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Maria Andersson
Finance Director , Childfund
Ängelholm, Sweden
I have extensive experience of international work in Financial Management, Internal controls, Donor Compliance, Audits, Donor Financial Reports and HR Management.During my last position As Finance & Admin Manager in the Gambia & Senegal the country program doubled in size and complexity in terms of donors and requirements.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
Professional Experience:
Financial Management expertise within International NGOs. Provide high -
quality financial management of all operations and responsible for
financial reporting to donors, headquarter and management. This includes ensuring accurate and timely cash management, ensuring that financial practices meet required standards, and managing external audit processes and donor compliance
and financial reports (EU, ECOWAS,
ECHO, USAID, SIDA etc.)

Manage the day-to-day operation of the office and remotely manage other field offices.This involves monitor budget process, financial planning,
line managing all finance a
nd support staff and ensuring that effective operating and governance systems and polices are in place and adhered to.
Education:
Master of Science in Business Studies and Economics, Växjö University,
Major Subject: Economics

Bachelor of Science in Business Studies and Economics,Växjö University, Sweden
Major Subjects:Economics and Finance

Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan
Major Subjects: Spoken
Japanese, Reading and Writing Japanese,
Economics, Business Administration, Marketing,
Law, Culture
Affiliations and Achievements:
Reference from my Director Tony Jansen, United Purpose.
Maria thrived in a complex working environment with different challenges from donors,
various HR issues, external threats to the program with finance implications, managing
gaps in core cost recovery. Maria was able to work with relevant staff under her supervision and the country director to successfully navigate and resolve each of them. She worked very well in a cross cultural context with the right balance of friendship and respect while holding team members to their responsibilities. She left the country program and its finance and administration systems in a strong position for the future.
I do not hesitate to recommend Maria for future employment that requires strong financial analysis and oversight skills, working in a developing country or headquarters context, and that requires a flexible, problem solving orientation and team based approach.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Swedish
    Nationality:
    Sweden
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