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Interim Finance Director #873

c. £450-475 per day
Hybrid, South West, UK

6 month FTC

Our partner is a leading development organisation. They are seeking an Interim Finance Director to offer key support during a period of change. The interim role will have some key focuses, alongside supporting in ensuring smooth running of the finance function:
 

  • Evaluating the skillset of the finance function; they are seeking the successful candidate to undertake a structure review, assess the skillset of the team, and work with a key member of the senior leadership team to create a new structure and ensure that it works well.
  • Review and strengthen their processes and controls. Specifically, they need support around establishing proper reporting tools, covering the production of management accounts & cashflow forecasting. These challenges have always been there, but were only brought to their attention during an audit.
  • They have implemented a new system and have been going through processes to embed it ensuring that all the finance team are using it. The current Head of Finance has gone through most of the transition, however, it is anticipated that some more work will be needed to fully embed the software.

 

Requirements

  • Qualified senior accounting/finance professional with experience in working through period of change within an organisation; specifically experience of reviewing & strengthening controls, processes, leading on creating reporting tools, and in systems implementation.
  • Strong influencing, negotiating skills.
  • Able to manage a varied workload.

They are seeking someone able to make a 6 month commitment. This is part-time contract, with the individual working 3-4 days/week. Due the scope of the projects, specifically, the evaluation of skillset of the finance staff, they would like someone to be in the office at least 2 days/week. They know this is a big ask and are willing to offer a higher day rateto compensate. This role is only open to candidates with the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.

Group Financial Controller #872

c. £85,000 depending on qualification and experience
Hybrid, UK

Permanent

We are looking to recruit an experienced Group Financial Controller; the successful candidate is expected to be a strong number two within quite a large and complex finance function. This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in a career in international development finance.
 

Responsibilities

  • This role will oversee the core finance function, covering AP, AR, group reporting, tax and treasury functions.
  • Lead on month-end management accounts and group reporting
  • Lead in the preparation of the annual budget
  • Managing cash and cashflow, including cashflow forecasting.
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for the UK, and reviewing statutory accounts produced in overseas country offices, ensuring that these are legally compliant.
  • Lead in the annual audit for the UK and country offices.
  • Work with the senior leadership on driving improvements within the organisational processes, controls and systems.
  • Managerial responsibilities for a number of direct and indirect reports.

Requirements

  • Qualified accountant with experience of working in an international group finance function, and covering management accounting & reporting, financial accounting and audit. Experience of this within an international development organisation is preferred, not essential.
  • Dynamic individual, with experience of driving improvements with a group finance function.
  • Strong business partnering and influencing skills.
  • Strong IT and systems skills, including advanced MSExcel. Familiarity with using MSDynamics is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience in managing a team, and building a strong team culture.

This role offers hybrid working with the successful individual expected to be in the office 2 days/week; more time in the office might be required during busier periods. This role is only open to candidates based in the UK, and with the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.

Interim Finance Manager #869

c. £50,000 - £55,000
Hybrid, London UK

4-6 month FTC

Our partner is an international humanitarian organisation. They are seeking an all-round, hands on Interim Finance Manager to join their close-knit finance team. 
 

Responsibilities

  • Lead on the production of the monthly management accounts, undertake financial analysis including budget versus actual analysis, and other analysis to support decision making.
  • Lead on coordinating the budgeting and budget revisions; and producing financial reports for the board.
  • Preparation of year-end accounts, and in the preparation of the annual audit.
  • Support the Finance Officers on accounts payable, preparation and posting of month-end journals.
  • Manage the performance and career growth of the Finance Officers.
  • Prepare and file VAT returns.
  • Prepare monthly payroll, undertake payroll reconciliations and ensure the relevant tax and compliance requirements are met.

Requirements

  • Qualified accountant with demonstrable experience in an all aspects of accounting, financial management, analysis and compliance. Some accomplished, but willing to be hands on, taking over tasks of the Finance Officers
  • Strong manager, able to create a positive work culture, and support and mentor the Finance Officers.
  • Strong business partner with excellent interpersonal skills, able to work and communicate effectively with the board, SMT, finance and non-finance staff.
  • Able to manage a varied workload.
  • Advanced MSExcel and systems skills.

This is 4-6 month contract, with an immediate start preferred. This is hybrid role with the individual expected to be in the office 1 day/week in London. This role is only open to candidates with the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.

Director, Finance and Operations [#LMH1]

$90,000 to $118,000
Sierra Leone, Africa

Contract

Are you a strategic-minded, analytical leader well-versed in USAID Finance and Operations? If so, you may be our future Director, Finance and Operations for the USAID-funded Strengthening Integrated Health Services (SIHSA) Activity.

