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20-025| Finance Officer

Rotterdam | Nairobi

  • Organization: GCA - Global Center on Adaptation
  • Location: Rotterdam | Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2024-03-10

VACANCY TITLE Finance Officer

LOCATION Rotterdam, the Netherlands

TERM Initial contract duration 1 year with the intention to extend

INTENSITY 40 hours per week, 5 days per week





The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization with the vision of helping countries adapt to climate impacts. We will achieve this vision by working as a solutions broker to catalyse action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future.


GCA is a fast growing organisation with its headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a Research and Innovation hub in Groningen and with regional offices in Abidjan, Bangladesh and Beijing. GCA’s global strategy is implemented under three pillars of Knowledge, Programs, and Advocacy. This role is within the Finance & Operations directorate, that supports and facilitates the operational units globally.




As a Finance Officer you will be responsible for maintaining an accurate and up-to-date financial and accounting administration. You are well-organized, flexible and stress resilient; and work accurately and efficiently. You have experience with financial processes such as “purchase to pay” and have an affinity to ERP financial systems and MS Excel. Under the management of the Finance Manager, you will contribute to a strong backbone of GCA; providing colleagues and third parties with exceptional client oriented support on finance matters.


Areas of responsibility

  • Perform financial administration tasks timely and accurately in financial system (Unit4).
  • Support the timely preparation of monthly reports, budgets and donor proposals.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of finance processes and procedures
  • Support the preparation of annual statements, annual audit and project audits;
  • Process personnel and general costs allocations to projects and grants.
  • Process payroll expenses, taxes and VAT
  • Conduct periodic financial analysis to identify and resolve issue, gaps and variances
  • Maintain general and subsidiary ledgers, and balance sheet specifications
  • Process journal entries, financial data and reconciliations
  • Ensure the completeness of quality accounting records and documents
  • Support colleagues with finance related inquiries.
  • Provide any other financial information to internal and external stakeholders pro-actively and at their request.

Job requirements

  • A relevant degree in Accountancy and finance, business administration, or other related studies;
  • A proven track record (3+ years) in Accounting or Finance in an international non-profit organization
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver to deadlines, while maintaining the highest level of accuracy of work and eye for detail
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly in a dynamic environment;
  • Exceptional client orientation;
  • Fluent communication skills in English, with sufficient proficiency in Dutch preferred;
  • Good understanding of Dutch tax laws
  • Experience in supporting a global and multi-cultural team of highly skilled professionals;
  • Hard worker, hands-on Finance experience, can-do mentality, highly professional supportive attitude;
  • Good proficiency in Microsoft Office.


The GCA offers a dynamic, high-profile and international working environment in a growing organisation. You will be contributing to our global mission on climate adaptation. Colleagues at GCA will have the opportunity to strengthen core skills, develop a deeper understanding and expertise in a range of climate adaptation concepts and principles, and build a strong network of experts and leaders. 


Please apply at by submitting your CV and cover letter in English before 10 March 2024, 10 pm CET. Kindly mention the date as of which you would be available to start in Rotterdam.



The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the qualifications.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. The Global Center on Adaptation 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. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures


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