Financial Assistant to Civil Rights Defenders in Stockholm

Financial Assistant to Civil Rights Defenders in Stockholm


We are in an expansion phase, which has opened up many interesting job opportunities. Are you experienced in financial accounting systems and share our passion for human rights? Do you want to work in an international environment with colleagues all over the world? Then you might be the one we are looking for.

About the role
As Financial Assistant you will be responsible for ensuring that all parts of the accounting are up to date according to schedule and that the project administration is in good order. You will also manage registration and control as well as reporting payroll materials in contact with our external payroll vendor in collaboration with HR.

In this position you will work closely with the Head of Accounting and Reporting, the Accountant and support Controllers in project administration activities.

As Financial Assistant you report to the Head of Accounting and Reporting.

Your key activities will be to:

- Update book-keeping with daily transactions
- Track and reconcile bank statements
- Reconcile balance sheets
- Record accounts payable and accounts receivable
- Update expense reports
- Manage bank payments
- Reconcile monthly time reports
- Adjust time reporting between projects
- Upload project budgets to financial system
- Support controllers in project administration
- Provide administrative support during audits
- Participate in maintaining order in relevant folders on Sharepoint

About you
As a person, you like to analyse numerical data and other sources of information to break them down into components, patterns, and relationships. To follow instructions and adhere to the organisation's procedures and policies comes natural to you and you fully understand that your individual efforts contribute to the results of the immediate team and strive to deliver accordingly.

To thrive in this role, you actively participate, contribute, and work together with the team towards common goals. You have a positive attitude towards tasks, colleagues, and partners and supports and cares for others. If you’re also guided by ethics and values in crucial situations at work, we definitely think that you are the one we are looking for.

This position requires good verbal and written communication skills in English and Swedish, meaning that you can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without strain and that you can produce both clear and detailed text.

We assume that you share our values.

To be suitable for this role you have:

- A High school education, preferably in business administration
- 1 - 3 years of relevant professional work experience with financial accounting systems
- Great skills in Microsoft 365 (Teams, Outlook, PPT, Word), especially Excel

Documented experience from NGO-work is preferable. Other merits for the position are:

- Experience from working in Deltek Maconomy accounting system
- Financial YH or University education in accounting
- Experience of project management activities
- Experience from working in larger financial accounting system

About the employment
This is a full-time permanent employment with a 6-month probationary, starting in October 2021 or according to agreement. As an organisation, we strive for diversity, and we see your background, experience and personality as a contribution to the organisation. You will be based in Stockholm, Sweden, at our Headquarters.

Please apply as soon as possible as we recruit on an ongoing basis, but no later than 31 August.

Local union representative: (Unionen).

About us
Civil Rights Defenders is a politically and religiously independent international human rights organisation. We defend people’s civil and political rights in some of the world’s most repressive regions. We partner with and support human rights defenders in more than 200 organisations in 30 countries on four continents. Together with our partners, we hold those in power accountable when people’s civil or political rights are violated. We also act as Sweden’s civil rights watchdog.

Civil Rights Defenders has around 70 staff members working in various functions towards our vision - a world of democratic societies in which we all enjoy our civil and political rights. Our headquarter is located in Stockholm, and we have eight branch-offices around the world. Learn more about our work at (


  • Arbetsplats: Civil Rights Defenders
  • 1 plats
  • Tills vidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 21 juli 2021
  • Ansök senast: 31 augusti 2021

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