Operations Officer (Finance)

Remote | Operations | Full-time | Fully remote

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About Avaaz

Avaaz is an international campaigning and advocacy organization that provides its global membership of almost 70 million people with opportunities to make our world a better place.

We’re one of the world’s largest online global campaigning movements, with people from every corner in the world taking action to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want. This includes protecting human rights worldwide, supporting indigenous struggles, saving our planet from climate change and other threats, and fighting to stop disinformation and other cyber threats from undermining our democracies. 

Our model enables people to channel their voices into a powerful collective force at tipping point moments to impact the pressing global challenges of our time, from climate and ecological collapse to human rights abuses and the dismantling of democracy. 

Avaaz is funded through small donations from individual Avaaz members, no big money from governments or corporations. This keeps us independent and allows us to keep a laser focus on doing what the world needs.

Position Overview

Avaaz is searching for an experienced and mission-driven Operations Officer (Finance) to join its multicultural and international team. This is an exciting position on the Finance team, where we develop and pursue large-scale social change efforts. The Avaaz finance team is integral to the organization, and finance staff members contribute to the overall success of our work on a daily basis.

The Operations Officer (Finance) will focus on day-to-day payment processing across several platforms. This role includes all aspects of accounts payable, as well as other responsibilities within the finance team. This position calls for a professional with amazing attention to detail and enthusiasm for maintaining accurate and healthy financial systems. 
The Operations Officer (Finance) will report to a member of the Operations team.

Responsibilities

  • Managing the overall payments process, keeping to deadlines, and optimizing the process for maximum efficiency and accuracy
  • Performing all activities related to accounts payable, including reviewing, coding, and processing payments
  • Reviewing and approving credit card reports and expense reports
  • Liaising with vendors and staff members to ensure timely payments and accurate invoices
  • Ensuring proper approval and documentation for payments is complete
  • Keeping records of financial activities organized and accessible
  • Preparing for monthly close, annual audit, and other financial reporting
  • Supporting data entry and recording of financial transactions to maintain an accurate ledger
  • Collaborating with the rest of the Operations team on financial aspects of Avaaz operations
  • Apply and communicate finance policies to ensure compliance
  • Finance System implementation related tasking
  • Other projects and responsibilities within the finance team as applicable.

Qualifications 

The following list of qualifications is what we believe gives you the experience required to work in our environment and deliver on the responsibilities listed above. You should apply for this role if you believe you have the necessary experience, even if you don't meet all the requirements below:

  • Finance, accounts payable and/or accounting experience
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organizational skills, and follow through
  • Excellent computer skills in general
  • Good problem-solving abilities and strategic, creative, and innovative thinking
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture and a hierarchical team structure
  • A growth mindset and a desire to challenge yourself
  • High professionalism, self-motivation, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions and requirements
  • Passion and commitment to global justice, citizen empowerment, and social change
  • Proficient in Google Suite and online communication systems (Slack, Zoom, etc).
  • Quickbooks or other accounting package experience preferred but not required
  • High level of proficiency in English is a requirement. Additional languages are an asset.

Location

Avaaz is a virtual organization, with most of our work done online. Our staff are based all over the world. For this position, the candidate would ideally be based in the Americas time zones.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary varies with location and experience, and is highly competitive with leading international nongovernmental organisations.The full-package salary for this position ranges from 39,800 - 72,900 EURO equivalent. An accurate range in local currency will be provided to candidates.

The development of our employees is paramount. To support this, we include these benefits:

  • 5 weeks paid vacation per year
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Up to 2,500 EURO for training and development per year
  • Up to 1,250 EURO for language development per year
  • Out-of-Home Workspace Rental

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

As a global organization with millions of members worldwide, it’s important to us that our team reflects the diversity needed to lead a movement of people from across the planet, rising to meet some of the most complex challenges humanity has ever faced. We believe we can only succeed by building a diverse team full of fresh perspectives and original ideas, and we are committed to creating a working environment in which everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Our team includes speakers of English as their first or second language, self-taught and university-educated, and people with all sorts of professional backgrounds. If doing the job you just read about would excite you to come to work every day, we want you to apply if you’re talented, hard-working, and committed to making a difference.

We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, language and accent, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, family/parental or marital status, political affiliation, religion, socioeconomic class/caste, disability. 

We’ll provide reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or special needs to participate in the application process, so please let us know if you have such a request when you apply.

Please do not send your application via email. Only applications received via the form online will be considered. Thank you!