Global Hub - Head of Financial Technical Advice (Policies, Tax, Regulation, etc.)

Job Title: Global Hub - Head of Financial Technical Advice (Policies, Tax, Regulation, etc.)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: Will be disclosed to applicants
Contact Name: Parcell, Sarah
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Job Published: February 19, 2021 12:28

Job Description



Location: Global Flexibility OR, UK

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child, but this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination and it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries. 

The Opportunity

As the Head of Financial Technical Advice (Policies, Tax, Regulation, etc.) you will provide a customer-focussed technical finance advisory service to all colleagues by providing guidance on technical accounting matters, regulatory and compliance issues and tax matters. This will enable colleagues to ensure they operate within requirements, thereby protecting all parts of the Plan family by ensuring objectives are delivered in a compliant manner, while minimising bureaucracy and complex procedures.

In this role you will establish and maintain engaging guidance and operating procedures as a first point of call for common areas of technical advice whilst also developing and implementing technical training for key colleagues. You will also anticipate potential impacts of new accounting standards globally and assess options and risks and recommend solutions accordingly to manage implications.

The Individual

We are looking to recruit a qualified Chartered Accountant with auditing experience and exceptionally strong technical accounting skills. You will have a comprehensive understanding of tax regulations and a good understanding of International NGOs and the charity regulatory environment.

To be successful in this role, you will have exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate complex technical matters in a non-technical way. You will have excellent stakeholder management skills and have the ability to find solutions to complicated problems.


Location: Flexible location, in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work.

Reports to: Director of Accounting Services

Salary: We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that this will vary according to the location of the appointed candidate and therefore, it is not possible to include full details here

Closing Date: 2nd March 2021