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MapAction has a unique opportunity for a Grants Finance Officer looking for their next challenge in a fast-paced and dynamic humanitarian response organisation. We’re looking for someone to work within our Finance team helping on the delivery of restricted grants projects and programs while working alongside multiple global partners. You will work with a diverse group of expert volunteers, colleagues and support four main areas of MapAction: Finance, Fundraising, Operations and Tech teams. The role is responsible for ensuring MapAction uses restricted funds appropriately in line with contract requirements and smooth operations of MapAction.The organisation would not be able to function effectively without this position, so we need you to be part of this!
MapAction is a leading humanitarian mapping charity delivering information services and products to enhance decision making in disasters and conflicts. In collaboration with our partners, this mapped information helps responders understand vulnerabilities and target their response effectively, contributing to saving lives and minimising suffering. We work through a team of skilled volunteer professionals and a small paid staff team.
The charity has attracted funding from the UK Government (FCDO), USAID from the American People, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Government of the Netherlands, EU and other major donors. Over half of its budget is covered by restricted funding of this nature.
We have built a strong reputation in the humanitarian sector and are a technical partner of the United Nations, Non-Government Organisations, the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement, regional entities and national authorities.
At MapAction, training and team building are at the heart of our organisational culture. We have frequent meet-ups where paid staff and volunteers get together for training opportunities and skill-sharing, in areas such as fieldwork, emergency preparedness and GIS technical development.
The humanitarian sector is evolving, and technical expertise such as GIS, mapping, data processing and visualisation is becoming increasingly sought after in order to ensure continuous improvement in humanitarian response. MapAction and our partners are uniquely positioned to provide this technical expertise, to ensure the most effective coordination of relief efforts.
Who are you?
You are highly motivated and enthusiastic with a track record of managing finances of restricted grants. You have a hands on approach, can work independently and have experience of working with a small organisation or team. You are calm under pressure and share the MapAction ‘can-do’ attitude, rooted in our volunteer values. You are organised, tenacious, able to manage a busy workload and be an exceptional communicator. You must have a flair for Excel reporting and be willing to manage financial systems to achieve maximum benefit to the charity.
You relish a challenge and like us, feel excited about the future and what we can achieve together. You want to work in a diverse organisation that is concerned about minimising its environmental impact, and cares about everyone in the team. Be assured, you will be supported in your role as you grow.
This role is responsible for ensuring MapAction uses restricted funds appropriately in line with contract requirements providing guidance to budget holders on compliance. The role will also support general financial administration and smooth operations of MapAction. Reporting to the Finance Director this role will work effectively across finance, fundraising, operations and technology teams in a proactive manner.
Restricted grant finances
Lead on contract compliance, ensuring requirements are identified and communicated to budget holders
Review financial data and lead on the funds claim processes, to include monthly reconciliations and timely submissions of invoices and claim forms to donors as per contract
Be the focal point on donor finance and resolve any discrepancies on claims and late payments, by liaising internally and externally with relevant parties, as required
Execute correct budget coding that reflects donor agreements and in line with agreed systems and procedures, identify and flag any errors
Track grant allocation and expenditure against restricted budgets to ensure programmes are delivered within agreed budgets or amendments are processed in keeping with changes in programme plans
Prepare monthly and ad hoc progress reports for all major donors, or specific programmes and projects
Ensure accurate, timely cost recovery and salary allocations of pre-financed operations and ensure income is maximised in compliance with funding contracts
Provide financial information as required for grant reporting in line with the reporting calendar
Lead on IATI compliance, data review and uploads
Assist with donor and statutory audits
Support Finance Director with the bi-annual rolling business plan and any required financial information, to include analysis and allocation of paid staff time
Perform and present necessary system reconciliations on a regular basis to include multi-currency requirements and cost recovery calculations
Prepare financial analysis and overviews as required and attend monthly finance and grants’ meetings
Provide finance cover in the finance team, if required and as directed by FD
Provide support with any other financial and organisational administration, as requested
Regularly review and update unit costing for budgeting purposes
Systems and tools
Implement new and develop existing financial and reporting systems, ensuring correct mapping to each of the restricted funds
Maintain MapAction’s chart of accounts to ensure all grant requirements can be reported on
Train staff on tools, templates and donor regulations
Partner with teams across the organisation in preparation of new programme initiative
Adopt a questioning mindset and challenge underlying budget assumptions as appropriate
Support financial submissions as required for fundraising applications
Support the fundraising team with fundraising applications’ submission, contract and MOU administration and processing, as well as the due diligence process
Please note that this job description is to be regarded as a guide to the tasks and activities we believe will be required but that it is not exhaustive and may change and evolve to reflect the changing needs and demands of MapAction.
This is what we think you need to be successful in the role. If there are other skills and competencies that you bring and think are important to this role , please tell us what they are - we are always interested to hear ideas.
