Regional Finance Director Asia

Save the Children, Singapore City, Singapore

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th May, 2015


Job Description

The role

As a key member of the regional leadership team, you will take shared responsibility for the transformation of the region to a new operating model whilst also delivering Save the Children's strategy within the region. You will:

  • be the trusted partner of the Regional Director and his / her immediate team on all finance related matters
  • contribute to the development of multi-year strategic and operational plans, and be accountable for ensuring and monitoring delivery against the financial plans through targeted financial analytical review and best-in-class forecasting
  • develop the capacity of Country Office finance teams in order that they meet Save the Children International finance and grants management operating standards and comply with Save the Children International standard operating procedures
  • ensure that appropriate controls are in place across the region and that financial risk is minimised
  • enable appropriate operational and investment decisions to be made on the grounds of sound financial analysis
  • support financial readiness, planning and response to humanitarian situations.

Qualifications and experience

  • significant senior level leadership and management experience in a large and complex international NGO or organisation in Finance
  • qualified finance professional with financial management experience at a regional level within a complex global organisation
  • experience of developing and building capacity in a regional finance function
  • experience of implementing/working within strong control frameworks, where an audit background would be desirable
  • demonstrated ability to thrive in a matrix management environment. Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • ability to present complex financial information in a succinct and compelling manner
  • experience of exposure to the non-for-profit sector and/or developing countries
  • experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
  • highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • willingness to undertake significant amounts of travel to the Country Offices for training, support and capacity building purposes
  • commitment to Save the Children values.

 


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