Lead Finance (m/f/d)

Limited contract | Part-time | 32 hours per week | Amsterdam, The Netherlands


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on www.four-paws.org.

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for dedicated people to enrich our team.  

Your contribution will be

  • Ensuring the consolidation of the administration and the implementation, recording and reporting of the financial monthly, quarterly and annual closing in accordance with local legislation and the FOUR PAWS policy
  • Watching over budgets, identifying deviations, preparing analysis and forecasts for the director, Board and international organisation
  • Being the contact person for the external financial (salary) administration office, the accountant, local authorities, insurance companies and banks
  • Ensuring that all payment transactions are processed correctly and timely
  • Being responsible for the annual external audit, preparing the annual accounts and the financial management report
  • Guiding and optimising the processes and policies of Finance
  • Monitoring local regulations and applying them to policies, reports and the annual accounts to meet the CBF recognition criteria
  • Advising the director on further development of the financial policy
  • Settlement of legacies


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Few years of experience in a similar position
  • Experience with financial administrative processes and database systems
  • Knowledge of financial accounting, taxation and relevant legislation and regulations
  • Being well acquainted with the regulations regarding RJ650 and CBF annual reports
  • Knowledge of MS Office, with excellent skills in Excel
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English, spoken and written
  • Analytical, accurate, sincere and outcome-driven attitude
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission


Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A contract limited to 1 year, with the intention to extend
  • A salary based on the guidelines of our internal compensation scheme and the guidelines of Goede Doelen Nederland
  • 8% holiday allowance
  • 25 annual leave days (based on a full-time base/40 hours a week)
  • A good pension scheme
  • A nice workplace in Amsterdam, in a dog-friendly office that is easily accessible with local transport
  • Flexible working times with the option of partial working from home and up to several weeks of remote working


FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission.

All interested individuals are invited to submit their applications for the position. Please note that in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, having a valid work permit for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment.

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Contact us

Petra Sleven (Director)


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