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The Line is seeking a management accountant, qualified through training or experience, to join the senior team at an exciting time of growth in the organisation.
You will be a key member of the team, ensuring that The Line monitors income and spend at an overall and project level. The role will require you to produce financial reports for both Management and Trustees to help The Line to achieve its objectives whilst complying with financial requirements. You will work closely with our Director and Finance Trustee, as well as working with the wider team.
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My client is one of the leading brands in the London tourist circuit. With ever growing ambitions they continue to challenge boundaries and to expand their portfolio with new business ideas and activities.
At present they are looking for interim support to provide secondment cover for their Head of Financial Accounts
- To lead, manage and motivate a team of 5 staff to deliver the financial accounting services to the organisation and its other entities.
- To ensure compliance with all statutory reporting requirements completing the annual reports and accounts.
- To ensure policies and procedures are in place across the organisation to promote effective financial control and ensure compliance within the regulatory framework.
With a strong academic background, the successful candidate will be a fully qualified accountant with track record in complex technical accounting. Previous sector experience is not required and candidates from all backgrounds including practice, commercial, financial services and public sector are urged to apply. Immediate start required and hybrid working pattern available.
MLC Partners are working with a historic charity with royal patronage to recruit an Interim Financial Controller for an initial period of 6 months, with the likelihood of extension or to go permanent at that stage. The role joins during a period of instability and the role will be vary varied, suiting someone who has worked in an uncertain environment beforehand.
Main responsibilities of the role:
- Manage the annual audit process, preparing both the charity and subsidiary annual accounts and ensuring accurate statutory returns or submitted.
- Support the finance director with the strategic planning around the finance system to resolve current issues.
- Implement new processes and procedures, safeguarding financial compliance and the accuracy of income reporting.
- Business partner with both fundraising and membership directorates to deliver a universal approach to income management.
The successful candidate will be:
- A qualified accountant.
- Experienced in a messy environment.
- Knowledgeable about the year-end process, having led this process in previous roles.
- An expert in working through complex issues and clearing backlogs.
For more information on this role, or to discuss your job search more broadly, please contact Jamie at MLC Partners.
Are you looking for your next contract role and available to start in July 2022!?
Charity People have partnered with an organisation founded by HRH The Prince of Wales where they revive traditional crafts, provide jobs and enhance skills in the UK, Asia and the Middle East.
My client is looking for a qualified Financial Controller to help manage the transition between the current post holder and the new appointee to minimise knowledge loss and maintain strong controls.
This is a 3-4 months contract role where you will be working fully remotely with occasional travel to London. The role offers a salary of £62,500 per annum and the client will be interviewing w/c 11th July, 2022.
This is a brilliant opportunity for a forward-thinking Financial Controller to bring their finance and leadership skills to this small close knit team.
Your main duties and responsibilities are:
* Work as part of the finance team to ensure the integrity of all financial records are maintained
* Review and refresh financial control reporting focused in the Middle East and across the charity to ensure that processes are designed to minimise fraud, accounting records are complete and accurate and that the charity meets its statutory obligations
* Assist the UK Finance Manager with all financial activities including Monthly Financial Reporting
* Provide financial information to time for the Board of Trustees quarterly meetings
* Take ultimate responsibility for the charities cashflow forecasting, reporting to the Director of Finance/COO and CEO
* Maintenance of the charity UK bank accounts and ensuring financial governance is in place for overseas bank accounts
* Assure the accurate processing of all payments from UK bank accounts, including UK payroll
* Monitoring of Gift Aid receipts?to the charity and reviews of Gift Aid transfers from the UK trading subsidiary
* Oversee the final preparation of the statutory accounts for the charity and its subsidiaries managing the internal and external audit process
* Document all corporate financial processes as well as reporting across weekly, monthly and annual timelines
* Support the UK finance team with any recruitment and onboarding of new staff
* Assure banking/cash transfers to operational countries
* Undertake due diligence on payment methods and overseas clients in conjunction with country teams
Candidates applying for this role must have the following requirements:
* Experience working within the charity or not-for-profit sector
* Very strong experience in Charity SORP and if you have worked on donors such as USAID, FCDO, Swiss and other corporate grants would be a great advantage
* Qualified Accountant (recognised CCAB qualifications such as ACCA, CIMA, ACA)
* Very strong technical accounting knowledge
* Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
This role will be closing on 11th July or earlier and the interviews will be held the same week or w/c 11th 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.
