Skip to content

Apply for this position

Apply Now

Chief Financial Officer – GOAL Global

;GOAL has responded to almost all of the world’s major humanitarian crises since its founding in 1977, working with vulnerable communities in more than 60 countries over that period of time. While GOAL continues to be an agile first-responder to humanitarian crises, it is also committed to working with vulnerable communities to help them survive crises and support them on the road to recovery.

;GOAL’s purpose is to save lives and empower communities to develop resilience and greater control over their lives and livelihoods. GOAL aims to increase the resilient wellbeing of the world’s poorest people and focuses on those who are excluded or marginalised, particularly those who are vulnerable due to socio-economic status, gender or age.

;To understand more about GOAL, view our Strategy 2025 here Our Strategy - GOAL Global

;Job purpose:;GOAL has a unique opportunity for an accomplished senior financial professional to become its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Candidates must have experience managing complex financial operations in a large organisation, and ideally in the non-profit sector, particularly in international humanitarian and development.;The CFO is responsible for all aspects of the financial operations for the organization. In addition, they have senior management responsibility for Legal. ;

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFO serves as a critical member of the Senior Management Team guiding the CEO in the development and implementation of the agency’s vision and mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide insightful and trusted advice to the CEO and senior management team on both financial and finance related business issues impacting the overall performance of the organisation.
  • Serve as a key member of the senior management in providing input to management peers regarding the financial implications of all major business decisions, as well as strategic input in shaping GOAL’s strategic objectives.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and management to the Finance Director, HQ finance team, roving Financial Controllers and oversee management of Controllers in fourteen countries.
  • Oversee the preparation, analysis, and presentation of monthly financial reports on a timely basis and report financial results and issues to the CEO, Audit and Risk Committee and the Board.
  • Provide technical finance and accounting leadership and inputs into general strategic and tactical issues impacting the business.
  • Lead the development of annual budgets for the organisation, and new/proposed programs, including the preparation of budget revisions as needed and the impact of opening or closing new fields.
  • Oversee the management of the organisation’s treasury functions including banking activities, managing foreign exchange and cash flow.
  • Serve as the agency’s primary liaison with its Statutory Auditor to ensure the annual audit is completed smoothly and in a timely manner and to ensure donor audits are managed professionally.
  • Oversee the coordination of the statutory and institutional donor audits in GOAL Ireland, UK, US, and all field operations.
  • Lead the development, implementation and continuous improvement of finance systems, initiatives and processes in HQ and fields globally.
  • Monitor changes in legal, regulatory, and administrative environments and implement changes in procedures and needed to maintain compliance while maximizing operational and financial results.
  • Review efficiency/effectiveness of the organisation, seeking approaches to lower costs as appropriate and to provide financial analysis of opportunities and risks as they arise.
  • Contribute to the development of GOAL’s strategic risk function in defining risk appetite for GOAL, foster a risk management mindset, and drive a risk thought process into the strategic and cross-functional decision making.

Behaviours (Values in practice)

  • Act as a representative of GOAL and demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children and vulnerable adults both in your private and professional lives.
  • High level capacity and demonstrated skill in setting vision, strategy and the ability to implement on a practical level.
  • Demonstrable strategic and creative leadership, management and coordination skills in a network setting.
  • High level skills for and experience in influencing, motivation, team-building and facilitation.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.

The Person

  • Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA) with minimum 10 years’ post qualification experience. MB / Masters desirable.
  • Experience in a senior leadership role in an international organization preferred.
  • Proven experience of delivering transformational change to business strategy, processes, services and systems for complex organisations
  • Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal, ability to summarise complex issues, and tailor communications to different audiences and cultures.
  • Strong resource planning experience and demonstrated ability in strategic resource allocation
  • A strong team leader who can motivate and mentor team members
  • Comfortable working with virtual teams, dispersed geographically and able to travel globally as needed
  • Ability to think, plan and act strategically

Acknowledging that GOAL is an international organisation operating in highly complex and high-risk environments, it is desirable to attract an individual who has:

  • Proven knowledge and experience of developing country contexts with previous experience of working with an international NGO
  • Project and/or Change Management Certification, PMI, PRINCE2, Prosci or equivalent.
  • Experience with or knowledge of major institutional donor regulations.
  • Additional languages (French, Spanish, or Arabic preferred).

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

Accountability within GOALA commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.

SafeguardingChildren and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

General Terms and Conditions

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.

Apply for this position

Apply Now