Head of UK and Programme Finance

Job Title: Head of UK and Programme Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + international travel
Reference: RB9107_1573496847
Contact Name: Kate Marriott
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 11, 2019 18:27

Job Description

If you are looking to join a fast growing INGO in a pivotal role, responsible for financially managing a portfolio of programmes that impact the lives of millions globally, this Head of UK and Programme Finance position could be the best next step you'll take in your career. Not only is this organisation growing rapidly, it has substantial investment from some of the largest institutional donors and an innovative energy unique to itself.

With a few international trips per year to overseas offices, this is an exciting chance for someone with strong grants experience to join an impressive INGO with a strong reputation and a network spanning over many countries.

The Head of UK and Programme Finance will be responsible for:

* Producing management reports for Project Managers for four major programmes ranging in size from £200,000 - £3m

* Setting up guidelines for grant reporting to multiple donors including DFID and the EC.

* Ensuring that donor expenditure and reporting requirements are being met

* Working closely with country offices to improve the integrity of financial information and streamline reporting processe

* Developing budgets for grant proposals, playing a significant role in further growing the grant portfolio.

* Preparing statutory accounts for the UK office.

As this position will oversee the statutory accounting for the UK function, although this is a relatively small part of the role, this will offer the successful candidate to develop reporting skills and develop this aspect of their CV, preparing them well for further development either within the organisation, or externally.

We are looking for ambitious, qualified accountants (ACA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACCA) who have a strong background in international programme finance, who also have experience working with complex grants. It is also essential that this candidate has strong technical finance skills, either developed in a UK accounting function, or in audit. Candidates operating at a senior level in practice, who have had exposure to donor assurance are also encouraged to apply. This position requires someone credible, who can build rapport and influence senior stakeholders across the globe, who is looking for a position that they can make their own. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is the desire to work for an INGO and travel occasionally. French fluency is required.

If you are interested in this position, please get in touch early as applications are reviewed daily and candidates are being shortlisted for interview regularly, this position may be filled before the closing date.