Deputy Finance Director, HQ Europe/RAI Europe Deployment Lead
London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
The International Rescue Committee helps people, whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict and disaster and the host communities that support them, as well as with those who remain within their homes and communities. At work today in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure.
The IRC has defined a new strategic mission and vision, along with information technology infrastructure and applications initiatives and key processes that will deliver to the strategic objectives.
Integra is the IRC’s new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The Deputy Finance Director, HQ Europe/RAI Europe Deployment Lead will be an experienced member of the IRC’s Global Finance team and the Integra Resettlement, Asylum and Integration (RAI) Deployment team. She/He will partner with the Integra HQ Europe/RAI Europe Deployment Team to represent Regional and Global Finance in the pre-deployment, training and post go-live financial support of Integra across our European operations. She/He will work closely with the Senior Director, Global Finance Operations and the ERP, RAI Functional and Deployment Director to ensure that each Europe HQ and RAI Europe office is configured and set up correctly in Integra, and that the country office Finance staff are appropriately trained to effectively operate in the new system.
The Deputy Finance Director, HQ Europe/RAI Europe Deployment Lead will be required to have knowledge of and experience with IRC’s systems and tools, and RAI financial processes and operations. The role reports to the Senior Director, Global Finance Operations.
Work with Europe HQ and RAI Europe Country Office staff in each deployment wave to:
- Collect, analyze, clean and map all relevant master data to appropriate Integra system fields in line with deployment timelines, including Vendor banking information, fixed assets, balances brought forward, etc.
oContribute to the development of robust procedural documentation for inclusion in the Global Finance Manual.
oServe as the Finance focal point for each wave of CRRD offices to resolve issues resulting from Integra business processes and procedures.
Oversee ERP Solution Testing for Finance Processes:
oDesign the local test cases for end-to-end Finance business processes to be used in capability validation, ensuring that they are country-relevant.
oConduct the local testing of all Finance system configurations and setups, including workflows.
oCollaborate with Integra’s Business System Analysts to troubleshoot issues that arise as a result of testing.
Lead Process and Systems Training:
oBecome an expert on future state business policies and processes and be able to translate these vs. existing business processes.
oLead the Finance training for all Integra Finance modules for the Europe HQ and RAI Europe Country Office cohort.
oWork with the Global Finance team and the Integra Training Team to enhance training materials and delivery, including quick reference guides.
Provide Post Go-Live Hyper Support to the Finance Organization
oAct as 1st level Finance support for Europe HQ and RAI Europe Country Office Super Users on Finance technical/data-related issues/challenges, including security role set up and workflows.
oProvide additional adhoc training to Finance teams when necessary.
oCoordinate feedback from Europe HQ and RAI Europe Country Finance staff to Regional and Global Finance for future enhancements to the Integra solution.
oExtensive field-based work experience in Finance and Accounting in an international non-profit organization – with experience as a Deputy Director of Finance or Finance Roving Controller capacity within multiple IRC Country Offices or equivalent preferred.
oProven knowledge of EU and US accounting standards highly desirable; in particular German and UK GAAP.
oStrong understanding of IRC RAI or IRC HQ finance, accounting and business processes.
oPrevious experience in training financial accounting and management skills to European staff.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
oSpeak, read, and write English fluently.
oKnowledge of not-for-profit financial management and reporting.
oKnowledge of and experience with IRC Finance and Accounting applications - SunSystems, Q&A and the online BVA system.
oAbility to collaborate with and influence across functions, e.g. Supply Chain, Program Management, etc.
oAbility to learn new systems quickly.
oMust be able to successfully multitask.
oStrong organization, writing and presentation skills.
oStrong Microsoft Office skills, specifically Intermediate or Advanced MS Excel.
Preferred Skills and Competencies:
o1-2 years of experience in or exposure to ERP design and implementation.
oUp to 25% Travel required
oStandard office working environment
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, Egalite, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles.