Website Aflatoun International

Job summary

The job

Are you a seasoned financial expert with a hands-on mentality, looking for your next best opportunity to make a positive change in the world? Do you excel at translating complex financial data to clear financial management? Do you thrive in managing a multicultural team in an international organization? Then Aflatoun International is looking for you!

Job About

About Aflatoun

Aflatoun International is a non-profit organization, which offers social, financial & entrepreneurship education to children and young people worldwide, empowering them to make a positive change for a more equitable world. Aflatoun creates high-quality curricula for different age groups, which are contextualized to local needs and circumstances, and are implemented by over 300 partner organizations in 101 countries. Aflatoun’s programs inspire children to discover their talents and put them to use, to stand up for their rights and those of their communities through active learning and problem solving. They learn how to save, how to budget, and how to set up social and financial enterprises that benefit themselves, their families and their communities.


Job responsibilities

As Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) you manage and ensure the effective and efficient operation of Aflatoun International’s finance, human resource and administrative systems to support and facilitate the attainment of programmatic objectives. While working closely together with, and advising the CEO and Deputy CEO on Financial, HR and administrative matters, you manage the Finance department at Aflatoun’s office in Amsterdam.

You have a positive, optimistic, solutions-oriented and ‘hands-on’ mindset with which you carry out your responsibilities for:

Planning, budgeting and reporting (30%)

  • Coordinating and lead the development of the annual budget;

  • Making sure the finance team provides timely and accurate information;

  • Reporting to management and the board on progress against plans, spent against budget and performance against KPIs;

  • Maintaining up-to-date information on all programs through EXACT online project module system.

Financial Management (30%)

  • Reviewing and maintaining financial policies and processes and subsequently make sure that the various teams receive necessary training and coaching in the policies’ implementation and compliance;

  • Managing financial assets, planning and cash management activities;

  • Monitoring and improving the effectiveness of internal controls;

  • Funds, assets, and fiduciary integrity. You take decisions on all operational and financial transactions, disbursement of funds, and administrative arrangements including a review of all contracts;

  • Providing oversight to the accountant to support accuracy of all accounting, payroll and banking transactions and the timely submission of tax-related documentation.

  • Administration of the accounting system;

  • Developing annual financial statements and coordinating external financial audits

Human Resources and Payroll (15%)

  • Establishing and maintaining equity, transparency, and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation, and Operations of HR policies, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters applicable to the staff;

  • Reviewing HR policies on a yearly basis to ensure compliance and effectiveness;

  • Ensure timely and systematic operations of all HR benefits, entitlements, contracts renewal and termination, performance management, promotions, staff development and other HR activities;

  • In close collaboration with the deputy CEO, ensuring that performance management is implemented as per the policies and procedures in place and staff are provided with the necessary coaching, counselling, staff development and learning activities;

  • Providing ongoing strategy guidance, interpretation and technical support to management related to budget planning, staffing, organization design, change management and other HR strategy planning and development deliberations;

  • Reviewing and updating job descriptions.

Office Management, Logistics and Information & Communications Technology (10%)

  • Advising the CEO and update staff on Financial, Human Resource and Administrative policies, procedures rules and regulations;

  • Deciding on appropriate application and interpretation of administrative rules, regulations, policies and procedures;

  • Ensuring the smooth running of Aflatoun International’s ICT systems. Recommend to management on new systems and appropriate policies to ensure data security and protection.

Other responsibilities (15%)

  • Managing the Finance team (5FTE) with sound leadership and provide line management of operations staff, consultants, interns and volunteers;

  • Communicating Aflatoun’s vision and strategy, ensuring capacity development of staff;

  • Positive contribution to Management and Team discussions and the effective running of the organization;

  • Promote Aflatoun’s work on social media;

  • Perform other duties and tasks, consistent with the skills and expertise, as required in non-routine circumstances;

  • Be willing to adapt to different tasks and different cross-organisational tasks, this includes but is not limited to helping deliver Aflatoun events such as the International Conferences and staff retreats.

job requirements

Your profile

Ideally, you have:

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in relevant positions including direct responsibility for managing staff and organisational budgets;

  • University degree (master’s degree) in a relevant area such as Accounting / Finance / Business Operations;

  • Strategic Human Resource planning and management experience;

  • Able to interpret and clearly explain complex financial data to management and non-finance staff;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, English (i.e. fluency in English is a pre-requisite). Other language skills such as in Dutch, Spanish, French or German are a plus;

  • Target-driven and achievement-oriented management style;

  • Ability to and experience in working within a multicultural team;

  • Proactive outlook: hands-on can-do mentality, flexible, not a ‘nine to five approach;

  • Proven experience in managing people, building capacity, and sharing knowledge;

  • Proven experience of and ability to plan effectively at the organisational level;

  • Experience in budgeting and managing resources;

  • Excellent influencing and relationship-building skills;

  • Tenacity in seeking results and a high level of representational and negotiation skills;

  • Proficient in the use of relevant IT systems including accounting, timekeeping, and customer relationship management systems, and highly proficient in producing data analysis and reporting in excel.

It is considered an asset to the job if you have:

  • Sound knowledge of financial management & control rules and practices as applied in the Netherlands;

  • Knowledge of accounting system Exact Online, Dutch Tax and HR/Arbo rules and experience with payroll;

  • Experience with international programming and project management in an NGO setting;


Our offer

  • A dynamic and pleasant multicultural working environment;

  • An indicative gross monthly salary range of € 5.140 and €6.365 (the salary level awarded will depend on relevant work experience and educational background) and a holiday allowance;

  • Included in this salary range are contributions to pension, health insurance, and national insurance;

  • In case of relocation Aflatoun offers a visa sponsorship for a Dutch work permit.

Due to the nature of Aflatoun’s work with children around the world, specific attention is drawn towards Aflatoun’s Child Protection Policy and its Policy on the Protection of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA). These two policies are required to be signed by new employees and forms part of the employment documents related to the employment contract. The applicant commits to zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse.

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How to apply

HVFC is responsible for the recruitment. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a motivation letter and resume (including salary expectations and three references) in English via this platform. We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible as all applications will be processed and evaluated on a rolling basis.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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