Last Mile Health is seeking a Director of Finance and Operations for an expected 5-year, estimated $25-$49 million Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) project in Sierra Leone. The USAID-funded Strengthening Integrated Health Systems Activity (SIHSA) aims to achieve the following three key objectives: 1) improve the quality of family planning, maternal newborn child and adolescent health, and malaria services sustainably; 2) promote the adoption of crucial health behaviors, and 3) strengthen the stewardship and governance of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, both at central and district levels, so it is better prepared to plan, budget, allocate resources, and monitor health programs.

The Director will be a strategic-thinking, analytical, and USAID-versed Finance & Operations senior leader committed to ensuring best practices in compliance across a large portfolio. We are looking for an incumbent with experience in USAID relationship management, large portfolio financial assurance, large complex grants administration, and a pedigree in single-entity and consortium structure compliance processes.

The successful candidate will report to the Chief of Party (CoP) and provide inputs in annual strategic planning, day-to-day operational integrity, periodic financial analysis and reporting, administrative standards maintenance, adherence to in-country labor laws, supply chain processes, with backstopping responsibility to identify, track, manage, and maintain high-quality country office operations and build partner's compliance processes and systems.

This position is project funded, located in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and is open to both Sierra Leonean Nationals and International Candidates. This position will be hired on a fixed term contract and is contingent upon a successful award.

What You'll Do

Donor reporting, grants regulations, and contracts management

  • Lead the drafting, review, submission, and feedback processes involved in all USAID finance cycles.
  • Provide support to program implementation teams on donor standards and requirements for key submissions.
  • Under Chief of Party supervision, lead management to review grant contracts for alignment with external laws and labor standards.
  • Conduct regular, necessary, and timely budget variance analysis (BVA) processes/reports.
  • Guide periodic financial review processes for the SIHSA project.
  • Track under- or overspend and mitigate poor performance on contracts.
  • Provide leadership to ensure careful adherence to USAID contract compliance systems, including adherence to USAID supply chain/procurement and financial management policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the pivot between the program implementation and operations/finance side of the USAID SIHSA project.
  • Keep up to date with USAID regulations and communicate relevant changes to staff and partners, ensuring links with HQ in terms of global USAID compliance policies and updates on regulations.
  • Support the USAID SIHSA Country Office and partners in administering donor/grant team checks and analyses, including desk-based reviews, periodic audits, etc.
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, review relevant grants and contract amendments in line with global best practices.

Strategic Excellence and Compliance Standards

  • Conduct periodic grant performance review sessions with the finance, operations, and program implementation teams.
  • Conduct continuous real-time cost performance tracking against Grants’ KPIs.
  • Under the supervision of the Chief of Party and in collaboration with the USAID SIHSA management team, contribute to LMH's global development of strategies and donor-compatible internal systems to sustain high compliance performance.
  • In collaboration with program implementation teams, carry out high-quality reporting of all USAID SIHSA project implementation in Sierra Leone.
  • Support overall overarching compliance of all teams with LMH high standards of operations.

Compliance Policies’ Development, Cascade, and Risk Management

  • With the oversight of the Chief of Party and regional/global LMH finance, assess adherence to relevant compliance policy-needs and internal system controls.
  • Conduct regular central and field-level checks for relevant policy compliance.
  • With the CoP, the Finance and Operations Director will identify, isolate, mitigate, manage, and prevent live and potential USAID SIHSA operational risks.
  • Maintain and update in-country risk registers in line with global best practices.
  • Develop a risk and compliance RAG rating system for grants and donor processes.

Staff Welfare & Performance, Recruitment and Supply Chain

  • With the CoP, perform the role of ensuring the project aligns with country labor laws and mandates.
  • Identify, recruit, develop, and nurture key personnel in line with USAID minimum standards and LMH people strategy.
  • Oversee operationalization, tracking, and understanding of all relevant staffing plans, work plans, standard operating procedures, and job descriptions.
  • Lead the accountability processes for all relevant policies on Safeguarding, anti-fraud and bribery, security management, etc.
  • Manage standardization of supply chain, storage, distribution, and management of all USAID SIHSA assets.
  • Conduct regular staff performance review processes in line with LMH practices and USAID standards.
  • All other duties/functions as designated by LMH USAID SIHSA CoP in line with best practice.

What You'll Bring

  • Advanced qualification/degree(s) in grants management, accounting, business administration, public health, or another related field.
  • 10 years experience managing risks and compliance for large donor portfolios (USAID preferable).
  • Experience in delivering quality oversight of USAID acquisition or assistance awards.
  • Experience in local partner and consortium partner oversight and management is key.
  • Senior Management-level experience to include contracts oversight, budget holding responsibility, fundraising, operations, and finance management.
  • Experience in the charity sector and/or in low-resource, post-conflict, or other challenging environments.
  • Familiarity with finance management tools and systems and ERPs, including MRPs (monthly reporting packs), MERs (month-end reviews), SUN systems, ORACLE, MATE, Infor BI.
  • Knowledge of supply chain, HR, and vehicle management systems Netsuite, SLITE, Slack, Terramar, tracpoint, etc.
  • Demonstrated management and organizational skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strategic and innovative thinker with a proven ability to communicate a vision.
  • Excellent IT, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated financial skills: budget monitoring and financial reporting.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills: providing solutions to challenging situations.
  • Demonstrated management skills in emergencies.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas with others.
  • Ability to learn and apply new skills and techniques on the job.
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a cross-cultural environment, as a leader and influencer.

