Internal Business Controller - Amsterdam

  • Added Date: Friday, 13 April 2018
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018

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The Internal Business Controller is based at the SPARK Amsterdam office and her/ his main area of responsibility is to verify compliance with internal SPARK procedures and donor requirements within the scope of the Finance & Administration as well as the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) departments of SPARK. The M&E contribution concerns the narrative reporting also the quantification of results’ data for KPI reporting. The Internal Business Controller supports the two departments in improving the quality of donor reporting and management information. She/ he is also responsible to conduct a quarterly comprehensive risk analysis for the organisation. The Internal Business Controller is hierarchically separated from the two departments and reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Assess risks corresponding to the internal controls to drive the internal control process;
  • Establish compliance awareness in the business to create an environment which reduces the risks of non- compliance;
  • Verify internal compliance with partner selection and contracting procedures in order to assure that the procedures are being followed;
  • Review the partner assessment & evaluation matrices and other documents to verify partner’s compliance with reporting requirements of SPARK;
  • Supporting and advising the Senior Finance Manager and M&E Manager to prepare management information and financial & narrative project reports for donors;
  • Controlling of budgets for SPARK’s new projects to provide advice to the BoD in the process of new project acquisition;
  • Liaise with Finance to assure that the accruals are booked correctly;
  • Check the performing of the stock- tacking controls to ensure that proper controls are in place;
  • Willingness and availability to travel to target countries to conduct occasional site visits;
  • Other ad hoc tasks and responsibilities which fit the internal business controller function.

Requirements and Skills

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Legal or related field;
  • Previous experience of working in (post) conflict areas is highly desirable;
  • Experience with internal control (5-7 years’ experience);
  • Experience with conducting training and coaching
  • Excellent verbal and written language skills in English (Written and Spoken).
  • Knowledge of Dutch, Arabic and French is a plus;
  • Knowledge of accounting software and ERP systems;
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Internet);
  • Accurate, structured and precise;
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work independently;
  • Good communication and social skills and able to work in multicultural setting;
  • High energy, pro-active and service minded;
  • Hands-on attitude and willing to help out flexibly if required;
  • Legally permitted to work in The Netherlands.

SPARK Offers

  • A challenging and exciting position in an international environment;
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.250 and € 4.250 depending on professional experience and based on a fulltime appointment of 40 hours;
  • On-the-job training opportunities.

If you are interested, please apply with your motivation letter and your CV (both in English) on and until 28 April 2018. Please, with application send to us two references (phone number and email) which we can contact in the selection process.

For questions about the vacancy, please contact Octavia Mihalcea– reference Internal Business Controller – Amsterdam.

All applications will be assessed on rolling basis; interviews can, therefore, take place before the application deadline. However, due to the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every applicant. There may be a delay between the deadline and the moment we contact selected applicants.

If you have not received a reply we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates.

This vacancy is archived.

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