Every childhood is worth fighting for. This is our belief. It drives us. And it’s why our Finance team work so hard to focus all our resources on creating the change we want to see. Join us as our Financial Accounting & Control Manager and make a contribution that really means so much more.
The NSPCC Finance function has a critical role to play in supporting the delivery of this mission, ensuring effective management and control of the NSPCC’s resources, production and communication of financial information to all NSPCC stakeholders, and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation. It is also responsible for the payment of all invoices, collection of monies due, the payment of staff and the provision of advice on financial matters throughout the organisation.
The Financial Accounting & Control Manager reports to the Head of Central Finance and has five direct reports – two Financial Accountants (who deputise for the role) and two Finance Officers. The Financial Accounting Team is responsible for the primary ledgers, financial controls, production and reconciliation of the balance sheet, cash flow, VAT/Tax compliance, statutory accounts production and other external reporting. The post holder has responsibility for delivering operational effectiveness and technical compliance in this area.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious qualified accountant with experience of working in the financial function of a complex organisation. You will need experience in the production of consolidated Statutory Accounts and dealing with external audit requirements, with an up to date knowledge of general accounting principles and the ability to interpret and apply legislation to the NSPCC’s circumstances. You will be proactive and able to learn, review and develop internal processes and procedures, continuously looking to improve the services and outputs delivered by the team as well as enforcing compliance. You will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, able to understand a wide range of stakeholder needs and adapt services where necessary. An individual who enjoys a challenge and wishes to work in a high performing finance function, with the ability to develop and motivate a team of people to deliver results.
This role will be a very busy role and as such may require the post holder to work over and above core hours to ensure deadlines and plans are delivered to.
Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.
As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.
Financial Accountant working with a government organisation - 18 month FTC. Flex and hybrid options available.
Your new company
A non departmental body and regulator. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Your new role:
This role is initially being offered as an 18 month fixed term contract however it is very likely to become permanent.
The Financial Accountant will report into the Financial Controller and be largely responsible for ensuring that the monthly management account and statutory Financial Statements are prepared on time and in line with company operating procedures. The role holder will support the Financial Controller in managing the day-to-day finance operations and a small finance team, who are responsible for the payables, receivable and nominal ledgers. The right person will also keep track of the team KPIs and provide ad-hoc support the Finance Director.
- To co-manage the finance team, ensuring it maintains the highest standards of accounting, financial control and management.
- Co-ordination and review of the month-end reporting procedures and reconciliations
- Support the FPA team in the review of annual budgets and rolling forecasts
- Ensuring a Trial Balance reconciliation are completed following detailed review of nominal transactions
- Regular monthly reporting with sponsor department (BEIS)
What you'll need to succeed
- The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience around IFRS accounting.
- You will be a qualified Accountant
- Experience around FREM is desirable however not essential.
What you'll get in return
Flexible working options available - they are focussed on the outcome of work done rather than process of getting there.
The organisation work on a hybrid basis between the office and home.
The organisation has regular pay reviews with staff and a pay review is currently underway of all salaries meaning a short term pay rise could be in store.
The organisation values work life balance - not working beyond contracted hours.
They offer a competitive pension of 10% employer contribution.
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MLC Partners are pleased to be working with one of the leading homeless charities in the UK to recruit an Interim Financial Accountant following a recent restructure of the finance team. The role reports into the Financial Controller and joins at a busy time, following the year end.
