Finance & Controlling Advisor (f/m)

Location: Innsbruck/Austria

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation for the global federation of SOS Children’s Villages. As a non-governmental social development organisation we help children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions through services in care, education, health and emergency relief, and we advocate for children’s rights. We work in 136 countries and territories, reaching over one million children, young people, families and caregivers each year.


The Finance & Controlling Advisor contributes to the mission of Finance & Controlling by ensuring that processes and guidelines are understood and applied successfully in her/his field of responsibility. For that purpose, guidance and trainings for International Office Regions and for National Associations (NA) may be provided by the Finance & Controlling Advisor. In addition, information and recommendations are prepared for management, legal bodies and Promoting and Supporting Associations (PSAs) for decision making. Moreover, efficiency of the Federation is constantly advanced by improving processes, guidelines and developing standards. Furthermore, the Finance & Controlling Advisor might contribute to the mission of Finance & Controlling with project and conceptual process support within the Finance & Controlling department but also federation-wide project participation.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Support the federation planning process by calculating targets, base amounts and defining frames
  • Coordinate and monitor the global SOS budgeting process
  • Ensure the linking of financial needs of programmes and available international funds
  • Coordinate the liquidity planning process and prepare monthly transfers
  • Controlling and reporting
  • Provide management and legal bodies with information for decision taking
  • Develop and update financial policies and quality standards
  • Manage projects and/or participate in projects
  • Master Degree in Economic Sciences preferably in the area financial controlling or Bachelor Degree with additional experience in Finance & Controlling
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Excellent communication skills with service-oriented mind-set
  • Very good coordination, presentation and training skills
  • Fluent in English; German, French and/or Spanish are an asset
  • Strong MS Office skills (especially MS Excel)
  • Previous experience in the area of accounting and controlling
  • Project management experience would be an advantage
  • Candidates must hold a valid Austrian working permit or a have EU citizenship
We offer
  • A diverse range of interesting tasks in a leading INGO multicultural working environment
  • As a responsible employer we provide a range of training schemes and encourage educational enhancement
  • A salary that will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed e-mail application in English to

Please note that applications will be reviewed and suitable candidates will be contacted for interviews on an ongoing basis. The position will remain open until filled.

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