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Jobs in our Washington, DC office

Finance Officer (part-time)

Peace Direct is looking for a dedicated and detail-oriented Finance Officer with a passion for supporting local people building peace.  This position is ideal for someone with bookkeeping expertise and accounting knowledge who wants to put their financial skills to work in support of a good cause. The successful candidate will be a whiz with Quickbooks Online, enjoy crunching numbers, and be able to translate complex nonprofit finances into digestible reports. They will have a strong understanding of nonprofit financial record-keeping, reporting, and accounting procedures. We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in managing the financial requirements of a small but growing 501c3 non-profit organization based in the U.S. with a global mission.  Ideal candidates will thrive working collaboratively with a small team to make big impact.

This is a part-time position based in Washington, DC, and serving the US office of Peace Direct. The position reports to the US Executive Director and works closely with the UK Head of Finance in London.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Tracking and recording transactions in Quickbooks, ensuring that all income and expenditure is correctly posted and coded accurately
  • Preparing payments 2x/month (consultant and vendor invoices, transfers, etc.)
  • Ensuring payroll payments are made correctly and staff salary information is up to date through the Justworks payroll system
  • Maintaining records for office petty cash
  • Carrying out reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Preparing draft monthly financial statements and reports
  • Preparing draft quarterly financial reports for the management team and US board, for review by the UK Head of Finance and US Executive Director
  • Running periodic checks to ensure accuracy and completeness of data
  • Supporting the continuous improvement of finance systems and procedures, including an accurate Chart of Accounts and classification system, in coordination with the UK Head of Finance
  • Contributing to correct and efficient grant financial monitoring and reporting as required
  • Working with the US Executive Director to prepare and revise annual budgets, monitor and manage cash flow, and conduct regular analysis of actuals vs. budget
  • Maintaining open communication and ensuring the UK Head of Finance is updated regularly on US finance operations
  • Working with the US Executive Director to ensure all required IRS reporting is completed on time and supporting the annual audit process (conducted by an external auditor)
  • Monitoring nonprofit legal and financial compliance issues and updating the ED on developments and changes needed

Skills Required:

  • Relevant educational background or training (i.e., bookkeeping, accounting, financial management, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of and experience with nonprofit financial requirements and accounting good practice
  • Experience using Quickbooks Online in all its aspects
  • Experience processing banking transactions, including on-line and in foreign currencies
  • Experience conducting nonprofit financial analysis and preparing financial reports
  • Ability to translate financial concepts and analysis into digestible narratives
  • Accuracy and good attention to detail
  • Well-organized and capable of creating and carrying out workplans independently
  • Excellent time management and ability to meet due dates
  • Enjoys working independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion on financial matters

The deadline for application is 31 July. Please email your cover letter and CV/resume to Bridget Moix at [email protected]

 

 

 


Jobs in our London office

 

Senior Media Officer

Part time, 21 hours per week £18,600-21,000 per annum pro rata (£31,000-35,000 FTE)

 

This is an exciting opportunity for a confident, proactive, and experienced media officer to support Peace Direct as it grows its media presence. You will develop and implement a media strategy; creating and identifying opportunities for coverage in print, digital broadcast media in the UK and around the world, and support Peace Direct staff and partners in speaking to media.

If you’re looking to work in a small but growing organisation, which moves quickly and has a commitment to learning and development, offers options for flexible working all in a friendly and supportive environment, we would love to hear from you!

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 5th August, but we reserve the right to meet suitable candidates ahead of this date so we advise early applications.

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to [email protected]. Please note, CVs will not be accepted for this role.

Database Officer

Full time (35 hours per week) £27,000-30,000 per year

 

This is an opportunity to put your database, systems and analytical skills to use, all in the knowledge you will be contributing to a more peaceful, positive world.

The Database Officer is an important role here at Peace Direct, and provides the chance to work with colleagues across this small but growing organisation (who are based both in the UK and US). Ideally with a working knowledge of Salesforce (or equivalent CRM), you will bring with you excellent attention to detail, an appetite for the continued improvement of systems and processes, the ability to deliver ongoing tasks alongside discrete projects, and a positive attitude and enthusiastic approach in all you do.

The ideal candidate will also have the ability to work quickly, accurately and to tight deadlines. An understanding of data protection legislation is essential.

If you’re looking to work in a small but growing organisation, which moves quickly and has a commitment to learning and development, offers options for flexible working all in a friendly and supportive environment, we would love to hear from you!

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 19th July, but we reserve the right to meet suitable candidates ahead of this date so we advise early applications.

To apply, please complete the application form below and return to [email protected]. Please note, CVs will not be accepted for this role.

Consultancies

 

Editor for the ‘Youth Action for Peace’ project

We are looking for a consultant to produce a report based on mapping data and research into conflict and peacebuilding which has been carried out in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali and Pakistan. The research has been carried out as part of a project managed by Peace Direct entitled ‘Youth Action for Peace’.

The project aims to empower youth led organisations and youth groups to collaborate and lead their own peacebuilding initiatives, while at the same time creating spaces and opportunities for their voices to be heard by local, national and international policy makers.

This consultancy involves producing a report based on mapping and research findings from Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo Mali and Pakistan. Research in the four countries has been led by different organisations in contexts that are extremely varied. The report should also bring original thought, highlight key findings, challenges and discrepancies with existing literature. The report should also include a short contextual background on youth and peacebuilding.

The successful candidate will have excellent writing skills in English; excellent analytical and research skills, and previous experience of analysing information and synthesizing it in into a report. In addition, the applicant must be able to speak and read French, and have experience and knowledge of the peacebuilding sector and on the topic of youth, peace and security.

Peace Direct is an international NGO that supports local peacebuilding in conflict zones worldwide. We work with local organisations in ten countries around the world and aim to support many more in the years to come.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 26th July. 

To apply, please send a CV, a short cover letter expressing interest and demonstrating their suitability for this role, and two writing samples from previous research projects to [email protected]