Finance Manager - Controls/Compliance

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Finance Manager - Controls/Compliance in Ukraine (Kyiv, Dnipro)


The Finance Manager – Controls/Compliance is responsible for the primary financial management inputs in the Save the Children country office, working closely with operations, awards, risk/compliance and humanitarian response teams. The role has two main aspects: accounting and treasury management (including payroll, payables and receivables) and financial controls and monitoring and includes risk management and policy/procedure and systems development and improvement. The Finance Manager leads a team based in large field offices overseeing financial controls and compliance and ensuring the capacity and professional development of finance and non-finance staff.



  • Completed undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, business or a related field
  • Recognised local or international accounting qualification
  • Ten years of progressive experience in financial planning and managing grants in a large country INGO or commercial operation (USD 50M+ annual budget)
  • Experience of and well-developed skills in staff management and supervision. Proven coaching and capacity building skills.
  • Proven track record of active contribution to an extended senior management team and providing strategic support across multiple sectors and/or regions
  • Good attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Strong digital skills; MS Office applications, cloud collaboration tools and computerised accounting systems.
  • Cultural awareness and the ability to build relationships quickly with a wide variety of people
  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure
  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organise a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams
  • Personal circumstances and willingness to travel frequently to project offices.


  • Master's degree in a relevant discipline
  • ACCA/CIMA or equivalent accounting qualification
  • Experience with Save the Children financial and award management processes, procedures and systems and accounting software (Agresso).
  • Experience in emergency response/recovery programmes with NGOs in an international emergency environment or in fragile states with increasing responsibilities, including proven experience in establishing and running a field finance office.
  • Local language proficiency


Where we Work -Where We Work | Save the Children International

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 29 Apr 2022

Closing date: 29 May 2022 - 16:59 CST

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Finance

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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