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Finance Manager for Design and Construction Social Enterprise [157]

C $30,000- $33, 000
Kenya

Permanent

Our partner offers architectural design and construction services with a focus on social impact projects, working with not for profits and commercial companies.

They employ local workers and engage local communities in looking at resources, culture and skills to ensure the quality of their construction. They are set up as a hybrid organisation – receiving a mixture of grant funding as well as income from fees they charge for their services.

They are seeking a Finance Manager to oversee their finance function. This is a newly created position. Earlier this year, our partner had the support of a qualified accountant who established a simple accounting system and helped ensure that they are tax compliant. The purpose of this role is to establish and maintain sound accounting & financial management systems, provide financial analysis and develop internal and external reporting tools.

Key Deliverables:

  • Oversee the day-to-day accounting for the constructions projects as well as the organisation overall
  • Ensure bookkeeping and invoicing is up-to-date, set-up and manage banking and undertake bank and cash reconciliations
  • Develop budgeting and cashflow forecasting tools
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on organisational finances and key performance indicators
  • Support the directors with business planning, fee/bid preparation and project plans
  • HR management

Person Specification:

  • A qualified accountant who is willing to take on a broad range of accounting, financial management & HR responsibilities within a small but growing organisation
  • Comfortable establishing accounting & financial management systems
  • Able to work independently
  • Strong leadership & managerial skills
  • For expatriate candidates they will provide one return flight and global health insurance

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Finance Consultant for Child Rights Organisation [162]

Day Rate c. £400- £450
Ethiopia

Contract (6.5 Weeks)

Our partner is a well-known child rights organisation, with a focus on empowering girls. Their programmes range from disaster preparedness and relief, to long-term development programmes.

They are seeking an experienced finance consultant to support them close of Phase 1 of their Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) funded programme and finalise the budgets for Phase 2 of their famine relief programme in South Sudan and Ethiopia

Key Deliverables:

  • Supporting the country teams in producing the final financial report for the first phase of the DEC project
  • Review the control framework and follow up on the recommendations of the humanitarian team visit, identify any weaknesses and make recommendations on addressing/improving these
  • Support the set-up of Phase 2 of the DEC project

Person Specification:

  • Experienced accountant within not-for-profit sector
  • Developed audit & risk assessment skills, budget development and reporting for institutional donors. Experience of this within a DEC project is desirable
  • Good communication skills and report writing skills
  • Willingness to travel to Juba and Addis Ababa

The entire project will last 6.5 weeks, with a briefing and debriefing in the UK. Our partner will cover the cost of flights, accommodation, visas, and offer an allowance of £400-£450/day. They are looking for someone to be available from the third week of August.

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

International Finance Manager for Conservation Organisation [163]

£34,000 - £38,000 DOE
UK

Permanent

Our partner is a conservation organisation, working with local communities to build sustainable livelihoods whilst protecting the natural environment. They are seeking a Finance Manager to oversee their international programmes.

The role is quite a broad-based one, and will offer the successful individual the scope to support the UK team as they look to expand their programmes, and support their international offices in building and maintaining an effective control environment, and on grant compliance and reporting.
 
Responsibilities
  • Financial accounting, including preparing month-end and annual accounting journals, preparing the consolidated charity accounts, overseeing preparation of the audit files, and working with the external auditors.
  • Management accounting, including preparing monthly management accounts, and quarterly reports.
  • Grant compliance, management & reporting
  • Business partnering with the overseas finance staff, ensuring that an effective control environment is in place, and supporting them in the financial management of grants and reporting back to donors.
  • Reviewing and redesigning processes
  • Oversee & develop local finance staff.
Person Specification
  • Qualified or part-qualified accountant, with relevant work experience.
  • Experience in financial & management accounting, specifically experience of finance process improvements.
  • Excellent communication & business partnering skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrated ability to grow a company beyond a start-up phase
  • A second European language – French or Spanish is desirable.
The role is London-based with travel overseas, and paying £34,000 - £38,000, depending on experience.
 
Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Internal Audit Consultant for NGO [161]

Day Rate c. £250- £300
Burundi

Contract (3 Weeks)

Our partner is a global organisation supporting communities worldwide in their response to HIV/AIDS. They are seeking an experienced financial consultant to undertake an internal audit & risk assessment of the accounting & financial management systems of their partners in Burundi and the DRC.

Person Specification:

  • Qualified accountant with experience working in fragile/conflict states
  • Experience of audit procedures for international not-for-profits, including planning tests and sampling methods, and risk assessments.
  • Good communication and report writing skills
  • Fluent English & French speaker

Our partner will reimburse the cost of flights, visa & accommodation and offer a day rate of £250-£300 depending on experience.

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

 

CFO for Social Enterprise [160]

$60,000 - $75,000
Zambia

Permanent

Our partner has an innovative model to support smallholder farmers and small entrepreneurs in expanding their businesses and improving their livelihoods. Established in Zambia the organisation is growing rapidly with plans to introduce their model to farmers and entrepreneurs in other African countries.

They are seeking a CFO to drive their ambition growth plans.

Key Deliverables

  • Oversee the accounting & finance functions, including treasury, forecasting and compliance
  • Establish appropriate accounting & financial management systems, and review these regularly
  • Design & implement a control framework that drives legal, tax and statutory compliance
  • Develop the company’s financial management tools & models, including budgets, cashflow forecasts, and long-range financial plans
  • Assume a leadership role in fund & capital raising initiatives, including building a relationship with local financing institutions to facilitate working capital financing
  • Oversee the development of data systems
  • Oversee & develop local finance staff

Person Specification

  • Qualified, experienced accountant
  • Demonstrated ability to grow a company beyond a start-up phase
  • Experience raising capital and maintaining investor relationships
  • Understanding of financial institution performance, including lease portfolio performance
  • Experience of working in Africa is desirable.

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest. 

Interim Finance Business Partner [159]

Day Rate c. £300- £450
London, UK

Contract (5-6 Months)

Our partner is an international foundation committed to improving the lives of children and adolescents. Working through partner organisations they are influencing programmes and outcomes in education, health & nutrition and welfare.

They are seeking an interim Finance Business Partner to work alongside the Head of Finance, taking on day-to-day accounting and financial management responsibilities and helping to define responsibilities during a period of change within the organisation. The Finance Business Partner is an important role bridging the gap between finance and programmes, overseeing grant money spend and ensuring it is done so in the pre-agreed manner and offering technical advice to the business and partners as required.

Key Deliverables:

  • Undertake due diligence on partner organisations, review grant proposals and budgets, identify financial and operational risks and make recommendations on how these might be mitigated
  • Undertake assessments and support the partners in strengthening their accounting and financial management
  • Develop appropriate reporting tools and train partner staff in their use
  • Analyse quarterly financial reports, review the progress and performance of programmes and monitor them to ensure that funds are being used for their intended purpose
  • Financial analysis of grant activity for internal reporting and for benchmarking future grant budgets

Person Specification:

  • Qualified accountant with 4-6 years PQE
  • Strong audit & risk assessment background with experience of financial analysis and reporting
  • Able to build effective relationships with people from different cultures and explain financial information to non-finance staff
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • Advanced Excel and intermediate modelling skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage a varied workload and prioritise effectively

The role is London based with 25- 30% travel to East Africa and India.

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Not for Profit Audit Senior [140]

c £43,000- £45,000
London, UK

Permanent

This Not for Profit Group has extensive experience in providing audit and advisory services. They are committed to working with Not for Profit entities both in the UK and overseas and act for a wide range of clients including INGOs, schools, charities, donor agencies, and membership organisations.

