Financial Project Controller

War Child Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st March, 2017

Job Description

‘A hands-on and analytical Finance professional with proven experience in (post)conflict countries’
You are quality driven, analytical and you thrive in a dynamic work environment. You see a due date as a pleasant challenge and with your strong communication skills you are able to hold others to it. It gives you energy. You enjoy working in a multicultural organisation. You are based in Amsterdam and member of the Finance and Operations Support department. You report to the Director of Finance and Operations Support.

  • Coordinate and improve the organizational planning and reporting cycle;
  • Monitor, analyse and explain the budget-actual variances for country programmes and grants;
  • Prepare and verify financial reports and budgets and ensure timely submission to management and donors;
  • Improve and support the system of internal control within War Child;
  • Ensure global compliance with internal procedures and with donor requirements;
  • Train, advice and support the organisation on financial management;
  • Develop standards and tools to optimize work processes.

Relevant academic degree:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar position within an international non-governmental organization;
  • Proven experience with financial donor reporting and donor requirements, preferably EC, USAID, UN, Dutch MoFa and similar institutional donors;
  • Excellent understanding of the accounting structure and international organization of an iNGO;
  • Proven field experience with outstanding intercultural communication skills;
  • Experience with internal audits or assessments of field locations is preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written), fluency in French, Spanish or Dutch is an advantage;
  • Analytical, structured and with strong planning skills;
  • Cost conscious, result driven and a team player;
  • Microsoft Excel has no secrets for you;
  • Flexible and willing to travel to (post)conflict countries on a regular basis;
  • Available 32 to 40 hours per week.

The organisation
War Child is a young and dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam. War Child aims to help as many war-affected children as possible. Therefore War Child has a low cost policy in place resulting in salaries below market standard.

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