Accounting qualification, part-qualified or qualified by experience within a finance department with exposure to restricted grants
Excellent knowledge of Excel, mapping documents, multiple data sources, pivot tables and creating custom reports
Good knowledge of accounting packages (ideally Xero)
Experience of performing reconciliations and working with foreign currency transactions
Knowledge of accounting coding structures and experience of working with donor coding
Strong computer and numerical literacy with the ability to self- service
Excellent time management with the ability to prioritise, multitask and work to meet deadlines
High level of attention to detail
Experience in accounting for or assisting in the management of project grants / restricted funding from a range of donors, including institutional donors
Experience of donor reporting and understanding of system requirements to achieve accurate and timely reports
Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of personal organisation and self management.
Understanding of USAID and/or other Institutional Funder grant finances and reporting
Knowledge of the charitable sector and a good understanding of the needs of small, volunteer led groups
Experience of UK financial regulations and compliance
We will consider candidates wanting to work part time (30hrs a week) or full time (37.5hrs a week)
Flexibility and willingness to work outside office hours including evenings and weekends as required, including being on a roster for emergency cover
Required to work remotely and to attend team days near the MapAction office in Oxfordshire once a month at own expense.
30 days holiday plus bank holidays with a workplace pension and also paid training opportunities to help further your career
Must have the right to live and work in the UK MapAction is unable to consider candidates who do not already hold appropriate permissions
Note: this is an operational role in a small, highly specialised charity and an appreciation of, and affinity with the humanitarian purpose of the charity is essential, as well as a willingness to take up additional tasks outside of the normal role when needed
Equal Opportunities Policy
MapAction is an Equal Opportunities employer. All employees have a personal responsibility to promote and support measures designed to create a working environment which is free from harassment or discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, membership of the Travelers community or HIV&AIDS status.
How to apply: Please apply by gohire with a CV and covering letter to be considered for the role. The closing date for applications is 29.7.2022. We will review applications on a rolling basis and will close the process if we secure someone at an early stage so we urge you to apply early so as not to miss out. For further discussion regarding the content of this role, please contact us via our website.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
A well-established and niche international NGO focusing on improving communities through heritage and craftmanship is seeking a part-time Finance Officer for a fully remote / home-based role on a 12 month contract basis.
The requirement is for 3 days per week, however the organisation is looking for someone who can work up to 4 days per week when required.
The organisation runs an array of international programmes in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia & Jordan with the aim to revive historic areas and traditional crafts, to provide jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride. In blending heritage, buildings, education and enterprise, they have created sustainable urban regeneration that hosts the revival of artisan industries in these countries.
The role will be on a 12 month consultancy contract paid as an hourly rate, working out to the equivalent of circa £36,000 per annum FTE / pro-rata in terms of take home pay.
The role would best suit a candidate who has worked at Finance Officer or Bookkeeper level within an organisation that has an international element, along with experience of FX / multi-currency payments.
There may be a possibility for this to transition into a permanent role, however this cannot be guaranteed.
The role will involve:
-Review supplier invoices/expense claims, collate supporting documents and get appropriate authorisations for payment per policy and set up bank transfer payments for dual authorisation
-Record income and expenditure transactions in QuickBooks and Xero, checking and ensuring correct coding
-Maintain record of donations received and inform relevant country FM and grant managers
-Administrate and review credit cards, ensuring usage is per policy and transactions are correctly posted to QB, with supporting documents and appropriate authorisations secured
-Review and process advance redemptions and petty cash, ensuring all receipts are provided and obtain approval per policy
-Review, record and reconcile bank and PayPal
-Assist in reconciling balance sheet accounts on monthly basis
-Monitor debtors and creditors on monthly basis
-Prior bookkeeping experience with understanding double entry
-Experience of using accounting system software, preferably QuickBooks and/or Xero
-Understanding of multi-currency accounting and FX transactions
-Good organisational skills, flexible and able to work remotely
-Cross-cultural understanding and ability to work across dispersed teams
-Understanding of charity finance regulations and practices preferable but not essential
Closing date: 29th June
Interviews: Remotely during w/c 4th July
Salary: Hourly rate equivalent to circa £36,000 FTE / pro-rata.
Please send a copy of your CV or email with any enquiries for further consideration.
Reporting to the CEO of PIN UK, you will help PIN UK achieve its growth strategy with finance, compliance and administrative support in all working areas. People In Need (hereinafter PIN) is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on the values of humanism, freedom, equality, dignity and solidarity. We believe that people anywhere in the world should have a right to make decisions about their lives and to benefit from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. PIN was originally founded in Prague, in the Czech Republic, by one of the student activists of the Velvet Revolution, against the Russian occupation. PIN now works to support local grassroots civil society and provide humanitarian assistance in more than 20 countries around the world. PIN set up the UK charity PIN UK in 2018.
