Global Director of Financial Control - Interim

United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)

This vacancy is now closed

Description

About Us

MSI Reproductive Choices is one of the world’s leading providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare. We believe that everyone should have the right to choose. From contraception to safe abortion and life-saving post-abortion care, we are committed to delivering compassionate, affordable, high-quality services for all.

Today, our organisation has over 9,000 team members working in 37 countries across the world. Our success lies in the fact that MSI teams are locally led, entrepreneurial and results-driven, and are passionate about delivering high quality, client-centered care in their own communities. As a social business, we focus on sustainable delivery, efficiency, and funding models that are built to last, so that the women and girls we serve today will have a choice in the future too.

We know that access to reproductive choice is life changing. For some, it can mean the ability to complete an education or start a career. For others, it means being able to look after the family they already have. For everyone, it means the freedom to decide their own future, creating a fairer, more equal world. 

About the Role

The Global Director of Financial Control (formerly Global Financial Controller) is an active member of MSI’s Senior Leadership Team, and is expected to contribute to the culture, strategy and development of the organisation. This role works closely with the CFO in the delivery of the organisation’s financial objectives, and oversees the management of the group’s Strategic Risk Register. The Global Director of Financial Control attends the group Audit Committee and Finance Committee.

The Global Director of Financial Control leads the Global Accounting Team, which comprises approximately 25 team members.

The Global Accounting Team responsibilities include:

  • Group financial reporting and consolidation, including group management accounts, global balance sheet oversight, the group statutory accounts and statutory audit
  • Donor finance business partnering, proposal support, decision support and reporting
  • Global Support Office management accounting and financial shared services
  • Global financial control, including setting global financial policies and managing Group Treasury
  • Finance Transformation support including process improvement and training

The Global Director of Financial Control is responsible for the group’s external financial reporting, internal financial policies and the group’s financial control framework. MSI is a large and complex group, comprising approximately 80 different entities (a mixture of branches, subsidiaries, NGOs and other controlled organisations) based in 38 countries around the globe. The parent company is a UK company, limited by guarantee, and has both UK corporate and charity filing requirements. In addition, the group receives donor funding from governmental and private donors. The Group Financial Controller will ensure that MSI complies with all relevant filing requirements in the UK and for global donors.

The role provides leadership to the UK and global function in ensuring that MSI’s financial policies are robust and are kept up-to-date with the changing requirements of UK and donor reporting. The Global Director of Financial Control will liaise with Regional Finance Directors and Country Finance Directors to ensure that subsidiary entities comply with group financial policy and reporting requirements. MSI produces full monthly management accounts and the Global Director of Financial Control has a key responsibility to ensure that these are robust and produced in accordance with reporting deadlines and comply with group reporting policies. The Global Director of Financial Control will work with the financial systems team on the identification, development and implementation of financial reporting and analysis systems, across the MSI group.

Finally, and inevitably for such a senior role, there will be other ad hoc requirements relating to the finances of the MSI group.

We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • Ability to work in a diverse and inclusive environment, respecting and collaborating with all individuals equally, and with a commitment to overcome bias and prejudice
  • Ability to motivate and manage a team to excel
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas simply
  • Ability to collaborate and network cross functionally
  • Negotiation skills
  • Pro-active problem solving
  • High levels of numeracy
  • Analytical approach to information gathering and dissemination
  • Attention to detail

To perform this role, it is essential that you have the following experience

  • Accounting qualification or certification (possible certifications include ACCA, ACA, ACMA, CIMA, CA, CPA, etc.)
  • Familiar with GAAP (both UK and US) and IFRS, including latest developments (FRS 102); evidenced by formal training.
  • Experience as a group controller in a multinational UK-based group
  • Familiar with strategic risk management
  • Extensive supervisory experience managing teams of at least ten people across all the finance and accounting functions
  • Experience building finance functions, policies, procedures and systems during periods of transformation and change
  • Experience in multi-currency reporting and accounting
  • Experience of working in an international donor-funded charity
  • Familiar with commercial accounting and financial management
  • Familiar with the requirements of UK Charity SORP 2015
  • Familiar with a variety of accounting systems and reporting software

About you

At MSI we are unapologetically pro-choice. We believe that every woman has the right to make choices about her own body and her own future. As one of the world’s leading providers of contraception and safe abortion care, we give women the means to do so.  We provide high-quality contraception, safe abortion and post-abortion care services, and work with advocacy to create an enabling environment for safe access for all.  All our team members are working together towards our vision that no abortion will be unsafe by 2030. It is essential that all team members at MSI share this vision with us, whatever their role within the organisation. Because when a woman can determine her own future, she can contribute to creating a better, more sustainable future for everyone.

We recruit talented, dynamic people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all united by a belief in our mission and a focus on delivering measurable results. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a fully inclusive workplace, where everyone feels able to participate and contribute meaningfully. You must be open-minded, curious, resilient, and solutions-oriented, and be committed to promoting equality, and safeguarding the welfare of team members and clients alike.

For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

Location: London Support Office (hybrid working).

Full-time: 35 hours a week, Monday to Friday (UK contracted hours)

Contract type: Fixed term contract/interim (3 months with possibility of extension)

Salary band: BG13

Salary: £82,800 - £108,400 per annum depending on experience. Discretionary bonus + benefits.

Closing date: 14th February 2024 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal employees applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.


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