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1098 LE Amsterdam

Financial Project Controller

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Financial Project Controller

From16-10-2018 Locationna Hoursna Educationna


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 Director of Finance and Operations Support.


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 Dutch and 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.


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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