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Armenia: Finance Manager

Status: Open

  • Employment

Organisation: Internews Network and Internews Europe

Deadline: Ongoing

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Internews seeks a Finance Manager for a potential USAID-funded media development project focused on strengthening the integrity of the information space in Armenia. The Financial Manager based in Yerevan, Armenia will oversee and manage all financial and business-related operations performed. They will ensure all HR, financial, funding, contractual and other operations are performed in line with local legislation, funder requirements and Internews policies. They will set guidance and use benchmarks for country specific financial, legal, and operational reporting; will lead budget execution control, cash flow projections, advise Program staff and supervise local non-program staff. They will report to the Chief of the Party based in Yerevan.

Day-to-day tasks:
  • Resolve financial and business operations issues impeding the implementation of the project;
  • Oversee subgrants and subcontracts portfolio for the project;
  • Manage Internews’ cash flow and financial documents system according to the budget;
  • Monitor financial transactions, pipeline/budget using Job Status Reports (JSRs), and provides financial support, advice and mentoring to accountants;
  • Review financial reports with Chief of Party and Project Managers;
  • Enter, review and manage accounting office transactions in the ERP accounting system (bank, cash, advances, accruals, payrolls, and other expenditures);
  • Prepare monthly and annual project financial reports to HQ and to local government organizations;
  • Assist Chief of Party with the start-up of the project, including launch, admin and operations systems-building in the field, and, eventually, close-out of the project;
  • Responsible for monthly review of Job Status Reports with follow-up corrections and adjustments;
  • Prepare budgets, budget narratives, and budget modifications for new development opportunities;
  • Forecast the office expenditures and prepare Wire Transfer Requests to HQ;
  • Serve as key liaison and issue escalation point with business administration departments;
  • Support implementation of policies, procedures, and audit finding responses;
  • Manage and help Chief of Party to resolve personnel issues;
  • Ensure all national and international staff have valid contracts and local work and transport permits;
  • Supervise local accounting and finance staff;
  • Enforce Internews Personnel Manual, Code of conduct, and other official Internews guidelines.
  • In all duties, an understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding  Internews’ Core Values.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • 5+ years progressively complex accounting and/or financial management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent standard of education or equivalent lived/professional experience required.
  • Fluency in English and Armenian required.
  • 3-5 years of administrative experience, preferably with non-commercial internationally funded development projects;
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to negotiate.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel, and common online and social media platforms.
  • Must be self-reliant, resourceful, a good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently, and reliably, to a high standard, and in accordance with deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff.
  • Must have a legal right to work in Armenia.

Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

  • Accounting Certification or advanced degree would be a benefit (CPA, CA, CMA, MBA, etc.)
  • Experience working on U.S.-funded projects would be a plus.
  • Experience working with remote teams.
  • Familiarity with Unit 4 accounting software.

Internews Network is an EEO/AAP/OFCCP employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. Internews does not discriminate based on race, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Internews plans to open a country office in Armenia. Ultimately, this role will be based in Yerevan, Armenia.  Wherever possible, Internews works to try to find solutions for international hiring that work for both the company and the candidate. This means that some of the particulars around the offer for a role will be dependent on several factors and that the benefits and salary structure that apply to a position will ultimately be based upon the candidate’s location and where the role is hired.

Note: Hiring is contingent upon receipt of funding.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.

This is a limited-term position expected to begin in 2023 and an anticipated end date in 2027.

To apply, please click here.

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