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Head of Finance & Administration #377

€350-400 day (inc. VAT)


Our partner is an innovative human rights organisation, working in conflict and post-conflict zones. They are seeking an experienced Head of Finance & Administration to oversee the integrity of their accounting, play a central role in planning & forecasting and grants management & reporting, and provide operational oversight.


  • Review, strengthen and maintain appropriate internal controls, and financial and administrative procedures & controls.
  • Oversee the day-to-day accounting, including the accuracy of accounting records, maintaining the chart of accounts, and monitoring the security of the organisation’s assets.
  • Lead on the production of the monthly and annual financial statements, preparing on the annual audit, and on ensuring that regulatory & audit requirements are met.
  • Lead on the preparation of the annual budget, budget analysis and reports, and support in the preparation of budgets for proposals/grants.
  • Responsible for grants management, compliance & reporting; this includes oversight of the fundraising and programmes teams, and ensuring that they understand grant agreements, and comply to grant requirements.
  • Oversee the HR function, ensuring best practice and developing a positive work culture, and oversight of payroll.
  • Oversight of the legal function, including all agreements with external stakeholders, and ensuring that the organisation is complying with all applicable rules & regulations in the territories it operates in.
  • Lead the facilities, logistics, travel & security, procurement & other administrative functions.
  • Lead on the IT function, working with the IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems, as required.


  • Bachelors degree essential, and an accounting qualification or MBA strongly desired.
  • Experienced senior finance professional with at least 10-15 years of experience of finance, operations in a managerial role.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop controls, processes & systems; demonstrated experience in analysing complex financial information to support in managing cashflow and decision making within an international organisation.
  • A track record in not-for-profit grants management, particularly in the areas of financial reporting and compliance desirable, and solid understanding of contracts management and compliance.
  • Experience of HR management.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and systems.
  • Flexible, able to manage a varied workload, work well under pressure.
  • Sensitive to working in complex & fragile states, and to other people’s behaviour, able to influence people.

Please note, that this role is only open to those candidates with the right to live and work in the EU without requiring sponsorship. They are considering applicants as and when they receive them, and therefore early applications are strongly encouraged.

Programmes Finance Accountant #375

£36,000 - £40,000
London, UK


Our partner is a global charitable foundation with programmes spanning across different areas including education, health & nutrition, empowering agricultural communities and establishing sustainable livelihoods.

The UK office is responsible for raising funds from institutional donors and governments across Europe, and works with partner organisations around the world to identify, apply for and manage these grants. This role has been newly created to support the Programmes Finance Manager during a period of growth and expansion within the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Programmes Finance Manager in designing and strengthening financial systems, procedures and controls on grant management and compliance, regularly reviewing and updating these; and training staff as required
  • Monitoring programmatic activity and spend, and maintaining the grants management tracker tool.
  • Preparing financial information for internal reporting, and assisting in the preparation of the programmes finance elements on statutory financial statements
  • Overseeing the financial administration of programmes grants. This includes reviewing concept notes and proposals, preparing donor and other grant agreements, setting up grant codes, and preparing donor reports.
  • Supporting on budget proposal development and refinement for new grant proposals; and ensuring that donor and the foundation rules on accounting, procurement and project implementation are adhered to.
  • Supporting in reviewing and approving due diligence assessments on potential partners, and carrying out monitoring visits and audits of projects.

Person Specification

  • Accountant with at least 3 years of experience in programmes financial accounting & reporting; developing and managing administrative systems; and budgeting, forecasting and cashflow monitoring.
  • Experience of institutional grant budget proposal development, compliance, monitoring and reporting; this includes experience in managing DfID, EU, ECHO, German government, Swedish government, and USAID funding.
  • Excellent numeracy & financial analysis skills
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of MSOffice, especially MSExcel
  • Excellent command of the English language, both in a written and oral capacity.
  • Strong business partnering skills, including experience of working with field staff in an INGO setting.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines.

At present, the role is home-based. Once restrictions list, the role will be based in London. 

Interim Finance & Grants Accountant #376

c. £45,000
Home-based, UK

3 months

Our partner is a large, well-known and well-reputed international healthcare charity. They are seeking an experienced finance & grants accountant to support the UK & international finance team with new proposal development and submissions, and grants compliance, monitoring and reporting.


