Senior Financial Adviser

Senior Financial Adviser

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International Organisation of Employers


About IOE:

IOE is the largest private sector network in the world, representing 50 million businesses through 150 national employers’ organisations. IOE is the sole representative of business in social and employment policy debates taking place at the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations, G20 and other global forums. IOE is recognized for its unique expertise, advocacy, and influence as a powerful and balanced voice for business at the international level. IOE consolidates the perspectives and priorities of national employers’ and business organisations in one single, effective, and coherent voice. Our vision is to create a sustainable economic environment worldwide, promoting free enterprise that is fair and beneficial to both business and society.
The IOE offers a unique opportunity to gain insights in global policy development, how this works from both a technical as a political perspective, how this influences business and how business interacts with social partners, governments and NGOs.
The IOE team is small but efficient, passionate, dedicated and versatile in its delivery of services. It provides members and corporate partners with access to a wealth of experience and expertise. The IOE staff consists of multicultural and multilingual high skilled professionals with high self-responsibility, committed to inclusivity, transparency and respect.

Post description:

The IOE is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic Senior Financial Adviser, taking on the following responsibilities:

Finance and control:

  • Managing the Organisation’s memberships (including relationship with members, invoicing, coordination with regional advisers) and incomes from networks
  • Elaborating the budget of the organisation, preparing forecasts and monitoring the financial situation over the FY
  • Managing the financial activities (including budgets/financial reports) related to projects with external stakeholders (corporate / private partners and employers’ member institutions)
  • Liaising with donors and building partnerships through the projects
  • Ensuring that internal policies are in line with the third-party requirements
  • Developing and implementing internal processes and financial policies
  • Providing and preparing financial documents for the Audit of the accounts (external auditors)
  • In charge of the Finance Committee preparation (documents, presentation, and organisation), including the reporting to the Secretary General and the Treasurer
  • Approval of internal budgets and payment of invoices
  • Creating and administering financial spreadsheets
  • VAT declarations and collaboration with VAT lawyers
  • PoC with external auditors, authorities and bank advisers

HR payroll and administration:

  • Managing monthly payroll, social contributions’ affiliations and related regulations
  • Calculation and ongoing control of salaries and social contributions
  • Providing and preparing salary documents for the external audits: yearly audit of the accounts and the AVS control
  • Supporting collaborators with regards to salary questions
  • PoC for IT matters


  • 5 years of finance management experience, preferably in an international environment
  • Ideally: An understanding of the role of employers’ organisations and of the world of business how it relates to the international institutions and governments
  • Master’s degree in business administration, finance or accounting
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Bookkeeping knowledge and understanding (IFRS preferably)
  • Excellent ability to problem solves along with solid analytical skills, understanding of the organisation processes, and systems optimization
  • Comfortable interacting with all levels of management in multiple areas
  • Strong knowledge of financial reporting
  • Ability to review data and make relevant management decisions
  • Ability to conduct independent research and analysis
  • Maintains confidentiality in all finance and personnel related items
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and ability to efficiently handle multiple tasks
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • The ability to manage staff and work with limited supervision
  • French and English mandatory, fluent in written and oral


  • Starting date: ASAP. Ideally 1 November 2022
  • A valid Swiss work permit
  • Full-time schedule of five days (40 hours) per week
  • Duration: permanent position
  • A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate

How to Apply:

Interested parties should submit their CV and letter of motivation by email to Applications should be submitted by 30 September 2022.

The IOE is an equal opportunities employer, and the successful candidate will be selected based on merit. We welcome applications of qualified candidates including those with disabilities.
Please make sure the Ref. Senior-Financial-Adviser 2022 is mentioned in the e-mail object.

The IOE offers a unique opportunity to gain insights in global policy development, how this works from both a technical as a political perspective, how this influences business and how business interacts with social partners, governments and NGOs. The IOE team consists of high skilled professionals that have different backgrounds, both educational as cultural.