The successful candidate will have relevant education or experience of working within a compliance, finance or operational function and be passionate about international development and humanitarian issues. This is an opportunity for professional growth within a dynamic, growing organisation. PIN UK is a small dynamic team and you will be offered capacity building support and opportunities for gaining experience in areas that interest you.
Key deliverables (essential duties and responsibilities):
- Use and manage the day-to-day operations of PIN UK’s financial, accounting and reporting system
- Responsibility for accurate, punctual and complete accounting data
- Support recruitment and human resources-related tasks
- Administrative office support
- Ensure an up-to-date archiving system of key finance and compliance documentation
- Produce budget spending reports
- With support from PIN UK’s CEO, act as the main focal point for auditors during PIN UK’s annual audit
- Make sure that PIN UK complies with requirements for a Charity registered in the UK, other relevant laws and donor’s requirements, working with PIN UK’s CEO to develop policies where necessary
- Perform regular compliance checks ensuring procedures are complied with and all tax payments made promptly and correctly and ensuring all forms properly completed.
What are we looking for?
- Relevant education or experience working in operational, administrative, finance or compliance roles (essential)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of working with people at all levels within and external to the NGO sector
- Team player
- Ease with complex, technical regulations
- Diligent and with a keen eye for detail
- Experience working with SAGE software and bookkeeping knowledge would be an advantage
- Experience of working in the non-profit/charity sector and UK Charity Commission requirements would be an advantage
- CA/ACA/ACCA qualified or equivalent would be an advantage
- Experience of payroll would be an advantage
- Additional leave
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Flexible schedule
- Language training provided
- Sick pay
- Work from home
We are an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law.
Closing date: 3rd July. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so and we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.
How to apply: Applications should include a CV and cover letter stating how you meet each requirements and why you are interested in the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Programme Finance Specialist, Temp. £200 per day (Umbrella). Remote
For an international NGO operating in over 100 countries, we are recruiting an interim Programme Finance Specialist for up to 2 months to support them during a busy period. This role will provide contract, finance, and compliance support for several contracts through end-to-end programme management, funding proposals, donor reporting and project close-out. The Programme Finance Specialist will work on key UK and FCDO donors and deliver finance training to programme managers. This is a fully remote role.
- Provide support on program management and contract set up, budget cost proposal, grant management, compliance, cashflow management and monitoring of the grants and contracts
- Support Program Funding Team in proposal budget development
- Prepare country office agreements (IPIA) and advise on consortium agreements
- Ensure compliance with FCDO donor requirements
- Review contract performance of projects and carry out contract and finance activities including Donor reporting
- Prepare responses to donor audit queries as well as budgeting and reforecasting processes
- Reconcile all active projects and close-out calculations
What will you bring to this role?
- International grant management for EU and UK Donors including FCDO
- Budgeting and financial analysis of international programmes
- Strong MS Excel
- Experience from the charity and NGO sector including Donor contract and reporting
- Strong understanding of UK/European donor financial compliance and contract requirements
As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.
Child’s i Foundation is a Ugandan based social impact organisation with an international reputation for advocating child rights and creating community based alternatives to orphanages. A small non-profit with a big impact, we work with governments, national partners and our worldwide network of supporters to highlight the harm and cost of orphanages in Uganda and globally. We’re helping to reimagine the whole child protection and care system, repurpose orphanages and rebuild services at the heart of communities that are designed to strengthen and support birth, foster and adoptive families. Because every child needs a loving family, we are Child's i.
We are looking for a fully qualified accountant with experience/knowledge of international development accounting. This role will provide effective financial management to our teams in Uganda and the UK.
This is a home-based role in in the UK, with occasional meetings with the UK team, and potentially an annual trip to Uganda, to strengthen the accounting & financial management systems and ongoing monitoring.
You will have overall responsibility for the financial management and financial stability in the UK. You will also provide support to, and work closely with, the finance team in Uganda, to ensure effective financial management at the group level.
You will ensure there is strong financial management accounting and budgeting systems in the UK and Uganda, ensuring effective management of our cash and reserves, and ensuring the organisation is running in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Role and responsibilities
Management Accounting & Budgeting
Manage month-end processes in the UK, including posting journals, P&L review, balance sheet reconciliations, and producing UK Management Accounts
Review and interrogate Ugandan monthly management accounts and provide feedback & support to the Uganda finance team.
Produce consolidated monthly management accounts, including variance reports, rolling cash-flows and reserves forecasts.
Prepare quarterly board packs including key UK, Uganda and group financial information, including forecasts and scenario planning as appropriate.
Supervise and oversee the UK Payroll and ensure HMRC compliance.