You’ll Impress Us If

  • You have additional post-graduate certifications (CIMA, ACCA, etc.) and charters are an added advantage. (and/or background of relevant pedigree in fast-paced performance-driven social enterprise organizations is also equivalent).
  • You have previous experience as Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP), and Director of Finance and Operations/Admin on a USAID project.
  • You have at least 8 years of senior management experience.

Compensation information

At Last Mile Health, we strive to reward our employees equitably and transparently. This means that we pay our employees based on a clear and consistent methodology and without regard to identity or personal relationships. We have made this model fully transparent so that everyone has access to all information related to compensation. We hope this helps you better understand Last Mile Health’s values and commitments to our employees. We look forward to answering any questions you may have during the hiring process.

Before applying to this role, please take a moment to learn more about our approach to compensation and how compensation works in each of the countries where we operate.

OVERVIEW OF LAST MILE HEALTH’S COMPENSATION MODEL

Compensation for this position:

The Band for this position: SLB-5

The salary range for this role is $90,966 to $118,531 USD dependent upon experience doing an equivalent role. Please note that the compensation is subject to statutory taxes.

Benefits for this role will be within and in accordance with USAID salary bands, allowables and parameters. Specifics of this will be transparently communicated to candidates who are shortlisted for this role and in line with our compensation policies. 

About Last Mile Health

Last Mile Health partners with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain high-quality community health systems, which empower teams of community and frontline health workers to bring life-saving primary healthcare to the world’s most remote communities. LMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Finance Team Leader #DRC1

Competitive
Ukraine, Europe

3 months (renewable)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency with a mandate to protect, advocate and promote durable solutions for displacement affected populations. The Finance Team Leader will manage the day-to-day finance units in the Kharkiv office.

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency with a mandate to protect, advocate and promote durable solutions for displacement affected populations. DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, currently DRC employs over 650 staff in Ukraine and will continue significant scale-up in 2024 to implement emergency response in the Protection, Livelihoods, Shelter/NFIs and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (humanitarian mine action) sectors, using direct interventions, support to duty bearers and civil society organizations (CSOs), and partnerships with CSOs. DRC will continue and adapt its durable solutions portfolio to the evolving context.

Overall purpose of the role:

Finance Team Leader will manage the day-to-day finance units in Kharkiv office. The F TL will lead and line manage team of junior finance staff, allocating duties to ensure day-to-day tasks are accomplished on efficient and timely manner. This role ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines.

Responsibilities:

People management

  • Lead and manage the finance team (including people planning, performance, well-being and development);
  • Supervision of the daily activity, regular planning and proper distribution of workload among subordinates;
  • Deliver technical support and guidance to programs, in line with organizational priorities;
  • Hiring of employees and conducting performance appraisals (closely overseen by the next-level manager).

Finance and Accounting

  • Budget monitoring and forecasting on support budget lines – review budget spending and consolidate information required to prepare forecast;
  • Ensure support cost are allocated (fuel, salaries, rent, consumables, IT-equipment, etc.) based on accountable cost drives backed with relevant supporting documents;
  • Ensure all payments are made timely and in accordance with existing DRC forms.
  • Ensure to update cashbooks on a daily basis to reflect the actual status of existing cash count and bank balance in all currencies;
  • Review documents and ensure costs are coded to correct budget codes and ensure costs will be incurred in line with budget available;
  • Ensure that processes under supervision are handled properly via DRC Dynamics;
  • Ensure accounting entries are made in line with DRC internal guidelines and Ukrainian legislation accurately and timely by reviewing and approving journals before their postings;
  • Ensure month end accounting is carried out including cash counts and bank reconciliation are on a timely manner;
  • Validate Purchase Requisitions (PR) / Request for Payments (RfP) / Travel Tools documents for trips (TT);
  • Assist with audit in each project (storing and systematically gathering vouchers and needed information);
  • Providing other finance support as requested by the Base Manager and ASSM.

Key Deliverables: 

  • Workload among finance and accountants staff is proper distributed;
  • Performance and development of subordinates satisfy objectives set by Finance TL;
  • Finance vouchers scanned and stored on a monthly basis on Server and attached to each transaction in Dynamics;
  • Budget for support costs for office revised and updated on a regular basis.

