Programmes Finance Accountant #375

London, UK
£38,000 - £42,000
17 Sep 2021
05 Oct 2021
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Programmes Finance Accountant #375

£38,000 - £42,000

London, UK


Our partner is a global charitable foundation with programmes spanning across different areas including education, health & nutrition, empowering agricultural communities and establishing sustainable livelihoods.

The UK office is responsible for raising funds from institutional donors and governments across Europe, and works with partner organisations around the world to identify, apply for and manage these grants. This role has been newly created to support the Programmes Finance Manager during a period of growth and expansion within the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Programmes Finance Manager in designing and strengthening financial systems, procedures and controls on grant management and compliance, regularly reviewing and updating these; and training staff as required
  • Monitoring programmatic activity and spend, and maintaining the grants management tracker tool.
  • Preparing financial information for internal reporting, and assisting in the preparation of the programmes finance elements on statutory financial statements
  • Overseeing the financial administration of programmes grants. This includes reviewing concept notes and proposals, preparing donor and other grant agreements, setting up grant codes, and preparing donor reports.
  • Supporting on budget proposal development and refinement for new grant proposals; and ensuring that donor and the foundation rules on accounting, procurement and project implementation are adhered to.
  • Supporting in reviewing and approving due diligence assessments on potential partners, and carrying out monitoring visits and audits of projects.

Person Specification

  • Qualified or part-qualified accountant with a background in grants audit, or of  grant budget proposal development, compliance, monitoring and reporting; this includes experience of institutional grants including DfID, EU, ECHO, German government, Swedish government, and USAID funding.
  • Excellent numeracy & financial analysis skills
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of MSOffice, especially MSExcel
  • Excellent command of the English language, both in a written and oral capacity.
  • Strong business partnering skills, experience of working with field staff in an INGO setting in a remunerated or paid capacity is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines.

This is an excellent opportunity for a grants auditor looking to transition from practice to the charity sector, or for someone working in a UK-focussed charity looking to transition into an international development charity. At present, the role is home-based. Once restrictions list, the role will be based in London. This role is only open to those with the right to work in the UK without requiring sponsorship.

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

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