGO.
To work for Redress, the candidate should have the following personal attributes:
· Happy to work collaboratively as part of a small and energetic team with a wide range of personalities.
· Highly efficient and organised, with an ability to multi-task, show initiative, solve problems, and take a hands-on role when necessary.
· Able to think and work strategically, creatively, and under pressure.
· Able to understand and support the aims, objectives and values of REDRESS and reflect them in all aspects of work.
· Able to work with victims of human rights abuse with a range of specific needs.
Reporting. The position reports to the Head of Finance
Hours. This is a full-time position at 35 hours a week. Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.
Location. The position is based at the REDRESS office in London. REDRESS has a flexible working policy which allows some working from home.
Salary. REDRESS staff are paid according to set salary scales, with annual cost of living increases, and the possibility of step increase with strong performance. This is a B-level ‘officer’ position, with a salary range starting at £30,788
Duration. This is a permanent contract.
Start date. The position would start as soon as possible.
Probation. There is a six-month probationary period.
Pension. REDRESS offers a pension contribution of 10% of salary.
Holiday. There are 25 days of holiday per year, in addition to UK public holidays. The office is also closed between Christmas and New Year.
Status. The candidate must have the right to live and work in the UK.
First round Interviews will take place on 15 December 2021
Final round interview will take place on 17 December 2021[RS1] [SC2]
How to Apply
In line with our Equality Policy, we particularly welcome applications from candidates from ethnic minorities who are currently under-represented at REDRESS.
· A cover letter of no more than one page explaining (a) why you would like to work for REDRESS, and (b) how you fulfil the personal specification for the role. Please name this document using: [family name] [personal name] Cover letter
· Your curriculum vitae, including the names and contact details of two references (these will only be approached in final stage of the process). Please name this document using: [family name] [personal name] Curriculum Vitae
· Please also complete the Diversity Monitoring Form (which is anonymous, so don’t name this one)
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