Main responsibilities include:
- Lead the production of the annual financial statements for the main business and its subsidiaries.
- Manage a team of 3, providing regular one to ones and developing the team to meet the future needs of finance.
- Oversee and carry out audits of vulnerable customers money and ensure regulatory returns are completed as necessary.
The successful candidate:
- Possess excellent technical financial accounting skills, including VAT and other tax returns, liaising with external auditors and leading internal audits.
- Have a desire to move into a management role, ideally with some experience of supporting other team members, even if not in a formal line management setting.
- Bring a diverse knowledge of processes and procedures and be able to utilise this in driving improvements in the organisation.
For more information, please contact Jamie Elliott at MLC Partners.
MLC are proud to be partnered with Salix Finance Ltd in their search for a new Financial Accountant to join their growing team.
Salix supports decarbonisation and energy efficiency in the public sector by providing funding, support and expertise. Since its formation in 2004, the organisation has provided funding of more than £1.1 billion to 20,000 different projects, slashing annual CO2 emissions by over 900,000 tonnes. Having recently been brought in-house by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Salix is going through a period of rapid growth, more than tripling in size.
The Financial Accountant is a key role within the finance directorate, ensuring the provision of a high-quality financial accounting service that supports the effective and efficient management of Salix’s financial resources within statutory and regulatory guidelines.
Main responsibilities of the role include:
- Work closely with the wider finance team to deliver the monthly close process, preparing journals and analysing transactions.
- Carry out month-end and year-end reconciliations for all balance sheet and control accounts
- Support the Senior Financial Accountant and Financial Controller with the preparation of year end statutory accounts, including schedules, internal and external audits.
- Liaise with management accountants and the finance business partners to ensure they have all the relevant information for their budget holders.
This role will suit candidates who are either finalists or newly qualified, looking for their next step to grow with an organisation at the forefront of the drive towards Net Zero.
To be considered for this role, the successful candidate will:
- Be actively studying towards an accountancy qualification or have recently qualified.
- Have the drive, ambition, and proactive mindset to make the role your own by implementing change and improvements.
- Have three years’ experience in a finance role with a good understanding of financial accounting and preparing annual accounts.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 31st July and first interviews will be held on Friday 5th and Monday 8th August. For more information, please contact Jamie Elliott at MLC Partners.
Financial Accounting Manager, West London – Sport, up to £50,000
A leading National Governing Body are looking for an accounting professional to take control of their Financial Accounting team, line managing 2 juniors and reporting directly to the FD. Suitable candidates should be strong technical accountants, with a good eye for detail and solid leadership skills. This could be a candidate making a move from practice, or an industry professional from any sector. This is well suited to sporty types, keen to give back to the community and looking for an inclusive and collaborative environment.
- Month end management with an objective of delivering a tighter month-end close
- Monthly Treasury management including payment cycles, cashflow monitoring, forecast and analysis, petty cash and foreign exchange transactions
- Responsible for the preparation of monthly bank reconciliation and balance sheet reconciliations
- Processing, analysis and reporting of the monthly payroll and capital expenditure
- Managing a small transactionally focused team
- Identification and reconciliation of accruals and prepayments
- Ensuring all changes to statutory requirements are researched, understood, and planned ahead of implementation dates
- Ensuring strong financial controls throughout the organisation
- Preparation of quarterly VAT returns
- Preparation for and day to day management of internal and external audits
- Responsible for the provision of on-site cash management at independently run events
- To understand, map and improve existing Finance systems and processes
- To run or assist in financial training across the business
- Support the production of monthly management accounts
- Support the analysis and reporting of funding
- To provide hands-on transactional support at peak times
Key Skills & Qualifications:
- ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualified Accountant – can be from practice or industry
- Evidence of successfully leading and motivating a transactional team
- Experience of delivering projects successfully to a multi-stakeholder environment
- Strong Excel and IT knowledge and experience of accounting systems (Sage)
- Knowledge of partial VAT exemption would be advantageous
- The ability to deliver successfully and calmly in high pressure situations
- A team player with the ability to work from own initiative
- Excellent personal organisation skills - ability to prioritise own workload and balance conflicting demands
- Effective and accurate communication skills, both written and verbal
- A confident, personable character able to help non-financial staff navigate financial concepts
Salary: £42,000 - £47,000 (£16,615 to £18,593 pro-rata) (depending on experience) pro-rata
Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in East London but we welcome applicants from across the UK who do not wish to relocate. You should be willing to travel to our London office for team and project meetings up to six times per year (Covid permitting).
