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Head of Finance & Administration (div/m/w)

Berlin Mitte (Germany)

  • Organization: Berghof Foundation
  • Location: Berlin Mitte (Germany)
  • Grade: Senior Executive
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Human Resources
    • Legal - Broad
    • Managerial positions
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Procurement
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2020-06-18

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The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organisation supporting people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Based in Berlin, the foundation is run by a diverse team of more than 80 professionals, collaborating on the ground with partners in selected regions around the world. It is supervised by a board of trustees. To fund its work, the foundation relies on the financial support of numerous public and private donors.

The organisation has been characterised by strong growth over the last five years. In order to consolidate the structures, investments are being made in an overarching organisational development and digitisation process. As part of this process, the interfaces between projects and administration are being revised and administrative processes digitized. In order to guide finance and accounting, human resources and other supporting units through these processes and to further develop the finance and accounting system of our organization, we are looking for a solution-oriented,  

Head of Finance & Administration (div/m/w).

This full-time position is a member of the Executive Team and reports directly to the Executive Director. The position is also the contact person for the Board of Trustees and the shareholders.

      Duties and responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for all administrative and organisational areas, operational and strategic controlling, accounting and finance, human resources, communications, IT & office management (the latter two areas with disciplinary, not necessarily content management)
  • Management of currently three executives and overall responsibility for up to 15 colleagues
  • Control and monitoring of financial and liquidity planning and the necessary processes
  • Management of the optimization of the internal reporting and control system including analysis and preparation of key figures for the Supervisory Board and shareholders (also ad hoc analyses, forecasts or reports)
  • Financial risk management
  • Responsibility for the timely preparation of annual, half-yearly, quarterly and monthly financial statements and reports in accordance with the German Commercial Code (HGB)
  • Sparring partner for the management and the executive team
  • Digitization and further development of the processes in finance and accounting and other subordinate units
  • If necessary, further development of the procurement system 

Qualifications and experience:

  • High level of identification with the goals (mission and vision) of the Berghof Foundation
  • University degree (Master's degree), preferably in economics or law, which is relevant to the performance of the tasks
  • International professional experience including the foundation, development and management of foreign subsidiaries
  • Affinity to process analysis and design and working in an agile organization
  • High affinity for digitization
  • At least of 15 years of professional experience, with proven track record within a non-profit organisation
  • Leadership experience including the management of executives
  • Profound knowledge of HGB, IFRS, international tax law, grant and charity law
  • Confident handling of MS Office, especially Excel, as well as solid knowledge of a common ERP system
  • Experience in the implementation of an ERP system
  • Fluent command of the English language
  • Enthusiasm, strong communication and decision-making skills
  • A plus would be a combination with previous training as e.g. tax clerk

Our offer:

  • A wide range of tasks in an international environment
  • A full-time (40 hours/week) position in Berlin, initially limited to 2 years
  • A performance-related remuneration package including a company pension scheme (initially conversion of remuneration then employer top-up)
  • Offers of the company health management system
  • Trust-based working hours
  • A modern and attractive open and flexible working environment in Berlin Mitte
  • Diverse learning and development perspectives

We look forward to receiving your complete application documents, stating the earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.

Ideally, you should apply via our online application system:

On the tool job ad is in German. 


Do you have any more questions? Please contact us:

Mrs Katarzyna Jäckel

Head of Human Resources

Phone: +49 30 844 154 33 / Berghof Foundation Operations gGmbH, Lindenstrasse 34, 10969 Berlin

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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