Location Edinburgh, UK
Position Status Full-time, Permanent
Salary Level Circa £21k dependent on experience
Reporting to Finance Officer
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK at the time of appointment.
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In conflict, in disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.
Mercy Corps Europe (MCE) has grown rapidly in terms of volume of activity and complexity. With offices in Edinburgh, London and Geneva, we now attract over £130m in income, and employ around 100 domestic and expatriate field team members.
The breadth and impact of our programmes makes Mercy Corps a unique and truly rewarding place to work. Our teams are proud of what we achieve in the field and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our passion and commitment.
The Finance team plays a critical role in sustaining and enabling MCE's growth through the support it provides to Field Teams and HQ departments.
All management accounting for European grants is managed by the team, in addition to the financial reporting and accounting functions, payables, receivables and cash management.
Reporting to the Finance Officer, and working with Finance colleagues in Europe, US and Field Offices, the Finance Assistant’s primary responsibility is to ensure that transactions in relation to projects are correctly and timeously entered into the accounting system and related databases, enabling prompt and accurate management accounting and donor reporting.
We are looking for an ambitious accounting or finance professional, with some experience of working in a busy finance team, who is interested in a career in the NGO sector.
This is an opportunity to be involved in finance work that is fast-paced, and to be part of a diverse, dedicated team of people who are genuinely motivated by making a difference.
You will be someone with a positive, can-do approach, who enjoys the pressure of working together as a team to tight deadlines.
Strong communication skills are vital, as you will be operating in a truly international environment. Experience of accountancy packages software and strong Excel skills are key.
You will not only have the right experience on paper but also the right personal 'fit' - you will live and breathe our culture and values, with a visible passion for the work we do and a desire to be part of our story.
Essential Job Responsibilities
Field ledger data :
Database maintenance and reporting :
Cash management :
Team member expense claims :
Payment review :
Accounts payable :
Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work.
We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our programmes.
Knowledge and Experience