Business Controller

Danish Refugee Council, Denmark

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationFinance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2019

Job Description

DRC is one of the worlds leading NGOs. We have more than 8.000 employees and an annual turnover of 3 Billion DKK. We assist refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe. We provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future.

Our Headquarters is located in the heart of Copenhagen. You will be part of a growing Finance Department with 45 talented and dedicated colleagues. No working days will be similar, but you will contribute to bring accountability to work in DRC’s financial affairs globally in close cooperation with the country operations.

About the job

You will be part of our project finance team of Business Controllers and Accountants. As a Business Controller you will be a key financial partner for finance teams in one or more of DRCs country operations. You will work to coordinate tasks and deadlines, guide country operations in compliance, and support the country finance teams with financial matters.

Key responsibilities:

  • All operational aspects regarding donor projects - from creation to the preparation of financial statements to donors, including contact with the external auditor. Our main donors are international organizations including UN, DFID, EU, DANIDA, and the US Government.
  • Monitoring and controlling related to projects.
  • Advising and consulting with colleagues in our country operations and at headquarters.
  • Business controlling of country operations and advising country management.
  • Training of colleagues in internal procedures and risk management.
  • Various ad hoc tasks related to the implementation of our new ERP system.

About you

To be successful in this role, we expect you to be a serious and trusted partner for our operations. You must be able to work independently and complete your tasks in a disciplined and timely manner. We expect you to be structured and pro-active and to deliver high quality services. You stay focused both when working with routine tasks and when asked to contribute to development of processes and concepts. It engages you to work in a diverse team with a shared goal.

All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.

Moreover, we also expect the following:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience
  • Controller and accounting experience, preferably from an international organization.
  • Ability to translate accounting issues to manageable solutions and being comfortable bringing these solutions to your colleagues and manager.
  • Experienced user of Excel.
  • Experiences user of ERP systems (we are currently implementing Dynamics 365) and accounting principles.
  • Good language skills – both in written and spoken English. It is an advantage if you have excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and/or Spanish as well.


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