Business Controller

DRC, Denmark

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource Mobilization
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th May, 2020

Job Description

Do you want to work in a professional and international environment, and do you want to work in a leading humanitarian organization committed to the protection of forcefully displaced people in 40 countries world-wide? Then you might be our new Business Controller.

Who are we?

As one of the world’s leading NGOs with more than 9000 employees 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 Headquarter is located in the heart of Copenhagen and here you will be a part of our growing Finance Department which consists of around 45 talented and dedicated people who are responsible for 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. It is crucial to us that we are a technically sound, efficient, and responsible partner who can provide high-quality services to the rest of the organization. The purpose of the position is to provide proactive financial support related to international activities, as well as helping in identifying the risks and make valuable contributions to the decision-making process.

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.

About you

To be successful in this role, we expect you to be able to work independently and complete your tasks in a timely manner. We expect you to be structured and pro-active and to deliver high quality services. You must be comfortable communicating with many different people as you will be working closely with our country operations. 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.
  • Have attention to details while at the same time keeping an overview.
  • 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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