TdH Netherlands (based in the Hague) is seeking an Assistant Controller (32-36 hours)

About Terre des Hommes

Terre des Hommes Netherlands aims to prevent child exploitation, to remove children from exploitative situations and to ensure that these children can continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes Netherlands focuses on Sexual Exploitation of Children, the Worst Forms of Child Labour, Child Trafficking and Migration, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and on Child Protection in Humanitarian Crisis. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes Netherlands is developing and implementing projects and programmes through local partners, mainly in Asia and Africa.

Assistant Controller

The financial administration in The Hague is handled by a small team that is currently in the process of further professionalization. Within this team a vacancy arises for an Assistant Controller (m / f), who is partly responsible for the (consolidation of) different entities within the TdH group.

Objective of the function

Together with your colleagues you manage the financial administration (including the sub administrations). These sub-administrations concern the head office, the country offices and the 45 thrift stores. In addition, you ensure the correct, timely and complete the processing ofthe mutations in the administrations, you implement internal control measures on the processing ofthe data and you supervise the adequate application ofthe accounting principles (RJ640 / 650) of Terre des Hommes. The financial administration forms the basisfor compiling the (management) reports, which are prepared for internal and external purposes.

Position in the organisation

The assistant controller reports to the controller. You will be part of the Finance team.

Your tasks

Under the leadership of the Controller, you implement the planning & control cycle of “TdH NL Groep” (head office, country offices and 45 thrift stores). This includes:

  • Compiling and managing the financial reporting & accounting manuals, including signaling any bottlenecks in the work processes and making proposalsfor improvement.
  • You carry out (substantive) supervision ofthe accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the administration at the head office. You manage the financial administration.
  • Co-compiling financial reports (budget, realization,forecasts)for the TdH NL group, including implementation ofthe consolidation process.
  • Compile reportsfor external purposes based on the reporting wishes and requirements of the (external) donors.
  • You carry out (substantive) supervision ofthe accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the records and reports ofthe stores and country offices (these are conducted on location). You periodically carry out audits at the stores.
  • Contributes to the compilation of the consolidated and statutory annual financial statements of “TdH NL” together.

Knowledge and skills

  • HBO working and thinking level (completed HBO study in business administration and / or business economics).
  • Experience with conducting financial administrations and with compiling (consolidated) financial reports.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Affinity with the Terre des Hommesfield and/or knowledge ofthe organisation’s services.

What do we offer?

  • Gross monthly salary of min 2.841,- and max 3.865,- EUR per month based on a 36-hour working week (scale D) and depending on relevant years of experience and education.
  • Excellent pension
  • One year contract (32-36 hours) with a possibility of extension.

How to apply?

Please send your motivation letter and a curriculum vitae by email to no later than October 18th, 2019. For more information about this position you can contact Suzanne Kievit (Controller) on 06 - 30253847 or

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