Finance Director

ITUC - International Trade Union Confederation

Finance Director

ITUC - International Trade Union Confederation

Brussels, Belgium

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the global voice of the world’s working people. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through international cooperation between trade unions, global campaigning and advocacy within the major global institutions. Its main areas of activity include the following: trade union and human rights; economy, society and the workplace; equality and non-discrimination; and international solidarity. The ITUC adheres to the principles of trade union democracy and independence. It is governed by four-yearly world congresses, a General Council and an Executive Bureau. For more information, please visit https://www.ituc-csi.org.

Job description:

  • Overall responsible for financial management and control, compliance, project finance coordination, donor relations and facilities management of a worldwide trade union organisation;
  • Lead the finance, general services and facilities management teams.

Finance (80%)

  • Ensure adherence to legal responsibilities of the organisation e.g. social security and taxation matters, accuracy of accounting and financial statements; ensure compliance with donor requirements;
  • Prepare budgets, financial documents, policies and reports for ITUC Governing Bodies, Internal and External Auditors; Prepare audited annual accounts of related associations and limited liability companies;
  • Manage financial audits and ensure compliance to applicable Belgian and International Accounting and Audit Standards; Monitor the accounts of Regional Organisations and decentralised offices;
  • Approve grant application budgets. Ensure timely reporting to donors on grant contracts;
  • Oversee the monitoring of payment of affiliation fees and prepare related decisions;
  • Ensure efficient financial management systems and reporting to align finances to the objectives of the organisation;
  • Monitor cash flows and propose sound treasury management and investment policies;
  • Ensure clear and accurate accounting of special purpose funds and earmarked funds.

Administration (10%)

  • Oversee procurement of supplies, organisation-wide services and equipment;
  • Oversee general administrative services.

Facilities management (10%)

  • Participate in the management of the International Trade Union House.

Person specification:

  • Degree in financial management, economics/accounting or equivalent relevant experience in financial management, accounting and audit, preferably in a not for profit environment;
  • Knowledge of International, Belgian and European accounting legislation;
  • Experience in international audit environment;
  • A sound knowledge of Belgian and European social security and fiscal legislation;
  • Ability to lead and be a team player in a complex multi-cultural environment;
  • Absolute discretion and an ability to operate in a democratic system of governance;
  • Skills in analytical accounting and in developing reports, management information, and application of accounting/other information software;
  • Good knowledge of English and French essential; Spanish an asset.

We offer an attractive salary and significant extra-legal benefits. We are an Equal-Opportunity employer and we encourage appropriately-qualified women, candidates from developing countries and members of minorities to apply.

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