Finanzmanager*in – Projekte (m/w/*)

Vollzeit | Skateistan gGmbH

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Berlin, Germany | May 27, 2022

Skateistan is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We encourage applications from people who identify as ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and individuals from groups that have been marginalized. Where candidates feel comfortable doing so, we encourage them to disclose this in their application. The Finance Manager – Projects in Berlin will play a key role in Skateistan’s projects by providing legal and financial support. The Finance Manager – Project will be responsible for managing project financials. In cooperation with the Finance Director, the Finance Manager – Projects will ensure that the legal requirements of Skateistan gGmbH are met while establishing and managing key relationships with partners, the German tax office, other authorities, tax consultants, and banks. The Finance Manager – Projects will also manage internal audits of projects and improvement of internal accounting policies, procedures, and controls both in Germany and with our projects overseas.

Key responsibilities

  • Preparation of regular financial information and reports for management Skateistan gGmbH
  • Being the financial expert on supporting Skateistan´s projects
  • Establish and monitor financial reporting processes to improve Skateistan accountability toward stakeholders

Detailed tasks

  • Collaborating within different expansion project teams such as perform due diligence, reviewing project budgets and financial reports
  • Liaising with Skateistan Skate Schools entities and supporting national Finance Officers with:
    • Review of monthly Skate School Finance reports
    • Identifying training needs of Finance Officers in accounting and reporting skills
    • Performing one internal audit per site, recognizing strengths of the financial information at the schools, as well as notifying weaknesses and following up on improvements
  • Overseeing bookkeeping for Skateistan gGmbH with review and analysis of headquarters monthly accounts, including:
    • Revision of monthly payroll and payroll tax calculations (performed by a tax advisor)
    • Revision, approval, and processing of monthly staff reimbursement
    • Supporting the Finance Director with the preparation of annual budgets for all projects, with direct input from Directors and General Managers in other countries, and on legal aspects regardingGerman nonprofit law
    • Preparation of the annual financial statement and managing the annual audit for Skateistan gGmbH and liaising with auditors regarding audit queries
    • Reaching out to tax and legal experts/advisors whenever gaps are identified within the organization

We recognize that many excellent candidates may not meet every requirement listed below, therefore if you are excited about this position and think you would do a great job and meet many of the requirements, we encourage you to apply!

Skills required

  • Minimum professional and academic qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration or equivalent knowledge gained through practical work experience

Minimum years of experience

  • 3 + years of work experience, either in an accounting firm or as a commercial accountant
  • Experience working for a non-profit or for-profit, in a finance or administration capacity

Competencies and knowledge

  • You are familiar with German accounting regulations
  • Excel is your friend
  • You are fluent in English and in German, additional languages are considered an asset
  • You have good knowledge of internal audit procedures and external audit requirements and have experience in budget preparation
  • You have good knowledge of German tax regulations, especially for non-profit entities
  • Prior experience with various accounting programs, specifically Xero, and with G-Suite is beneficial
  • You are extremely organized, diligent with an eye for detail
  • You enjoy designing solutions whenever you identify a gap
  • You are keen to learn from other departments and understand how finance can add value to the big picture
  • You believe that diversity is essential for creating a positive impact
  • A passion for development work

What we offer

  • A motivated team of purpose-driven people
  • Office in the heart of Kreuzberg
  • 35 days of holidays
  • A competitive salary: 4,000 – 5,000 EUR Gross commensurate on experience
  • An annual 500 EUR training budget for professional development
  • A growing NGO with a collaborative way of working and a great team spirit
  • A 3 months sabbatical policy after 5 years of service
  • Employee assistance program to support mental health of employees and families

Skateistan has zero-tolerance for abuse, child abuse, or sexual exploitation. We require every employee and volunteer to sign our child protection policy declaration and pass a thorough background check including but not limited to a police clearance certificate. All employees and volunteers shall act in accordance with the Skateistan Code of Conduct. As part of the Code of Conduct, the Employee commits to a zero-tolerance policy of sexual exploitation and abuse, and to take measures to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse, in accordance with Skateistan’s Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy.

Mehr Informationen finden Sie unter http://www.skateistan.org

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