Experience: 

  • Minimum 3 years experience in financial/accounting.
  • Experience of work in NGO/INGO will be an advantage

Education/qualifications:

  • University undergraduate degree in the related field or equivalent (Finance, Accounting, Personnel Management)
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and financial IT systems

Qualities

  • Speech, couch and communication skills
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Accuracy in paper work
  • Finance literacy

Languages: 

  • Upper-Intermediate or Advanced English (speaking/reading/writing)
  • Proficiency in written and spoken Ukrainian or Russian languages

Programme Finance Manager #SC1

Competitive
Sierra Leone, Africa

18 months

Street Child believes that every child deserves the chance to go to school and learn. This role will in effect be co-Financial Director of Street Child of Sierra Leone (SCoSL) and will lead in optimising all aspects of SCoSL's finance capability.

Background:

Our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihood support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s education crisis. We partner with local organisations and communities to deliver our locally rooted programmes, using evidence to drive learning and the refinement and scale up of programmes to create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost. We pride ourselves on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Since 2008 we have helped over 900,000 children to go to school and learn.

Overview:

This unique and vital role has two key, linked, accountabilities.

Firstly, from a short-term and day-to-day perspective, this role will in effect be co-Financial Director of Street Child of Sierra Leone (SCoSL). Working alongside SCoSL's national FD, the holder of this role will be fully accountable to the Country Director of SCoSL, and relevant leaders within Street Child, for ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of all key functions of SCoSL's finance department.

Secondly, from a long-term development perspective, this position will take a lead in optimising all aspects of SCoSL's finance capability - with the goal of developing a robust 'best in class' department with optimal systems, processes and structures and personnel in place at all levels.

The absolute definition of success for this role-holder would be that whenever their time comes to move on, perhaps in 2025 or 2026, there is no need for this role to be replaced, with the SCoSL finance leadership and team well placed to effectively discharge all their key duties without the need for the type of assistance envisaged by this position.

The professional challenge inherent in this role, and the importance of its success is well appreciated by Street Child leadership and this role will be closely supported from multiple angles - in particular by Street Child's Senior Finance Manager for West Africa, Africa Finance Director, Global Finance Director and HQ Finance team - as well as the Freetown-based Head of Sierra Leone / Liberia Programmes and Global Programmes Co-ordinator.

Part 1: Role Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to lead improvements in the financial management of Street Child of Sierra Leone (SCoSL), a national education and child protection organisation with nationwide presence and annual budget of £1.5-2m. The role holder will also manage Street Child’s financial reporting and compliance requirements in delivering programmes in Sierra Leone.

The role will have dual reporting lines to Street Child’s West Africa Regional Finance Manager and Street Child of Sierra Leone’s Country Director, with oversight of Street Child of Sierra Leone’s finance team, and a close working relationship with SCoSL SMT and Street Child’s Head of Sierra Leone Programmes.

The role provides financial oversight of programmes in Sierra Leone, facilitating accurate and timely donor reporting, strong budget management and excellent record keeping. Key aspects of this role include: the development and implementation of robust financial management and reporting systems; strengthening the control environment and record keeping; empowering programmes and leadership teams to have strong financial management and grant management capabilities. The role also serves as a link between Street Child of Sierra Leone and Street Child UK, delivering monthly requisitions, annual budget information and other information as required.

Part 2: Key Responsibilities:

1) Development and implementation of robust financial management and reporting systems to facilitate accurate donor reporting, strong budget management and transparency for budgeting. (40%)

  • Ensure that all staff are using the QuickBooks finance system in place at Street Child of Sierra Leone to provide accurate and timely recording of transactions – providing training, review, support and direct input as needed.
  • Ensure that all month end processes are carried out in a timely manner including month end closure processes, bank reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, and generating reports.
  • Providing reliable donor reports, Budget vs Actual reports to the Director and Programmes staff to facilitate good planning and anticipation of any changes needed to programmes delivery.
  • Ensure that donor expenditure is recorded accurately and finance reports are of high quality with full supporting transaction listings reconciled to the finance system and delivered to deadlines in accordance donor requirements. Report on all costs incurred both at Street Child of Sierra Leone and Street Child HQ.
  • Preparation of all donor reports, working with Partner Finance teams and programmes staff as needed to ensure that they are delivered on time and with appropriate sign off.
  • Lead donor due diligence and donor audits by provision of information required.
  • Provide input as necessary for all donor budget proposals, ensuring that costs requested are complete and reasonable seek approval for all donor proposal budgets before they are submitted to donors.
  • Facilitate the year end audit, over-setting the end to end of the annual audit process.

