Technical Adviser (Policies, Tax, Regulation, etc.)

Job Title: Technical Adviser (Policies, Tax, Regulation, etc.)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Contact Name: Sarah Parcell
Job Published: November 12, 2020 18:34

Job Description

Location: Global Hub (Woking, UK where we are all currently working from home due to Government restrictions) or in most locations where Plan International has a legal entity and you have the pre-existing right to live and work

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. 


Since adopting our global strategy, 100 Million Reasons, our global work to advance children’s rights and equality for girls has had unprecedented impact. We have been transforming our operations at the Global Hub to be the best possible partner for the 8,000+ staff who work in our country offices, and working to become a more agile, efficient and accountable organization.

We have improved our mechanisms for collaboration, transparency and data-gathering. The transformation has also increased the number of decisions to be taken close to the point of impact and distributed power more widely throughout the organisation.

To bring about lasting change, we have to live our values. We are committed not simply to telling the world we are the go to organisation on girls’ rights, but to embedding justice and equality in all that we do.

Will you join us?


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

It is an exciting time for the Finance team at Plan International. We are embarking on significant departmental transformation to ensure strong financial capability and to maximise the impact of our financial resources, particularly important in challenging economic times, for the ultimate benefit of children, especially girls.  As we embark on this ambitious and exciting journey, we are recruiting for a number of new finance roles, who will help to prepare, position and strengthen the organisation to achieve long lasting change in children’s lives. We are particularly keen to build our technical expertise and create stronger business partnering approach, so would love to hear from candidates with exceptional skills and experience in these areas on a global scale.

As the Technical Adviser (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 Plan family by ensuring objectives are delivered in a compliant manner, while minimising bureaucracy and complex procedures.

In this role you will lead efficient, effective and timely completion of key regulatory and compliance returns, such as US Filings, Tax returns and charity commission and you will ensure procedures are as simplified and systematised as possible. You will provide technical and tax guidance to the Leadership Team and senior colleagues on major corporate issues such as International accounting standards (US GAAP and IFRS) M&A, new operating models, structures/entities, and so forth, in partnership with the Corporate Development, Legal and Strategy teams to inform decision making and ensure efficient tax management is maintained. You will also develop and implement technical training for key colleagues to build a level of general understanding of key technical issues, particularly when new accounting standards are introduced.


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 international tax matters and a good understanding of International NGOs and  have experience in a charity regulatory environment.

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


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