Director of Accounting Services

Ref: 5446

Plan International

Based at Plan International's Global Hub in Woking, UK with the opportunity for flexible working. Infrequent global travel will be required

Apply Now

Role Managed by:

George Hourmouzios

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6246


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit and Social Impact Practice

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the appointment

Closing Date: 06/12/2021

We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

At Plan International we have set ourselves an ambitious goal to transform the lives of 100 million girls over five years. We are working with local communities in more than 50 countries to ensure all children enjoy the rights to which they are entitled. Given that girls are often the most vulnerable, we place a special focus on tackling the challenges they face – such as ending child marriage, keeping them in school and helping them to speak up for themselves. To transform lives, cultures and societies, we need to be a dynamic and agile organisation that can deliver real change. Our five-year Global Strategy challenges us to transform how we work.

The Director of Accounting Services will transform our organisational capacity in financial control, compliance and customer service providing critical support to Plan’s financial governance and transparency and ensuring the successful delivery of Plan’s vision and strategy. This is an opportunity for a strategic thought leader with strong operational leadership and management skills to lead on transforming all aspects of financial accounting, statutory reporting and customer service for c.€1billion global organisation across 80 countries. Reporting to the Executive Director of Finance and IT and serving as a trusted adviser to the CEO and senior colleagues, this role is responsible for ensuring Plan’s financial sustainability, mitigating and minimising financial risks and ensuring Plan is compliant with regulatory requirements, as well as building a proactive, customer service culture. A strong business partnering approach is critical to enable this.

Plan International wishes to encourage applications from professional leaders with a breadth of financial experience within global corporations, INGOs (ideally humanitarian and development), or non-profit sectors and audit practice, ideally with experience working in multiple countries. Candidates will evidence professional accomplishments across financial strategy, accounting, and critical thinking. You will be a multi-disciplinary finance expert and be able to evidence a track record of leading business and culture transformation across an organisation. You will demonstrate good stakeholder management skills and implementation of financial accounting transformation in a large, complex and international environment. Additional Languages are advantageous. You must be a member of a recognised professional accountancy body, ideally ACA. Perhaps most importantly, you will bring a deep and demonstrable commitment to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls, as well as a strong affinity for Plan’s values and principles of feminist leadership.

If you are interested in joining an organisation that is open and accountable, strives for lasting impact, works well together, and is inclusive and empowering, then we encourage you to read more about this role by downloading further information at quoting the relevant reference number 5446.

The closing date for applications is 9am GMT on Monday 6th December 2021.

The role is based in our Global Hub in Woking, UK with the opportunity for flexible working. Infrequent global travel will be required, and the salary is commensurate with the seniority of this Grade G6 appointment. The salary for an appointed candidate will be circa £95,000 per annum.

Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance to Perrett Laver and we take this responsibility very seriously. Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerised database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in.

Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legal basis for much of our data processing activity is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website

For a conversation in confidence or access to these documents in alternative formats, please contact George Hourmouzios at

If you have comments that would support us to improve access to documentation, or our application processes more generally, please do not hesitate to contact us via