Prepare the UK budget, oversee preparation of the Ugandan annual budget, and prepare annual consolidated budgets.
Prepare the annual accounts, including consolidated accounts.
Prepare for the annual audit, including liaising with auditors and overseeing the implementation of audit recommendations.
Ensure accounts and relevant returns are filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission each year.
Work with the Programmes & Fundraising teams in the UK and Uganda on preparing budgets for grant proposals and costing activities.
Support the organisation to ensure full cost recovery.
Review financial reports for donors prepared by the Uganda Team, ensuring accuracy & completeness of submitted financial reports.
Ensure compliance with donor rules & requirements with respect to finance.
Cash & Reserves Management
Actively manage cash flow to ensure adequate cash levels are maintained throughout the year, including cash flow forecasting.
Ensure strong Restricted & Unrestricted Fund management; track & forecast the movement on funds each month and take any follow up action as needed.
Actively manage exchange rate risk, ensuring the charity minimises exchange rate losses and mitigates against the risks effectively.
Financial planning and operations
Work closely with the CEO, the team in the UK, Uganda, and board of trustees, to support the organisation’s objectives and strategic plans.
Attend, and contribute to discussion at, quarterly meetings of the Board of Trustees and sub committees.
Develop resource strategies that support organisational objectives and that align with current and future needs of Programmes and Fundraising teams.
Review and strengthen the control environment of the UK and Uganda office, ensuring that all relevant policies and procedures are robust and that the organisation is meeting is regulatory, compliance and reporting requirements.
Monitor and investigate any financial performance issues in Uganda and recommend appropriate remedial action.
Assist the team in Uganda to develop financial management capacity.
Any other responsibilities as required from time to time by the CEO.
Person specification skills and experience required
Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA, CIMA), desirably with international development knowledge/experience.
Knowledge and experience of using QuickBooks or similar accounting system.
Some experience in grant management and reporting.
Experience of working with Restricted & Unrestricted funds and a good understanding of the challenges this can pose.
UK charity experience, including charity SORP
Some experience of developing and strengthening accounting and financial management systems, policies and processes.
Able to present complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
Ability to build rapport with others from a range of backgrounds.
Excellent written and spoken English, and ability to write concise reports for a variety of stakeholders and audiences.
Resilient, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Able to work in a standalone capacity with regard to managing the finance function.
At Child’s i Foundation we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. The statements in the person specification are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.
Child’s i Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.
This role is open to UK residents only.
We will actively consider flexible working arrangements.
Closing date: 10th July. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.
How to apply: Applications should include a CV (max 3 pages) and a one page cover letter stating how you meet each requirement and why you are interested in the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Part-time finance role at one of the 'top 100 organisations to escape to' and top 100 social enterprises in the UK.
About the role
This is a part-time role (8 hours per week) to provide management accounting and budgeting support to our COO and team, including day-to-day liaison with external accountants and support to individual budget holders.
We're looking for a qualified or part-qualified accountant, or someone with equivalent experience.
Our core hours are 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. We would prefer you to split the hours across at least three days of the week (within core hours), but are open to alternatives. Ideally you would be able to attend fortnightly team meetings which are held on Tuesday afternoons.
The initial contract is for 12 months only. However, this is a new role and there may be scope to increase the hours or make the role permanent in future depending on the needs of the Lab and availability of funding.
The role can be performed from home (UK only), or from our office in London, or a mixture of the two.
We are recruiting for this via our online platform, where you can also find many more details about the role. Please click 'apply via website' to find out more.
We’re looking for the following skills and experience:
qualified or part-qualified accountant (or equivalent experience), ideally with management accounting experience in charities with income up to £1.5m
able to translate ‘finance speak’ into plain English
able to work flexibly in an environment where the funding position can change rapidly
commitment to the aims and values of the Lab, including to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and an openness to continual reflection, learning and development.
We are committed to providing equality and fairness for all and not to discriminate on any grounds, including gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion or age. We encourage and celebrate the different qualities that our colleagues, and others we work with, bring to our work, and we believe that seeing things from a wide range of different perspectives helps us to resolve problems, adapt our approaches and develop as an organisation.
About the Lab
The Finance Innovation Lab is a UK charity working to transform the financial system for people and planet. This year we were listed in both the the 'Escape 100 best organisations to escape to', and the 'SE100 top 100 social enterprises in the UK'
Dysfunctions in the financial system lie at the root of many of today’s challenges, from climate change and economic crises, to poverty, marginalisation, and inequality. We believe it doesn’t have to be this way.
We work for deep, lasting change to the financial system to make it democratic, sustainable, just and resilient. We create this change by building the power of a community of systems-changemakers and developing ambitious initiatives that transform the financial system for people and planet.
