Financial Controller

We Effect is a development organisation founded by the Swedish cooperative movement in 1958 to support the development of democratic organisations and societies. In our international development cooperation programmes, we are applying a human rights-based approach supporting people living in poverty to secure their rights.

We Effect works in 25 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa through our regional offices in partnership with local CSO’s, farmer organisations, cooperative federations and other democratic organisations.

We Effect is now recruiting a Financial Controller. The Financial Controller is part of the Finance Unit in the Administrative Department in Stockholm. We Effect shares administrative resources and offices with our sister organisation Vi Agroforestry and some collaboration will occur.

Main responsibilities

As Financial Controller you are responsible for ensuring the quality of financial reporting, handling payment of funds to regional offices and reconciliation of the associated balance account. You are responsible for the financial statements, including documentation and coordination with auditors and certain reporting to financiers or other stakeholders. Tasks will include financial compilations, reports and analysis at various levels both in terms of budget, cost outcome and other financial reporting; coordination contact and support to the regions; and continuous bookkeeping, reconciliation and control of ledger documentations. Annual international travels to the organisations’ regional and country offices are required.

The finance system we use is iScala and it is appreciated if you have experience working with it. The position requires continues contact with colleagues and partner from different countries and your tasks will be performed in an international setting, any additional experience working in international organisations or knowledge of Spanish will be of great importance.

About you

In this position you need to be analytical, organised and structured. You enjoy working efficient towards finding the best solution and do not hesitate to develop routines to ensure the best outcome of your work. As a co-worker you are communicative and you thrive when collaborating as part of a team. In this position you will be handling confidential or sensitive information and it is important that you are able to handle this with integrity and responsibility. You are committed to follow We Effects values of respect, togetherness and transparency.

Required qualifications

  • University degree in finance management or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in qualified financial controlling.
  • Experience of financial/business support systems.
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel and good knowledge in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English.


  • Experience working in a development organisation or the non-profit sector.
  • Experience of wokring with iScala.
  • Experience working with Sida CIVSAM, EU or other international donors or institutions.
  • Oral and written communication skills in Spanish or Swedish.


Apply by uploading your CV and cover letter to Impactpool no later than 2019-09-22. Your application documents can be in either English or Swedish.

The employment is a permanent position with a six months’ probation period. Start date as soon as possible.

We Effect strive for diversity in the organisation and welcome applicants regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religious belief, or disability.

For more information

Daniela Fitger, Head of Finance,
Linn Malmborg, HR Partner,

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