  • Programmes budget management, working as a finance business partner with the programmes team to support with new proposal development and submissions; ensure that budget holders understand any variances; and that restricted and unrestricted income, and match funding requirements are strictly monitored.
  • Lead in preparing grants reports for donors, and for preparing and delivering donor audits.
  • Support the Head of Finance in developing and reviewing internal controls, policies and procedures, and ensuring that these are understood and applied.
  • Undertaking risk assessments, and undertaking financial and risk monitoring visits to ensure effective financial management.
  • Develop the capacity of staff to ensure grant management and financial compliance requirements are understood and adhered to.

Key Requirements

  • Qualified or part-qualified accountant with a strong technical background and understanding and experience of the compliance, management and reporting requirements of institutional donors, including DfID, EU, and USAID.
  • Experience of charity SORP, and experience of working in a multi-country, multi-currency environment.
  • Experience in strengthening internal controls, and in building the capacity of colleagues, both in the UK and internationally.
  • Strong financial analysis, management accounting and reporting.
  • Strong IT and systems skills, including advanced Excel skills.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with finance and non-finance staff, both in the UK and overseas. Strong cultural awareness.

This is a 3 month contract. Immediate start preferred. Candidates are being shortlisted and interviewed as they apply, and so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Please note, this role is only open to candidates with the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship. They anticipate that the successful individual will be home-based for the duration of the contract.

Consultant [French speaker] #374

Republic of Congo, Africa

15 days

Our partner is an established credit union, offering credit and savings products to individuals as well as small enterprises in the Republic of Congo. They are seeking a consultant to undertake a review of their accounting processes, with the aim of strengthening financial controls.

Despite having a dedicated financial control department, the union is encountering difficulties in closing their month-end and year-end closings due to errors specific to inter-fund transactions.


  • Undertake a review of the issues encountered during the closings, and identify areas in need of addressing/strengthening.
  • Undertaking a review of broader accounting procedures, with the aim of making recommendations to strengthen financial controls.
  • Coaching staff as required


  • Qualified accountant with at least 8 years’ of experience working in financial departments of financial institutions and/or financial consulting; for both an understanding of accountability within financial institutions is essential, and experience of working in cooperative banks will be desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience of reviewing & strengthening accounting processes & financial controls.
  • Experience of working within Sub-Saharan Africa is desirable
  • Fluent in French

They anticipate 15 days of work, with 5 days required for planning, reporting writing and debriefing (this can be done remotely), and 10 days in the Republic of Congo to undertake the reviews. They are offering a day rate of €400-450, depending on experience. They will also cover the cost of travel & accommodation in the Republic of Congo.

Finance Manager #372

£30,000 FTE
Home-based, UK


Our partner is a long-established international charity working to offer access to sustainable livelihoods to marginalised and vulnerable people. They are seeking an all-round Finance Manager to fulfil their accounting, financial management and reporting requirements.


  • Produce the quarterly and annual management accounts, and produce and update the cashflow forecasts.
  • Responsible for the project financial monitoring and reporting, working with partners to ensure that they have proper controls and procedures in place, and meeting donor compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Prepare the year-end statutory accounts, and prepare for the external audit, acting as the main point of contact for the auditors.
  • Oversight of cash and bank, including reconciling expense claims, cash payments and bank accounts on a monthly basis; and international transfers on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for payroll, including meeting the tax and pension requirements.
  • Support the trustees and senior leadership in strategic planning, and in continuous development of controls and financial systems.



  • Qualified or part-qualified accountant with experience of creating and implementing internal controls and procedures, budget setting, producing management accounts, year-end accounts, and reporting. Experience of doing so within a charitable setting, and knowledge of charity SORP is desirable.
  • Strong IT skills, including advanced MSExcel skills
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written – and culturally sensitive, able to work with staff and stakeholders in the UK and overseas.
  • Flexible, able to manage a varied workload.

At present, they are all working from home. When restrictions are lifted, they hope that the successful candidate will be able to come into the office 1 day/week in Cropthorne, Worcestershire; however, they are open to considering candidates being home-based. This is a part-time role, requiring 2.5 – 3 days/week commitment. 