Please click 'apply via website' to find out more.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Home based, UK or Europe
This is a critical support function to the Finance, HR and Administration team. It is a multi-faceted role with responsibilities for accountancy, in particular the management of the annual audits and accounts. Be the point of contact for HR and Administration functions. Working with our accounting firms, payroll firms in the respective countries, this role will lead on all of the audit processes for the UK, EU and Australian arms of the Foundation and will also provide support to the US and Hong Kong as and when necessary.
- Lead on the format and messaging of the global accounts and global annual review and ensure that we provide an accurate and transparent report.
- Lead on the UK, German, Italian, Luxembourg and Australian audits and work with relevant stakeholders to ensure they are completed accurately and on time each year. Point of contact between the finance team and external auditors to ensure queries are resolved throughout the audit process.
- Work with the gift processing teams, third party fulfilment houses and the Finance team to ensure all income and expense records are filed correctly to support annual audit processes and in line with charity/company regulations.
- Ensure accurate coding is in place across all financial systems.
- Monthly accountancy - perform or assist with the book-keeping for each market as required.
- Manage staff expenses including reimbursement.
- Point of contact for staff credit cards. Manage allocation and use.
- Manage global bank accounts. Responsibility for keeping signatories, users and authorisers/directors up to date and in line with internal policies and when there are staff changes. Provide financial info to the Finance team as required. Oversee the set up of new accounts as required.
- Ensure day-to-day banking is carried out in line with our Customer Service Charter.
- Manage monthly transfers between bank accounts, supplier accounts and merchant providers for all markets in liaison with Finance team located at headquarters. Obtain required approvals and ensure operational balances are in place.
- Carry out finance related reconciliations such as expenditure reconciliation, bank reconciliation and payment platform reconciliation.
- Point of contact & account manager for payment platforms and merchant accounts, keeping information up to date etc.
HR and Administration:
- Recruitment and retention, including labour engagement for UK, German, Italy, Luxembourg and Australia.
- Work with our Global HR team to ensure Training and Development, performance maintenance, employee relations are well maintain.
- Coordinate / arrange the European staff salaries, and other markets as required.
- Oversee supplier accounts/services & contract management: Keep records up to date, manage payments, maintain online accounts eg, office facilities and insurances. Management of global PO Boxes and international postal services. Ensure they are renewed in time.
- Manage all subscription requirements for the Supporter Engagement team (IT, sector, compliance etc).
- Management of staff mobile phone contracts.
- Control and monitor purchasing costs, including office.
- Manage UK petty cash.
- Manage the global fixed asset registers.
- Create and manage inventory of staff resources incl. IT equipment.
- Assist the budget preparation.
- Assist with the creation of performance reports and other (ad hoc) reports as required.
- Provide support for financial, HR processes as required.
- Design and maintain filing systems.
- Ensure that inter-department and inter-personal relationships are positive, cohesive, and contribute to the overall mission of AAF.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with management in regard to work procedures and employee relations.
Continuous Improvement and Misc.:
- Contribute to the on-going review, development and implementation of changes to improve the productivity and efficiency of AAF.
- Participate in staff training and performance and development appraisal process to assist in the achievement of AAF objectives and mission.
- Ensure procedure manuals are updated in line with changes.
To apply Please send CV’s with covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and why you should be considered for this role.
Please include the job title in the subject line of your email.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Finance and Governance Manager
Dated: June 2022
Contract: Full time, permanent
Salary: £35,000-£38,000 per annum
Start date: Immediate
Location: Home based with potential access to desk space in central London if required; travel across the UK may be required from time to time as part of role (subject to covid guidance)
Reporting to: Operations Lead
Direct reports: None at this time
Annual leave: 25 days per year plus bank holidays
About the role
The Finance and Governance Manager is a new and critical role, created to provide a robust and well-managed finance and governance function for the organisation as we grow. The postholder will be responsible for day-to-day finance operations complying with all statutory and regulatory requirements as well as supporting project managers across the team to manage income and expenditure across their programmes of work. The postholder will also work alongside our external qualified accountant, currently acting as Finance Director and Company Secretary for the organisation, to support annual audit and reporting.
The College’s portfolio of work is made up of a diverse range of projects, supported by grant agreements, contracts and SLAs. The postholder will manage the organisation’s ‘contract office’ function:oversight of all contracts (including sub-contracts and contract with Associates), grants agreements and SLAs, the invoicing arrangements, payment schedules, data protection and safeguarding clauses, as well as reporting requirements. Working with the Operations Lead, the Finance and Governance Manager will monitor team capacity, and develop our use of time-tracking software to enable accurate salary allocations on a monthly basis, supporting high quality project delivery.