Key Deliverables

  • You will be responsible for planning, on-site running and completion of a portfolio of assignments and sometimes provide on the job training to more junior members of the team
  • Attend pre- assignment discussions with the audit team
  • Assist the audit team with the completion of planning sessions
  • Be responsible for allocating work to junior members of the audit team
  • Provide on the job training to junior members of the firm, review their work and provide feedback
  • Ensure that the work undertaken on site is in accordance with the approved plan and budget
  • Detailed assignment memorandum incorporating an appropriate analytical review
  • Clear manager and partner review points and follow up any outstanding queries
  • Respond to all client queries and concerns in an efficient and professional manner, often dealing directly with senior management

Person Specification

  • Accountancy training - audit based
  • ACCA or ACA, or equivalent, qualified
  • Proven skills in external commercial auditing
  • Proven skills in audit planning, fieldwork and file completion with accurate report writing skills
  • A keen interest in specialising in the Not for Profit sector
  • Leadership skills, with the ability to command respect at all levels.
  • Willing to travel within the UK + EU with some additional locations

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Programmes Accountant for Humanitarian Org. [158]

c. £36, 000
London, UK

Permanent

Our partner is a leading humanitarian and development organisation. Their large network responds to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.

They are seeking a programmes accountant to oversee and support the accounting, financial management and grant compliance of their programmes in Africa.

Key Deliverables:

  • Oversee financial processing, maintain the integrity of financial information and ensure country finance staff are aware of and adhere to the financial and grant framework of the organisation
  • Review accounting processes and undertake risk assessments; make and implement process improvements, monitor these and mentor staff as appropriate
  • Review and process grant agreements, grant transfers and office cashflow requests for the region
  • Maintain oversight of the programmes finances and ensure expenditure remains in line with budgets
  • Provide support to programmes teams with budget and forecast preparation and ensure donor financial reporting is accurate and delivered on time
  • Provide analysis and insight on financial performance
  • Oversee and mentor country finance staff

Person Specification

  • Experienced accountant
  • Experience of developing financial systems, strong audit and internal controls knowledge
  • Experience of budget preparation and monitoring and grant management and reporting
  • Finance business partnering experience, working with multiple stakeholders in the UK and overseas
  • Business French essential

The role is London based with a maximum of 3 months travel overseas.

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Interim International Finance Manager [157]

Day Rate c.£215
London, UK

2- 3 Months

Our partner is a well-reputed INGO working for a fairer and more inclusive treatment of all people. Their work encompasses both programmatic as well as advocacy and campaigning.

They are seeking an Interim International Finance Manager immediately available for a period of 2-3 months to oversee the day-to-day function of international operations and donor grants.

Key Deliverables:

  • Maintain oversight of the programmes finances, and ensure expenditure remains in line with budgets
  • Support regional heads with maintaining and reporting on budgets and with budget proposal development
  • Support development of systems, policies and procedures, working with the finance team to ensure that financial controls are appropriately applied
  • Ensure donor financial reporting is accurate and delivered on time
  • Oversee and mentor Regional Finance Managers

Person Specification:

  • Qualified accountant with strong technical accounting skills
  • Experience working in a complex INGO with multiple grants, and knowledge of grant compliance, management & reporting
  • Business partnering skills, ability to build effective working relationships with finance staff in the UK & regional offices
  • Quick learner, able to work independently

The role is based in London and paying a day rate of c. £215, depending on experience.

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Country Finance Manager for Humanitarian Org. [156]

c. £40,000 - £45,000
Nigeria

Contract (6 Months)

Our partner is a leading humanitarian organisation working to offer greater safety to people in conflict- affected communities and the opportunity to rebuild their lives, livelihoods and futures.

They have been working for some years in Nigeria on projects aimed at providing risk education to better understand the nature of conflict in the northern states and improve safety and security for locals and humanitarian agencies working in the region.

They are seeking a Country Finance Manager to support the senior management team and provide strategic and operational financial leadership to the programme. This is a 6 month contract with the possibility of extension (dependent on funding).