Hours: Part time 8.5 days a month (60 Hours per month (flexible))
Contract: Fixed term contract (two years)
Benefits: 25 days annual, excluding bank holidays, and three days off between Christmas and New Year pro-rata.
About The Young Foundation
The UK faces significant social, economic and environmental challenges, which demand urgent collective action.
Today, The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better-connected communities and shape a fairer future. Together with individuals, organisations and policy-makers, we explore new ways to tackle the issues people tell us they care about.
We believe that stronger communities, where people have influence, will secure the greatest wellbeing in society. That’s why we work with local people; to understand the issues affecting them, involve them in research, and innovate with them to drive positive change.
About the role
We are seeking a CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant to perform part-time flexible role, supporting the Director of Finance and Corporate Resources in producing monthly management accounts and liaising with users of the accounts. Overseeing monthly reconciliations and financial controls and performing complex reconciliations.
How to apply
With reference to the job specification, please visit The Young Foundation website.
The closing date for applications is 9am on 27th July 2022
The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 29th July
Interviews will take place w/c 1st August 2022 via video-call.
The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and as part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our team we actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minority or other under-represented groups to apply for this role. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Applicants who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.
Upon submitting your application, you will receive an automated response to say we have received your application.
Please note that we review application after the closing date and we regret that we will only be able to reply and give feedback to short-listed applicants.
Salary: c. £56,000 per annum
Allen Lane is delighted to be assisting the Institute of Cancer Research with the recruitment of a Head of Financial Planning and Analysis on a permanent basis. The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years.
The ICR are a college of the University of London, came top in the league table of university research quality compiled from the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) and has more than 1000 staff and postgraduate students across three sites – in Chelsea and Sutton.
The Head of Financial Planning and Analysis will play a pivotal role in leading the Institute’s financial planning and analysis function. The key duties of this role will include:
- Support and drive the performance of the Financial Planning & Analysis (FPA) function, with responsibility for a team of five people.
- To lead and coordinate the multiyear financial planning and forecasting processes, ensuring a financially sustainable institution that delivers the research, learning, teaching and operational outcomes reflective of the ambition set down in the strategic plan.
- To develop and prepare timely management information and finance papers for business units, Executive Board, Trustees and other formal committees.
- Driving enhancements in business intelligence and strategic decision-making tools for stakeholders across the organization to further partnership working and optimise financial performance.
- Lead the ICR’s annual budgetary process and the 10-year financial planning process in accordance with timelines to achieve approval by the Executive Board and Board of Trustees.
- Lead on developing and improving the finance business partnering model for the ICR, to enhance the quality of service and investment decision-making.
The ideal candidate for this role will be a CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified Accountant with significant experience in finance business partnering and Financial Planning and Analysis. Team management experience is highly desirable however candidates acting in a Senior Finance Business Partnering role looking to make their first move into a Head of role will also be considered. Experience of dealing with senior stakeholders is essential.
In return ICR offer a hybrid working arrangement as well as generous holiday and pension entitlement.
This role will close on the 19th June.
Senior Financial Accountant. Interim. £300 per day Ltd. (Outside IR35). Remote or Hybrid
For a large international organisation with presence in over 120 countries, we are recruiting an Interim Senior Financial Accountant to manage the end-to-end accounting processes across their largest business unit including month and year-end close. The Interim Senior Financial Accountant will ensure consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting processes in line with corporate policies. This role is outside the scope of IR35 and can be worked remotely, so would suit Ltd Co.