The postholder will have the opportunity to design, develop and implement new and improved ways of working across the finance and governance functions, and work with our accountant to meet monthly deadlines for management accounts, prepare for our annual audit and manage our cash and reserves.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for an outstanding candidate with a strong financial background and knowledge of charity governance processes. You will need to have experience of working with unrestricted funds and the management of restricted income from trusts, foundations, and Government. You will have experience of using accounting software and developing financial systems and controls that will support our growing team to deliver their work with excellence and achieve our organisational strategy.
You will need to be thoughtful and proactive, committed to building strong relationships across the team and with our pool of Associates. Our ideal candidate would be happy working autonomously and have experience of supporting a busy and fast-paced team managing multiple different work streams. We are looking for someone who is patient, imaginative and solution focused, with great attention to detail. You’ll need to be helpful and enthusiastic in your approach to work, flexible and a strong communicator.
Please follow the link to our website for the full JD and person specification.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Finance Manager – Part Time (22 hours), home based role.
Civitas Recruitment are delighted to be working with a fantastic organisation that are one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. The charity offer’s services to various communities including LGBT+ young people and adults. An exciting opportunity exists for a Finance Manager to join the team. As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring the sound management of the organisation’s finances. The postholder will be responsible for the production of management reports and statutory reporting. The post holder will report directly to the CEO and manager 2 staff members. Home based role, 22 hrs a week flexible over a 4-week block. Option does exist to work from one of the Yorkshire offices.
Who are we looking for?
Ideal candidates will be suitably qualified and will have had exposure to the charity sector. You will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of managing the finance function of an organisation. Up to date knowledge of relevant UK legislation and statutory requirements is required for this role. You will have proven ability to provide support, guidance, and training to financial and non-financial colleagues. You will have strong IT skills with advanced Excel and have good knowledge of accounting packages e.g., QuickBooks or Sage.
If the above role description sounds of interest and you feel like you meet the criteria; please apply immediately or for further information, please contact Syed at Civitas Recruitment for a full JD and informal discussion. Early applications are encouraged.
Our partner is an award winning UK based charity, which is promoting different solutions to the issues facing international aid and the WASH sector including standalone social impact businesses and programmes to improve hygiene, sanitation and nutrition for under-fives; designed to increase resilience and self-reliance and improve the lives and life chances of farmers, families, women, girls and young children
We are recruiting a Head of Finance and Governance to support Chief Executive and provide strategic management and operational oversight of finance, HR and business support functions and to ensure that everything is done in the most financially effective manner and in compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements. The incumbent will be supported by qualified accountants in the UK and overseas and their local teams.
This is a part-time role, which would suit an experienced accountant/company secretary, seeking to work flexibly. The 2/3 days we anticipate this role requiring could be spread over 5 days, if the incumbent found this more convenient and all the requirements of the role can be met
- You will be the ultimate responsible person for all of the charity’s external and statutory financial reporting, including reports to funders, trustees and regulatory bodies, though the bulk of this work will be delivered by the finance teams in the UK and Africa.
- You will provide strategic budgetary and financial management support to the Chief Executive in London and the Managing and Finance Directors overseas, assisting them to develop compelling bids for fundraising and inward social investment and will liaise, if necessary, with the financial managers/reviewers of any potential funders/investors.
- You will provide advice and guidance on HR, contractual, corporate and statutory matters to the senior team in the UK and overseas, consulting/liaising if necessary with our lawyers, auditors, and other service providers in both countries.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
1.1. Financial strategy
Supporting the development of financial strategies under a variety of scenarios for internal management, trustee discussion and presentation to potential funders/investors.
Leading on financial discussions with trustees and prospective funders/investors.
Developing the financial competence and confidence of PA/BW’s senior teams.
1.2 Financial oversight
Ensuring that monthly management reporting, budgeting and forecasting is accurate and timely and supporting the needs of management, trustees, project managers, funders and donors.
Reviewing the annual budget proposals raising issues, challenging assumptions and, ultimately, agreeing same with the local teams.
Reviewing the monthly financial returns submitted/presented by the finance teams querying anomalies and overspends and agreeing/requiring actions to be taken.
Updating the rolling forecasts of income and expenditure (reflecting actuals to date), monitoring the bank positions and using this to approve or reject requests for ongoing or exceptional expenditure.
1.3 Financial management
Maintaining up to date Financial and HR Policy and Procedures Manuals and responding to requests for variations thereto or divergence therefrom.
Being the principal signatory and authorised administrator for all UK bank accounts and approving changes to the mandate for bank accounts overseas.
Approving and signing off all cash transfers
2. Programme support
2.1 Programme budgeting
Preparing, discussing, reviewing and agreeing the financial budgets for individual projects and/or generic programmes.
Assisting the teams with costing, pricing, taxing and other financial sales related issues.
2.2 Programme reporting
Maintaining cumulative records of expenditure by funder and overseeing the preparation of funder reports and audit completion statements confirming the full dispersal of funds.
