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24.01.2017  16:43

Are you looking for a challenging career in an international organization and setting? Do you have leadership skills and strong competencies within accounting, financial management and business development projects? Then you might be the candidate we are looking for.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark is a global organization with representations and offices worldwide. We have a strong focus on our core tasks and on further development of our organization focusing on utilizing our competencies and new technology in an intelligent way.   

Right now we are developing our business model within accounting and financial administration, an innovative project framed by the new possibilities that the digital development opens up.

We have launched a fully-fledged finance center here at the Danish Embassy in Tallinn and we are now looking for the right candidate as head of this center.
We are looking for a top candidate with excellent accounting and leadership skills, a strong communicator who is also capable of seeing new possibilities and to be on top of rather complicated change management and business development projects in close cooperation with MFA headquarter.

The head of the virtual financial center/team will also be head of the administration at the Danish Embassy in Tallinn, where the virtual financial team is physically located. The candidate will approximately allocate working time 70/30 on the finance team (70%) and the embassy (30%).    

Tasks – Head of the Finance Center (Embassy of Denmark):
• Managing day to day operations of the Finance team referring to the ambassador in Tallinn.
• Responsible for the daily management of the team, motivating the team and for giving feedback.
• Responsible for prioritization, allocation and the ongoing and further strategic development of the Finance Center in close cooperation with MFA headquarter.
• Responsible for ongoing development of tasks for each member of the Finance team.

Tasks – head of administration at the Embassy of Denmark:
• Member of the management group as Head of Administration.

The Finance Center
The Finance Center/Team in Tallinn consists of 6 colleagues in total, including the head of the center/team. The tasks include handling the financial administration for six embassies in Europe, onboarding more embassies in the coming months, and supporting the digital payment flow for MFA Embassies in Europe and controlling of travel reimbursements for MFA worldwide.

The right candidate will have the following competencies:
• A candidate with proven leadership skills.
• Relevant education and work experience within accounting and finance administration.
• A strong communicator and a track record with business development projects.
• Dynamic, solution and quality oriented, and a good team player - outgoing and able to make new contacts to external partners.
• Experience with the Danish Government Administration, the relevant financial IT-systems and Danish in general (written and spoken Danish).
• Fluent in English (written and spoken English) is mandatory.

We offer:
• An exciting international work environment with tangible goals.
• A chance to work with competent colleagues in an international organization.
• Great possibilities for further career developing.
• 37 hour work week, 5 weeks of vacation on a 2 year contract.
• Competitive salary based on qualifications.

The head of the Finance Center Tallinn will take up position as soon as possible in 2017.

Please submit a motivation letter and CV in English marked “Application Head of VFT” to the Embassy of Denmark in Tallinn sorkel@um.dk with a copy to jacgre@um.dk no later than 10 February 2017. Only applications with motivated cover letter are taken into consideration.
Selected candidates will be asked for interviews in February/March 2017.