Key Deliverables:

  • Oversight of the financial & management accounting systems and processes
  • Review existing accounting procedures & controls and development of systems and tools to enhance internal controls, compliance and programme information management.
  • Develop and manage a complex grant funding proposals & reporting
  • Support the senior management team in: Developing & monitoring of annual budgets, cashflow forecasts and re-forecasts, ensuring core and programmes costs are properly allocated and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Financial oversight of programmes finance, training and mentoring of staff as required.

Person Specification:

  • Qualified accountant, with experience working in a complex INGO overseas
  • Experience in grant proposal development
  • Experience in financial planning, monitoring, forecasting and reporting
  • Experience of managing a small team

The total package including salary, relocation & other benefits ranges from £40,000 - £45,000, depending on experience.

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Operations Manager [155]

c. £1500- £2000 /month
Philippines

Contract 3- 6 Months

Our partner is a well- known and reputable conservation organisation working in the Philippines to restore and rehabilitate mangrove forests and protect smaller but equally vulnerable marine life.

They are seeking an interim operations manager for a period of 3- 6 months. This will include responsibility of operations, finance and HR functions.

Your role will include:

  • Reviewing the structure and staffing in place, and making recommendations for the future.
  • Overseeing the accounting, HR and health and safety functions, ensuring that the appropriate policies and procedures are in place in collaboration with their HQ.
  • Working with senior management staff to prepare and manage the annual budget
  • Working with the finance staff to develop reporting tools and ensure that grant compliance & reporting requirements are met.

They are looking to cover relocation (flights, accommodation, visa, and insurance) and offer a monthly salary in the region of £1500-£2000.

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Head of International Finance [146]

c. £55, 000 + relocation
Edinburgh, UK

Permanent

Our partner is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. They work to put bold solutions into action in disasters and in hardship to help people triumph over adversity and build strong communities.

They have grown rapidly both in terms of the volume of activity and complexity. The International Finance team plays a critical role in sustaining and enabling the growth of the organisation through the support it provides to both Field Teams and HQ departments. All the financial stages of grant management, from proposal development and initial budgeting, to compliance and final reporting, are managed by the International Finance team who provide this support from HQ to funded programmes globally.

They are seeking a senior finance professional, with a deep understanding of financial grant management and ideally experience in a field-based finance role, to head up the International Finance team. This is a new role that has come about due to growth and will provide strategic, vision and leadership. You will play an important role in driving efficiency and best practise, guiding and mentoring the International Finance team and ensuring strong communications and effective working with the International Programmes Division, US HQ teams and teams in the field.

Key Deliverables:

  • Set clear direction for International Finance function, effectively prioritising and organising activities and resources
  • Recognise opportunities for innovation and present ideas to senior leadership. Encourage the team to seek new ideas for best practice and efficiency
  • Present clear cases to senior leaders to secure resources and training for finance team
  • Evaluate team structure, roles and workload and assess changes as needed for increased efficiency
  • Assume overall responsibility for ensuring that financial data and reports are accurate, complete and in compliance with donor and organisational regulations related to programming
  • Ensure appropriate assistance is provided to field and HQ programme teams in developing budget proposals, reviewing financial data required for proposal submissions
  • Review and improve systems, policies, practices and processes to avoid duplication and maximise efficiency, providing input into the set-up of financial operations in field offices to comply with internal and external reporting requirements
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with field offices, resolving issues and maintaining regular contact regarding financial reporting requirements, grant regulations and training needs
  • Identify contractual risks and impact on financial results using clear communication and mitigation strategies with the wider leadership team
  • Manage, mentor and develop the International Finance team currently based in Edinburgh. Monitor individual and team performance, providing the tools and information needed to work efficiently and successfully, and solve problems
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback via regular performance reviews

Person Specification:

  • Recognised professional qualification in accounting and finance
  • Significant experience in non- profit accounting, including knowledge of rules and regulations governing the regulatory management of grants from European government agencies
  • Demonstrable experience of budget development, accounting principles, financial reporting, accounting systems, and financial administration
  • Proven leadership and mentoring skills
  • Field experience gained preferably in financial management
  • Proficiency in French, Spanish or Arabic is useful

The role will involve up to 30% travel

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Finance Business Manager [154]

c. £42,000- £45,000
London, UK

Permanent

Our partner works with smallholder farmers to pioneer techniques to boost harvests, whilst sustaining natural resources, with the aim of helping to them to feed Africa’s people.