- Manage the month-end process. Report to the UK Finance Controller for pre-closing and month-end closing steps
- Review and monitor all accounting transactions and adjustments
- Financial control for the UK region businesses including monthly invoicing and credit checks
- Management of global fee reconciliations and recharges
- Financial control for a smaller UK-based business
- Financial control for a global operations team including roll-out and re-charge processes
- Management of the Shared Service Centre relationships including management of 2 staff in the SSC
- Lead on corporate business processes
- Point of contact for Corporate Finance for Treasury and Tax
- Cash-flow forecasting and reporting
- Review reconciliations for all control accounts to balance sheet accounts
- Manage internal audit and NAO audit preparation
- Develop and roll-out effective finance processes, standards, templates, and systems
- Liaise with Risk and Compliance, SSC, Corporate Finance, Tax and Treasury and External Suppliers
- Qualified Accountant (CCAB)
- Experience in Financial Control and in meeting deadlines
- Experience of SAP financial control system
- Experience of managing a diverse group of stakeholders in multiple locations
- Experience of ERP systems
- Experience of MS tools including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint
- Experience of working in international and multi-cultural organisations
- Experience of redesigning and automating processes
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.
FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 18 independent organisations. Together, we take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to almost 10,000 frontline charities and community groups. During 2021, we redistributed 127 million meals, the equivalent of 4 meals every second through our FareShare Regional Centres and our retail surplus model FareShare Go, reaching over 1 million people.
FareShare exists because of two hugely important and highly topical issues. As a consequence of supply and demand, huge volumes of food are grown or made in the UK and a small percentage ends up as unwanted surplus with little commercial value. At the same time, there are many thousands of frontline community groups and charities that are providing a vital safety net for the most vulnerable in our society. We seek to squeeze as much social good out of that uneconomic surplus by getting it to almost 10,000 such groups across the UK whilst they provide essential wraparound support services for their beneficiaries.
The Cost of Living Crisis and before it, the COVID-19, have shone a spotlight on the issue of food insecurity in the UK and with it, FareShare’s ability to get food to vulnerable communities nationwide. It is estimated that over 4.7m UK households are now experiencing food insecurity and whilst the equivalent of 1.3bn meals of good surplus food occurs each year, FareShare believes that it is wrong for these two situations to co-exist.
To combat this, FareShare is moving into an ambitious 4 year programme to achieve unparalleled growth in both our food volumes as well as our fundraised income. We are driven by the opportunity to secure even more of the food available at farm gate, manufacturing and retail levels and to do this, we need to maximise our new groundswell of public support to generate the funds needed to operate at this greater scale.
There has never been a more exciting time to join a relevant organisation which delivers both social and environmental impact, at such a crucial time.
By joining us you would be leading some of our most important work in helping us generate more support from donors, corporate food and fundraising partners, foundations and volunteers as we strive in our ambition to meet the demand for food to support the UK’s most vulnerable.
FareShare’s Strategy & Vision
Vision: We have the vision of a UK where “No good food goes to waste”.
Mission: To use surplus, fit for consumption, food to feed those who are vulnerable in the UK by supporting front line charitable organisations that tackle the cause and not just the symptoms of food poverty.
Our Purpose: We are doers. We are a community. We change lives.
Passion – for our cause and the challenge that lies ahead
Ambition – to go the extra mile and drive the change that must happen
Respect – for ourselves, each other, our volunteers, our partners and our beneficiaries
Collaboration – it’s only by working with others that we can be stronger
Focus – on providing the best service possible so that we deliver and achieve the most for our clients and customer
We are looking for an enthusiastic and collaborative financial planning manager to join us at this time of growth. You will bring strong communication, analytical and systems skills, an open mind and a curious and innovative approach to our financial planning and reporting, focusing on system development, effective project management and empathetic communication with key stakeholders. You will have a desire and confidence to navigate through change.