2) Strengthening the control environment and record keeping. (30%)

  • Review and assess the effectiveness of internal controls and recommend changes and improvements as required , and review any improvements in internal controls recommended by auditors or donors.
  • Based on these reviews, devise a delivery plan to ensure that improvements are met, and support the delivery of that plan.
  • Strong financial procedures are in place to accompany all payments and improvements are made to the payments system including in particular justifying the use of cash and advances.
  • Ensure appropriate bank & cash management procedures are in place and operating effectively, including bank reconciliations for all accounts, cash counts and cash transfers to field sites.
  • Ensure robust procurement processes are in place and being followed, working with the procurement team to make any changes needed and ensure that all staff are clear on the required procurement process.
  • Developing Financial management tools, including policies and procedures as required.
  • Ensure that monthly requisitions (the process for requesting monthly transfers from HQ) are robust, evidence based and submitted on time each month upcoming up with an annual budget, approved in accordance with SC budget timetable, working with the Senior West Africa Finance Manager to develop consistent templates to use in each template.
  • Regularly advise and provide support on other issues as the need arises.

3) Participate in finance related meetings and initiatives for all SCoSL programmes, providing budget and financial guidance, including provision of training to colleagues. (10%)

Objective:

  • To ensure the smooth-running of the programme with respect to its financial obligations.

Benchmarks:

  • Compliance with the organisational procedures; quality of budget monitoring; quality of the budgets drawn up; quality of financial reports for donors; anticipation of financial problems

Activities:

  • Provide BVAs every month by the 10th of M+1 of all contracts.
  • Plan and lead the BVA analysis meetings every month before the 15th.
  • Ensure coherency between the programme budget and the donors' budgets.
  • Conduct the monthly, bi-annual and annual accounts closing operations · Raise programme teams' awareness of contractual budget and financial obligations.
  • Analyse donor guidelines and inform the teams about these procedures and their application.
  • Train programme teams in internal budget and financial management procedures so as to ensure a realistic budget, accurate expenditure codification and robust budgetary steering.
  • Draw up and monitor cost allocation tables for office and staff costs.
  • Check the budgetary monitoring of the funding schedule.
  • Substantiate the financial accounts with regard to local legislation · Monitor and organise internal and external audits, assume the role of the auditor's primary contact in liaison with head office.

4) Managing the finance team. (10%)

  • Train the finance team
  • Manage and lead the finance team, fix objectives and review progress
  • Set up communication and coordination mechanisms for the team
  • Manage contractual monitoring (leave, end of trial periods, etc.) of finance team members; if necessary, co-validate disciplinary procedures with Operations Manager
  • Oversee finance team's career development: define training needs and provide guidance on professional development

5) A liaison and link with Street Child UK Finance team to enable management of operations in Sierra Leone. (10%)

  • Develop the annual budget for Sierra Leone, which includes costs budget, programmes costs, cash flow forecasting.
  • Enter Street Child of Sierra Leone costs on the HQ finance system (Aqilla) and ensure that all monthly transfers to Street Child of Sierra Leone are fully accounted for and reconciled.

Part 3: Person Specification

Attributes Essential Desirable

Education / Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level or higher
  • Recognised Accountancy Qualification
  • Degree in International Business Administration, finance or related field; or attendance at specific relevant training courses

Experience and Knowledge:

  • 5 years post qualification experience
  • Experience of implementing internal controls and finance procedures
  • Experience of managing multi donor grants and good knowledge of donor compliance rules and requirements – in particular working with DFID, UN, EU, USAID
  • Knowledge of development issues and concepts

Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of finance & logistics policy within non-governmental organizations
  • Knowledge of computer applications and software finance packages –in particular Quickbooks and Aqilla or other “mid-tier” finance system
  • System design and implementation of finance software packages

Other

  • Strong interpersonal, management and team work skills
  • Ability to influence change in teams not directly managed
  • A self-starter, capable of working independently and flexibly to a high level
  • Fluent English –written and spoken
  • Good communication and staff training / capacity building skills

European Financial Accountant, French speaking

INGO
Highly competitive
France/ Europe UK

Permanent

Leading non-profit working to relieve poverty & suffering, specialsing in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters and humanitarian crisis. Seeks French speaking accountant to be based in France, and work with the Finance team on all aspects of financial accounting with particular responsibility for producing financial statements that are in compliance with French accounting regulations and deep understanding of the French accounting standards, including the Plan Computable General (PCG).

 

Key Responsibilities and Duties.

Financial accounting

  • Responsible for ensuring financial transactions are recorded accurately and in a timely manner, and that all accounting entries are properly classified and reconciled.
  • Required to use NetSuite (NS) Cloud Based Accounting software to record all financial transactions and automate all France financial reports in NS system.
  • In order to ensure compliance with the France Chart of Accounts standard, the European Accountant would need to map the organization's chart of accounts to the standard.
  • Managing intercompany balances for France entity in EUR currency. Review monthly receivables and payables to US and UK from France entity.

