Competitive with generous benefits & allowances
Permanent, Contract, Full-time
Job description

Our partner is a recognised organisation working to offer greater safety to people in conflict- affected communities, and the opportunity to rebuild their lives, livelihoods and futures in the aftermath of war. They are seeking a finance manager to oversee and maintain the integrity of their programme in the Ukraine, with the scope for supporting other country programmes in Europe & the Caucuses. The role will be based in Kiev with travel.


Key Responsibilities

  • Oversight of the finance function across all programme locations, including that of delivery partners. This includes, but is not limited to financial accounting, payroll & tax, ensuring that all statutory, regulatory and grant compliance requirements are met, and the financial policies and procedures are followed as per the organisational guidelines and expectations.   
  • Lead on the financial planning for the programme; in the preparation of project-specific and programme-wide budgets; developing tool & processes for better budget management and reporting; and preparing budget vs. actual analysis and commentaries.
  • Ensure proper cost allocation across projects, ensuring any shortfalls are identified and met; manage cashflow requirements and  forecasts.
  • Support the Country Director in identifying and managing financial & other emerging risks.
  • Lead in the preparation of financial statements, donor reports, and in preparing for external and internal audits.
  • Support the Regional Finance Manager in developing budgets for proposals, and in monitoring the regional business plan.
  • Staff management and development – developing the capacity of finance staff.



  • Qualified or part-qualified accountant with strong accounting, financial management, and reporting writing skills.
  • Analytical & financial modelling skills, able to critically review complex financial data.
  • Strong finance business partner, able to coordinate and review information from implementing partners.
  • Grants compliance, management and reporting experience, specifically experience of managing DfID, ECHO and UN funds.
  • Astute & succinct, with excellent communication skills, and demonstrable experience of working with finance and non-finance staff.
  • Experience of working in a management position, and overseeing staff in person and remotely.
  • Resilient and culturally sensitive, willing to work in a challenging environment.
  • Spoken Russian is highly desirable.
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Refreshed on: 09 August 2020
Closed date: 08 September 2020
Job ref: #339
Tags: Finance, Intl Development