Head of Financial Reporting and Compliance

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Have you sometimes thought, that one day you would follow your heart, and join one of the world’s leading humanitarian organizations? Now you have the chance, if you have experience in financial reporting and audits and are capable of setting the direction for financial management information and compliance. Are you motivated by working in close relation with others to create great results? Do you like having communication on a cross organizational level? Then this position might be something for you.

Who are we?
Danish Refugee Council is the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and one of the five largest NGOs in the world. We are working in 40 countries worldwide as well as in Denmark to fulfil our vision that no refugee should lack protection and durable solutions and that no one who wishes to integrate into Danish society should lack help to do so. We have more than 8,000 employees globally. Our headquarters are in the center of Copenhagen, near the metro and public transportation.

The Finance Department
The Finance Department is one of the four support functions in headquarters and consists of around 45 talented and dedicated people who are responsible for DRC’s financial affairs globally in close cooperation with the operation. You will lead a team of 11 and be a member of the management team in Finance together with 3 other managers and our CFO.

About the job
You will be responsible for the corporate internal and external financial reporting in DRC and for defining and maintaining the policies for our financial processes. Your main goal will be to provide timely financial reports of high quality for management as well as the annual report. You will also be in charge of the budget procedure and involved in audits by donors. And finally, you will oversee the process of interim audit and year-end audit with our statutory external auditors and hold the secretariat of our Audit Committee. You will do so by working together with your team, the management team in Finance, and business decision makers in whole organisation.

DRC went live the 1st of January 2019 with our new cloudbased ERP system (Microsoft Dynamics 365) and the implementation of this system will have a strong focus across the entire organization for the rest of 2019 and into 2020. A major task in the position will be to follow this implementation together with the rest of the management team in Finance, and to contribute to solutions and problem solving.

You will have direct line management of a team of 8 Finance Specialist, 2 Finance Donor Focal Points, and 1 Student Assistant.

As Head of Financial Reporting and Compliance you will be reporting to the CFO. You will also be working closely with the 3 other managers in the Finance Department.

About you
To be successful in this role you need to have:

  • At least five years' experience at management level within Finance in an international organization (e.g. in an INGO or an international commercial organization)
  • Well documented experience with statutory financial reporting and audit coordination, preferably also experience with institutional donors
  • University degree or equivalent within a relevant area
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Danish
  • Experience of managing implementation of ERP solutions will be an advantage.

Your personal qualities

  • A high degree of analytical competencies, advisory capability and interpersonal skills
  • Structured with a high ability to implement and get things done
  • High sense of quality
  • The ability to talk the language of the business by communicating financial thinking and terminology into business needs and language and vice versa
  • Understanding the importance of establishing close and trustful relationships with stakeholders on all levels of the organization
  • You are business minded and thrive with strategic and analytical tasks. You have a down to earth personality and possess integrity and credibility to inspire and lead others in developing their own high levels of integrity
  • You are a team player

All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.

We offer
Contract length: Permanent

Work place: Borgergade 10, Copenhagen

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary and conditions will be regulated by The Danish Employee Act and Lederaftalen (agreement for leaders) between Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening (Danish Employer’s Association) and Lederne (Leaders’ Union). The agreement can be found on our website here (in Danish).

Please note that you need to have the right to work in Denmark (through nationality or existing work visa) in order to be considered for this role.

Application process
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV in English. Apply online on our page Current Vacancies at www.drc.ngo. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 15th July 2019. Interviews may be conducted before closing date so please apply early if you want to increase your possibilities.

Further information
For questions regarding the vacancy please contact CFO Anne Mette Barfod on anne.mette.barfod@drc.ngo. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please use our job support at drc.ngo/jobsupport.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

Read more here about what our employees say about working in DRC.

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process. Visit drc.ngo to read more about what we do to secure robust safeguarding mechanisms.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.


Application due:


Finance (HQ)

Contract type:
National contract


DRC (Danish Refugee Council), founded in Denmark in 1956, is Denmark’s largest and the world’s leading non-profit, independent, rights-based refugee organization.

Our vision is to assist refugees, internally displaced people and their host communities to a dignified life. We protect lives and human rights and empower beneficiaries throughout conflict displacement by providing shelter, food, and hope in terms of work, education and integration towards a sustainable future.

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