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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.

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.

CFO for International Development Organisation [149]

Competitive
Flexible Europe

Part Time

Our partner works to improve the social impact of government, charity and social enterprise initiatives through rigorous research and field experiments. In addition to impact assessment, they offer other advisory services including programme design consulting, monitoring and evaluation, technical advice and scale-up support.

They are seeking CFO to help the organisation develop a strong accounting & finance function in light of its global presence and their very ambitious growth plans.

Key Deliverables:

  • Strengthen financial and accounting systems: review the accounting and financial controls, improve these and develop new systems as required
  • Strengthen the global financial reporting structures, ensuring these are appropriate bearing in mind their plans for growth
  • Oversight of budget creation and monitoring tools, and cashflow forecasts
  • Training and mentoring finance team, supporting their professional growth and development

Person Specification:

  • A qualified and experienced finance professional with 10+ years of experience in a senior finance role in a global organisation
  • Comfortable working with a growing organisation in a fluid environment to establish & strengthen systems, processes and controls, and ensure financial management is forward looking
  • Experience working in international development or not-for-profit consulting (Desirable)
  • Flexible, creative and has outstanding interpersonal and intercultural skills

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

Finance Manager for UK Charity [151]

c. £45,000 - £50,000
London, UK

Permanent

Our partner is a well-known organisation working to create a world free from poverty. They are seeking a Finance Manager to oversee their financial accounting and ensure their systems are operating in accordance with organisational procedures.

Key Deliverables

  • Oversee the accounting receivables and payables functions, and action any adjustments required for the month-end and year-end processes
  • Prepare VAT returns
  • Oversee GiftAid claims
  • Oversee payroll management and offer advice on taxes, pensions and other payroll matters
  • Manage a team of other accounting and finance professionals

Person Specification

  • A strong technical accountant with a knowledge of controls
  • Charity sector experience or a good understanding of VAT & GiftAid within this context
  • Man management experience
  • The role is based in London (no travel), paying

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

Finance Consultant for Humanitarian Organisation [150]

Day Rate
CAR

4 Weeks

Our partner is part of a consortium implementing a DfID funded grant to improve healthcare services in an environment where service provision might be non-existent. Their activities focus on disease prevention, building and maintenance of WASH facilities, and screening and treatment of malnutrition.

They are seeking an experienced financial consultant to undertake an internal audit & risk assessment of the accounting & financial management systems of all the consortium partners. To date, our partner’s Country Finance Officer, is also overseeing the financial management of the consortium project however, they feel that the programme will benefit from someone else to review their systems, make recommendations for improvement, and work alongside the Finance Officer in strengthening accounting & financial management systems.

Person Specification

  • Experience of auditing a complex grant with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience working in a conflict/ fragile state
  • Fluent French is essential

You will be based in Bangui with travel to their partner offices.

The organisation will cover the cost of flights, visa, accommodation, travel and medical insurance.

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

International Project Accountant [148]

£40,000- £42,000
London, UK

Permanent

Our partner is a leading INGO working globally and using media to help tackle poverty. They are seeking a project accountant to ensure effective control of the accounting and financial reporting processes for regional groups, partners and stakeholders.

Key Deliverables

  • Assist Project Managers in project budgeting, identifying project start-up issues and financial reporting requirements for new projects
  • Be the focal point of the gathering of overseas office monthly financial returns and produce monthly project reconciliations
  • Ensure all financial data is correctly recorded on the Finance system
  • Identify and resolve any financial issues with the Country Directors, Project Managers and/or Project Directors
  • Assist the field finance staff, Country Directors, and Project Managers with the preparation of donor reports
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc financial reports, analyses and forecasts
  • Prepare quarterly project expenditure forecasts in conjunction with Country Directors
  • Liaise with key donors on operational matters

Person Specification

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
  • Experience of management accounting in an international context
  • Experience working in international development on donor grant accounting (not essential)
  • Able to establish effective working relationships with financial and non- financial managers and staff both internally and externally
  • Knowledge of the charity sector and relevant regulatory frameworks (preferred)
  • Excellent IT skills with experience of operating computer-based financial management systems
  • Able to present detailed and complex financial information in a clear, concise and readily understandable way, using IT applications as appropriate

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

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager [147]

£35,000- £38,000
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.

The organisation has grown rapidly both in terms of the volume of activity and complexity. The breadth and impact of their programmes makes them a unique and truly rewarding place to work.

The Finance Planning and Analysis Manager is a new position, created as a result of their significant growth. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious professional to contribute significantly to the building of the finance function.

