Regional Finance Control and Compliance Coordinator, LAC Region
Save the Children
Panama City, Panama
hace 1 día

The Opportunity

This position can be based in : Panama, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua or Peru.

Regional Finance Control and Compliance Coordinator, LAC Region


The Finance Control and Compliance Coordinator provides financial advice, leadership and expertise in financial accounting, donor compliance and controls to regional and country finance teams, working closely with senior finance and awards staff to ensure timely, quality completion of all accounting processes and control / compliance reviews and providing analysis and decision support to Regional Finance Director and Country Finance Director.

To be successful, you will bring / have :

  • Accounting, commence or business administration degree from a leading university or a Master, with financial management experience at a regional level within a complex global organisation and relevant professional qualifications (CPA / CA / ACCA).
  • Knowledge of donor regulations and experience working with various donors and agencies.
  • At least five years of financial management experience in complex organization. Experience of working in a fast-paced environment with high levels of change and quick turnaround times, whilst delivering to the highest standards.
  • Experienced in preparing both financial and management accounts, including for overseas offices (knowledge of working of charitable organisations is preferred, with IFRS knowledge important).
  • Strategic finance business partner with strong influencing skills, sharp business acumen and sound judgment, highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching and capacity building.
  • Ability to synthesize information and propose solutions; to work independently and judge when to ask for advice or inputs.
  • Post qualification experience with financial processes, ideally within an international context.

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral Spanish and English), including the ability to communicate and present to key stakeholders at all levels within the organisation, excellent attention to detail;
  • planning, management and coordination skills.

  • Cultural awareness and the ability to work collaboratively in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems.
  • We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.

    The Organisation

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

    We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030 :

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  • We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.

    We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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