Interim Head of Global Accounting

Job Title: Interim Head of Global Accounting
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Woking
Salary: Circa £68,000
Contact Name: Sarah Parcell
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 30, 2021 05:09

Job Description

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 interim Head of Global Accounting Services you will be responsible for helping to transform Plan International’s approach to Financial Accounting, control and compliance, embedding a customer-centric approach while working in conjunction with Country Offices to enable accurate delivery of the Country Office’s objectives. You will also be responsible for ensuring Plan International is protected financially and that we meet our statutory and regulatory compliance requirements. In this role you will be responsible for a team of approximately 14 people, and you will need to influence, engage and communicate with finance and non-finance practitioners across the Plan International organisation.

The Person

We are looking for someone who is a Qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW or International equivalent), who has good accounting systems knowledge and audit experience gained in practice.

You will need to have strong technical accounting expertise with demonstrable experience. As well as robust project management and stakeholder communication skills.   

Please click here to view the full role profile.

Type of Role: 18-month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Director of Accounting Services

Closing Date: Sunday 22 August 2021

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.

We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

Plan International 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 foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.

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 their understanding of these recruitment procedures.