Job Description Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in , with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.About JobThe Global Programmes & Operations Finance Directorate will be responsible for providing critical leadership, guidance, oversight and support to Plan International’s regional and country office finance teams. It will ensure that appropriate internal standards and effective processes and tools are available and consistently adhered to, for Plan International and its partners to meet external financial standards, projects managers needs and donors’ financial regulations. It will also provide financial expertise to the Global Programmes and Operations Directorate.ResponsibilitiesIn collaboration with other Finance Directorates, it will tailor support to Regional Hub’s and Country Office’s: With the Corporate Finance and Treasury Directorate, it will support compliance with accounting standards, year-end processing and audit deliverable in COs and RHs.With the Strategic Finance Directorate, it will provide oversight of the global fund’s allocation and COs and Regions Financial performance.With the Finance Transformation Directorate, it will strengthen capability and improve capacity in teams to deliver core finance activities. In line with our strategic priority to scale up the humanitarian impact, the Directorate will also lead in shaping and managing effective and clear financial standards and processes for managing our humanitarian responses in collaboration with the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team.As head of the Directorate, you will work closely with the Regional Finance Directors for Plan’s four regions (Asia Pacific, Middle Eastern, Eastern, Southern Africa, West and Central Africa, and Region of the Americas) ensuring that your team provides guidance, oversight and quality support to their regional finance teams. You will also lead the financial support to the Global Programme and Operation Leadership team (GPOLT) by being a core member of the team.The Director will form part of the Finance Leadership Team and will support the development of the five-year Finance Strategy. You will also be accountable for providing day-to-day oversight and management of the Directorate, including reporting, people management, and quality assurance responsibilities.The Requirements A Qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW or recognised equivalent) you bring a breadth of financial experience within an INGO (ideally with both humanitarian and development focus) or non-profit sectors and audit practice. Experience of working in countries delivering development programmes would be a significant advantage and an understanding of INGO funding streams and importance of full cost recovery is imperative.Complex problem solving is a core requirement of this role and you bring strong process design/optimisation skills to support the ongoing improvement of processes across the function.A skilled leader you bring exemplary negotiation, facilitation and influencing skills. Customer focused, you promote high performance and continuous improvement from your staff. You are resilient and outcome focused with an ability to build those qualities within your team.
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