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International Finance Manager (32-40 hours per week)

Zeist, the Netherlands

Do you want to work together with inspired colleagues to create a world in which nature and people thrive? And help build a ‘nature positive’ impact in biodiverse priority landscapes around the world by mobilising people to act? That is what you will do when you work at WWF Netherlands (Wereld Natuur Fonds).

WWF-NL is a professional and dynamic organization with an informal working culture based in Zeist, the Netherlands. The working language is English.

The organization consists of four departments: Conservation, Engagement, Organization & Talent Development and Finance & Operations (F&O). The F&O department is responsible for the business operations of WWF-NL and consists of the Finance Unit, ICT and Legal & Compliance. The Finance Unit is responsible for the planning & control cycle of the organization, external reporting, the financial, personnel and payroll administration and the financial monitoring of the global WWF nature conservation projects. In this light, the Finance Unit at WWF-NL is looking for an


International Finance Manager (32-40 hours per week)


The International Finance Manager reports directly to the Finance Unit Head, Tanja Seydlitz.


Roles and responsibilities

As an International Finance Manager, you will work within the annual plan as drawn up by the Finance Unit Head. In it you have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • The WWF-NL organization – You support the Conservation department in financial management. This includes drawing up and analysing periodic and ad hoc financial reports and advising on the financial and tax aspects of contracting.
  • Project cycle management – You assess proposals for (inter-)national nature conservation projects with a focus on project budgets and the application of standards. You draw up project agreements, manage them and initiate payments to contract partners. You will also assess the financial progress and results of nature conservation projects.
  • Planning and control cycle – You contribute to the creation of the annual budgets, forecast and latest estimates. You identify and analyse deviations and provide input and advice for adjustments.
  • Processes and systems – You support the Conservation department in the implementation of the internal processes for nature conservation initiatives and the use of the systems.



  • You are analytical and quality-oriented;
  • You can work independently;
  • You are a self-starter, can make proposals (as well as take action) that lead to high quality products and services, and feel comfortable asking for regular feedback on your products and services;
  • You enjoy supporting direct colleagues in your team in the planning and execution of their work so that team goals are achieved efficiently;
  • You are collaborative and cooperative and find it easy to share knowledge, information and ideas on your own initiative;
  • You are customer-oriented and respond alertly to requests from the (internal) client;
  • You are result-oriented;
  • You work to the highest level of integrity and confidentiality;


WWF-NL is part of a large international network, so good mastery of the English language (both verbal and written) are necessary. Good mastery of the Dutch language is an advantage, though not a must.


Education and experience

  • Educational background in business economics or business administration
  • 3-5 years of work experience as a controller.
  • Experience with subsidies is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is an advantage in connection with possible contact with our offices in South America, but is not a must.


Core values

You recognize yourself in the core values of WWF-NL:

  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Collaboration


What do we offer?

  • An office surrounded by nature;
  • Fun colleagues and the chance to build up an international network;
  • An employment contract of 32-40 hours. Initially, a fixed-term employment contract of one year with a one-month probation period will be offered;
  • Salaries that are in line with the standard in the Dutch not for profit sector; The minimum gross salary for the International Finance Manager role is 3.477,50 EUR per month and the maximum gross salary is 5.367,95 EUR per month, depending on relevant experience;
  • Staff receive a personal budget that is made up of 8% holiday allowance and 2,08% flexible budget, and receive 6 weeks of holiday per year (based on a 40-hour contract);
  • We stimulate flexible working arrangements, the use of public transport and bike for work related travel. Employees receive an NS Business Card for 2nd class travel to and from work.


Information and procedure

If you are interested in this position, please apply by using the form below. We will close this vacancy as soon as we have found a suitable candidate.

If you have any questions about the application process, you can contact Babette Vanlancker (Recruiter) at Questions about this role can be directed to Tanja Seydlitz, Finance Unit Head via For more information about WWF-NL, you can visit our website:

We actively strive for our employees to reflect society and the international character of our organization. We therefore especially encourage candidates with backgrounds that are normally underrepresented to apply. If the successful candidate is not currently based in the Netherlands, we do expect them to relocate for this function. Before someone can start in this role, they will need to have a valid Dutch work permit.

We consider the safety and protection of our colleagues as important. We therefore ask you to complete an integrity statement and we may ask for references. A Statement of Behavior (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag) is required for all positions.

Tanja Seydlitz

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