Regional French Speaking Finance Manager
Not-for-Profit organisation is looking for an experienced Finance Manager to join them on a permanent basis for an exciting opportunity which involves international travel.
Not-for-profit organisation which has offices world-wide are looking to recruit a permanent Finance Manager which needs to be fluent in French.
The key responsibilities are:
Act as Financial Business Partner to a Regional Director, supporting the Financial Management of a Portfolio of Country Programmes
Support the Programmes Team in the drafting and monitoring of budgets and forecasts, including variance analysis and exception based reporting.
Support the development and review of new business proposals, scrutinising direct and indirect cost coverage, financial alignment with project workplans and client/donor requirements.
Supervise the production of grant/contract financial reports, including contract billing and cashflow forecasting/management.
Review balance sheet accounts, analysing key trends and material variations.
Lead the monthly financial close process for a Portfolio of the Programmes
Provide Remote and on-site Financial Management support to Country Programmes
Support the Finance Team in the production of financial information for grant/statutory audits
Provide input into the recruitment and selection of Finance Managers.
Manage and motivate departmental staff to perform to a high standard, conducting appraisal meetings in line with organisational policy and agree and review progress towards individual targets on a regular basis
The successful candidate will:
Excellent management accounting experience, including a pro-active approach to budget monitoring,
Extensive experience of implementing and ensuring compliance with internal financial controls and procedures
Demonstrable ability to think and plan ahead and identify areas of future concern and organisational risks
Substantial experience of using mid-range accounting systems (e.g. PS Financials, Sage, SUN etc.)
Proven experience of introducing and managing changes to finance systems, procedures, or practices
Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
Essential Skills and Knowledge
Strong assessment skills, able to gather information from diverse sources tactfully, converting findings into detailed, actionable solutions
Utilising Excel at an advanced level to add value to business processes and reporting
A constructive and clear communication style on financial and non-financial matters, with excellent verbal and written English
Ability to demonstrate initiative, be proactive and offer a solution-oriented approach
Ability to apply a general business understanding when designing solutions to complex problems
Ability to articulate complex financial information to non- finance personnel
Able and willing to travel to remote and insecure locations for short periods of time and at short notice
Determined and committed to high quality standards
Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally
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