Programmes Accountant #389

Cambridgeshire, UK
21 Sep 2021
21 Oct 2021
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Programmes Accountant #389


Cambridgeshire, UK


Our partner is a Christian charity, leading the fight against treatable disease, and offering people the chance to access healthcare and live a life of dignity. They are seeking an experienced programmes accountant to lead on the financial compliance and reporting of their institutional grants.


  • Institutional donor compliance – this includes monitoring the financial management & reporting requirements, ensuring these are understood and adhered to by overseas partners, ensuring timely review of budgets, grants reporting, preparing for grant audits, and managing correspondence with the donors.
  • Working with the programmes team to develop programme budgets, based on a full cost recovery basis, updating these as required.
  • Monitoring cashflow for each project.
  • Undertaking budget vs. actual analysis, and proactively monitoring expenditure to maximise funds.
  • Business partnering with the overseas offices – improving and streamlining processes; supporting them in adhering to best practice in budgeting and monitoring expenditure, financial controls, and donor compliance and reporting; and supporting them with any capacity building support, including software upgrades.
  • Carrying our financial monitoring visits (these are being conducted remotely at the moment), an supporting them in implementing recommendations.


  • Part qualified or qualified experience with at least 3 years of demonstrable understanding of institutional donor compliance and reporting requirements. The organisation is open to considering candidates with longstanding charity finance backgrounds, or those looking to transition into the sector, as long as they are well-versed with institutional grants management.
  • Excellent management accounting, analysis and reporting skills.
  • Strong IT skills; this includes intermediate/advanced Excel skills
  • Strong and culturally sensitive business partner, able to work with colleagues in the UK, as well as partners overseas. Some of them operate in fragile states, so an understanding of the practicalities of working in this context is essential.
  • Good written and communication skills, able to communicate and negotiate with donors confidently, and to communicate financial information to non-finance staff.
  • Thrives working in a small, close-knit team.
  • Passionate about the work of the organisation, and empathy with the Christian ethos of the organisation.

The organisation is offering hybrid working arrangements; however, it will be essential to spend 3 days in their office in Cambridgeshire.

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

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