WWF Magyarország

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Finance and Administration Manager

We are looking for a dynamic and committed seasoned professional to join as Finance and Administration Manager, lead our financials, operations and administration and support us in being a transparent, credible and reliable organisation.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the largest independent conservation organizations in the world, active in almost 100 countries. Our mission is to stop the environmental degradation in the world and build a future where humans live in harmony with nature. We’re active in over 100 countries and have over 7700 employees. 

WWF-Hungary is engaged with natural habitats of Europe-wide importance and large carnivore species, forest and freshwater conservation, sustainable development and climate change. As member of the regional organisation WWF Central and Eastern Europe, WWF-Hungary contributes to securing Europe’s great natural treasures in the Danube-Carpathian region and make people live in harmony with nature.

We are looking for a dynamic and committed seasoned professional to join as Finance and Administration Manager, lead our financials, operations and administration and support us in being a transparent, credible and reliable organisation

The jobholder will:

  • Be responsible for overall operations of WWF Hungary, including particularly financial and administrative management, human resources, risk management, governance and legal compliance;
  • Do the strategic and annual planning regarding operations, business planning and risk management;
  • Contribute to fundraising particularly with regard to ensuring effective budgeting, including co-finance and cost recovery;
  • Ensure the implementation and compliance with all financial, administrative and HR WWF standards and policies as well as local statutory regulations;
  • Ensure the compliance with legal organisational requirements, and organise the board and supervisory board meetings;
  • Ensure appropriate cash flow management;
  • Supervise accounting;
  • Be responsible for financial reporting (statutory, WWF internal and according to donor requirements);
  • Direct the preparation of audit schedules, and develop response and plan for implementing auditing recommendations;
  • Coordinate with the CEO to establish bank accounts and authorised signatories; take the lead in maintaining relations with banks on all financial matters;
  • Ensure tax declarations as necessary according to national law;
  • Ensure close monitoring of overall costs, to ensure proper spending according to agreed contracts and budget;
  • Ensure the implementation of national legal and statutory requirements for employments and contracts;
  • Supervise all administrative matters and the day-to-day running and administration of WWF Hungary; 
  • Ensure appropriate procurement operations, contractual agreements, services and other transactions necessary for the daily running;
  • Ensure the identification, monitoring and active management of significant risks that can impact WWF Hungary's operations;
  • Support the development of relevant skills among staff through coaching, mentoring and training, as relevant and appropriate.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Higher education – master's degree in the field of Accounting, Administration and Finance, Economics or related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience of working in complex and/or international organization
  • Proven track record of managing internal and external stakeholder relations to influence and drive change
  • Experience in creating strategies, work plans or performance monitoring systems
  • Experience working with or in non-governmental organization
  • Experience in EU project management and reporting

Required skills and competencies:

  • Proven people management experience and people development skills
  • Analytical skills and ability to think and plan strategically
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Coordination and organization skills
  • Leadership qualities and excellent soft skills
  • Ability to work in a team and to collaborate with charismatic personalities
  • Problem solving skills
  • Positive attitude and resilience 
  • Fluency in Hungarian and English (written and spoken)
  • Good computer skills
  • Commitment to WWF’s mission and priorities
  • Commitment to WWF behaviours in way of working: Strive for Impact, Listen Deeply, Collaborate Openly, Innovate Fearlessly

We offer:

  • the opportunity to make a difference – for Hungary and for WWF
  • challenging and fulfilling work in one of Europe’s most exciting eco-regions
  • friendly and highly professional working atmosphere in an international context
  • varying tasks and independent work style
  • a pleasant working atmosphere and great learning environment
  • a competitive salary according to NGO standards

If you are interested in joining our team, send your CV and cover letter stating your interest in this position (in English) to the attention of Mrs. Katalin Sipos at allas@wwf.hu no later than 11 June 2021. Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for follow up. 

For more information about WWF-Hungary, kindly check the website: WWF Magyarország