Grant Audit Consultant (Mandarin-speaking) #362

International Development Assurance Specialists
Competitive day rate
UK & / or China/ HK UK


AfID are seeking experienced auditors with Mandarin language skills for rewarding international assignments (1-3 weeks) undertaking development grant audits for donor institutions such as the UN, across the China region. Individuals must be qualified with experience working in this area. These are freelance opportunities but perment opportunities may be available to those with the right to work in the UK.

Assistant Project Administrator (French speaking) #A100

Development Specialists
£20,000 - £23,000
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



·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

International Grant Audit: Manager - Senior Manager #340

International Development Assurance Specialists
£55,000 - £70,000
London, some world travel. UK


Highly rewarding leadership role in an organisation respected across the institutional donor community.

This long-established and highly-skilled dept's work includes 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. Working with the partners and SMT your role wil be to ensure that staff resources are best used to service the diverse portfolio of international clients.

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Skills and Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be skilled in the following areas; • Substantial grant audit management experience; • Proven skills in managing a portfolio of assignments; • Proven skills in managing staff; • Substantial external commercial auditing experience; and • A keen interest in specialising in the Not For Profit and Grant Auditing sector.

Qualifications ACA or ACCA, or equivalent, qualified.

Language skills Fluent English; ideally written and spoken French or Spanish to intermediate level. Any other European language skills would be considered beneficial.

Int. Development Grant Assurance: Senior - AM #351

EC/ UN Assurance Specialists
£47,000 - 53,000
London, 25-40% World travel UK


Are you an experienced audit professional seeking a more inspiring role, maybe a rewarding career with exotic travel (post pandemic), supporting truly worthwhile causes - perhaps even the chance to use your 2nd language skills?

Our partner, sector specialists in International Grant Assurance are seeking outgoing auditors for a critical role; navigating a diverse group of grant recipients & donors, such as the United Nations & 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 3 weeks in length in small teams.

These unique and extremely rewarding opportunities would suit experienced audit professionals that are outgoing, love diverse travel experiences and supporting a broad range of 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.


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, 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 50% plus of the time (post pandemic)

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

Senior Internal Auditor - International Risk & Advisory #323

International PFM Specialists
£45,000 - £53,000
London, 50%+ world travel UK


Fancy something a bit different? There is not much room for boredom if you work in this international assurance team they love what they do and are passionate about how our work improves the life’s of those they audit.

About the Role

The International Assurance Services team are a small but committed team delivering to international governments, donors, public sector bodies, charities and INGOs. They also work closely with our public sector internal audit teams delivering work for the UK Government.

They are looking for qualified internal & external auditors to join their team. Ideally Institute of Internal Auditors qualified, the role involves working with our public-sector clients both in the UK and overseas.

Our work is diverse, so you need to be adaptable, proactive and a self-starter, you could be seconded to a UK government department auditing major change programmes or assigned to audit beneficiary data on a cash transfer programme for the ultra-poor in Zambia; supporting an emerging nations National Audit Office undertake their first forensic assignment or working with the United Nations. Rarely are two weeks the same.

We are looking for adaptable people with a ‘can do’ problem solving attitude. You should be prepared to work away from home occasionally in conflict/post conflict environments or in countries where 5-star comfort comes second to life experiences. Full training will be provided. Ideally, we would like a second language, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Arabic. You will be required to undertake security clearance.

To match our continued growth across Africa we are particularly interested in candidates with experience of / interested in long term overseas posting and those with experience delivering training or mentoring. We are also interested in those who joined internal audit later in their careers where their prior experiences would add real benefits to our clients.


  • IIA/ACA qualification


  • Masters degree
  • 5 years post qualified
  • Experience of central government public sector
  • Fluent in a second language
  • Experience of delivering training or mentoring
  • Experience working in developing economies
  • Experience in the health sector

Consultant - International Aid Assurance #305

Development Specialists
London base, 20% world travel UK


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 & DFID. 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.

Audit Manager (VFM / Performance Audit) #308

International Development Assurance Specialists
£53,000 - £65,000
London base, 20-30% world travel UK


The Manager manages and/or leads assignments in the domain of value-for-money (VFM) / performance audit and evaluation - with a particular focus on international organisations such as the UN & DFID & EC


The Manager oversees teams made up of Junior Managers, Analysts, Consultants and Audit Seniors, including review of planning, fieldwork and reporting.

