Head of Technical Accounting & Compliance #387

Flexible, Europe
c. £65,000
15 Sep 2021
15 Oct 2021
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Head of Technical Accounting & Compliance #387

c. £65,000

Flexible, Europe


Our partner is a leading global not for profit working to positively impact the lives of children and youth around the world. They are seeking a Head of Financial Accounting & Compliance to lead in the provision of accounting, tax and regulatory advice. This is a newly created position.


  • Develop guidance and operational procedures, and training for colleagues especially around understanding and adhering to accounting standards (IFRS & USGAAP).
  • Reviewing potential impacts of new accounting standards/regulations and tax regulations, assess options and risks, recommend solutions to manage these changes and ensure that the accounting system is geared up to accommodate these changes.
  • Work with the legal team to assess individual country tax regulations, ensure that appropriate procedures are created and implemented, and provide technical assistance.
  • Provide technical accounting and tax guidance to the leadership team, working with the accounting, risk and legal teams to offer advice on major corporate issues and provide integrated solutions.
  • Lead on the timely completion of key regulatory and compliance returns, and undertake a technical review of the IFRS and USGAPP financial statements prior to their submission and review by external auditors.


  • Educated to degree level, holding an accounting qualification
  • Strong demonstrable background in audit, with knowledge of accounting standards (including IFRS & USGAAP), and understanding of compliance and tax regulations with an international/global charity.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing control environments, developing business processes, policies and standards, and risk management.
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills – able to communicate technical information and requirements to non-finance staff, and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders including senior leadership, auditors, regulatory bodies and the finance and audit committee.
  • Able to work in a changing and ambiguous environment.

This is a permanent role. They are open to where the individual is based. If the individual is UK-based, they do hope that they will be able to be in the office on a part-time basis; they are quite flexible regarding this requirement.

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

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