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Systems Project Finance Analyst at Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide
Systems Project Finance Analyst
Expiry Date
25 Jun 2024
Posted on
10 Jun 2024

Our vision, our mission and our work are all defined by one goal – ending extreme poverty, whatever it takes. We believe that no-one should have to live in fear that they won't have a home to sleep in or enough food to feed their children. For over 50 years we have been working with the world's poorest people to transform their lives.

Today we are a team of over 4,400 highly skilled and dedicated professionals from 50 countries who share an exceptional depth and diversity of experience. We want committed, values driven staff to join our HQ team and are currently looking for a Systems Project Accountant to contribute to our systems upgrade project.


Concern offers in-house management and leadership courses and tailored organisation-wide learning opportunities both in-person and online. We are committed to providing our staff with the skills needed to excel in their jobs. All employees are required to undertake training in equality, diversity and inclusion; the Code of Conduct; and safeguarding, along with any other training required for the role.

Our culture is values driven and friendly. A global engagement survey conducted in 2022, responded to by 3,577 of our staff, showed that 89% of our staff would happily recommend Concern as a great place to work and 94% are proud to tell people that they work for Concern.

Our office is located in Dublin 2 and we are currently working a hybrid model (50% remote working) and offer flexi time.

The job: Working as a Systems Project Finance Analyst, you will form part of the technical finance team on the Finance and Supply Chain project.

The overall objective of the project is to migrate from a legacy finance system and manual logistics procedures to a new ERP solution that will standardise ways of working, delivering significant efficiencies as well as better information and transparency for all users.

Successful implementation of this project will require significant process and behaviour change across the organisation and will entail substantial end user training, and change enablement initiatives.

The Systems Project Finance Analyst will assist on the financial components of the test, pilot and roll out phase of the ERP solution, during which the role will work in close collaboration with other Finance and Logistics roles. For the pilot and roll out phase of the project, this position will require continuous travel to Concern programme countries to assist in the training, data migration and support to each country team as they go live.

If you join us, this is what you will do:

·      Participate in initial testing of module design outputs and provide results to the system development partner

·      Assist the wider finance team in carrying out user acceptance testing (UAT)

·      Assist in the migration of data from the current system to the new ERP

·      Provide ad-hoc analysis and support to the Project Finance Manager and wider finance team on the functionality of the new ERP system

·      Assist in the design of user manuals for training and provide guidance to relevant stakeholders (finance and non-financial users) on the use of the new system.

·      Assist in the pilot and roll out of the new system across Concern programme countries, including preparation for go live, providing training and guidance to country teams and post go live support



·      Carry out other tasks applicable to the role as required by the Project Finance Manager

·      Upholding and promoting Concern's values, including our workplace equality, diversity and inclusion values.


Skills you will bring



·      ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA accredited, or equivalent professional degree, with at least 3 years' post qualification experience

·      Proven ability and demonstrable success in application of skills and experience, preferably in a large international NGO.

·      General management experience and strong organisation and coordination skills

·      Strong interpersonal skills, ability to convey and relate ideas to others, comfortable in presenting to management and other stakeholders

·      Self-motivated and experience of planning & delegating work within a team environment

·      Computer literate with a comprehensive knowledge of MS Excel & accounting packages

·      Training & capacity building experience

·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·      Experience in process improvement

·      Willingness to travel to programme countries and spend a high proportion of time based there



·      Experience in ERP introduction, upgrade, or migration projects

·      In depth understanding of Concern's financial procedures

·      Experience working with an INGO in the developing world

·      Basic French language


You will report to the Project Finance Manager and will liaise with managers and staff across various departments, teams and country programs in Concern. You will also liaise with external consulting firms and systems development/integration partners, to help deliver a strategic programme of work.


This is a 2 year fixed term contract is based in Dublin, the salary is €54,500 - €62,286 (HQ5).

We encourage all eligible candidates, irrespective of gender, ethnicity and origin, disability, political beliefs, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status to apply to become a part of the organisation. Concern is against all forms of discrimination and unequal power relations, and is committed to promoting equality.


If this role sounds right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter. We will respond to every applicant. Please be aware we may offer positions before the closing date.


Candidates must hold a valid work visa for Ireland at the time of application

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