Finance Manager

Up to £37000 per annum
28 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020
JN -092020-1228278
Chloe Rose
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

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.

Client Details

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

Essential Aptitude

 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

Job Offer

Competitive salary

Fantastic opportunity for someone invested in the Charity sector

Great company benefits

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