Reporting and Project Controller

Datum 24 apr. 2020
Vervaldatum 13 jun. 2020
Aantal uren 36-40
Plaats The Hague
Betaald Ja
Organisatie Terre des Hommes

Terre des Hommes Netherlands aims to prevent child exploitation, to remove children from exploitative situations and to ensure that these children can continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses on the Sexual Exploitation of Children, the Worst Forms of Child Labour, Child Trafficking and Migration, Child Abuse, and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crises. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes Netherlands is developing and implementing projects and programmes, mainly  through local partners, in Asia and Africa and increasingly also in Europe.

TdH Netherlands (based in the Hague) is seeking a Reporting and Project Controller. The Controller will be part of the Finance team and reporting to the Head of Finance and ICT. The Reporting and Project Controller assists the leadership team of Terre des Hommes in controlling the finance performance of the organisation and projects. The reporting control part of the function is concerned with the planning and control cycle within the organisation, which consists of monthly management and project performance analysis, cost allocations, analytical reports, annual and multi-year planning and investment analysis. Another important task is to budget and monitor grant expenditure and create reports for (back)donors like governments and foundations. The function is a new role and will - consist of  significant improvement and set up of existing KPI and financial analysis reports, while supporting management and staff of different levels in a transformation process in using and applying this analysis.

The function
In the position of Reporting and Project Controller you will be responsible for supporting management in directing the organisation and its project execution.
The following activities belong to the position:

  • Perform financial analysis, monitor current (project) performance and provide explanations on performance development versus budget and last year based on business and functional developments;
  • Preparation of (project)budgets and forecasts;
  • Working with different levels of management to create insight and understanding on fundraising, grant management cycle and project expenditure;
  • Review of investment projects and monitoring investment and organisational transformation programs;
  • Support management on strategic planning including creating multi-year (project) forecasts.
  • Creating and reporting key performance indicator reports for different functional fields
  • Making financial, project and KPI reports available for different management levels via Google Analytics and/ or our project management system PRIMAS;
  • Create reports on grant expenditure on project outcomes for donors like governments and foundations;
  • Set guidelines, processes and select tools for project cost control by project and finance officers in our project countries in Africa, Asia and Europe.
  • Consider how the economic implications of factors such as natural disasters, weather, wars, etc. might affect the performance of partners, NGO’s and TdH’s project investments

Hierarchical links and organisation:
You report to the Head of Finance and ICT of Terre des Hommes Netherlands, who is reporting to the CEO. The role has one direct report and 3 direct peers within the department Finance, ICT and PME/ PBO (Project Measurement & Evaluation, Project Back Office). The role interacts with 2 regional finance officers and around 10 country finance officers; In order to explain financial (project) results and ensure correct donor reporting the role will need to interact with general and project management in all countries. Additionally there will be frequent interaction with the leadership team.

Functie-eisen en profiel
As Reporting and Project Controller, the following job requirements apply:

  • At least a bachelor-degree in Business Administration, Business Economics or similar. A master-degree is preferred;
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in a similar function;
  • Good communication and counselling skills at different levels as well as a good fluency of the English language;
  • Experience with working in a multinational project oriented organisation active in Africa and Asia, preferably with a NGO organisation;
  • Experience with financial management of grants of governments, institutions and private foundations;.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Excel/ Google Sheets and ERP/ Accounting/ CRM systems (like Exakt Online, Salesforce etc);
  • Competences: strong analytical skills, helicopter view, hands-on and result oriented, strong in planning and organizing, accurate driven, proactive, ability to handle reporting under tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to travel to African and Asian countries 2 - 4 times/ year.

Ons aanbod

  • Terre des Hommes  offers a challenging role, within an internationally oriented NGO.
  • The suitable candidate for this vacancy may expect a competitive salary and pension package.

Informeren en solliciteren
The recruitment & selection process for this position has been outsourced to Michael Page. For more information, please contact Sheling Goh on 06 22 96 90 32 or '