Finance Manager

  • Full Time
  • Belgium

HIAS Europe


Finance Manager, Belgium/Europe

Department: HIAS Europe
Location(s): On-Site – Brussels, Belgium
LOCATION: Brussels, Belgium

CANDIDATES ACCEPTED: EU Residents. Experience in Belgian/ European NGO sector.

START DATE: Immediately


HIAS Europe seeks a Finance Manager to lead the day-to-day accounting operations. The incumbent will lead the month-end closing process and help to maintain the balance sheet accounts. This position will maintain accurate database/records on all financial transactions and ensure these are appropriately coded, accurate and up-to-date. The Manager will work with HQ Finance staff as well as support Finance staff in affiliated Country Offices. This position will also complete the financial process by performing corresponding financial analysis, follow-up and reporting to support the operation with timely and accurate financial information.


  • Reconciles HIAS Europe bank accounts.
  • Performs amortization entries.
  • Maintains prepaid and accrual accounts.
  • Oversees and reconciles intercompany transactions.
  • Oversees and reconciles indirect costs.
  • Oversees revenue recognition.
  • Performs month-end closing reports and processes.
  • Oversees payroll and benefit allocation.
  • Processes reclass entries.
  • Assists in statutory audit project audits in Brussels and affiliated Country Offices.
  • Leads special projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance required; graduate degree preferred.
  • 4-6 years of work experience in an accounting or finance position with accounting and budgeting responsibilities, and at least 3 years in a Belgian or European NGO or related field.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills; ability to perform multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Highly reliable and flexible, with the ability to adapt quickly to various environments and situations.
  • Travel, to include travel to insecure operating environments, may be required.
  • Experience with cross-border operations.
  • Experience with EU-funded programs preferred.
  • Proven experience using technology to improve financial management systems.
  • Full proficiency in English, French preferred.


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process:

Step 1: Submit your application!

Step 2: Phone screen with a Human Resources staff person.

Step 3: Interview with the hiring manager.

Step 4: Interview with a panel of HIAS employees.

Step 5: Reference check.

Step 6: Offer and background check.

Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step.


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts, and history of the Jewish people – a history of oppression, displacement, and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history, and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission, and values.


HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity.


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives.


Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • (Hachnasat Orchim)

We Welcome the Stranger

Justice • Justicia • Justice • (Tzedek)

We Pursue Justice

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • (Chesed)

We Approach our Clients with Empathy

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • (Chevruta)

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership

Courage • Coraje • Courage • (Ometz)

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • (Ruach)

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience.


HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected.


HIAS is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and any other person from any harm caused directly or indirectly due to their coming into contact with HIAS. We will not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or any form of child abuse or neglect by our staff or associated personnel. Any candidate offered a job with HIAS will be expected to sign and adhere to HIAS’ Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records. HIAS also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. Likewise, HIAS will share this information when other organizations inquire about current and former HIAS staff as part of their recruitment process. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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