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Deputy Finance Manager

ERIM (Equal Rights & Independent Media) is looking for a Deputy Finance Manager. The position is based in Lyon, France. The candidate should have excellent French and English language skills, a diploma and/or experience in financial management, preferably in the NGO sector.


Under the direction of the Head of Finance, the principal responsibilities include:


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of accounting services, including accounts payable and receivable, partners, beneficiaries and donors, preparation of management reports, forecasting and year-end closing of accounts
  • Preparation of and assistance in annual audit and project audits
  • Tax declarations
  • Cash and Bank management

Financial project management:

  • Monitor project expenditures and provide project managers with regular information,
  • Support the project manager in verifying partners’ financial reports
  • Preparation of financial reports in accordance with donor requirements
  • Assistance in budget preparation and proofreading of project documents


  • Support team members on administrative matters

Human resources:

  • Assist in contract management (note that payslips are prepared by a third party)
  • Communication with insurance as well as social security- and governmental- bodies
  • Review employee travel expenses

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • Diploma in finance and HR management
  • Related work experience (at least 2 years)
  • Excellent written and spoken English and French
  • Very good Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Previous experience in submitting financial reports to donors
  • The position requires a self-starter with plenty of initiative and the ability to multi-task.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • The right to live and work in France is mandatory

The following criteria will be considered as an advantage:

  • Previous experience in an international NGO
  • Knowledge of the accountancy system Quadra or any equivalent system
  • Knowledge of EU financial requirements
  • Knowledge of French association sector
  • Knowledge in French labour law
  • Willingness to travel internationally

Duration of Contract: Fixed term contract: 1 year at 80% or full time (to be discussed with the chosen candidate)

Remuneration: As per ERIM pay scale and dependent on experience (between 2,400 euros and 2,800 euros brut).

If you are interested, please send a CV and motivation letter to Gabrielle Joint (gjoint@erim.ngo) and Emilie Hocquigny (ehocquigny@erim.ngo) with the subject: “Deputy Finance Manager”. For more information, please click here.

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: Equal Rights & Independent Media (ERIM)

Deadline: 08/04/2022

Location: Lyon, France


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