Reporting

  • Responsible for preparation of financial statements in accordance with the relevant regulations, including any specific disclosure requirements.
  • Collaborate with other finance staff members globally to ensure consistent financial reporting practices across the organization for France Projects. This could involve regular communication with other finance staff members, sharing best practices and providing guidance on accounting standards and regulations.
  • Work closely with the Global Director of Finance and Accounting to provide regular updates on financial performance in France, including financial statement preparation and audits

Experience and skills required for the role.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance and/or a related discipline, Diplôme d'Expertise Comptable, or equivalent work experience.
  • Practical experience of operating accounting ledgers under Plan Computable General
  • Practical knowledge of nonprofit organizations accounting process in EU , UK and USA
    and other countries
  • Extensive experience with accounting procedures and systems with problem-solving
    skills.
  • Strong IT experience with cloud based accounting platforms
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and especially Excel
  • Skilled in remote management and working across time zones
  • Fluent French speaker
  • English speaker

Senior Manager - Foundations & Trusts

International Development Assurance
Negotiable
London UK

Permanent

More details to follow shortly. Email jobs@afid.org.uk

Senior Manager - Forensics & Counter Fraud

International Development Consultancy
Negotiable
London UK

Permanent

More details to follow shortly. Email jobs@afid.org.uk

Associate Director - Foundations & Trusts

International Development Consultancy
Negotiable
London UK

Permanent

More details to follow shortly. Email jobs@afid.org.uk

Audit Manager – Global Grants #861

c. $90,000
Remote, USA, Americas

Permanent

Our partner is a US-based international development agency. They are seeking an experienced grants auditor to manage grant audits covering the US HQ as well as country offices globally; the full cycle will include supporting in the development of audit requests, to the implementation of recommendations. This is a newly created position within the organisation.
 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and review proposals for grant audit requests, develop and manage implementation of audit workplans, and work with country and field offices to respond to audit queries in a timely manner.
  • Manage the schedule for the organisational Single Audit, responding to audit queries, auditor concerns and findings in a timely manner.
  • Lead in implementing the Single Audit and any grant audit recommendations, ensuring that senior leadership are aware of outcomes and corrective actions being taken.
  • Develop tools and training materials to support staff in preparing for audits, and support the broader team in rolling out training on policies and procedures relation to grants management and compliance.
  • Support in undertaking any special investigations as required

 

Requirements

  • Qualified or QBE auditor, with at least 5 years of experience in managing donor grant audits within the international development sector. This includes planning and organising audits, and working with a range of stakeholders to achieve successful audit completion.
  • At least four years of demonstrable knowledge of the compliance and requirements of institutional donors – including US government, European government and FCDO grants.
  • Strong communication skills, both written (report writing) and oral, in English. Working knowledge of an additional language, such as French or Spanish is desirable, but not essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, experienced in working with a range of internal and stakeholders effectively and able to be tactful and have sensitive/challenging conversations.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Strong financial, analytical, investigative, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally.

This role can be done remotely. There is a preference for the candidate to be US-based, working remotely from anywhere in the US; please note, that in this instance the individual must have the right to work in the US without requiring sponsorship.

CONSULTANT - International Aid Assurance #694

Development Audit, Assurance & Capacity Building practice
Competitive
London base, 20% world travel UK

permanent

An exciting consulting role within a team focused on assignments in developing nations and emerging markets, working principally for multi-lateral agencies such as the World Bank & The Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Projects include public financial management and public sector governance, internal and external audit.
 

At the heart of the team's work is Aid Oversight: improving the ways in which developing country government’s mange aid spending, track, and monitor use of donor funds to ensure that projects are properly delivered. Other areas include anti-corruption, fiduciary risk, and capacity building. 

This role suits someone looking for: progressive responsibility in international development project management; experience in writing high-quality, innovative proposals for agencies such as DFID, the Foreign Office, and the World Bank; and exposure to financial management and internal control reviews

The Consultant will perform a key role in supporting the management of existing projects, including projects in Asia and Africa, and significant travel to these and other locations.

You will also work with us in the identification and development of relevant prospects and technical and financial proposals. Our intention is that you will progress to fully managing several of our projects in terms of budgetary control and financial reporting, recruitment and staffing, client management, strategic oversight, and technical quality assurance, as well as continuing to play an important role in business development and bidding.

Over time, we will support you to develop expertise on the following:
• Project management and oversight;
• Managing complex delivery tasks and project risks;
• Leading technical and financial proposals;
• Understanding local delivery contexts and political economies;

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, innovative, energetic, committed to excellence in all their work, and wants to develop or kick-start a career in international development consulting. You may be a newly qualified accountant or with a number of years’ experience post qualification.

We are looking for someone who is keen to take ownership of projects and will seek to maximise their projects’ impact in every way.

