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Statutory Accountant at Plan International

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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Statutory Accountant

Location: Globally flexible, Flexible
Functional Area: GH Finance
Job Family: Business and Professional Services
Reports to: Global Statutory Accounts Controller
Grade: G3
Level of contact with Children: Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction

The Opportunity

  • It is an exciting time for the Finance team at Plan International. We have embarked on significant departmental transformation to ensure strong financial capability and to maximise the impact of our financial resources, for the benefit of children, especially girls.
  • This role contributes to the preparation of financial accounts for all Plan International legal entities (PII, Plan Ltd, Plan Worldwide and others). This includes provision in year to management reporting and preparation of Statutory accounts for regulators. You will support the transformation of the approach to these, through strong customer focus, simplifying processes and providing high quality guidance and support.
  • You are a part qualified accountant with strong financial accounting experience, preferably including audit experience. An excellent team player, you will have a flexible, positive approach with the ability to deliver high quality work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Role Purpose

  • This role contributes to the preparation of financial accounts for all Plan legal entities (PII, Plan Ltd, Plan Worldwide and others).
  • This includes provision in year to management reporting and preparation of Statutory accounts for regulators.
  • Support transforming the approach to these, through strong customer focused approach, simplifying processes and providing high quality guidance and support.

Key Accountabilities or Main Responsibilities

  • Deliver key aspects of annual financial accounts for each of the Plan entities, on time and to auditable standard and comply with relevant regulatory standards (US GAAP, IFRS etc)
  • Deliver key aspects of regular financial consolidations
  • Ensure General ledger closures are timely, accurate and foreign currency implications are managed correctly
  • Deliver up to date schedules of related party transactions and Directors interests.
  • Provide appropriate support to audit work as required
  • Improve month end and in year procedures to ensure year end additional asks minimised
  • Ensure supporting work required for new areas of IFRS reporting such as Leases are established and maintained
  • Deliver/support the delivery of small to medium scale internal projects or significant =
  • Ensure benefits from implementation of YODA are achieved for financial reporting and accounting.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders in wider global finance community and GH Finance to ensure all financial accounts and compliance are effectively achieved on time and with simple speedy processes.
  • Create one stop shop/first point of call online tools to ensure colleagues have clear simple guidance on procedures and policies related to financial accounts
  • Deliver all National statistics returns on behalf of Plan Ltd.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Strong Financial Accounting Experience ideally with some audit experience
  • Part qualified accountant in ICAEW/ACCA/CIMA/AAT or equivalent
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel, including vlookups and pivot tables would be preferred.
  • Additional languages such as Spanish or French would be advantageous

Competencies
Leadership and Business and Management:

  • Strong communications skills (written and verbal) with the ability to convey complex technical matters to non-technical audiences
  • Organisational understanding – Purpose, priorities, values and approaches
  • Business processes, policies, practices and standards
  • Ability to deliver high quality work, under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Managing resources and finance
  • Managing risk
  • Managing technology and digital working
  • Project management
  • Formal people management
  • Striving for lasting impact
  • Being open and accountable
  • Working well together
  • Inclusive and empowering
  • Imparting skills and knowledge

Dimensions of the Role

  • The role is part of the finance team, and although has no staff to manage will need to manage indirectly colleagues from the wider global finance community

External / Internal Interactions

  • Managers and finance colleagues in GH departments, Regional and Country Offices
  • Managers and finance colleagues in National Organisations
  • Key colleagues and managers in legal, tax, risk, procurement, logistics and IT teams.
  • Auditors.

Application Closing Date
8th December, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click here for more information (Microsoft Word)

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