Head of International Finance

London (Greater)
13 Jun 2018
26 Jun 2018
Finance & Legal
Human Rights
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of International Finance

For the past 50 years Amnesty International (AI) has brought people together to fight for human rights. To reach its growth ambitions and effectively campaign for human rights in a shifting landscape, Amnesty International requires strong financial leadership across its global movement. We are looking for a driven and energetic finance professional, based in our International Secretariat office in London, to lead the international finance function and drive excellent financial decision making across AI’s 70 national entities.

Please note interviews will take place between 10th to 13th July 2019


Based in London you will head a team of seven to deliver the International Secretariat’s international finance vision.

This includes leading our global financial reporting process, developing and delivering ambitious training and assurance plans and being a strategic business partner to our fundraising and strategy teams in order to grow the organization’s impact and income through the management of the IS income budget and grants to national entities. You will also identify and lead strategic finance change initiatives to optimise financial management across the movement.

Ultimately, this role aims to achieve excellent finance practices across the global Amnesty International movement, to improve financial decision making, maximise value for money in our work and enable human rights change.

Our finance team are award winning, please see our internet page https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/support-services/ and watch our video https://youtu.be/bmCghyDReww


You will be CCAB qualified (or international equivalent) with a degree (2:1 or above) coupled with extensive post qualification experience. 

You will have an impressive track record of results, possess strong change and project management experience in addition to experience of managing and leading staff. You will have strong financial accounting and control experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a capacity to influence people across seniority levels, functions and countries.

You will have excellent English language skills and ideally speak another language (French or Spanish), and have a fine understanding of cross-cultural differences. You will finally be competent with Microsoft office, have advanced Excel skills and knowledge and experience of finance systems.


Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the wonderful work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.  All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

For further information on our benefits, please visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/careers/benefits/


If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click ‘Apply for this Role’ below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.