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Junior and/or Senior Finance Management Specialists [179]

Chad, Malawi or Niger Africa

18 months

We are working with a top 10 accounting firm that supports DFID, the EU, CIDA and the World Bank on various audit and assurance and capacity building projects. They are at final stages of a tender for a bid that would result in an 18 month placement in a healthcare setting in Niger, Chad or Malawi.

They are seeking:

Senior Finance Management Specialists 
Their ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 8 years of accounting & financial management experience, of which at least 5 years would be in setting up, reviewing and strengthening accounting & financial management systems, controls, and writing financial procedures.
  • An internationally recognised accounting qualification.
  • Experience of fraud detection, procurement & programme management
  • Experience of working in development projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written & spoken English, and the ability to deal with a variety of stakeholders professionally and diplomatically.

Junior Finance Management Specialists
Their ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 4 years of experience in a financial, control, auditing role, with experience in reviewing and strengthening accounting & financial management systems, and writing financial procedures, including process mapping and designing risk & control matrices.
  • An internationally recognised accounting qualification
  • Strong interpersonal skills, written & spoken English, and the ability to deal with a variety of stakeholders professionally and diplomatically

If they are successful in the bid, the work will begin in January 2018. Successful applicants will have their relocation expenses covered and will receive a salary commensurate to experience.

For those applying for the roles in Niger & Chad, it is important that they speak English & French fluently.

Programmes Accountant [176]

£36-38,000
London UK

Permanent

Our partner is a recognised INGO working with smallholder farmers to improve food production and earn sustainable incomes. They are seeking a Programmes Accountant to support their group finance, and monitoring the performance of their overseas projects.

It will be an excellent opportunity for someone really looking to get well-rounded charity finance experience.

Key Deliverables

  • Supporting the Finance Manager in the production of the consolidated & individual subsidiary financial statements, and in the annual audit process.
  • Assisting with the annual budget and quarterly re-forecasting process, working with country teams in preparing project budgets and assisting with donor funding applications.
  • Preparing the monthly management accounts, reviewing monthly project financial reports, analysing cost recovery on projects and reporting on these.
  • Undertaking internal audit & assurance checks on project budgets

Person Specification

  • Part-qualified or qualified accountant
  • Excellent analytical and systems skills, including experience of using MsExcel.
  • Good communication skills, able to mentor staff and communicate financial information to non-finance staff
  • Passionate about the work of the organisation, and commitment to furthering their professional growth

This opportunity would be good for an almost qualified or recently qualified accountant looking to transition into the international development sector, or a part-qualified accountant looking for a step up in their career. This role is based in London with overseas travel.

Finance Officer for International Humanitarian Organisation [177]

£23,000 - £30,000 pro rata DOE
Oxford, UK

3 Month Contract, from Oct

Our partner, an international humanitarian organisation, are seeking an Interim Finance Officer, for a 3 month contract with a possibility for the post to turn into a permanent placement. a good first role for and individual looking to move in to the international development sector. 

A successful candidate should have management accounting or finance business partner experience. The Finance Officer will be responsible for the day to day management and maintenance of Accounts Receivable for restricted income received in-country; working with Programmes Managers to support the effective management of restricted income; support year end and annual audit process and monthly and annual reporting processes.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Preparing data for donor reporting for programmes and communications
  • Reconciling the ledger with financial reports of donors
  • Support managers with budget preparation
  • Restricted/Unrestricted Funds: monthly review of restricted fund reporting resolving anomalies, account preparation for restricted/unrestricted funds
  • Completion of donor contracts: finalising reports, ensuring contractual obligations have been met, reconciliation of funding.
  • Audit support to programmes (finance)
  • Reconciling balance sheets
Personal Specification:
  • Management Accounting or Finance Business Partnering experience
  • Provided support to budget holders
  • Strong Excel skills, and understanding of accounting softwares
  • Experience in: preparing financial reports, audit support, accounts reconciliations
  • Knowledge of charity accounting (desirable)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
The organisation are looking to recruit someone who would be available to start immediately. If you are interested in applying for this role or finding out more information please email leah@afid.org.uk.

Senior Project Auditor/ Consultant (French&/Spanish speaker) [178]

Specialist International Practice
c.£300-350 per day
Caribbean/ Haiti

Ongoing contract

Senior Project Auditor (Team Leader / Assistant Manager) French &/or Spanish speaking audit professional required to review & assess recipients of international institutional donor funding, typically NGOs, Relief organisations and Government programmes audit/assurance across region

A challenging but extremely rewarding role, key to the success of essential development programmes across the Caribbean.

Requirements: Qualified accountant & experienced audit prof.essional with the technical and social skills essential to navigate diverse stakeholders & environments. Experience of working in the Caribbean essential.

For more email CV to jobs@afid.org.uk

2 x Contract roles with Agricultural Social Enterprise [175]

$1,600/month + relocation
Kigali, Rwanda

4 - 6 Months

The organisation has grown significantly in the last couple of years, and with a high focus on programmes the finance elements of the organisation has not kept up with the pace of expansion. They are now keen to address this and ensure the finance department aligns with the organisation’s size.

