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Finance System Manager (Mat Cover)

Date: 31-Jan-2019

Location: Woking, UKM, GB

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.



The Opportunity

Plan International is embarking on an ambitious 2-year plan to upgrade and replace the existing ERP system to a cloud-based SaaS model. ERP based systems are core in Plan International for managing all our finances, grants, programmes and procurement activities.

The Finance System Manager is responsible for the Global ERP Financial System and BI Reporting Solutions across Plan Worldwide – for GH offices across all regions and over 50 country offices. You will lead the new ERP implementation for Finance and Grants Functions working closely with IT, being the key contributor towards global priority of ‘Becoming more plugged in: Digital and IT systems’ for Plan International. This role manages end-to-end process of system implementation, development and promotion of best practice across Global Finance – working in partnership with other areas of business functions.

Driving continuous improvements, alignment of finance business processes to optimise use of new ERP tools and to achieve operational excellence for Global Finance are the key deliverables of this role.



The Individual

To succeed in this challenging and exciting role we would ideally like you to have an accounting qualification (e.g CCAB). With strong knowledge and experience of applying financial accounting controls.


With the proven ability to engage effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels.


Demonstrable experience of leading a large-scale end-to-end ERP transformation process, as well as knowledge of ERP/SAP global implementation and business use, in a large INGO covering Finance, Grants and Programme areas.




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Type of Role: 12 Month Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)

Location: International Headquarters, Woking (approximately 25 minutes from London Waterloo)

Reports to: Director of Finance

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: Sunday 24th February


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.

We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.