Currently we have one vacancy: Junior Finance Officer

The Position

ISSA seeks to hire a Junior Finance Officer, based at its office in the Child Rights Home in Leiden, joining a team of 16 staff members. This is a part-time position of 3 or 4 days/week, depending on negotiations with the successful candidate. The Junior Finance Officer reports to the Finance Manager.

The Employee's essential duties and responsibilities will be to support the all-round financial operations of ISSA’s by taking the responsibility for smooth accounting function and general financial support.

This role involves working to strict monthly deadlines in line with the organization’s month end closure and monthly payroll timetable. The post-holder will be expected to work flexibly in order to meet key deadlines.

Only candidates with permission to work in the EU will be considered.


Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and process purchase & sales invoices in Basecone and Twinfield
  • Prepare and reconcile bank transactions
  • Process month end journals, including payroll, depreciation, overheads, accruals, allocations and prepayments;
  • Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are completed each month
  • Ensure adequate submission of all statutory returns for various authorities, including VAT return
  • Contribute to preparation of annual financial statements and grant reporting
  • Assist with organizational and project audits
  • Assist with budgeting process
  • Assist with optimization of financial policies, processes, systems and procedures
  • Implement finance related policies and procedures in compliance with funder requirements
  • Assist with management of grants, sub-award and contractual procurement, financial review and close-out procedures
  • Maintain vendor management for financial services
  • Review and process expense reports, credit card reports and payment requests for compliance with ISSA’s and donors’ requirements
  • Support the admin team in meeting the needs of the office, including ordering supplies and house-keeping
  • Support with the logistics for various events
  • Data collection and processing to measure membership engagement
  • Other basic financial and admin support



Education and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Audit, Finance or similar field of study;
  • Training in areas related to the job will be an advantage;
  • Working knowledge of Dutch accounting Standards is required.



  • 2+ years of work experience in accounting, finance, grants management, or related experience;
  • work experience with non-profit program management, budgeting and accounting is desirable;
  • Knowledge of grants administration, and ability to interpret grant-related documents and accurately respond to them is an advantage.


Abilities and Skills

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work outputs, including written communication;
  • Strong skills in MS Office and other relevant tools;
  • Advanced Excel skills;
  • Experience and high proficiency in use of computerized financial accounting programs and digital authorization systems, preferably Twinfield accounting and Basecone;
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse team;
  • Fluency in written and oral English, working knowledge of Dutch;
  • Ability to independently track and manage multiple tasks and complete them quickly;
  • Supportive character.


All applications will be considered on their merit against the criteria above.


Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with experience. The terms of the contract will be determined on the basis of the applicable Dutch Labor Code.



Deadline: 9 June 2023

Applicants should send:

- a letter of interest indicating why they are suitable and qualified for the position;

- a CV;

- and contact information for two referees.


Applications should be sent to info@issa.nlwith the subject line: Junior Finance Officer Search. All applicants will receive an acknowledgment of receipt, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the course of the selection process.

Recruitment will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

More information about ISSA can be found at:

ISSA is an equal opportunity employer, which supports diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation.