Head of Finance

The Flowminder Foundation
£73893 per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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Finance & Legal
Poverty Relief
Full Time

Job Details

Head of Finance, Flowminder
Location: Stockholm, Sweden or Hampshire, UK
Start date: Immediate
Salary per annum: Up to SEK778,974.00 / £73,893
Flowminder, a global NGO, is hiring a qualified Head of Finance to lead the financial management and financial strategy for the organisation. This role is a part of the organisation’s core management and leadership team.  
The Head of Finance is accountable for all aspects of the financial management, including all financial planning and analysis; reporting to the CEO and the Board; administration and reporting of grants; payroll; purchases; statutory reporting; record management and financial aspects of operations. The position is responsible for ensuring that leadership and teams have the accurate information they need to deliver their objectives and responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner. 
This is a leadership and team role. The incumbent is required to maintain a close working relationship with operations, HR and administrative staff. Broad knowledge and experience of sector-wide best practices in each area is expected. 
Flowminder receives grants from donors and provides commercial services. The successful candidate thus needs to be able to be well acquainted with accounting, reporting, tax and regulatory aspects of both revenue sources. The foundation is registered in Stockholm County but has staff at offices in the UK and Switzerland. Clients and donors are based mostly in the US and Europe. Many projects are carried out in low and middle-income countries globally. The successful candidate therefore needs to be able to handle a diverse international financial environment. 
The Head of Finance will be responsible for a Finance Officer and a Finance Business Partner. The Head of Finance reports directly to the Executive Director. Due to a significant amount of recent growth, there are some continuous improvement projects to get involved with including: 
●       Contribute to development of business models, financial sustainability and growth through long-range financial projection and planning, maximization of income, and strong financial reporting 
●       Develop financial projections, model scenarios and provide all financial data, including quarterly reports, to support strategic and business planning processes and board reporting 
●       Ensure effective financial management by leading the development or maintenance of appropriate financial accounting processes for a multi-entity organisation, meeting statutory and organisation reporting standards and deadlines within multiple jurisdictions 
●       Support pricing of commercial services and financial negotiations 
●       Ensuring adherence of the foundation to regulations governing tax exemption 
●       Maximise revenue from consultancies, monitor and manage working capital efficiently, and ensure financial viability of projects and grant agreements 
●       Lead and advise program and project managers in drafting, reviewing and finalizing proposals in conjunction with grants, consultancies and co-operation agreements 
●       Management of the organisation’s finance team based in UK and Sweden 
●       Overseeing financial reporting to donors and clients  
• Oversee the integration of time recording mechanisms with resource management and financial processes including reporting
We are looking for: 
●       A genuine interest in, and willingness to further understand, the mission and operations of the organisation 
●       A minimum of ten years progressive post-qualified experience in accounting and financial management, preferably in a non-profit, international development environment, with at least three years in a senior manager role 
●       Master's degree, preferably in Business Administration/Finance 
●       Demonstrated minimum three years of experience in grant management 
●       Demonstrated experience in strategic business planning and review 
●       Demonstrated experience of multi-entity, multi jurisdiction accounting 
●       Demonstrated direct experience of financial reporting to the Board and tax authorities 
●       Experience with contracts and grants management, including cost recovery models and revenue management, as well as donor compliance 
●       Demonstrated experience leading, developing, and working as part of, an effective team 
●       Familiarity with ERP systems, familiarity with Xledger a strong plus 
●       European languages are a plus. Swedish, Norwegian or Danish is a very strong plus. 
●       Excellent organisational, verbal and written communication skills 
●       Resilience and flexibility are key personal attributes due to the high growth nature of the organisation 
• Excellent leadership skills and the ability to be a team player 
Deadline for applications: until filled
Please submit your cover letter and CV as a single .pdf file, with the file name containing your last name.
Your cover letter should explain how your previous experience relates to the responsibilities outlined in the job advert. Please also indicate whether you are applying for the role in Sweden or the UK, and include your eligibility to work in that location. Please include  your expected availability to start.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Other organisations may call this role Senior Finance Manager, Finance Director, Head of Accounting, Head of Accounts, Finance Manager, or Head of Financial Operations.


Our mission is to improve public health and welfare. We provide global public goods, working with partners to collect, aggregate, integrate and analyze anonymous mobile operator data, satellite and household survey data. We characterize and map vulnerable populations at risk in low- and middle-income countries.

Flowminder Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Stockholm, Sweden (reg. no. 802477-6414). Our mission is to improve public health and welfare in low- and middle-income countries. The data we provide are global public goods.

We work with governments, inter-governmental organisations and NGOs. We collect, aggregate, integrate and analyse anonymous mobile operator data, satellite and household survey data. We often work with extremely large datasets, composed of billions of data points. Our analyses enable us to map the distributions and characteristics of vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries. We help save lives by providing analyses and decision support to all relevant parties, based on our latest academic advances.

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