This is an exciting time to be joining FareShare and the finance team as we continue our ambitious strategy to grow food volumes and income, and to develop long term sustainability. Your role will be pivotal working alongside Head of Finance and Director of Finance and Resources to deliver high quality financial planning to support the delivery of our strategy.
Main areas of responsibility
Planning, co-ordinating and managing the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes in association with departmental colleagues and management to agreed timetables.
Production and ownership of appropriate models to support the budgeting and forecasting. Making recommendations for improvements to financial planning tools and methods used at FareShare
Planning and co-ordinating the medium-term financial planning process in support of the organisation’s strategic planning.
Supporting the growing Fundraising team to develop the financial modelling needed to support the income growth plans.
Producing monthly organisational management information reports.
Working closely with the business partners to provide high level analysis on the organisational financial performance.
Making improvements and developing management information and other financial reports in line with the changing organisational requirements and a number of new projects and initiatives being undertaken.
Leading on system development projects including the potential integration of financial systems with other operational systems used within FareShare. Making recommendations for finance system improvements and supporting the team with system related projects as and when required.
Providing project and business partnering support to various key stakeholders, as and when required, currently covering 3 regional centres. Some travel to the regional centres may be required.
Assisting the Head of Finance and Director of Finance and Resources with preparation of reports for the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees
Skills, experience and abilities
- CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualification or non-UK equivalent
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
- Experience of managing and developing the financial planning cycle in an organisation undergoing significant change and development; Excel advanced level skills and knowledge of various accounting systems;
- A good track record in financial management, systems development and process improvement.
- Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt style and approach to different audiences.
- Ability to build effective relationships across teams, ensuring staff are supported, motivated and challenged to achieve objectives, ability to influence change.
- Experience in designing processes and delivering solutions to drive improvements and efficiencies.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Commercial financial management experience within the food industry or logistics industry.
- Experience of working in the third sector with a strong fundraising department
- . • Knowledge of Sharperlight reporting or utilising inbuilt reporting from financial systems
Values and behaviours
- Enthusiastic approach
- Ability to communicate to stakeholders clearly and succinctly
- Openness to change and ability to adapt • Flexibility and ability to work well as part of a team and alone
- A commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
- Curiosity and empathy with FareShare’s mission and strategy
- Salary £50,000 per annum
- Hybrid / Flexible working, with regular UK travel
- 25 days’ annual leave + 8 bank holidays
- Employers pension contribution
- Employee Assistance Program
- Interest free bicycle purchase loan scheme
- Season ticket loan
- Flexible working
We are working with a world leading medical research organisation to appoint a new Financial Planning & Analysis Manager.
The role will primarily be focussed on taking the lead for Finance on business partnering with the company’s group leaders, who lead labs of varying seniority, sizes and research focus. You will lead strategic financial planning, budgeting and forecasting relating to these primary science-facing functions of the organisation and be responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary information it needs to support effective decision-making and strategic development.
It is an exciting role exposing the successful candidate to a world class research institute exposing them to all areas of their research, including Nobel Prize-winning scientists.
It is a hybrid working role with 2/3 days based in office.
The post holder will embody and demonstrate the organisations core values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial. The FP&A Manager is expected to provide significant input to the continuous improvement of finance business partnering, frequently engage with key stakeholders and meaningfully contribute to internal Finance processes. The successful candidate will be expected to form strong relationships with the group leaders they work with, and, with the support of senior Finance members, develop the engagement with research groups to a world class function.
