Head of Finance & Administration #377

€350-€400 day (inc. VAT)
30 Jul 2021
03 Aug 2021
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Head of Finance & Administration #377

€350-400 day (inc. VAT)



Our partner is an innovative human rights organisation, working in conflict and post-conflict zones. They are seeking an experienced Head of Finance & Administration to oversee the integrity of their accounting, play a central role in planning & forecasting and grants management & reporting, and provide operational oversight.


  • Review, strengthen and maintain appropriate internal controls, and financial and administrative procedures & controls.
  • Oversee the day-to-day accounting, including the accuracy of accounting records, maintaining the chart of accounts, and monitoring the security of the organisation’s assets.
  • Lead on the production of the monthly and annual financial statements, preparing on the annual audit, and on ensuring that regulatory & audit requirements are met.
  • Lead on the preparation of the annual budget, budget analysis and reports, and support in the preparation of budgets for proposals/grants.
  • Responsible for grants management, compliance & reporting; this includes oversight of the fundraising and programmes teams, and ensuring that they understand grant agreements, and comply to grant requirements.
  • Oversee the HR function, ensuring best practice and developing a positive work culture, and oversight of payroll.
  • Oversight of the legal function, including all agreements with external stakeholders, and ensuring that the organisation is complying with all applicable rules & regulations in the territories it operates in.
  • Lead the facilities, logistics, travel & security, procurement & other administrative functions.
  • Lead on the IT function, working with the IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems, as required.


  • Bachelors degree essential, and an accounting qualification or MBA strongly desired.
  • Experienced senior finance professional with at least 10-15 years of experience of finance, operations in a managerial role.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop controls, processes & systems; demonstrated experience in analysing complex financial information to support in managing cashflow and decision making within an international organisation.
  • A track record in not-for-profit grants management, particularly in the areas of financial reporting and compliance desirable, and solid understanding of contracts management and compliance.
  • Experience of HR management.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems.
  • Flexible, able to manage a varied workload, work well under pressure.
  • Sensitive to working in complex & fragile states, and to other people’s behaviour, able to influence people.

Please note, that this role is only open to those candidates with the right to live and work in the EU without requiring sponsorship. They are considering applicants as and when they receive them, and therefore early applications are strongly encouraged.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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