In this role you will provide a valuable contribution of forward- looking management of financial planning – forecasting, budgeting and highlighting performance issues where escalation is required to the Senior Leadership team. You will report directly to the Director of Finance and work closely with the finance department, and with the international finance teams, who manage all the financial stages of grant management, from proposal development and initial budgeting, to compliance and final reporting.

Key Deliverables

  • Lead financial planning and analysis in line with strategic vision set by senior management. Translate strategic vision into actionable work plans
  • Own and give direction to the organisations budget and planning development process
  • Develop and implement forecasting models and review performance against actuals and budget
  • Initiate, create and maintain a range of regular financial models, reports and analysis, including performance analysis and metrics reports, ensuring information is meaningful, clear and fitting for the audience it serves, and report templates and preparation of reports for Board and Senior Management
  • Analyse and optimise support cost reporting in conjunction with increasing forecast frequency
  • Provide month-end analysis, prepare Board and Committee books with commentary for Finance Director
  • Work closely with international colleagues to ensure clear communication of pertinent information, sharing of best practice and to identify more efficient ways of working
  • Act as a cross-functional business partner and make analysis and recommendations on procedures, processes and systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the finance function
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships across the organisation at all levels, particularly with Finance in the US, and with Financial Controller and Head of International Finance in Europe
  • Provide colleagues with appropriate information and resources to improve performance of the finance function and reach organisational objectives

Person Specification

  • Full or part- qualified accountant
  • Five years’ experience in an FP & A role, or equivalent
  • Strong data extraction and manipulation skills, and advanced Excel skills
  • Demonstrable analytical and report-writing skills
  • Ideally experience of working in a multi-national organisation strongly preferred 
  • Exposure to working in a matrix structure and/or a consultancy environment would be an advantage

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

Head of International Finance [146]

£40,000 - £46, 000
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.

Senior Programmes Accountant for healthcare INGO [145]

c. £43,000 - £50,000
London, UK

Permanent

Our partner is a well-reputed healthcare INGO with operations around the world. They are seeking a Senior Programmes Accountant to take on broad responsibilities assuming day-to-day responsibility for the organisation’s finance function & working with the programmes team to assess the performance of the funds.

Key Deliverables:

  • Work with programmes staff to:
    • Develop programmes budgets, monitor and analyse programme actuals, income and expenditure
    • Prepare monthly management accounts
    • Prepare the annual budget, cashflow forecast and re-forecast
  • Review accounting processes and financial processes, and ensure adequate financial management systems, processes & controls are maintained for all international programmes
  • Analyse programme financial reports, support regional teams to prepare and submit donor reports
  • Facilitate training for finance and programmes staff on understanding institutional donor grant requirements
  • Oversee programme audit preparation and liaise with auditors to respond to queries

Person Specification

  • Qualified accountant with a management accounting/financial management background, strong grant compliance and management and donor reporting experience.
  • Good communication skills & finance business partnering experience
  • Good negotiation skills

The role is London- based with travel to country offices overseas.

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

Country Finance Manager for Humanitarian Org. [144]

c £40,000- £44,000
Chad

Permanent

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 in Chad since 2004 and now plans to start a new 4 year consortium project funded by the EU. In anticipation of this funding they are looking to hire a number of staff, including a Finance Manager.

You will be based in the capital, N’Djamena, with some travel to the north of country where the programmes are being implemented.

Key Deliverables:

  • Establishing and maintaining a robust control environment
  • Developing and maintaining good accounting & financial management systems
  • Establish a framework of cooperation on financial issues with partners, national authorities
  • Grant compliance, monitoring and reporting
  • Mentoring the Finance Assistant

Person Specification:

  • Fully qualified accountant (CIMA ACCA, ACA)
  • Experience in international aid and development
  • Ability to manage, motive and train a finance team
  • Fluent French and English speaker; the work in Chad will be in French, however communication & reporting to HQ will be in English.

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

European Commission Manager [143]

£50,000 –£60,000
London, UK

Contract (9 months)

Our partners Not for Profit (NFP) team has an impressive pool of knowledge and experience to share and from which to learn. The team is led by experts with extensive experience in the sector; not only of auditing and advising large, high profile NFP entities but also governance of global international charities.

