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Senior Financial Accountant

For the past 50 years Amnesty International (AI) has brought people together to fight for human rights. Joining us as our Senior Financial Accountant, you will provide financial control and support for our human rights activity across the global organisation.

About the role

Building relationships with finance managers and regional directors in many different countries and cultures, you will be a vital support to help them embed excellent financial processes. Using your experience of financial accounting and controls, you will standardise and streamline procedures across the Global Finance Function. Communication skills and the ability to write briefly, clearly and persuasively are essential to develop training materials, manuals and checklists to ensure overseas colleagues work effectively and consistently. You will design and conduct internal audits and report findings directly to the Finance and Audit Committee. You will further influence key decision makers through working closely with the Senior Director of Global Operations and regional directors. Keen analytical and IT skills will be needed to troubleshoot issues and ensure systems and processes are efficient and effective.

To be successful in this role you will need to be:

  • willing to challenge accepted practice and to continuously improve ways of working;
  • able to build productive and collaborative relationships with colleagues around the world; and
  • a competent project manager, with the ability to innovate

About you

Key competencies required include proven experience of leading organisational change and applying good practice in financial controls, preferably in an international environment. The ability to build trust and collaboration with colleagues at all levels internationally is essential.

Providing critical support to the Financial Accounting Manager, you will demonstrate that you are a team player who can manage your own workload, prioritise effectively, and achieve multiple tasks within tight timelines. A solid experience of Excel is essential.

ACA (or equivalent) qualified with a strong technical background and an eye for detail, you will be ready to take full advantage of the range of opportunities to put your excellent relationship skills and technical knowledge into practice.

About us

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We reach almost every country in the world and have:

  • more than 2 million members and supporters who drive forward our fight for rights
  • more than 5 million activists who strengthen our calls for justice

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they're denied. And whether we're applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we're all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

At Amnesty International, we are passionate about what we do and we are proud of our achievements as a movement. To compensate our employees for the wonderful work they do, we reward them through a combination of an attractive and sector competitive salary and benefits package, high levels of engagement and involvement, and a commitment to employee development.

Benefits include 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and grace days), pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance and many more benefits designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging environment.

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What we hope you will do next

If you are talented, passionate about human rights and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to change the world then we would encourage you to click 'Apply for this Role' below.

Freedom, Justice, Equality. Let's get to work.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities.

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Posted on: 24 July 2020
Closed date: 07 August 2020
Job ref: 2850
Tags: Finance