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Part Time
The Netherlands
Posted 4 weeks ago

About Changing Markets

The Changing Markets Foundation was formed to accelerate and scale up solutions to sustainability challenges by leveraging the power of markets. Working in partnership with NGOs, other foundations and research organisations, we create and support campaigns that shift market share away from unsustainable products and companies and towards environmentally and socially beneficial solutions.  

To address sustainability, we need to withdraw our support for those companies that are damaging society. At the same time markets can help deliver positive change – transformational change needs companies that have environmentally and socially advanced products and values, to rapidly succeed at the expense of companies that don’t. If this occurs at sufficient scale it will drive a self-reinforcing, accelerating loop of change in global markets, defined by the most sustainability-focused companies succeeding and forcing others to follow their lead.  

The Role

Changing Markets is looking for an experienced senior finance professional to join our dynamic team and play a key role in our mission of running and winning market transformation campaigns. The Finance & Admin Director is responsible for financial management, including planning and reporting, and oversees contributions from our funding sources and provides administrative support to senior management and to the board.   

The role requires advanced proficiency in English, while knowledge of Dutch is an asset, along with deep knowledge of Dutch and EU financial laws, working knowledge of Dutch foundations legislation. Qualifications include strong financial and accounting knowledge, experience in budget management, proficiency in accounting software (we have been using Twinfield), and exceptional analytical skills, with a focus on attention to detail in compliance and reporting. Proven experience in a non-profit or foundation setting is an asset.   

Responsibilities:

  • Financial Planning/Management: Create annual and multi-year budgets in alignment with the strategic plans and objectives of the Changing Markets Foundation.Lead the development of budgets for funding applications. Oversee and manage contributions from different donors, and other alternative funding sources.Monitor cash flow and reserves, ensuring that funds are allocated and used efficiently.  
  • Financial Reporting:Prepare monthly and annual financial statements and reports for internal use and as required by Dutch and relevant EU legislation in cooperation with our external fiscal experts. Liaise with the CEO, Executive Chair and the Board in preparation of the financial reporting and budgeting activities required by the statutes and/or required by our grant agreements.   
  • Bookkeeping: Responsible for bookkeeping under the supervision of our external financial consultants/accountants, as well as tracking budgets from different grant agreements.  
  • Regulatory Compliance:Ensure compliance with applicable statutory rules according to the Dutch financial and legal regulations, as well as relevant EU and UK legislation and coordinate and facilitate internal and external audits, ensuring that all financial records are in order. Managing all matters relating to the legal and accounting aspects of the Dutch Stichting, the US Foundation, in close collaboration with a US and Dutch accounting and legal firm 
  • Provide administrative support around HR:  To work with the senior management team to ensure when employment contacts are negotiated, they meet the appropriate National legislation; to maintain a registry of all workers and contractors; to liaise with payroll and pension partners to meet legal and contractual obligations, advising on any changes. Administration of HR system (Bamboo). Occasionally supporting senior management with recruitment processes.    
  • External services: Prepare, issue and track all service agreements and all grant agreements, manage their payment, and any reporting, as required. Overview of all other contracts with external suppliers, for example website hosting, IT support, and various subscriptions.   

Person Specification

The ideal candidate would:  

  • Have excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.   
  • Be reliable, with a strong emphasis on timely and accurate planning, reporting, and grant compliance.  
  • Be open to change and potential growth in responsibilities. Changing Markets is in a transition phase where there is room for acquiring additional grants. While the aspiration is for the organization to remain agile and small, there might scope for some growth in this role.   
  • Be able to work independently and take ownership of the work.  
  • Be committed to the work of Changing Markets including its focus on tackling environmental and social issues through market-based campaigning challenging companies that are damaging to society and the environment.   

Qualifications

  • Professional Experience & relevant certification:At least 3-5 years in roles pertinent to financial services, accounting, or other closely related finance positions, complemented by relevant certification.  
  • Strong financial and accounting knowledge: including financial planning, management and reporting, experience in budget management, and proficiency in accounting software.   
  • Education background:Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, economics, business studies, or a related field. This should be complemented by relevant certifications.  
  • Languages:English – Advanced proficiency (C1 level) is a prerequisite, given that English serves as the organisation’s primary working language; Dutch is an asset.   
  • Team work & collaboration: As Changing Markets has a small team we closely collaborate and support each other’s work. We seek someone, who is hands-on, values collaboration and an open work environment, while being able to be a self-starter and work independently. Most of our current employees thrive working in small teams.  
  • Funding & grant knowledge: experience in managing funder grants and budgets in a non-profit setting is highly desirable.  

Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Hye, Mia
LocationIdeally the candidate will be based in the Netherlands, with the UK as a potential alternative location
SalaryEURO 66,000 – 74,000 annual gross salary
Contract TypePermanent contract – ideally between 60-80% or 3-4 days/week (with an adjusted pro-rated salary)
Closing Date5 May 2024

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Job Features

Job CategoryEnvironment, Hye, Mia
LocationIdeally the candidate will be based in the Netherlands, with the UK as a potential alternative location
SalaryEURO 66,000 – 74,000 annual gross salary
Contract TypePermanent contract – ideally between 60-80% or 3-4 days/week (with an adjusted pro-rated salary)
Closing Date5 May 2024

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Hye Jin
Hye Jin Zumkehr

Associate Consultant, Europe

changing-markets@oxfordhr.com