Submitting financial claims to statutory funders as and when required.
3. Corporate obligations
3.1 Statutory reporting
Being the principal point of contact between the external auditors the Treasurer and the board.
Agreeing the annual audit timetable and priority audit areas with the external auditors
Reviewing the draft statutory accounts produced by the local finance teams, agreeing the split between restricted and unrestricted programmes, calculating carried forward balances and agreeing same with auditors.
Confirming the appropriate use of restricted income, writing the trustees’ annual review, securing an unqualified audit report, responding to the annual audit letter, convening and managing the AGM.
Reviewing and signing off all statutory filings and ensuring compliance with all regulatory restrictions and statutory obligations.
3.2 HR and legal
Ensuring compliance with all legal, statutory and regulatory requirements in the UK and all other countries of operations.
3.3 Trustee management
Preparation of board papers and management of board meetings.
PERSON SPECIFICATION (Desirable)
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Relevant financial, HR and legal experience and qualifications
Familiarity with complex donor reporting and of managing restricted/unrestricted funding
Experience of working in an international and highly regulated environment
Awareness of investor relations in a social investment and entrepreneurial context
Understanding of managing business support systems, including ICT and procurement
A thorough knowledge of HR systems and processes
An understanding of staff management and a willingness to support staff development
Experience of managing organisational development and systemic change
Excellent written and oral communications skills
RTW in the UK essential
If you are interim Director of Finance looking for their next role, please read further!
Charity People are working with a £4million turnover charity which provides services and support for carers across Cambridge and Norfolk assisting them to recruit an Interim Director of Finance.
You will be going to their office based in Cambridge once a week and working from home the other four days.
The salary offered for this role based on experience is £65,000 per annum.
Your main duties and responsibilities are:
- Contribute to Strategic leadership and business planning processes
- Working closely with the chief executive to ensure business risks are identified with appropriate mitigating actions in place.
- To develop and maintain an efficient and effective finance function including credit control, payroll and systems supporting cash flows, future growth, investment activity and diversification of funding.
- Successful completion of the annual audit.
- Provide strategic advice and input into the preparation of tenders and contracts ensuring the robust evaluation of business risk.
- Analyse and monitor income streams ensuring effective management of debt.
- Offer support and advice to managers to manage budgets, interpret financial information and control costs.
- To act as company secretary ensuring all correct documents are submitted to Companies House and the Charity Commission including the appointment and resignation of directors/trustees.
- With the chief executive ensure all identity and compliance checks required for trustees are completed.
- Lead and manage a team of three - Finance Manager, Finance Officer and Credit Controller
Key skills required for this role are;
- Qualified Director of Finance with recognized CCAB qualifications (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA)
- Experience working in the charity sector
- Very strong Charity SORP experience
- Experience in preparing and managing end year accounts and audits
- Experience preparing and monitoring budgets and accounts with multiple income streams
- Very strong interpersonal skills and management skills
- Strong strategic and operations accounting skills
This role will be closing on 113th July or earlier and the interviews will be held the same week or w/c 18th July, 2022.
If you have the necessary skills and experience, please apply with a copy of your CV. Candidates shortlisted will be required to write a supporting statement.
Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.
As Project Officer, you will play a crucial role supporting our Operations Manager to deliver a year-round programme of music activities. Good Vibrations is a pioneering music charity working across the UK supporting marginalised people in prisons, young offender institutions, secure hospitals and in the community.
We run communal music-making projects where participants create their own music, put on performances, and make recordings. Our projects are all about social connection, communication, working together to explore creatively and find inspiration in often very challenging circumstances. We particularly like working with Indonesian gamelan as it creates an excellent space for inclusive, impactful work. It is very accessible and well suited to collaboration and developing confidence.
You will be working remotely, as is our whole team. However, there will be opportunities to meet up and work together as a team, usually in London, so easy access to London is important. This is an exciting, busy role, with room for professional development. Some travel and occasional overnight stays away from home will be required.
You will be asked to have a DBS enhanced check. However, we welcome applications from people with criminal convictions. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this in advance.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Head of Finance
£56,587 - £60,022 + excellent benefits
Cambridge (hybrid / remote working options)
Hays Senior Finance is proud to be working in partnership with Cambridge University Libraries (CUL), who are looking to appoint a Head of Finance to join their team, in a key and pivotal role within their leadership team.
CUL comprises the University Library, 34 faculty and departmental libraries and the Library Storage Facility.
The University Library is a world-leading academic and research library and one of 6 Legal Deposit Libraries in the UK and Ireland. CUL holds collections of national and international importance and operates across a wide range of activities including digital, public engagement, heritage assets, open access and digitisation.
The Head of Finance is a key role which will lead a team of 6 and work closely with the University Librarian & Director of Library Services, the Chief Operating Officer the Deputy University Librarian and 3 Deputy Directors.