Manage and lead VFM / evaluation-related consultancy assignments, either desk-based out of office or at client or beneficiary sites - usually outside the UK (for up to 30% of the time).
Utilise your detailed knowledge of public-sector VFM, performance audit and evaluation issues and techniques, and provide expert guidance to clients and colleagues.
Utilise your detailed understanding of international public sector programme implementation and evaluation, and provide expert guidance in associated technical and policy matters.
Manage the assignment process from the planning stage to presentation of the final report to the Director / Partner.
Review and finalise tailored plans for assignments, based on a sound understanding of the Terms of Reference.
Lead and manage assignment fieldwork teams including external consultants.
Critically review findings made by other team members, including working-level responsibility for quality control and review.
Lead on-site meetings with clients and beneficiaries.
Write reports, and review and improve reports written by others, in line with the client’s and the firm’s expectations and to agreed quality standards. Feedback constructively to others to ensure improvement of their report-writing skills.
Prepare proposals for specific assignments, either stand-alone or within a framework contract, reporting to a Director / Partner.
Identify potential opportunities for obtaining new work from existing clients or assignment subjects. Take action to follow up such opportunities with a Director / Partner.
Develop internal contacts and an awareness of the services offered by other departments in the firm, and alert relevant parties to potential opportunities if appropriate.
Provide on-the-job training, coaching and guidance to more junior team members on an ongoing basis.


A post-graduate degree or equivalent in evaluation methods, public policy, social science or other relevant discipline.
Membership of an industry-recognized professional body would be an advantage.
Proven experience and technical expertise in performance / value for money audit and/or policy evaluation.
Demonstrable in-depth and current knowledge of at least two of the following sectors: Health, Education, Ecology, Energy, Employment or Media, including knowledge of issues relating to project/programme management and delivery in these sectors.
Ability to work under pressure with accuracy and focus, prioritize tasks and meet multiple deadlines in a complex environment.
Ability to act with professionalism, integrity and diplomacy at all times.
Excellent written and spoken English, including a very strong command of grammar, syntax, punctuation and style.
Ability to critically review, edit and polish reports produced by others and give constructive feedback on key reasons for amendments, to help others improve and develop their report-writing skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact to present findings and communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
Previous experience of project and team management, and of staff planning, development and supervision.
Proven ability to contribute with your own work to the team’s objectives, to lead your own team, as well as support other team members at all levels (junior, senior and peer) in order to achieve wider departmental and organisational objectives.
A good working knowledge of a second language, especially French, Spanish or German, would be an advantage.
Passionate about international travel and willing to be out of the UK up to 30% of the time.

Not for Profit - Auditor #303

International NFP Practice
Approx. £46k + Excellent benefits
CE London, some European travel. UK


Our partners are a leading firm of chartered accountants with in-depth expertise in many fields including Not for Profit orgs. The Not for Profit dept has extensive experience providing audit & advisory services - committed to working with NfP entities both in the UK and overseas acting for a wide range of clients including registered charities & international donor agencies.

Our clients include a number of well-known organisations in the sector undertaking a wide range of activities from working to protect endangered species to undertaking scientific research to providing grants & support to social entrepreneurs.

The division is led by partners who have extensive first-hand experience in the not for profit sector. This enables us to understand the challenging environment these organisations face, which is heightened by an increasing demand for services with greatly constrained resources. Our people have a passion for the sector. Many of the team have worked directly in the not for profit sector before returning to practice, and everyone shares a passion for delivering strong social outcomes as well as financial sustainability – we describe ourselves as sector people who happen to be in practice.

You will be responsible for the planning, on-site running and completion of a portfolio of audit assignments to a range of clients in the not for profit sector. This will include providing on-the-job training to more junior members of the team. The team is also one of the largest providers of international grant verification audit work, through which we work with some of the largest internationally-recognised charities and humanitarian organisations. The role will provide the opportunity for involvement in these which can include global travel opportunities.

