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Manager Finance & Control

Date:  28 Mar 2024

Do you want to fight for equality? Tackling inequality at its roots, together with colleagues, our partner organizations and activists in more than 90 countries? To change the systems behind it, once and for all!


Oxfam Novib stands behind the people who stand up for equality. Together, we fight for a world where everyone has equal opportunities, regardless of gender, ethnicity or skin color. A world where everyone feels safe; where income gaps are shrinking instead of growing, where climate change is tackled in a firmer and more honest way. 


Equality is the common thread in our work and projects, both internally and externally. We recognize that our team of colleagues can become even more diverse, and that only with a diverse team can we gain a broad perspective on the world. Therefore, we want to encourage everyone who hesitates to apply, no matter the reason. Our aim is to create an environment where everyone not only feels welcome, but where diversity is embraced and celebrated. Let's strive together to build a team that offers a rich variety of perspectives, enabling us to achieve an inclusive and inspiring work environment.


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Job description & team
The Manager Finance and Control oversees all aspects of financial planning & analysis and accounting operations within an organization. This multifaceted role involves leading a team of 11 finance and accounting professionals, ensuring accurate financial (management) reporting and compliance with regulations. This position requires a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and strategic vision to drive financial performance, optimize processes, and support the organization's overall objectives.


Key responsibilities

  1. Financial Management and Planning:
    • Develop and implement financial strategies, budgets, and forecasts aligned with organizational goals and objectives.
    • Monitor financial performance, analyze variances, and identify areas for improvement to enhance profitability and operational efficiency.
    • Provide financial insights and recommendations to senior management to support strategic decision-making and resource allocation.
  2. Accounting Operations Oversight:
    • Supervise and coordinate accounting functions, including accounts payable, general ledger maintenance, and financial reporting.
    • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of financial transactions, reconciliations, and journal entries in compliance with accounting standards and company policies.
    • Review financial records, reports, and documentation to identify discrepancies, errors, or areas for improvement, and implement corrective actions as needed.
  3. Financial Reporting and Compliance:
    • Oversee the preparation and distribution of financial statements, regulatory filings, and management reports in compliance with regulatory requirements and accounting standards.
    • Ensure compliance with tax regulations, reporting obligations, and statutory requirements, coordinating with tax advisors and regulatory authorities as necessary.
    • Monitor changes in accounting standards and regulations, assess their impact on financial reporting, and implement necessary updates or adjustments.
    • Collaborate with internal audit teams, external auditors, and other stakeholders to facilitate audits, address findings, and implement recommendations.
  4. Process Improvement and Efficiency:
    • Identify opportunities for process improvements, automation, and efficiency enhancements within the finance and accounting function, streamlining workflows, and reducing manual efforts.
    • Implement best practices and technology solutions to optimize financial processes, enhance accuracy, and improve productivity.
    • Lead cross-functional initiatives to integrate systems, standardize processes, and drive continuous improvement in financial operations.
  5. Team Leadership and Development:
    • Lead and develop teams of financial accounting and concern control professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and support to foster a high-performing and collaborative work environment..
    • Delegate tasks and responsibilities effectively, ensuring alignment with team goals, priorities, and individual development plans.
    • Promote a culture of accountability, professionalism, and continuous learning, encouraging team members to grow and excel in their roles.


Who are we looking for?

Your qualifications and Skills:

  • Master's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related field; post qualification in accountancy is a strong plus; preferably RA or RC level.
  • 10 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting roles, with at least 6 years in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial principles, practices, regulations, and accounting standards, preferably in RJ640 / RJ650 or NL GAAP.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to interpret financial data, analyze trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Proficiency in accounting software, financial management tools, and ERP systems; experience with financial reporting and analysis tools preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders in Dutch & English.
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities, with a focus on developing and empowering multicultural team members to achieve their full potential.


Working at Oxfam Novib

  • All our work is guided by our core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Courage, Solidarity and Equality.
  • At Oxfam Novib, we work according to the Feminist Principles - Oxfam Policy & Practice.
  • Oxfam Novib is committed to offer you a motivating work environment at our offices in The Hague. We offer a one-year contract from start (including a 1-month trial period), with the possibility to extend.
  • Oxfam Novib offers an attractive and honest benefits package, including a year-end allowance and yearly pay increase from the Collective Labor Agreement. Moreover, we offer complementary options to choose from. The salary range for this position is set in scale 12 with a salary range between €4.391,- and €6.756,- gross based on 36 hours a week.
  • We are currently working hybrid (50% in the office in The Hague and 50% at home).
  • Oxfam Novib is based on the power of difference. That is why we aim to attract a diverse mix of talented people who share our standards, values and principles, and who are committed to prevent and eliminate any type of misconduct.
  • We have an active policy against sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any form of abuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. This subject will be covered in our application and selection process.


Additional information

  • Do you believe that this is the job you are looking for? Then we would love to meet you! Please send your resume and cover letter via our application portal.
  • If you have questions regarding the position, please contact (Mariska Bodewes, Corporate Recruiter Interim, via email
  • For all our managerial positions, assessment is part of the procedure.
  • Only applications received via our application portal will be considered. Don't wait too long to apply, as we may begin interviews as soon as we receive suitable candidates. If we find our ideal candidate early in the process, the position may close before the specified deadline.
  • This job opening is posted internally and externally, simultaneously.
  • At the time of a contract offer, it is necessary for Oxfam Novib to request valid references. Our candidates will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including criminal records and terrorism, financial checks or integrity screenings/references.
  • Oxfam Novib reserves the right, to its sole discretion, not to make agreements regarding this job opening, make an agreement in a lower level, or make an agreement with an amended job description.
  • Qualified candidates residing in the Netherlands, or other EU/EEA countries and who are willing to relocate to the Netherlands at their own expense and responsibility, are encouraged to apply.
  • Oxfam Novib is unable to provide visa sponsorship at this time.

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