Operations / Spain

Finance Manager, Generation Spain


We are seeking a talented Finance Manager to ensure local accounting systems and procedures are set up in accordance with locally accepted accounting principles, as well as internal policies and procedures. This is a full-time position and is available immediately.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter addressing why you are interested in Generation and how your experience has prepared you for this position via email to careers@generation.org with the subject line “Finance Manager.” Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Generation is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. “In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


To be successful you'll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters or CPA equivalent is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years in financial management
  • Experience collaborating virtually (i.e. Zoom, conference calls, Google Docs)
  • Prior experience with international not-for-profit organizations preferred
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish, in addition French and Italian is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required with high degree of customer service orientation
  • Strong knowledge of small business accounting software (Sage Intacct or similar)
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Word, Excel and Power Point applications
  • Knowledge of various funder requirements including rules and regulations of European Social Fund, private foundations, and other funders
  • Positive, solutions-oriented attitude, drive for excellence and ability to work effectively across borders and cultures
  • Ability to work remotely with other offices in the region.
  • Willing to travel regionally up to 25% as required

Generation is looking for talented people who have a diverse set of experiences and expertise. We have ambitious goals and an inspiring mission, you’ll feel at home if you are outcomes-oriented, thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, results driven environment and enjoy collaborating with others.


What you'll do:

As a Finance Manager, you will work closely with the Global Finance Director to oversee Generation’s finances. You will be responsible for maintaining and improving internal controls and quality assurance, developing and performing financial risk assessment and mitigation strategies, and manage all aspects of accounting and coordination with outsourced accounting firms and other external service providers. The Finance Manager will based in Madrid. This role may require no more than 25% domestic or international travel.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Manage the accounts payable function to ensure timely payment processing
  • Maintain accounts receivable tracking and ensure timely billing and reconciliation
  • Oversee payroll processing to ensure accurate and timely payroll and benefits payments
  • Ensure accurate and compliant recordkeeping in accounting system, as well as bank, cash and credit card reconciliations, as applicable
  • File, maintain, and distribute accounting documents, records and reports.
  • Ensure timely month-end and year-end closing
  • Oversee annual statutory audit and fiscal reporting
  • Monitor and prepare internal budget tracking and cash flow analysis, as well as assist CEO/COO in budgeting and planning
  • Ensure accurate cost allocation and grant tracking system
  • Prepare financial reports required by funders and ensure internal review, approval, and timely submission
  • Assist with proposal budget review and quality check. Liaise with Generation Global finance team to ensure timely budgeting and reporting
  • Assist Global Finance in annual audit process and other financial management aspects
  • Provide ongoing assistance to new and established Generation locations in Europe in all aspect of accounting and financial management;
  • In consultation with Global Director of Finance, assist with the preparation of annual Global budget regionally;
  • Provide training and orientation on financial systems and accounting processes regionally;
  • Coordinate payroll of Global employees housed in the region.
  • Assist CEO/COOs with selection and ongoing relationship with outsourced accounting services and other fiscal service providers in each location.
  • Other duties as assigned

About Generation

Worldwide, more than 75 million young people are unemployed. But many employers can’t find people with the skills they need for entry-level jobs. Generation was created in 2014 to help bridge this gap—at speed and scale.

We’re building a skills-training methodology that can serve hundreds of thousands, and eventually millions, of young people a year. And we’re building proof that this training creates real business outcomes for employers, and lasting career impact for trainees—so everyone has the incentive to invest in skills. Our goal is to help our students achieve personal and professional success—and fundamentally change their life trajectories. Generation programs prepare unemployed or underemployed young people, aged 18 to 29, for jobs in four sectors: healthcare, technology, retail/sales, and skilled trades.

Today, Generation is active in twelve countries—101 cities and 280 sites—with diverse social, economic and labor-market contexts.