Project Finance Account Manager





Global Flexibility OR,, UK


Plan International

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 

Project Finance Account Manager

 you will contribute to transforming the approach to all the financial aspects of all Plan International Inc. (PIIs) projects (Sponsorship, grants and other funded) ensuring they are well managed, compliant and maximise utilisation of funds to achieve lasting change for children.


In this role you will be required to work in close partnership with the Global Hub (GH) Projects team and provide support to colleagues in country offices and programme units(in the region you are account manager for) to ensure they are able to fulfil the financial aspects of projects efficiently and effectively in particular to maintain adherence to Plan International grants finance management standards.


The Individual


We are looking to recruit an individual with who is a Part (or fully) qualified chartered accountant, working towards a qualification or with relevant experience.


You will be customer support orientated, with excellent technical IT and analytical skills: fluency with complex financial system / ERP and very good command of Excel.


Knowledge and demonstrable experience of complex international multi-company, multi-currency organisation accounting challenges.


To be successful in this role you will need to be a strong team player with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate complex technical matters effectively to a non-technical audience.


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Global Flexibility, or 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

Type of Role: 

12 month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: 

Head of Project Finance


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. This will be a local contract.

Closing Date: 

Thursday 10 December 2020


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


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.


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