- Business partnering with research groups, performing a strong analysis and advisory service based on an evolving suite of management reporting
- Engaging with stakeholders to grow group leader understanding of finance processes to drive continuous improvement in both reporting and communication
- Working closely with the post-award team to ensure that Group Leaders understand the picture of their core and grant spends (approx. 50%)
- Responsibility for the key FP&A processes relating to research groups, including the annual budgets, forecasts and monthly analysis of spend (approx. 30%0
- Ad hoc responsibilities and projects as required by management
Skills and Experience
- You will be a qualified accountant with a track record in Finance business partnering in a complex organisation
- Strong hands-on planning and analysis experience
- Ability to extract, manipulate and model financial date to perform analysis and conclusions
- A proven team player
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to confidently engage with people of all levels of the finance and non-finance members of staff
- Excellent attention to detail, with a drive to improve financial processes wherever possible
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Senior Finance Director
Internews is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.
Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information.
Internews programs create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress.
Internews operates internationally, with administrative centres in California, Washington DC, and London, as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 90 countries, and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.
About the role
We are seeking a highly skilled finance professional to perform this essential senior leadership financial strategy and management position for our London headquarters. The approximate annual income for Internews Europe and its subsidiaries, of which the post-holder has oversight, is c. £18m.
The post-holder will report directly to the CEO for Internews Europe with a functional reporting line to the Vice President for Finance and Accounting based in California, USA. The post-holder will be a leader on matters of corporate financial strategy, budget management, inter-organisational financial transactions and overall accounting operations.
This is an exciting opportunity to drive systems and process improvements in corporate financial management and planning, whilst also ensuring the smooth running of the financial service centre of the organisation.
S/he forms a central part of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in London, in addition to the wider Corporate Management Group and other international management units.
The main areas of responsibility of the role will include:
- Day-to-day Corporate Finance oversight including banking, cash-flow planning and foreign exchange management
- Provide leadership, mentoring and staff development to the IEU finance team
- Annual budgeting, planning, reforecasting, monitoring and reporting
- Oversight of reporting functions including Board, Management, and Statutory reporting;
- Establish and ensure strong financial controls
- Develop and strengthen financial analysis including regular reporting on KPIs
- Audit preparation and management;
- Represent IEU finance operational and strategic concerns to global Internews Sr Staff team
- Close collaboration with other members of business operations Senior Staff team for optimisation of business policies and processes
Financial Management & Strategy
Advising the IEU executive management team and global senior staff team, leading where appropriate, this post will contribute to ensuring the efficient management of Internews Europe’s financial resources overall. Reporting topics to include use of resources, internally and externally; ensuring that appropriate financial control systems are in place and effective; effective monitoring of budget to actual.
Specific duties will include the following:
- Co-ordination of the annual organisational budget preparation process;
- Collaboration with the global Internews Financial Planning and Analysis, and Strategic planning functions to develop and ensure effective budget oversight and management.
- Collaboration with project and department managers regarding actual results compared against budget, including leading periodic budget adjustments
- Treasury management to minimise organisational risk and negative foreign exchange valuations;
- Budget compliance monitoring for both direct project spending and indirect department spending.
- Delivery of timely statutory, financial and management accounts;
- Reporting and presenting to the trustee board on all of the above;
- Ensuring professional and compliant delivery of all Internews Europe financial processes, to drive improvements in processes and ensure all staff members understand and adopt such processes
- Reporting on Internews Europe’s cash-flow, with particular focus on ensuring external reporting deadlines are met for prompt drawdown of grant tranches
Finance Department operations
The post will be responsible for the efficient performance of the day-to-day functions of the corporate finance department, both personally and through delegated accounting staff.
Specific duties will include the following:
- Oversight of accounting team, including managing managers , for effective leadership, staff development and strategy formation
- Oversight of international banking processes (GBP and foreign currency, income and payments);
- Banking relationship management, including monitoring banking arrangements in international offices
- Identify and implement opportunities for procedure enhancements, with an emphasis on simplicity and consistency for non-accounting global Internews staff
- Headquarters payroll process (through payroll bureau)
- Oversight of core accounting processes including cash-flow management and planning, purchase ledger processes, accounts receivable processes, including personal data entry into the accounting system of select transactions
- Oversight of accounting for IEU subsidiaries, including ensuring subsidiary financials are sufficiently reconciled for both stand-alone and consolidated reporting.
