Press release

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) is an international human rights NGO. Since 1922, we are committed to the defence of all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can find us on our social networks:

We are a federation of 192 national human rights organisations active in 117 countries. We believe that the transformation of societies is first and foremost the responsibility of local actors. Our activities aim to strengthen their capacity for action and influence.

The International Secretariat of the FIDH is a human-sized organisation with a committed international team (49 employees in France, 20 employees in several offices abroad (Belgium, Geneva, The Hague, Bangkok, Tunis). Our Paris office is located in a lively and central area of Paris (near Bastille and Gare de Lyon).

We are recruiting : AN ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT (M/F) ON CONTRACT 12 months

Under the hierarchical responsibility of the Accounting Manager, within a department composed of 3 employees with you (1 accounting manager, 2 accountants), your main responsibilities, in order to cope with an increase in activity, are the following:

• Participate in general, auxiliary and analytical accounting: coding and inputting of invoices, bank transfers and follow-up, recording of bank transactions and payroll entries, bank reconciliations, filing.
• Participate in the recording and control of the accounting operations of the foreign offices: verification of the accounts and analytical allocations, control of cash balances (bank reconciliations, cash inventories, etc.), integration of accounting entries, interface with the accountants or managers of these offices, filing.
• Other responsibilities: participation in the preparation of the balance sheet and interim statements, analysis of accounts, control of social security and tax accounts, management and follow-up of member organisations’ contributions, participation in the improvement of procedures and automation of tools.

Profile required
• BTS/DUT in accounting and management,
• You have at least 2 years of professional experience in a similar position. Experience in associations is an asset.
• Mastery of the principles of general accounting.
• Knowledge of general accounting software. Knowledge and practice of ERP Agresso is appreciated.
• You are organised, rigorous, conscientious and have a good sense of synthesis.
• You have good interpersonal skills. You enjoy teamwork.
• You are able to prioritise and plan your activities. You are able to adapt to urgent situations and to a wide range of contacts and information channels.
• English (level B1 on the European scale) and French (level C1)

You are in total agreement with the values at work in the FIDH International Secretariat (professionalism, respect, commitment, equality, integrity, participation, audacity), as well as with the struggles led by the FIDH for the defence of the human rights of everyone, everywhere in the world, as explained in its statutes and through its publications accessible from its website:

FIDH seeks diversity and is committed to equality by not discriminating in its hiring practices on the basis of race, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, health status or any other situation protected by French and international human rights law.

For people with disabilities, we ask you to indicate in your cover letter any adaptations that would be useful to enable you to participate in the recruitment process in an optimal way.

Conditions of use
• 12 month fixed-term contract. Position based in Paris.
• Salary : between 32 and 35 K€ gross per year over 13 months, depending on experience.
• Teleworking possible with a minimum of 4 face-to-face days per month.
• 24 days of RTT per year.
• Supplementary health insurance: employer’s contribution of €85 per month.
• Restaurant vouchers with a face value of €9, 60% of which is paid by the FIDH.
• 50% of the cost of public transport passes is covered.

Position to be filled: from January 16, 2023

Do you fit the profile we are looking for?

Please send your CV and a covering letter to, quoting the reference COMPTA 11 22 in the subject line, for the attention of Halème REKAYA, Accounting Manager.

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