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Finance Transformation Manager – Maternity Contract

About Us

GOAL has responded to the world’s major humanitarian crises since its founding in 1977, working with vulnerable communities in 15 countries across the globe with a dedicated team of 3,500 personnel. 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.

Job Purpose

Reporting to GOAL’s Finance Director, the role will take a lead on key organisational projects with a heavy finance systems and processes focus. As GOAL moves into its next Organisational Strategy, key projects will be undertaken to develop the organisation from a finance systems perspective to support GOAL’s mission.

You’ll work in the team to advise, implement and deliver finance solutions to support organisation-wide decision-making, improve finance operations, and create impact within the organisation. The role will enable you to combine your finance capability with program and change management expertise to implement and embed improvements and deliver sustainable value.

Key areas of Responsibility:

  • Lead or participate in high profile projects that are related to finance systems.
  • Work closely and collaboratively across Finance and other Functions to achieve priority organisational objectives.
  • Project manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Drive a culture of innovation and change in the design and implementation of key organisational projects.
  • Implement strong change management principles in design and implementation of all key projects.
  • Support identification & selection of appropriate solutions (technical & non-technical) which deliver business process improvements, and value across the organisation.
  • Ensuring a comprehensive project specification and project scope is in place for all assigned projects.
  • Analyse and document business requirements and business process.
  • Work with business stakeholders to define their vision and requirements, then working with technical colleagues to develop and deliver the solution.
  • Work on projects which look to streamline and improve processes, identify and track benefits or implement effective business change.

The Person

ACA/CPA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified Accountant Strong Project Management Expertise, process mapping and business requirements definitionExperience working across Finance and other functions.Experience in training design and delivery.Strong technical financial systems expertiseHas successfully managed different projects and work activities at the same time and can demonstrate being able to effectively prioritise between competing demands in a tight time window.

**GOAL offers staff flexible working with our hybrid model, we require our HQ employees to work 2 days per week from our office in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, this role is offered as a 6 month maternity cover contract**


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. If you would like more information or have any special requirements or needs that would support you during the recruitment process then please contact the Recruitment team at ;;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.

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