• A degree in a relevant field from an internationally recognised university or alternatively a professional accountancy qualification;
• Outstanding English communication skills, both written and oral (essential) 
• Excellent writing skills and the ability to produce persuasive, succinct inputs to proposals
• Excellent inter-personal skills and team-work;
• Good numerical ability with a focus on financial awareness and ability;
• Ability to research and put together information needed for proposals.

Required Experience
• Experience in either external audit or internal audit/controls;
• Demonstrable knowledge of and interest in the world of international development or consultancy sector;
• Demonstrated experience of using initiative, client-orientation, delivery to timelines, and working in complex and pressured contexts 
• Experience of working in developing countries.

Internal Audit Manager - Public Sector & Development Assurance Services #750

Public Sector Assurance Specialists
V Competitive
UK

Permanent

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic flexible individual with a keen interest to work with central and international governmental bodies to join our partners International Public Sector Assurance Services team providing a wide range of assurance services to our clients. Our partner work across a range of specialist sectors and would in particular welcome candidates with experience in Central Government, United Nations, NGO and similar bodies.
 

The Internal Audit team sits within the Risk Assurance service line and delivers outsourced and co-sourced internal audit services to over 500 internal audit clients. With over 200 specialist internal auditors the team is one of the largest internal audit teams in a UK professional accountancy firm and offers excellent opportunities for progression. The team also works with one of our organisation’s largest clients and it is working with this client where the appointee will initially spend most of their time.

The role will be attached to our International Development Assurance Services team providing a wide range of assurance services including internal audit, grant audit and investigation services to our clients in the UK and internationally. This position is UK based with the opportunity for international travel.

You should be able to demonstrate understanding of either central government or international development though working in the UK government or UN systems. We are seeking IIA/CIA or ACCA, ACA, qualified people. Experience in working with unique organisations or organisations with unique operations, and in government policy areas is an advantage but not essential. We don’t expect you to know everything, but you should be enthusiastic, have the adaptability to grasp concepts quickly, evidence your work, project confidence and professionalism to the client and work closely with all grades and cultures in an open supportive team environment.

About the job

You will support the partners and senior managers in the day to day management and delivery of various assurance assignments to our clients.

a) Staff Management

  • You will have responsibility for developing more junior members of the team, dealing with team welfare and aiding in development plans;

  • You will undertake resource and utilisation planning to ensure all client engagements are adequately resourced in a timely manner; and

  • You will participate in the firm’s appraisal and development processes

b) Client Delivery

You will oversee delivery of client work as part of the engagement delivery team, being a recognised Manager for client engagements:

  • Managing agreed client portfolio delivering assurance programmes, ensuring work is delivered to time, on budget and in line with the Internal Audit Manual;

  • Agreeing engagement scopes with clients;

  • Overseeing client delivery by team members;

  • Undertaking more specialist/bespoke areas of auditing due to experience;
    Completing quality assurance reviews of internal audit files and reports;

  • Overseeing the production of Progress Reports, Annual Reports and Audit Strategies prior to Senior Management sign-off;

  • Providing effective stakeholder engagement and relationship management; and

  • Representing org as required at networking events and industry group meetings, client management and audit committee meetings.

c) Financial

  • You will work towards achievement of a client revenue target commensurate with the nature of the role and;

  • Take responsibility for managing assurance contracts in line with agreed budgets

d) Business Development

  • You will assist senior management and partners in business development initiatives, including writing tender proposals, being involved in tender presentations and visits to target clients

  • A strong ambassador for the org brand, you will promote brand awareness and uphold high ethical standards of business that protect the brand, the UK firm, its staff and clients.

Requirements

Tasks may include

  • Undertaking financial and document analysis work;

  • Systems review and testing compliance with funders requirements

  • Compile, analyse facts and circumstances to formulate, substantiate and critique various theories, evidence and conclusions

  • Organise and present complex information in a clear and concise manner

  • Research and analysis of complex information to provide a structured, logical and intelligible picture of situations and allegations

  • Use data analytical tools such as IDEA would be useful

You must be prepared to work for extended periods on secondment to client offices. You will be required to undertake security related training.

Essential

  • Audit / Assurance qualification

  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills

  • High standard of written and verbal communication

  • Self-starter and team-player

  • An adaptable problem solver

  • Experience of Central Government, United Nations or similar bodies

  • Be prepared to work on secondment to clients

  • Hold, or are prepared to undertake, UK Government security clearance

Desirable

  • Experience in health, education, procurement, supply chain, governance, anti-corruption, law enforcement or justice is a distinct advantage.

Assistant Project Administrator (French speaking) #695

International Audit Practice
Competitive
London, UK

Permanent contract

Our close partner is providing financial services guidance to a number of large institutions around the world, the International Development team works closely with global clients – such as UNICEF, The World Bank and the Gates Foundation

The Assistant Project Administrator has to assist in providing project coordination for the full life cycle of any assignment offered to our clients; from the proposal process, contract management with the client, assignment planning, through to assisting with the report writing, and ultimately billing the client.

