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1098 LE Amsterdam

Financial Project Controller

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Financial Project Controller

From22-12-2019 Locationna Hoursna Educationna


‘A hands-on and analytical Finance professional with NGO experience’



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 you report to the Manager: Financial Control.


Your challenge

  • Coordinate and improve the organizational planning and reporting cycle
  • Critically monitor, analyse, review and explain the budget-actual variances for head office departments, programmes and grants
  • Prepare and verify financial reports, analyses, management information and budgets and ensure timely submission to management and donors
  • Improve and support the system of War Child’s internal control
  • Ensure 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.


Your profile

  • Relevant academic degree
  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written)
  • Min. 5 years of experience in a similar position within an international NGO
  • 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
  • Outstanding intercultural communication and team player skills
  • Analytical, structured and with strong planning skills, cost-conscious and result-driven
  • Microsoft Excel has no secrets for you
  • Available 40 hours per week.


    We offer

  • Salary range from €3,193 to € 4,130 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
  • 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional free days
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25,-
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses.


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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