The organisation has grown significantly in the last couple of years, and with a high focus on programmes the finance elements of the organisation has not kept up with the pace of expansion. They are now keen to address this and ensure the finance department aligns with the organisation’s size.

  1. External audit support

For this role, candidates with annual audit preparation (account reconciliation) experience and excellent Microsoft Excel skills would be a big plus. This role is focused on annual audit file preparation for major accounts across 9 countries in Kigali, Rwanda:

  • Build audit file support i.e. for the Global organisation for each BS account bottom up ;
  • Extract and analyse relevant data from large volume of information downloaded from our bespoke CRM application, using Excel;
  • Experience of working with virtual teams and ability to articulate requirements in a simple manner would be viewed favourably;
  • Major accounts include but are not limited to Fixed Assets; Intercompany; Staff loans and Accounts receivable;
  • Clearly document the process related to the reconciliations performed such that they can be used to upskill our team of accountants and prospective employs.
  1. Management accounting/finance operations specialist
Here they are looking for someone with management accounting or finance operation experience specifically with closing financial reports for external and internal reporting over tight deadlines. This role is focused on the organization’s periodic closing process project in Kigali, Rwanda. This will include but is not limited to:
  • Supporting the finance team to close the periods (monthly and quarterly) by performing reconciliations of the key financial statement captions;
  • Carrying out project(s) to shorten or improve the period closing time;
  • Build/ develop innovative reconciliation templates and KPIs to reduce manual processes;
  • Clearly document the process related to the reconciliations performed such that they can be used to upskill our team of accountants and prospective employs, where applicable;
  • Train the team of accountants to use templates and best practices on financial reporting.

To express your interest in either of these contract roles, please do so via the link below (Express Interest) or send your CV to jobs@afid.org.uk

Finance & Admin Manager for Community Development Charity [174]

£700 p/m + relocation (accommodation, return flight, health insurance)
Malawi

6 months min

Our partner is a community development organisation which aims to ensure ongoing health, education and financial stability for families and the wider community.

They specifically have projects in improving health education services focusing on HIV/AIDS, agriculture, forestry, micro-finance loans and schools.

The organisation is seeking a candidate who has previous senior management experience in a non-governmental organisation with high level techinical and analytical skills which will enable the person to understand fundamental financial issues and come up with solutions. The candidate would be involved in Financial Strategy, Financial Management, Internal Control Microfinance, Organisational administration and Management of Relationships.

Responsibilites:

  • Managing and coordinating medium-term financial strategy in order to deliver organisation's projects
  • Managing relationship between Malawian and UK board of trustees in terms of financial and administrative functions to support delivery of organisation's objectives
  • Line management of three staff members
  • Overseeing internal control microfinance ensuring proper controls in place within the department
  • Managing budgets and accounting processes 

Personal specification:

  • 5+ years post-qualification accounting experience experience (ACCA, CPA, CA or equivalent)
  • Senior management experience in NGO
  • Proficiency in accounting software (perferable Quickbooks)
  • Strong financial accounting knowledge and skills
  • High level technical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Confidence in dealing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good knowledge of financial operations within NGOs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

The organisation are interviewing on a rolling basis, and therefore if you are interested,  we request you submit your application (via Express Interest below) at your earliest convenience so we can share your CV with them.  

Finance Manager for clean energy organisation [173]

€5000 p/m + benefits
Nairobi, Kenya

Permanent

Our partner is a solar energy equipment organisation which offers affordable, high-quality biogas systems for household use. 

They are looking to recruit a Finance Manager to coordinate financial activities within Kenya and Tanzania. The candidate should have at least 10 years of experience in a busy accounting organisation, will be responsible for the overall financial operations of the company across East Africa and will be reporting to the Chief Operations Officer.

Responsibilites: 

  • Overseeing effective financial reporting including the preparation of monthly & quarterly reports on the progression of projects
  • Managing finances in terms of bookkeeping, financial accounting & reporting as well as the processing and approving of project payment vouchers
  • Developing weekly, monthly and quarterly cash flow planning 
  • Driving donor-funded projects and programmes by working with project managers to improve reporting structures of donor and project implementation
  • Preparation of annual accounts
  • Strengthening inspecting and evaluation procedures

 Personal specification:

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or any other Business related course
  • 10+ years of experience in busy accounting organisation
  • 5+ years excellent experience in Accounting & Auditing skills
  • Experience working with Accounting software Tally or any other ERP
  • Experience with process optimization (finance and operational)
  • Basic and/or professional understanding of Kiswahili
  • Desired: Experience working in African countries, specifically Kenya

The organisation are interviewing on a rolling basis, and therefore if you are interested,  we request you submit your application (via Express Interest below) at your earliest convenience so we can share your CV with them.  

