Michael Page
£65000 - £80000 per annum
30 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
JN -032021-2550707
Richard Latham
Job role
Internal audit
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

High profile Global Charity are looking to recruit for a Head of Financial Technical advice Manager.

Audit experience and exceptionally strong technical accounting skills essential in both IFRS and USGAAP

Client Details

High profile Global Charity are looking to recruit for a Head of Financial Technical advice Manager.

This role will provide a customer focused technical finance advisory service available to all colleagues providing guidance on technical accounting matters, regulatory and compliance issues and tax matters. It will enable colleagues to ensure they operate within requirements thereby protecting all parts of the organisation, and will develop appropriate controls and review to ensure objectives are delivered in a compliant manner, while minimising bureaucracy and complex procedures


  • Lead provision of financial technical advice (accounting, tax and regulatory) in a customer focused way to ensure robust guidance provided in a timely and efficient
  • Establish and maintain engaging guidance and operating procedures as a one stop shop/first point of call /easy to use online tool for common areas of technical
  • Horizon scanning to anticipate potential impacts of new accounting standards (in particular IFRS and USGAAP), changes in tax/regulations/law/compliance requirements globally and assess options and risks and recommend solutions accordingly to manage implications. Seeking external expert advice where appropriate.
  • Develop and implement technical training for key colleagues, particularly subject matter experts to build a higher level of general understanding of key technical issues, particularly when new accounting standards of IFRS and USGAAP are introduced to ensure strong regulatory compliance
  • Ensure GH Finance fully considers and reflects impact of changes in accounting standards/regulations and tax regulation into its in year accounting procedures and controls and in preparation of Financial Statements, in a timely and effective way. Ensuring these are aligned with expectations of external auditors.
  • Act as semi-independent technical review of the IFRS and USGAAP financial statements prior to provision to the external auditors. Ensure new accounting systems and software are appropriately able to support accounting and regulatory requirements.
  • Work in partnership with Legal Counsel to ensure financial requirements of Legal Compliance Standard Operating Procedures are implemented and appropriate Finance Compliance Standard Operating Procedures are created and implemented to support this.
  • Build appropriate SOPs annual work plans and control reviews to ensure effective implementation is occurring across the organisation and provide assurance to CEO and International Board these are met and ensure annual Management Representation letters are accurate
  • Co-ordinate appropriate GH Finance, Legal, Risk colleagues and external advisers as needed to provide integrated comprehensive customer focused solutions to challenges arising particularly in Country Office's, Regions and National Organisation.
  • Work in partnership with Legal team to assess tax regulatory requirements in countries, assist in providing technical advice and support to enable and ensure resolution of issues.
  • Lead efficient, effective and timely completion of key regulatory and compliance returns (apart from Statutory Accounts) such as US Filings, Tax returns, charity commission etc ensuring procedures are as simplified and systematised as
  • Provide technical accounting and tax guidance to the Leadership Team and senior colleagues on major corporate issues such as M&A, new operating models, structures/entities etc in partnership with Corporate Development, Legal and Strategy teams to inform decision making, ensure efficient tax management maintained and ensure appropriate due diligence where needed.
  • Champion change by role modelling the behaviour expected from all colleagues, develop and communicate plans to ensure change is successfully implemented within


  • Degree level education
  • Good understanding of INGO and charity regulatory environment
  • Audit experience and exceptionally strong technical accounting skills essential in both IFRS and USGAAP
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW or internationally recognised equivalent) Essential
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues to non-technical stakeholders
  • Comprehensive understanding of tax regulations

Job Offer

35 hour week

25 days holiday, increasing to 28 with length of service

Generous pension

Life Assurance

Free car park

Ride to work scheme

Genuine career progression opportunities

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