Head of Finance - Grants

Recruiter
Robertson Bell
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 Jan 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
If you are looking to join one of the fastest growing INGO's in the world in a pivotal role within the organisation, responsible for managing grants that impact the lives of millions globally, this Head of Finance and Grants 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 up to four weeks of annual travel both to delivery sites and 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 30 countries. The Head of Finance and Grants will be responsible for:*Setting up guidelines for grant reporting to multiple donors including DFID, USAID and the EC. *Ensuring that expenditure and reporting requirements are being met*Working closely with country offices to improve the integrity of financial information and streamline reporting processes. *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 and 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 between two and four times per year for five days at a time. 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.

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