Contract Responsibilities

·Assist with proposal and tender submission, including preparing project budgets and schedules, liaising with prospective staff and ensuring all proposals are submitted within the respective deadlines

·Ensure that contracts are as per the issued proposals, that all terms agreed are in best interests of org and support the Managers/Partners in any contract administration required

·Assist with planning the fieldwork of the project, including agreeing dates with the beneficiary, liaising with internal and external staff to ensure they can perform the required service on the agreed dates and that all parties have the necessary information to ensure the project fieldwork runs smoothly

·Assist with  the drawing of contracts

·Monitor and track project progress and on our ‘Control Schedule’ to ensure all stakeholders are kept up to date with any project developments

·Act as the point of contact for all stakeholders (including the client, the beneficiary, internal/external teams and management)

·Assist the manager in any report-writing tasks that may be required & deliver final product to client

·Monitor internal staff working hours & expenses incurred, to ensure project budgets are adhered to

·Check and process external suppliers’ invoices, making sure all days worked and expenses incurred are within the agreed budget, liaising with finance as and when issues arise

·Assist in client billing, ensuring that all bills issued are as per the contractual terms between the firm and the client, that all costs are accounted for, and that bills are paid by the client in a timely manner

·Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation for future use, ensuring that all projects are properly logged and can be used in future proposals/tenders

·General: translate documents, maintain filing system of documentation by client and by assignment, archive files when necessary

Requirements

Essential

·Fluent English in both verbal and written with excellent communication skills

·Second language, French

·Competent using MS Office

·Strong organisational and time management skills with ability to prioritise and multi-task

·Able to meet deadlines

·Good numeracy skills

·Able to work under pressure with accuracy and focus

·Good eye for detail and the ability to follow through tasks

·Able to be a self-starter and work on own initiative

·Able to demonstrate problem solving skills

·Comfortable within a changing and developing environment

·Able to apply relevant skills to new scenarios

UNICEF, UNDP & UNHCR Grant Auditor #699

UN Grant Assurance Specialists
Competitive
London, 25-40% World travel UK

Permanent

Are you an experienced audit professional seeking a more rewarding career supporting truly worthwhile causes?
 

Our partner, sector specialists in International Grant Audit are seeking auditors for a critical role; navigating a diverse group of NGOs & donors, such as the UN & The World Bank operating globally (Malawi, Peru, Vietnam, Belgium, Oxford, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Fiji, Cameroon). You'll be London-based travelling post pandemic 25-40% per annum on assignments 1 to 2 weeks in length in small teams.

These unique and extremely rewarding opportunities would suit experienced audit professionals that love diverse travel and supporting inspiring people and worthwhile causes.

Overseas assignments post pandemic could mean travel to one of over 100 countries/ territories. It presents a fantastic opportunity to see the parts of the world you’d never otherwise get to see, work with lovely people and pick up extremely relevant institutional donor and fieldwork experience; vital for anyone seeking a career in the international development NGO sector.

Role overview

Yoiu will complete expenditure audits of a extremely diverse range of projects funded by international donor institutions ranging from emergency aid, to long term development in areas such as agriculture, health or infrastructure, to more commercial projects such as SME development or technical research. Additionally, depending on your seniority you will provide on the job training and guidance to more junior team members throughout the assignment process.

The role will use all your communication, problem-solving and analytical skills and will give you experience in working with major institutions all over the world. An example assignment might see you leading an audit opening meeting with a UN country office on the Monday morning, before heading off to spend a few days with a local NGO or government partners to audit the way they have spent UN funds. You will look at a sample of supporting documents to make sure the expenditure is genuine and for the purposes intended by UN, and review the internal controls of the NGO, making recommendations as to how these might be improved to strengthen the management of the UN resources. At the end of the fieldwork, you will draft at aide-memoire document and discuss your findings with both the UN and its local partner. At the airport, you could even start drafting the formal report as you wait for your flight back to London.

Requirements

Qualified ACA / ACCA or equivalent (Finalists considered)

Experience, insight &/or exposure to grant funding, reporting or audit. 

Diplomacy and cultural sensitivity while working with a hugely diverse range of clients and beneficiaries

A real interest in international development and associated funding structures

'Ideally' fluency in a second language is preferable, especially in French, Spanish, Russian, German, Portuguese, Italian or Mandarin and Arabic.

Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills

Team worker

Resilience and adaptability

Internationally recognised audit qualification preferable.

​Personal attributes:

At least two-three years of audit experience

Ability to work under pressure; Strong planning, organisational and time management skills

Sound technical and analytical skills, report writing and presentation skills

Passionate about international travel and development and willing to work in international locations for 30% plus of the time (post pandemic)

Candidates for permanent London based roles must have the right to work in the UK.