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Advert Closing Date:23:59 CET on Sunday 9 April 2023

The New Humanitarian is an independent, non-profit newsroom that believes in journalism as a force for good.

We produce fact-based journalism from the heart of conflicts and disasters to build an understanding of how to improve the lives of the millions of people affected by humanitarian crises around the world.

Our 5-year strategy to become a transformative newsroom sets out our commitments to decolonise our journalism, centre impact in our work, strengthen our newsroom, build a more sustainable business model, and nurture an organisational culture of excitement, innovation, and well-being.

Our small and growing organisation consists of a diverse and dispersed global team, who work from home bases around the world to produce original on-the-ground reporting and policy analysis focused on two areas that no other news organisations cover consistently: forgotten crises, and accountability and... innovation within the humanitarian sector, all while paying particular attention to imbuing stories with a diversity of voices, among those in need and those responding, and in particular those of women and local communities.

About the Role

The New Humanitarian is scaling up, and we are looking for a hands-on Finance and Administration Manager who has the capabilities and enthusiasm to evolve with us.

At this stage in our organisational development, you can expect to be "doing" while also iterating and designing how we work smarter in all aspects of financial management.

You are a person who doesn't mind rolling up your sleeves and getting into the details to make sure that our accounts are in order, and the right controls are in place.

You thrive on making sense of complexity, and using your insights to develop solutions that strengthen financial management systems, workflows, policies and controls that fit the needs of our growing organisation.
You use insights from financial data to ask questions, draw conclusions and make recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team.

You feel confident discussing financial data with non-financial colleagues, to better understand and support them in their business needs, identify potential financial risks, and help Leadership make informed decisions to remain compliant and manage risk.
You will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and be situated within the Operations Team.

You will supervise the daily work of the Finance and Administration Officer, who is responsible for bookkeeping, payments and general administration.

You will work across the organisation to integrate sound financial planning and management in all parts of the organisation, working especially with colleagues in HR and fundraising.
You will work closely with our Board Sub-Committee on Finance, Audit, Risk and Compliance.

Oversight of Financial Accounting / Controlling:

In this area, you oversee the Finance and Administration Officer who is responsible for entering data into our accounting system and processing payroll, invoices and payments.

We are a small team, so you may need to backstop the Finance and Administration Officer during busy or vacation periods.

Your primary role is to:
• Ensure that TNH adheres to Swiss GAAP FER accounting standards, and develop, document and implement core financial processes for TNH to operate in compliance with these standards.
• Ensure that financial controls are in place and implemented, including through monthly reconciliation of accounts
• Coordinate the development of TNH's annual budget and midyear review
• Monitor income, expenditure and cash flow monthly; analyse and draw conclusions from financial data to inform organisational priorities and management decisions
• Prepare TNH's annual audited financial statements and coordinate with auditors
• Ensure that audit recommendations are followed up and integrated into financial management workflows, policies and controls
• Ensure timely completion and publication of TNH Annual Financial Statements, together with submission to the Board of Directors and inclusion in the Annual Report
• As requested, prepare other financial updates and reports to the Management and the Board of Directors

Financial Risk and Compliance
In this area, you work to integrate sound financial risk management and compliance across the organisation by:
• Overseeing efficient and timely administration of payroll, taxation, social contribution, pension, and leave management (mainly implemented by the Finance and Admin Officer)
• Overseeing compliance with local legislation and regulations in the countries where staff are posted
• Engaging with the COO and other managers to identify and understand financial risks and compliance challenges and put in place effective and workable solutions to manage these risks
• Scanning the horizon to provide early warning of potential financial risks, and working actively to positi
Geneva Switzerland


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