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Regional Financial Controller


Plan International Regional Office 

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Plan is an international humanitarian, child-centered development organization, implementing development programs that promote the realization and fulfilment of children’s rights and the alleviation of child poverty.


Position:  Regional Financial Controller

Assignment duration: 1-Year Fixed Term Contract with possibility to extend

Duty station: Bangkok Office


Job Description


Regional Financial Controller (FC)



Department & Location

This is a national hire post to be based in Bangkok



Reports to (position):

Regional Finance Director

Purpose:  How does this post support Plan’s strategy and mission?

Working in 50 developing countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas, Plan aims to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalized with high quality programs that deliver long lasting benefits by increasing its income, working in partnership with others and operating effectively.


This role is based in Plan International Asia Hub (Bangkok). It is a regional role, working alongside 13 countries within Asia and with the Global Hub (based in the UK). The role assists the Regional Finance Director in implementing global and regional financial strategies which support the effective operations of the country offices and the region. Additionally, the Regional Finance Controller will be responsible in coordinating and/or providing training, guidance and support to ensure the smooth and orderly preparation of plans and budget and its input to financial systems.


Dimensions of Role:

  • Communicating deadlines and processes to 13 COs to ensure accurate and timely information is processed at a regional level.
  • The main two elements of this role are supporting countries to produce their annual budget and year end reporting
  • In addition to the annual budget and year end, the FC role includes;
  1. Business planning processes
  2. Accounting and Treasury
  3. Financial Reporting and Analysis
  4. People Management


Annual Budget:

The budget process starts in Jan and ends in April. There are 6-8 templates that every country has to fill in. This role supports the 13 countries to ensure that they understand the budget requirements and that they meet the deadlines imposed by the Global Hub. The FC will ensure that all COs are aware of deadlines and have adequate resources in place for submission dates.

Year End:

  • The FC is responsible for the co-ordination between the 13 countries and the Global Hub to ensure all schedules are completed.
  • The FC will be responsible for ensuring that the reporting figures are correct and tie back to the P&L and B/S
  • The FC will query COs for explanations for anomalies in their year-end reports


Typical Responsibilities - Key End Results of Position:

Business planning processes:

  • Support the Regional Finance Director in communicating business planning instructions and milestones within the region to include long-term planning, budgeting and quarterly forecasting
  • Review and consolidate annual budgets from COs
  • Support the COs in the analysis of corporate financial reports
  • Provide expertise in identifying system strengths and weaknesses and suggest areas of improvement


Accounting and treasury:

  • Provide guidance to COs in the preparation and input of the monthly cash flow based on countries’ forecasts
  • Endorse Country Office/Regional Office 3rd party payment requests to Global Hub Treasury
  • Keep and update bank details and bank accounts signatories for the region
  • Serve as a resource person for grants administration and resolve issues related to country grants
  • Provide technical support to country offices in the use of corporate finance systems to include SAP finance and grants modules, Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC)
  • Liaise and coordinate year end audits with external auditors, regional/country offices and Global Hub


Financial reporting and analysis:

  • Support the Regional Finance Director in the preparation and review of periodic reports such as Budget vs. Actual, quarterly Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
  • Review and ensure that regional office/country offices’ annual budget package adheres to the global instructions and budget allocations
  • Review, validate and send feedback on annual year-end pack closing schedules and reports
  • Liaise and coordinate year end audits with external auditors, regional/country offices and Global Hub


People management:

  • Develop, coach, motivate and manage high performing finance results across COs
  • Puts in place measures for implementing Child Protection Policy and creating a culture that supports Child Protection through identifying training needs, monitoring, supervision and performance management



  • Ensure that Plan’s Child Protection Policy and related procedures are adhered to in all aspects of the work

Dealing with Problems:

Able to resolve and provide valuable inputs on finance and grant-related issues of the Country offices.  Strong analytical skill is an advantage in resolving issues within and outside the regional office.  Can work with minimum supervision.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Country Finance Managers
  • Country Grants Finance Teams
  • Global Hub Finance Team
  • Global Hub Grants Finance Team
  • International Payroll Team
  • External stakeholders including National Offices, Auditors


Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Experience (3 years) in financial analysis – preferably in development or not for profit sector
  • Strong proven experience in system management, trouble shooting, and capacity building in computerised Financial Management / Accounting software / systems
  • Fluency in English required


Education/ Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Computer Science or equivalent relevant work experience.


Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Communicates clearly and effectively, appropriate to the audience
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Proficient in computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database, web-based system
  • In depth knowledge of financial systems, financial management and reporting


Physical Environment and Demands:

This position is office-based and requires minimal travels to support countries in compliance with finance reporting policies and procedures and delivery of high quality financial management reports & processes on timely basis.


Level of Contact with Children:

Level 3 – None or rare contact with children



How to apply:


Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit a motivational letter, a comprehensive CV and details of at least 3 referees via E-mail only to:


Closing date for applications:   10 February 2019



Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Child Protection Policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Contact :

ผู้จัดการโปรเจค / Project manager


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