BACKGROUND Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The International Rescue Committee Europe is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief, relocating refugees and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through over 20 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable. IRC Europe Europe is one of the fastest growing regions for the IRC and currently consists of offices in the UK, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. In addition, the IRC has a partnership with Stichting Vluchteling (SV) in the Netherlands. The work across our external facing offices in Berlin, Brussels, London and Bonn, is led and coordinated by a Europe SMT. IRC-UK was established in London in 1997 to support the organisation's global activities and particularly to diversify its donor base and be able to better advocate with European policy-makers on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment IRC-UK has grown rapidly and is now acknowledged for its high quality project management, technical expertise in governance and rights and economic recovery, and innovative thinking on early recovery and gender based violence. IRC-UK comprises approximately 120 staff. IRC-DE has grown rapidly since its inception in 2015, a direction that is expected to continue. As well as running domestic programmes and investing to raise new funds from German donors, the office is now also responsible for holding IRC's relationship with ECHO. IRC-DE comprises approx. 40 staff across 2 offices in Berlin and Bonn. Smaller offices exist in Brussels and Geneva, focused on advocacy with European institutions and technical support to programmes. An office is also due to be opened shortly in Sweden, focused on investing in private fundraising and holding IRC's relationship with SIDA. In addition to the management line to the Senior Director of Finance Europe, the role also has a technical reporting line into the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in NY Finance. The Purpose of the Role As a key business partner, the purpose of the role is to work with the SVP for Europe and the Europe SMT in achieving excellence in financial management by providing accurate and timely financial reports on financial performance, along with expert financial analytical support for investments, strategic developments and projects that deliver on strategy. It is a new role that will focus on providing financial analysis support at a pan-European level, working closely with country finance staff to develop more effective oversight of the budgets, forecasts and actuals for Europe throughout the year. You will also pursue continuous improvement in the reports, tools and processes used to monitor budgets and support management decision-making before and after the implementation of a new ERP across the region in late 2019. Key Working Relationships Report to the Senior Director of Finance & Ops Europe, with a technical reporting line to the Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in IRC's New York HQ As a business partner, provide excellent financial reporting and advice to the SVP for Europe and Europe SMT Work closely with finance teams in Europe, supporting them to provide accurate data on a timely basis Build and maintain relationships with key counterparts in IRC's New York HQ Key Accountabilities Provide financial analysis/decision support on strategic initiatives prioritised by Europe SMT; Work closely with the Senior Director of Finance Europe, lead the process to develop the pan-European annual budget and plan for approval by IRC Inc and respective country Board; Identify and analyse financial risk and sustainability as it pertains to IRC's operations in Europe, escalating issues as required; Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the accuracy, completeness and shared understanding of budget and reforecast submissions, including approved investments; Generate and analyze the monthly actual reports for staff teams in a timely manner and work with them to identify issues and opportunities versus budget; Identify and implement opportunities to leverage IRC's financial systems to improve reporting and analysis capabilities. Manage the transition to a new reporting tool for Europe teams; Provide training to new financial and Europe staff on IRC's budget policies and processes; Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Finance Europe. Qualifications Qualified accountant Min. 5 years financial planning and analysis experience; proven knowledge in complex financial analysis and budget expertise; Ability to create insight from data and analyses, with good data presentation skills and a commercial mind set Excellent communication, interpersonal, and diplomatic skills: the ability to effectively liaise with colleagues in a diverse multi-cultural environment; Solid organizational skills: the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment and the ability to apply creative problem-solving skills; Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment & independently and ability to meet unexpected demands; Advanced computer skills: MS Office with expertise in Excel. Experience with cloud-based planning tools, PowerBI and large complex ERP systems is desirable. Deadline for applications is on 9am on 3rd June 2019. Interviews will take place week commencing 10th June 2019. IRC strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination foralljobapplicantsandemployees,andweseekto ensureweachieve diversityinourworkforceregardlessofgender,race,religiousbeliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.