Vacancy: Validity seeks Finance Officer

Vacancy: Validity seeks Finance Officer

Recruitment for this position has been extended. The new deadline for applications is Friday 12 October 2018, 6pm CEST.

Validity (formerly Mental Disability Advocacy Centre), is a Budapest-based charity which is a premier international advocacy organisation advancing the human rights of individuals with mental disabilities.  Our vision is a world of equality – where emotional, mental and learning differences are valued equally; where the inherent autonomy and dignity of each person is fully respected; and where human rights are realised for all persons without discrimination of any form.  Our mission is to advance the rights of children and adults with intellectual or psycho-social disabilities.

Validity is looking for a full-time Finance Officer for its Budapest office to facilitate timely, complete and accurate budgeting, financial control and reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, statutory requirements for Hungary and the UK, and donor requirements, as well as to oversee the support service functions.


  • Responsible for the finances of the Budapest entity as well as Validity’s sister charity in the UK
  • Prepare organisational budgets and budgets for fundraising bids
  • Authorise contracts, cash and bank payments
  • Cash-flow management and forecasting
  • Supervise maintaining and reconciling booking data in the accounting system, occasional booking of certain transactions
  • Do month-end and year-end closing with the accountant
  • Produce financial reports for internal use and for donors, and evaluate balances against forecasts
  • Participate in audits
  • Maintain an effective internal control according to the statutory requirements and Validity’s Finance Policy
  • Manage Validity’s office administration function to ensure it operates in a timely, efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Supervise Validity’s Administrative Assistant


  • Finance / Accounting / Chartered Accountant qualification or relevant experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an international environment
  • Knowledge of NGO accounting, reporting practices and procedures preferred
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Fluent Hungarian
  • Advanced Excel skills, knowledge of accounting programmes is an asset
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills with a can-do approach and service-mindedness.

Send your CV in English with a cover letter describing the size and the nature of the budgets you have controlled and your salary expectations to by 18:00, 12 October 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Data Protection

In providing your CV and supporting documents to us, unless you have indicated otherwise, you have consented for us to hold your details on our systems for the duration of the recruitment process. We recognise that you have provided Validity with confidential information. We undertake:

  • To take data security very seriously and comply fully with the requirements of the EU Data Protection Directive.
  • Neither your name nor any other details will be shared with anyone outside the immediate recruitment process.
  • Unless you are notified otherwise, other than the successful candidate, to delete all electronic data submitted to us within 6 months of the closing date for applications.