London, Greater London
Circa £65,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

About Leonard Cheshire

As one of the world’s leading charities for disabled people, we believe disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose – with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically and to participate fully in society. There is possibility with disability, and we fight for disabled people to thrive.  

With 5,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers supporting nearly 70,000 people in the UK and around the world, we provide support to 2,500 people in a variety of UK living services.  We also support 12,000 young people in the UK with skills, confidence, and employment programmes. Internationally, we are a specialist development NGO delivering inclusive education, youth leadership and access to livelihoods programmes to more than 50,000 people in 15 countries across Asia and Africa.

About the Role

You will provide leadership and guidance on financial management and risk to the Global Influencing and Programmes directorate, delivering financial analysis and controls in liaison with the Executive Director, heads of department and their teams.  You will also support, advise and co-ordinate the finance roles within this directorate.

As subject matter expert on finance related issues, you will be the ‘go to’ person for financial advice, advising key internal customers on financial best practice.   You will support the UK-based finance roles within the Global Directorate and mentor and supervise the work of the finance roles based overseas.

You will develop financial analyses for new opportunities, identify key trends and issues impacting financial performance and identify opportunities for income generation and improvements to promote more efficient working practices and potential cost-saving initiatives.

You will ensure adherence to financial and grant management conditions in our donor contracts, both at programme and country level and manage the oversight of both donor, and internal audits, ensuring accurate budgets and forecasts are developed and finalised.

You will highlight key issues affecting financial performance, ensure robust financial controls and management oversight is in place in all our regional offices and assist in the preparation and completion of the year end audit.

About You

You will be fully qualified – CIMA, ACCA, ACA or CPA with strong accountancy and/or financial management experience with involvement in setting up and running finance systems. With a strong background in the financial management of externally funded grants and of statutory compliance, you will have experience of working within an international NGO.  You will also have experience of managing and developing staff, excellent interpersonal skills, be customer and solution-orientated and be willing to undertake travel both internationally and within the UK.

You will have a commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire.

What we Offer

  • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
  • Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
  • Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.

Closing date: 9 May 2021

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.

* No agencies please * 

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Refreshed on: 29 April 2021
Closed date: 09 May 2021
Job ref: 07019
Tags: Finance, Senior Management