Head of Finance

Accounting for International Development
08 Aug 2019
25 Aug 2019
Job role
Head of finance
Experience level
Our partner, a not for profit, is seeking a Head of Finance to oversee its finance function through a period of organisational change and growth.

  • Oversee and maintain an effective finance function, in the UK and overseas, ensuring that the organisation meets all statutory and regulatory obligations, and maintain a sound control environment and reviewing, improving & streamlining accounting & financial management processes as required.
  • As a member of the SMT, oversee the development and implementation of the financial strategy and plan for the organisation.
  • Produce the annual organisational budget, and cashflow forecasts and re-forecasts,.
  • 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.
  • Oversee and ensure the production of monthly management accounts, and monitor and report on variances.
  • Oversee and ensure the production of the year-end accounts and financial statements, and prepare for the annual audit.
  • Oversight of all donor and organisational contracts.
  • Management of the finance team, and supporting in staff development and training.
  • Facilities management.

Person Specification
  • Qualified accountant with at least 3 years of experience in leading the finance function of an INGO through a period of reorganisation and change.
  • Strong technical skills, with experience in preparing year-end accounts, budget preparation and monitoring, reporting to the board, and treasury.
  • Experience in managing a complex grant portfolio, and a sound understanding of grant compliance & reporting.
  • Proven experience managing teams remotely.
  • Experience in oversight of IT, Admin and Facilities

The successful candidate will have short trips to Africa and Asia.

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

About Us

AfID are leading specialists in supporting NGOs operating globally with their financial management capacity & recruitment needs, on both a 'pro-bono' & ,commercial' basis. For more opportunities in the international development sector (International & UK) or to find out more about how we can assist your non-profit organisation please visit the AfID website www afid org uk

Attending one of the AfID Workshops also offers invaluable insights, explaining sector jargon and demonstrating the ways accountants can navigate complex environments, in a fun and informative way. It also presents a great networking opportunity with 25 other like-minded accountants AfID's founder and ex-Oxfam FD in attendance.