Group Finance Specialist

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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 across the organization to create great results? 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 join a team of 11 dedicated colleagues.

About the job

You will be involved in 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 the process of interim audit and year-end audit with our statutory external auditors.

DRC went live the 1st of January 2019 with our new cloud-based 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 team in Finance, and to contribute to solutions and problem solving.

As Group Finance Specialist you will be reporting to the Head of Financial Reporting and Compliance.

About you

To be successful in this role you need to have:

  • At least five years' of experience within Finance in an international organization (e.g. in an NGO or an international commercial organization)
  • Well documented experience with statutory financial reporting and 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 with 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 a team player and thrive in a diverse and international environment

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 in accordance with the agreement between DRC and the AC organization. The role is a Senior Consultant position (specialkonsulent).

This is a national position for which local terms and conditions apply (relocation or housing allowance is not offered for this role). 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


pplications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 15th October 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 Head of Financial Reporting and Compliance Bo Skifting at

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