You will be deputy to the Chief Operating Officer in the areas of financial strategy, as well as financial governance and management. The role is also responsible for managing the operational financial administration of CUL and for developing financial strategy in line with the Libraries' and University's strategic priorities. You will take the lead on finance business partnering, planning, budgeting and resource management and financial reporting and analysis.
The ideal candidate will be a finance professional and be ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA qualified or equivalent, with previous experience of leading a finance team. You will have gravitas, drive and ambition and above all you will have a strong degree of commercial and financial acumen, with the ability to liaise with high level key stakeholders and create insightful financial information that will direct business planning and performance. You will be a strong team manager and be able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation.
CUL has a hands-on, pragmatic team culture so it is essential that you can roll up your sleeves and be involved in the day to day operations as well as coaching and influencing others to continue to innovate and improve their financial processes.
This is an exciting time to join CUL, so if you feel you have the drive and the passion to help them to achieve their mission and vision, then they can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment.
In return, they are offering a competitive salary, including excellent benefits such as USS (Universities Superannuation Scheme) - a defined benefits pension scheme and competitive annual leave of 41 days inclusive of public holidays
Flexible and agile working arrangements including working from home for the right candidate will also be available. CUL is keen to support a positive work / life balance for their staff.
For more information about the role and organisation please contact Senan Pierce, Senior Business Director at Hays Senior Finance who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Cambridge University Libraries.
Cambridge University Libraries is a diverse, international, and multi-cultural community with a positive and vibrant ethos and atmosphere. We value diversity and we are an equal opportunities employer. All job offers are made subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks which includes satisfactory references.
Closing date for all applications: Sunday 24th July 2022.
Interviews will take place: August 3rd or August 5th. 2022.
All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Senan Pierce at Hays Senior Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process.
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Operations Officer - Maternity Cover
Location: South Bucks / East Berkshire
Salary: £28,348 - £31,954 pa depending on experience
This position is an 18 month fixed term maternity cover contract.
The Operations Officer role is field based covering South Bucks/East Berkshire area
As Operations Officer in the Southeast region, you will support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) through managing a portfolio of Licensed Organisations (LOs). These LOs are mostly schools but we also work with other organisations including colleges, local authorities, charities, pupil referral units, youth groups and young offender institutions.
We very rarely work directly with young people undertaking their DofE Award. Instead, your role will be to support partner organisations setting up and developing their own DofE programmes.
The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings employees work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within a reasonable distance of the portfolio area of South Bucks/East Berkshire.
What we are looking for:
We want to recruit an effective and passionate team player and collaborator to join DofE Southeast region. You will have stakeholder and account management experience. Experience of working with diverse groups is also an advantage.
You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next five years.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent staff benefits including, generous pension contribution, flexible working and an employee assistance programme.
Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal record check (e.g. DBS/PVG or similar).
If you would like to access the application form in a different format or if would like any assistance that might help improve your experience while completing the application, please contact us by email.
Closing Date: 17th July 2022 – Midnight
Interviews: 27th July 2022 – to be held virtually.
Since its launch in 1956, the DofE has empowered millions of young people to become the very best they can be. It was established by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, our Patron, and is still guided by the same set of principles he laid down.
The flexibility and adaptability of DofE have allowed the DofE to spread around the world. We operate through a social franchise model in the UK, licensing and supporting a wide range of organisations to deliver DofE programmes to hundreds of thousands of young people every year.
Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak our ambition to grow the number of young people who can access a DofE programme remains unchanged and we continue to engage new partners and develop innovative ways of working with businesses, the voluntary sector, and policymakers across the UK to ensure that any young person who wants to do their DofE can do so.
Diversity, equality & inclusion
The DofE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff team and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We recruit, develop, promote and value people without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. In order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the most diverse generation of young adults ever, our staff need a range of perspectives, skills, and lived experience.
While we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to join our passionate and friendly team, at present people of colour, disabled people, and people under 25 are not as well represented as we would like. As such we particularly encourage applicants from these backgrounds.
This role is a fantastic opportunity to transition from technical month-end report to commercial analysis of the business with respect to potential risks and opportunities.
We are working with a highly reputed organisation within the arts sector. They are based in central London and will require the successful candidate to come into the office twice a week.
- Produce month end accounts for your department
- Put together your departments annual budget
- Compare actuals vs forecast and provide commentary on variances
- Advise your budget holders on their spend, with reference to risk and opportunities within the department/ wider business
- Produce dashboards to provide a holistic view of departments financial health
- Newly qualified accountant from practice of industry
- Excellent at relationship building
- Salary package up to £51,000
- Renown employer, who is known internationally and across different sectors
- Fantastic development opportunity for an ambitious, qualified accountant