Specific responsibilities 

• Attend the pre-assignment discussions with the audit team. • Complete the planning sections of the audit file and draft the Audit Planning Report. • Input into our audit risk assessment, test design and budgeting procedures. • Take ownership for the completion of the audit testing across the file to a high quality. • Allocate work appropriately to junior members of the audit team. • Provide coaching to junior members of the team, review their work and provide feedback. • Ensure that the work undertaken on site is in accordance with the approved plan and time budget. • Communicate effectively, pro-actively advising the manager of any issues or developments that may impact on the timeline or result in adjustments being raised. • Develop an effective working relationship with key client contacts, which could be at FC / FD level. • Respond to all client queries and concerns in an efficient and professional manner, often dealing directly with senior management. • Suggest practical solutions to any issues or problems arising. • Maintain a complete log of outstanding issues and queries. • Clear any manager and partner review points raised, and follow up any outstanding queries. • Provide sound advice to clients and demonstrate knowledge of business issues. After the completion of the on-site audit visit, the senior will be expected to: • Assist with the drafting of the Audit Findings Report issued to the client, in particular regards to control issues and recommendations identified during the audit visit. • Assist with the completion and close-down of the audit file.

Person Specification Skills and Qualifications • A passion for the Not for Profit sector and in developing wider knowledge of the issues affecting our clients. • Accountancy training - audit based. • ACCA or ACA, or equivalent, qualified. • Proven skills in external audit. • Proven skills in audit planning, fieldwork and file completion. • Proven skills in supervising and managing staff. • Enthusiasm to assist with departmental responsibilities beyond the audits, for example business development activities or training of juniors.

Travel opportunities

Geographical location of clients typically London with some work for the European based Donor institutions - so there is scope to travel internationally, the extent to which is largely dependent on the individual. 


Aid & Development Grant Auditor - Turkish OR German speaker #346

International Practice (Freelance)
€330 - 500 per day.
UK & Europe UK


These unique and rewarding freelance audit opportunity would suit experienced multi-lingual & qualified audit professionals that are flexible, love diverse travel experiences, meeting inspiring people and supporting very worthwhile causes.
AfID is recruiting on behalf of a leading specialist in assurance services for international institutional donors such as the EC, UN, World Bank, DFID . These unique and rewarding audit assignments would suit experienced qualified audit professionals with grant audit experience that love diverse travel experiences, meeting and supporting a broad range of inspiring people and supporting very worthwhile causes. 

Role overview

Complete international grant expenditure &/or VFM audits for an extremely diverse range of projects (grant recipients) 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. Assignments are 1-3 weeks in length and based across the European mainland and the developing world. These are offered on an assignment by assignment basis, one to two months in advance. Please note there is no guaranteed period of work within the contract. Contractors can be based outside the UK on the European mainland but must be able to work in the EU. 


  • Qualified ACA / ACCA or equivalent

  • Grant management and audit and reporting experience with international institutions

  • 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

  • Fluency in a second language German or Turkish

  • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills

  • Resilience and adaptability

  • Internationally recognised audit qualification preferable.

​ Personal attributes:

  • At least 8-10 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

Looking to develop a career in International Development?

The AfID Workshop is a good first step..
One Moorgate, London
Next date: 09 Oct 2020 UK

8.30am - 5.00pm

A practical insight for accountants looking to volunteer or work in international development. A fun, informative and interactive day designed both for accountants looking to volunteer overseas and those considering a career move into the sector. 
It’s a great way to learn about development, the varied roles for finance professionals, our assignments and the needs our many non-profit partners. The day is very relaxed and carefully designed to provide detailed insight into the different challenges, stakeholders and environments you will encounter; mixing real case studies and volunteer feedback with John and Neil's wealth of experience.

Career Changers

If you are thinking of a career change understanding the context of the accountant's role and effective ways of partnering with diverse stakeholders is essential; the insight you will gain from workshop will strengthen your candidacy and hopefully give you the edge you need to stand out in a popular sector. On our Career Changers page we feature true stories from accountants who have forged new and rewarding careers in the charity sector after volunteering.

Each workshop is delivered by John Cammack, a very experienced independent consultant in the non-profit sector. John is a qualified CIPFA accountant, consultant and university lecturer. John has been involved with international development work for over 30 years, previously as Head of International Finance at Oxfam GB and then Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Financial Management at Oxford Brookes University. Neil Jennings, the founder of Accounting for International Development, will also be in attendance to answer any volunteering or AfID partner related questions.

The workshop runs from 8.30am - 5.00pm (Registration 8.15am-8.30am) and is followed by a Past Volunteer presentation and Q&A 5.00pm - 5.30pm. For more click