Job: Senior Finance Officer at Access Now

Senior Finance Officer

Access Now is a global non-profit organisation that works to protect and defend the digital rights of individuals and communities.

Brussels, Belgium

The Organization and Role

About Access Now 

Access Now is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, including issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Our policy, advocacy, technology, and operations teams have staff presences in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa (MENA), North America, and South/Southeast Asia, to provide global support to our mission. 

About this role 

The Senior Finance Officer - Belgium manages all aspects of the financial operations of our Belgium-registered entity in Brussels. The Senior Financial Officer works closely with local legal representatives and with our global Operations team - and specifically, the global Finance Director, the Grants & Contracts Manager, the Controller, and a Financial Analyst. Whilst the scope of responsibilities is varied and entails a high level of ownership and autonomy around local financial management matters, it connects closely into various organisation-wide finance functions and workflows to ensure strong collaboration and consistency across the global organization. The Senior Finance Officer - Belgium reports through the global Finance Director, with a dotted line to the Operations legal representative of the Belgian entity. 

What you will do

Skills, education, and mindset you will bring

As a top candidate, you should be excited by Access Now’s mission, and eager to work for a human rights organisation. You are an enthusiastic, detail-oriented and organised individual with a strong team spirit, who can work efficiently and effectively in a global, fast paced, multicultural organisation. You are great at problem-solving and bringing solutions, creativity and positivity to your work. You have broad experience in finances in Belgium, in particular bookkeeping and financial reporting. Specific skills and experience sought:

The Details


This is a full-time position, based out of our office in Brussels, Belgium. The successful candidate must possess the right to work in Belgium. At this time most Access Now Team Members in Brussels are working through hybrid office arrangements, combining remote at-home work with use of our established office space.


Access Now offers competitive compensation and benefits packages that align competitively with locations and regions around the world. Initial placement within the salary range for this role is anticipated at or around 4,554 EUR gross monthly. In Belgium, benefits include employer-paid supplemental health care premiums, and an employer-sponsored private pension program. Regardless of location, all Team Members benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents by 20 June 2023:

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We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. We are interested in receiving applications from people who consider themselves as under-represented in their talent communities. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination. 

Published 2023-05-26

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