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The Centre for Youth Impact / YMCA George Williams College, Remote
£35,000 - £38,000 per year
Posted 6 days ago
Closing in 7 days
AWS Charity Jobs, Remote
Posted 1 week ago Quick Apply
Finance Innovation Lab, Remote
£35,729 – £40,013 (pro rata: £8,932-£10,003) depending on experience, + benefits
Posted 4 days ago
Closing in 7 days
Charity People, Remote
£65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted 3 weeks ago Quick Apply
Closing tomorrow
Bath and West Community Energy, Remote
£26,000 per year pro rata
Administrator: Maternity Cover
Posted 6 days ago
Prader-Willi Syndrome Association, Remote
£55,000 - £75,000 per year
The PWSA UK is seeking a strong strategic leader with a fundamental belief in the potential and value of people with PWS.
Posted 1 week ago Quick Apply
Closing today at 23:59
Kinship, Remote
£29,774 (outside of London); £33,000 (inclusive of London weighting) pro rata
Kinship is looking for a part-time Senior Salesforce Administrator to support our ambitious charity.
Posted 1 week ago Quick Apply
Kinship, Remote
Up to £28,000 (outside of London); Up to £31,256 (including London weighting)
Are you a creative and ambitious fundraiser seeking a role where there is an opportunity to develop and step up professionally?
Posted 4 days ago Quick Apply
Closing in 7 days
Hope and Homes for Children, Remote
£38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted 2 weeks ago
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£50,000 per year pro rata.
Permanent, Full-time
Actively Interviewing
Job description

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.


1. Finance

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.


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 

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Posted on: 17 June 2022
Closing date: 17 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: #715
Tags: Finance,Governance