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Financial Accountant

Woking | London

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International is embarking on an ambitious and exciting change process, to make the organisation more relevant, bold, engaging and effective in a new global context, ensuring we make a stand for all children’s rights, through a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children.

The Opportunity

The Group Finance Department at the International Headquarters (IH) supports the operations of Plan International in fifty two programme countries, four regional offices and the Headquarters itself as well as the twenty National Organisations which are the independent members of Plan International. The Group Finance department provides financial accounting, reporting and planning services, treasury and the financial systems, processes and control structure to support the €700million global operations.

The Financial Accountant is responsible for Central Plan International accounting and for supporting the consolidation of PIan International and its subsidiaries

Responsibilities will include;

Ensuring that group level financial accounting is undertaken accurately and on time for PIan International

Acting as a key business user (subject matter expert) of Plan International’s SAP integrated projects, grants and financial system and of the SAP BPC consolidation and reporting system

Providing financial reports to support the preparation of the monthly results, quarterly forecasts and year end results

Do you have what it takes?

A part qualified accountant or with the willingness to pursue an accounting qualification you will have knowledge of financial accounting and some knowledge of financial accounting controls. You will have strong systems skills, including experience with SAP. A self-starter, you will be able to work on your own initiative and take ownership for completing tasks whilst also building strong working relationships with others, particularly finance and grants staff in other Plan locations.

Please click on the following link for a full job description and person specification;

Location: International Headquarters in Woking, Surrey. Approximately 23 minutes from London Waterloo.

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: Financial Controller

Salary: £22-27500 per annum

Closing Date: Sunday 5th June

Please visit our website at for further information and to apply for this role.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Woking | London
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Office Management, Administration and Finance
    • Finance and Banking
    • Finance and Banking
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-05

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