Interim Programmes Finance Officer for Peacebuilding Org [172]

£33,000 pro rata
London, UK

3 Month Contract, from Oct

An international NGO supporting grassroots organisations in conflict areas with various programmes that seek to promote peacebuilding. They are seeking an Interim Programmes Finance Officer to support them for three months from October.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that their overseas partners’ finances are well managed, reporting is up to standard and provide advice and training to the finance staff of the partners where necessary.

Role Specification
  • Reviewing and scrutinising reports submitted by overseas partners
  • Providing distance support where necessary to ensure that finances are well managed.
  • Commissioning audits for partners
  • Arranging training for finance staff at the partner organisations
  • Preparing and reviewing partners’ budgets
Personal Specification
  • Qualified accountant
  • Excellent Excel proficiency
  • Experience of working with organisations in the Global South
The organisation are looking for a candidate to start at the beginning of October and therefore if you are interested,  we request you submit your application (via Express Interest below) at your earliest convenience so we can share your CV with them. 

Finance Manager, Africa for International Health Organisation [171]

£38,000 - £42,000, 30% travel
London, UK

Permanent

This organisation works in partnership with communities, healthcare practitioners and governments to secure access to effective medical services for groups most at risk of communicable diseases.

They are looking to recruit a Finance Support Manager to support the African countries in preparing budgets, donor reports and maintaining clean accounting records. The role will be reporting directly to the CFO, and the focus is on capacity building of the local staff. It is London-based with 30% travel to African offices.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the accounting & finance function for African country offices, including reviewing forecasts, and analysing management accounts
  • Drive improvements of appropriate budget and reporting softwares, and financial management
  • Oversee and develop capacity of finance staff in country offices
  • Grant compliance, management & reporting
  • Ensure Country Offices are completing month-end check checklists are completed on time, and any issues are raised with the CFO
  • Support auditing of programmes, implementing recommendations for changes to policies and processes
  • Provide line management support to the Country Finance Managers of the region, delegate tasks where necessary, and ensure that service provision is efficient
 
Personal Specification
  • Qualified accountant: ACA or CIMA
  • Strong technical accounting skills, analytical skills and reporting experience
  • Strong IT proficiency
  • Experience of working internationally, or supporting country offices
  • Developing and implementing financial reporting systems
  • Experience of training staff,
  • French or Portuguese language skills would be desirable
The organisation are interviewing on a rolling basis, and therefore if you are interested,  we request you submit your application (via Express Interest below) at your earliest convenience so we can share your CV with them.  

Various Roles / Levels with Agricultural Social Enterprise [168]

Salary dependent on role / experience
Kenya or Rwanda

Permanent

Our partner is a social enterprise who provide small holder farmers in East Africa with services that aim to increase their agricultural productivity. The services are available at an accessible distance and include agricultural training and seed distribution.
 

The organisation has grown significantly in the last couple of years, and with a high focus on programmes the finance elements of the organisation has not kept up with the pace of expansion. They are now keen to address this and ensure the finance department aligns with the organisation’s size.
 
There are several opportunities available within the organisation that range from junior to senior. Depending on your role you will be based in one of several locations- rural Burundi, rural Tanzania, Nairobi Kenya or Kigali Rwanda. The roles would be suitable for candidates who would fit the following profiles / experience:
  • Internal audit (senior)
  • Management accountant / financial analyst  
  • Working on an advisory level with senior leadership to report on capital usage
  • Management and grant reporting experience
  • Tax and compliance knowledge
  • Using financial data analysis to determine strategy 
  • Budgeting and budget analysis experience
  • Leadership experience
  • French speaker (desirable for some roles)
  • Experience with SAP Business One (beneficial for some roles)
Contact jobs@afid.org.uk to find out more about this role and to express your interest.

Director of Finance for Clean Energy Social Enterprise [170]

$70,000
Nairobi, Kenya

Permanent

Our partner is a clean-energy social enterprise. They are seeking a Director of Finance to join their senior management team to support the organisation in its ambitious growth plans.

Responsibilities
  • Oversee the accounting & finance functions, including treasury, forecasting and compliance.
  • Ensure that the control framework drives legal, tax and statutory compliance
  • Create appropriate reporting formats, and review month-end reporting.
  • Assist in formulating the company’s growth strategy, and finance & tax strategies.
  • Develop the company’s financial management tools & models, including budgets, cashflow forecasts, and long-range financial plans.
  • Assume a leadership role in ensuring the company has an appropriate capital structure, maintain relationships with national and international donors & lenders, and lead on fund & capital raising initiatives.
Person Specification
  • Qualified, experienced accountant
  • Demonstrated ability to grow a company beyond a start-up phase
  • Experience raising capital and maintaining investor relationships
  • Experience of working in Africa is desirable.
  • Mission-driven
Their ideal candidate will be a finance professional with 5-10 years’ experience in operational finance, team management, cashflow/treasury, fundraising (equity/debt/capital), and grant management & compliance. They would like at least half of this experience to be outside of Africa, and half within a frontier market, preferably in Africa.
 
The role is paying $70,000; top management usually also have stock options, though these will be made available after a certain period of service in the company. They will cover the cost of one return flight & the permit.

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.

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. £3250 - £350
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.

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.