Head of Finance -Technical Advice

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Charity & Not-for-Profit

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Salary: Circa £68,000 - £75,000

  • Published:

    5 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Plan International

Location: Global Hub, Woking, UK or working from home in the UK. 

You will need to have the pre-existing right to live and work in the UK.


The Organisation

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 Finance - Technical Advice you will provide a customer-focussed technical finance advisory service to all colleagues by providing guidance on technical accounting matters, regulatory and compliance issues as well as 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 be responsible for establishing and maintaining engaging guidance as well as operating procedures as a first point of call for common areas of technical advice whilst also developing and implementing technical training for key colleagues. As part of this important role you will be required to anticipate potential impacts of new accounting standards globally and assess options, 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 need to have a comprehensive understanding of tax regulations and a good understanding of International NGOs and the charity regulatory environment.

With exceptional communication skills and the ability to communicate complex technical matters in a non-technical way, as well as excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to find solutions to complicated problems.

For the full job description, please click here.


Reports to: Director of Accounting Services


Closing Date: Sunday 10 October 2021


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. 

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.