Head of Finance & Administration [#258] @ Human Rights Organization

London, UK
£50,000 – 55,000
18 Mar 2019
20 Mar 2019
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Head of Finance & Administration [#258]

Human Rights Organization

£50,000 – 55,000

London, UK

Our partner is an ambitious organisation, working to secure the rights and safety of vulnerable individuals around the world. They are seeking an experienced hands-on Head of Finance to oversee and strengthen their controls, and accounting & financial management systems, and support the SMT in analysing and developing different income streams. As part of a small, complex organisation, the successful candidate will have excellent technical skills & the ability to be hands on as required, as well an understanding and interest in the operational elements of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a member of the SMT, oversee the development and implementation of the financial strategy and plan for the organisation.
  • Oversee and maintain an effective finance function, ensuring a sound control environment and reviewing, improving & streamlining accounting & financial management processes as required.
  • Oversee and ensure the production of monthly management accounts, and monitor and report on variances.
  • Produce the annual organisational budget, and cashflow forecasts and re-forecasts.
  • Oversee and ensure the production of the year-end consolidates accounts and financial statements, and prepare for the annual audit.
  • Financial modelling and analysis of the income generating arm of the organisation, working closely with the CEO to explore alternate income sources.
  • Act as a finance business partner to the programmes and fundraising teams, offering them support in developing budgets for proposals on a full cost recovery basis, and in preparing for donor audits.
  • Oversight of all donor contracts, ensuring that grants are managed on a full cost recovery basis, and all reporting is donor compliant.
  • Oversight of property management, ensuring that any improvements are made in a timely manner, and that all appropriate insurances are in place.
  • Oversight of the IT & HR functions

Person Specification

  • Senior finance professional with excellent financial management and strategic experience and skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, and willing to be hands on in terms of reviewing management accounts, preparation of year-end accounts and financial statements, and ensuring that the control environment is strong and being adhered to.
  • Experience of working with a small, complex INGO, and knowledge of donor grant management & fund accounting, on a full cost recovery basis.
  • Strong finance business partner, able to build effective working relationships with the board, SMT & junior members of the team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of operations, including property management, IT & HR.

They are seeking someone able to make a 4 day/week commitment; they will consider a full working for the right candidate.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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