London, Greater London
£60,000 - £65,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


MLC Partners are working with one of the leading names in the international development sector to recruit their new Head of Donor Finance. Having recently gone through a period of change and transformation, this is a fantastic time to join an organisation with a high-calibre team and a culture of personal development.

Main responsibilities of the role are:

  • Lead and develop a team of 11 to ensure that timely financial reports and analysis is delivered to SMT.
  • Business partner with three directors across the organisation and manage the annual budget for head office.
  • Work with donor leads to analyse contracts which have been escalated for senior assessment, specifically focussing on risk reduction from performance based donor payments.
  • Review key reports and proposals over a threshold value, ensuring tight financial controls are in place.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a qualified accountant with experience working in the international development sector, whether from the delivery side or auditing.
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge around donor finance requirements.
  • Have excellent people management skills, managing the competing demands of a hands on role with day to day management.
  • Ideally have experience of USAID and other donors.

Although not an exhaustive list, this would be an excellent role for someone coming from a donor assurance / audit function in a major accounting firm or a Head of / FC in a Small-Medium sized INGO.

The position will likely be filled before the closing date, so please don’t delay in applying.

For more information, please contact Jamie Elliott at MLC Partners.

Posted on: 09 November 2021
Closed date: 09 December 2021
Job ref: JE2142
Tags: Finance, Intl Development