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Regional Finance Officer, Podgorica

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: FINB063-2301

We’re hiring! 


Our mission is to promote democratic values by providing accurate, uncensored news and open debate in countries where a free press is threatened and disinformation is pervasive.  Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reports the facts, undaunted by pressure. 


The RFE/RL team is looking for an experienced and talented part-time Regional (Bureau) Finance Officer (20 hrs/week) to be responsible for the financial administration and office management of our office in Podgorica.  

As a trusted member of the Regional Finance & Operations team, you will provide efficient and reliable financial and administrative management of the office, help to ensure compliance with local legislation as well as our policies and procedures, and respond to requests from other departments and local authorities. 


What you’ll accomplish: 


  • Manage bureau finances, including accounting and payroll, engage and supervise the work of outside payroll service, supervise work of outside accounting agency; 
  • You will be responsible for cash management and maintaining bank accounts according to RFE/RL standards ensuring maintaining bureau operations; 
  • Ensure timely payments for vendor payables, payroll, payroll taxes and any other payments required of the bureau and its employees by law; maintain financial records including collection and retention of all receipts and payment orders; 
  • Ensure accurate, timely reporting of bureau accounts and all financial transactions to the appropriate local authorities, as well as to the relevant departments internally; 
  • Maintain the inventory of company property etc;  
  • Support leadership on financial, reporting issues and travel; 
  • Arrange for the local purchase of equipment & liaise with suppliers;  
  • Assist in recruitment and perform various HR activities, such as new hire orientation, contract administration etc.; 
  • Stay abreast of relevant local legislation (finance, labor, and other bureau related), and informs the local and headquarters management of relevant changes; 
  • Cooperate with legal and procurement dep-ts, lase with local authorities, legal consultants and other professional bodies; negotiate leases and liaise with the landlord(s), negotiate local service contracts as needed; 
  • Cooperate with the Headquarters on business travel for local personnel, security and safety issues, mailing and shipping etc.. 


What you bring: 


  • Post-secondary education, 
  • Experience in office management/business administration,  
  • Experience in accounting/payroll is a plus  
  • Customer-oriented (internal & external) and friendly approach to work, good communication skills,  
  • Knowledge of local legislation, 
  • End-user knowledge of MS Office, 
  • Ability to learn new systems and applications  
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and prioritize multiple tasks, 
  • Dependability, accuracy, attention to detail & ability to work under deadlines, and to maintain strict confidentiality 
  • Working knowledge of English language; ideally fluent, at minimum intermediate level, Broadcast region language - native level 


What we offer: 


  • A highly diverse international work environment (60+ nationalities) 
  • An organization not driven by profit but by a very important mission: Freedom of the press 
  • Primarily remote work schedule 
  • Flexible working hours 


More about us: 


RFE/RL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Salaries for employees in RFE/RL's broadcast regions are competitive, based on prevailing local conditions. Employee benefits in RFE/RL's broadcast regions are in accordance with the local labor law specific to the country.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.

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Who we are ...

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international news organization headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic and Washington, D.C., with 21 bureaus throughout Russia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Central and Eastern Europe. Reporting in 27 languages across 23 countries, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world, providing responsibly reported, fact-based news in countries where media freedoms are under threat or banned outright. From Iran and Pakistan to Hungary, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, RFE/RL journalists give audiences what they can't always get from their own local media: uncensored information and open debate. Reporting via digital, TV, and radio platforms, RFE/RL has a measured weekly reach of 38.1 million people. A private nonprofit, RFE/RL is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media. RFE/RL's editorial independence is protected by U.S. law.

RFE/RL Standards

RFE/RL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Positions at RFE/RL are considered Public Trust Positions, with appointment contingent upon the positive outcome of a background investigation.