- Oversight of accounting treatment for collaboration and resource sharing between Internews Network to facilitate combined management/programmatic reporting when required, while ensuring sufficient financial controls to ensure distinct financial reporting and protection of separate legal entity status.
- Ad-hoc trouble-shooting on financial processes, transactions and issues.
Oversight of subsidiary financial processes
Currently Internews Europe has two subsidiaries, Internews International (II) based in France and Internews Media Development based in Ireland, currently dormant.
- Oversight of financial processes including relevant controls, policies and procedures
- Oversight of financial reporting in accordance with relevant GAAP and regulatory requirements.
- Monitor local regulatory requirements and ensure compliance with relevant tax and reporting requirements
- Liaison with auditors, preparation and management of audit work
- Advise SMT of ramifications of strategic decision, including finance, tax and other regulatory impacts
- Significant participant in strategy development regarding appropriate utilization of subsidiaries.
Compliance, both with the UK regulatory regime and with the requirements of our principal funders and supporters
- Lead responsibility for ensuring the maintenance and regular review of all statutory and best practice policies and procedures, staff training and update programmes
- Liaison with auditors, preparation and management of audit work 
- Ensuring that all aspects of the Internews Europe annual report are compliant with regulatory requirements and best practice for UK registered charities and companies limited by guarantee
- Assisting the Programme Support team, in interpretation of donor compliance requirements, their translation into Internews Europe operational and/or financial procedures, and their effective implementation
Participation in global business operations leadership
- Collaborate with other members of the global senior leadership team for efficient operations and execution of the mission
- Collaboration with Information Technology and solution for effective implementation of software and other technology solutions, providing information and expertise and support for appropriate budgeting and expense allocation.
- Collaboration with Enterprise Risk Management and Security team regarding identification and mitigation of financial and other risks, as well as preparing policy and reports in accordance with Charity Commission guidelines
- Collaboration with People and Culture team to ensure appropriate labour regulations, Internews policy, procedures and financial controls are adhered to in the processing of payroll and other benefits; includes oversight and development of payments to employees and consultants working outside of the UK on Internews projects.
Other ad hoc tasks, as directed by senior management
This summary of responsibilities is not exhaustive, and the post holder may be expected to take on additional responsibilities consistent with the role. These may include for example support to the executive team in relation to strategic planning, preparation and implementation of accounting software and technology solutions and similar tasks.
Line management and Team leadership responsibilities
The post supervises:
- Senior Programme Finance & Accounting Manager
- Corporate Finance Associates & Bookkeepers
The criteria below are the minimum necessary for effective performance in the post. The applicant must demonstrate how they meet each of them through the application form and, when necessary, through job-specific tasks and at interview.
- Experience of managing financial and management accounts processes, including annual accounts, audits and external reporting
- Experience in a management capacity within an organisation of at least similar size and complexity to Internews Europe
- Experience of liaising with and advising non-financial managers and staff
- Experience of line management and leadership
- Experience of managing external professional and service provider relationships
- Experience of HR and facilities responsibilities
- Experience of major multi-lateral and bi-lateral donor requirements
- Experience of managing the external reporting and/or compliance functions of a comparable size of organisation
- Experience of working in, or dealing with, developing countries and fragile states
- Good understanding of charity finance regulations and systems
- Professional qualification, or qualification by experience, in finance or accounting
- Knowledge of UK SORP
- High degree of proficiency in Excel
- A willingness and ability to adopt a hands on approach to your work
- A contemporary, supportive and transparent approach to management and leadership
- Be comfortable working in a collaborative, highly-diverse and mutually accountable environment
- Strong communication, liaison and interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels, and represent the organisation
- Strong analytical, problem solving and creative thinking skills
- Deadline: position open until filled, please apply as early as possible
- First Round Interviews: starting June 20th
- Start Date: Negotiable, asap