Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is seeking a multifaceted new team member who will play a pivotal role in managing the financial and administrative backbone making it possible to continuously accelerate the fashion industry towards more environmentally and socially sustainable and circular systems.

Location: Copenhagen
Start date: As soon as possible, latest 1 August 2024
Contract: Permanent, Full-time

About the role

We are looking for a skilled and experienced Controller to meticulously oversee and manage all financial aspects related to our ongoing work as a non-profit multi-stakeholder initiative, ensuring accuracy and integrity of our financial reporting as well as strategic alignment with the organisation’s financial activities and impact related objectives.

The Controller will play a key role in managing all aspects of accounting, financial planning, and analysis and involves collaborating closely with all teams to optimize costs, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis, ultimately contributing to the financial health and success of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

Referring directly to the COO, the right candidate will:

  • Manage day-to-day accounting activities, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and general ledger functions.
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial planning and reporting in accordance with company policies and expectations from the Board our Directors.
  • Develop and maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Analyze financial data and provide insights to support decision-making by executive management.
  • Coordinate and oversee external audits and tax filings.

Bookkeeping, monthly reports and payroll services are currently provided by EY and depending on qualifications the Controller will work with the CEO to find the right division of labour going forward and which service provider(s) to engage with to sufficiently deliver on responsibilities.

Key qualifications and skills

The ideal candidate has:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience within accounting or finance
  • Previous experience in controlling/payroll management is highly desirable
  • Proficiency in Excel, accounting and HR information systems (current systems/platforms include Economic, Zenegy, CorpayOne and Pleo)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments
  • A “Yes We Can” mentality, optimistic, independent and problem-solving attitude
  • Passion for and understanding of the fashion industry, sustainability and circularity
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing) – additional languages are a plus


If you are a results-oriented finance professional looking for an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the intersection between fashion and sustainability, we invite you to apply for the controller position now.

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About Global Fashion Agenda

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to drive impact. With the vision of a net positive fashion industry, it accelerates action by mobilising, inspiring and educating all stakeholders.

The organisation has been leading the movement since 2009 and presents the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit in core fashion regions around the world. GFA influences policy through its advocacy efforts including the Global Textiles Policy Forum, publishes thought leadership including The GFA Monitor,  Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate, implements impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership and the Global Circular Fashion Forum, presents educational guidance through the GFA Academy, and connects companies with solutions through the Innovation Forum,

Working in partnership with a wide ecosystem of companies and organisations across the value chain, GFA spearheads the fashion industry’s journey towards a more sustainable future. Through its work, GFA reaches thousands of stakeholders including brands, innovators, NGOs, policy makers, manufacturers, investors and more.

Our company values are empowerment, fellowship and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic. GFA is an international team of 25-30 people with its headquarters in Copenhagen, and with team members currently working from cities across Europe, USA and in Bangladesh and English as the office language. We embrace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all applicants regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.