This is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in the sector to be joining their NFP team and in return for your enthusiasm to develop and learn they can offer you the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

You will carry out the audit of grants awarded to various organisations, both private companies, governmental organisations and non-governmental organisations, in various fields including humanitarian aid, civil protection, culture, research, energy etc. Approximately 100 field trips are carried out in each year. In total, each assignment will take approximately 0.5 - 2 weeks to complete with most assignments taking less than one week. You may be involved in field audit visits for assignments that are considered higher risk.

Key Deliverables

  • To manage an allocated portfolio of EC grant audit assignments
  • Efficiently manage your time to ensure your portfolio is properly serviced and work is completed in a timely manner
  • Manage all stages of the audit and advising on audit outcomes
  • Anticipate significant issues based on experience and knowledge of other grant audits and sector specific knowledge; be proactive in recommending solutions to these issues
  • Advise clients on all financial reporting issues with reference to other specialists where necessary
  • Begin to take ownership of identifying business opportunities from existing clients and support initiatives to develop new business opportunities including attending and organising network events
  • Manage audit teams and review their work; with responsibility for on the job training of more junior staff as required
  • Effective communication – both oral and written – with Partners, other Managers, Audit staff and the European Commission

Person Specification

  • ACA or ACCA, or equivalent, qualified
  • Substantial grant audit management experience
  • A keen interest in specialising in the Not For Profit and Grant Auditing sector
  • An understanding of the European Commission
  • Proven skills in managing a portfolio of assignments
  • Proven skills in managing staff
  • Substantial external commercial auditing experience
  • Leadership skills, with the ability to command respect at all levels
  • Strong technical skills and sound professional judgement
  • Languages; English written and spoken. Preferred; French or Spanish. Other Euro languages beneficial

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

Financial Accountant for INGO [139]

€44,000 + relocation allowance
Berlin, Europe

Our partner is a well-respected advocacy INGO that is holding civil organisations & governments accountable for their actions/decisions, ensuring that their powers are used for the benefit of their citizens and beneficiaries.

They are seeking a Financial Accountant to support the team during a period whilst they expand their service provision. This would be an excellent opportunity for a newly qualified auditor looking to transition into the international development sector.

Key Deliverables

  • Ensure the operational efficiency and effectiveness of all accounting procedures and perform controls on routine accounting activities
  • Support preparation of financial statements and other organisational reports
  • Support the development and implementation of process improvements and new monitoring tools
  • Finance business partnering, supporting country staff in improving accounting controls and delivery of reports

Person Specification

  • Accountant, qualified or QBE.
  • At least 3-4 years of experience in accounting, preferably with an audit firm
  • Experience with IFRS
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Strong organisational and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate financial matters to non-finance staff.
  • Fluent English, German desirable

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

European Commission Auditor [142]

£48,000 –£50,000
London, UK

Contract (6 Months)

Our partners Not for Profit (NFP) team has an impressive pool of knowledge and experience to share and from which to learn. The team is led by experts with extensive experience in the sector; not only of auditing and advising large, high profile NFP entities and governance of global international charities. 

This is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in the sector to join their NFP team.

Aim of the role

To carry out the audit of grants awarded to various organisations, both private companies, governmental organisations and non-governmental organisations, in various fields including humanitarian aid, civil protection, culture, research, energy etc. Approximately 100 field trips are carried out in each year. In total, each assignment will take approximately 0.5 - 2 weeks

You will carry out field audits in beneficiary countries, these will be primarily within the European Union and its neighbouring countries. They are seeking candidates who are able to carry 2 – 3 of these assignments per month. You will be required to travel to field locations and complete the audit process, when not on field trips you will undertake planning and completion work, including the preparation of reports to the EC.

The individual will complete audit work in the field, covering the following key areas of the beneficiary’s operations and project costs:

  • Organisation
  • Compliance
  • Internal controls
  • Accounting systems and IT
  • Cash and bank
  • Personnel
  • Travel and subsistence costs
  • Other direct costs
  • Indirect costs
  • Fixed assets
  • Procurement

Person Specification

  • ACA or ACCA, or equivalent, qualified
  • Proven skills in external auditing
  • Proven skills in audit planning, fieldwork and file completion
  • Proven skills in supervising staff
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills
  • A keen interest in specialising in the Not For Profit and Grant Auditing sector
  • Comfortable with working with a wide range of people from many different countries
  • Able to provide direction and support to assistants from other firms and countries
  • Ability to work in challenging environments
  • Ability to encourage team spirit and improve the performance of junior staff by providing clear instructions, supporting and involving team members, monitoring individual performance and providing constructive feedback
  • Languages; English written and spoken. Preferred; French or Spanish. Other Euro languages beneficial

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