The organisation operates in four East African countries- Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In each country they run a number of core programmes focusing on livestock, crops, fisheries, forestry and climate resilience.

They are seeking a Finance Business Manager to join their team. This extensive role covers all aspects of accounting and financial management within the organisation. The role is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to get well- rounded charity finance experience and career growth within a short period of time.

The role is London based with some overseas travel.

Key Deliverables:

  • Business partnering, both with the UK fundraising and support teams, as well as overseas finance staff
  • Producing group-wide management accounts, ensuring the clear & detailed commentary on variances is provided
  • Coordinating the annual budgeting & forecasting/re-forecasting processes
  • Control environment, overseeing the implementation of good accounting & financial management practices
  • Treasurey management
  • Year-end financial reporting and audit preparation

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

International Finance Manager [153]

c. £50, 000
London, UK

Permanent

Our partner is a well-reputed INGO working for a fairer and more inclusive treatment of all people. Their work encompasses both programmatic as well as advocacy and campaigning.

They have a well-established finance team with staff who are apt with dealing with the day-to-day accounting, grant management and compliance and reporting. The International Finance Manager role is a newly created position; our partner is seeking someone with experience to offer financial leadership and strategic oversight for both the UK as well as international programmes. It is an exciting time to join the organisation and the breadth of the role too is extensive both in terms of actual responsibilities as well as the fact that is covers their UK and international programmes.

The role is based in London with travel.

Key Deliverables:

  • Overseeing and ensuring that strong, robust financial procedures, controls and management oversight is in place
  • Working with the International & Regional FM to oversee grant management & financial compliance are adhered to, and donor and internal audits
  • Leading the budgeting & forecasting process, and global processes such as quarterly reporting
  • Providing advice and leadership, supporting business partners in mitigating risk, making financially-informed decisions and resolving any issues as they arise
  • Delivering commentary & presentations on monthly and annual results, highlighting key issues affecting financial performance
  • Undertaking analysis of new opportunities, and offering alternative scenarios to inform the decision-making process
  • Line managing & building the capacity of finance staff

Person specification:

  • Qualified accountant with strong accounting & financial management experience in a leadership role
  • Experience working with an established INGO, experience of institutional grant funding and statutory compliance
  • Business partnering experience, working with senior management to present financial information/results in a meaningful manner, looking forward at opportunities, and taking a leadership role in identifying and mitigating risks and resolving any issues as they arise
  • Staff management and development experience

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Field Auditor for Humanitarian Programmes [152]

c. £43, 000- £45, 000
London, UK

Permanent

Our partner are seeking experience, passionate individuals to conduct field- based audits of humanitarian programmes around the world.

You will spend time at the country office of a national or international programme followed by time at the field office and finally on the project site itself. The purpose of these audits is to establish that what is being said by the HQ about relief/humanitarian work being undertaken by the recipient of a fund, is actually what is happening on the ground. These broad perspectives will enable you to speak to variety of people – from HQ & field staff, to beneficiaries to understand the nature of the relief/aid they are receiving. The field auditor will be responsible for planning and executing the audit, and writing a report at the end.

Person Specification

  • A qualified or experienced auditor with a passion for international development, specifically humanitarian work.
  • Willing to travel extensively to conflict and fragile states, or states that have suffered from natural disasters.
  • Excellent report writing skills- the reports will be written in English
  • French is essential, other languages a bonus
  • Willing to travel- trips will range from 2- 5 weeks with at least 5- 6 trips a year though this is likely to be higher
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills

Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.