London, Greater London
£40,000 - £44,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Who We are?

Muslim Aid was established in the UK in 1985 by community leaders from 17 Islamic organisations in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. We are a faith-based British international charity that provides help to people who are victims of natural disasters or conflict or suffering from poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, discrimination, homelessness, debt, unemployment, injustice, deprivation or lack of skills and economic opportunities.

What we do:

We develop long-term development projects aimed at providing sustainable living for poor communities and survivors of natural disasters as well as providing emergency relief.  We fill many niches and give special emphasis to capacity building, economic empowerment, education and improving child and women health.

Where we work:

Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Sudan

Summary of Role

This role is based in the UK and open to individuals with unrestricted right to live and work in the UK. At this stage we are unable to offer sponsorship opportunities. Therefore, you must currently hold the right to work in the UK.

Reporting to the Head of International Programmes (dotted line to Head of Finance), the role is responsible for the provision of strategic and operational financial management that relates to programmes, working closely with the International Programmes team. You will be responsible for providing technical advice and guide programmes requirements, including budgeting, forecasting, and financial risk management.

In this role you are required to capacity build country offices finance leads, retrieve and analyse financial transactions of Muslim Aid (MA), produce budgets to submit to donors to secure new funding and produce donor reports. You will also be providing information on grant spending, ensuring these are submitted on time and accurately.

About the Role

  1. Managing the project financial reporting for live projects, ensuring that transactions are correctly recorded, relevant accounting adjustments are made, and forecasts are performed regularly.
  2. Reviewing the monthly financial performance and analysing the balance sheet with business unit leads and programmes team.
  3. Carry out financial risk assessments of the Programme in collaboration with the country office finance contact and Programmes Manager to identify key financial risks and ensure any recommendations are implemented.
  4. Support the overseas budget and reforecast process ensuring that the system is fit for purpose, accurate and timely.
  5. Support the finance team in-country, ensuring a consistent approach to financial management across programmes and develop a culture of change and innovation, ensure financial processes are fit for purpose in a growing organisation.
  6. Provide quality and insightful management information to the organisation regarding all Programme activities.
  7. Provide support and information for the year end statutory audit.

About You

To be successful in this role:

  1. Accounting Qualification ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA
  2. Experience and understanding of Institutional donors
  3. Experience of working in or auditing the charity sector
  4. Proven experience and knowledge of effective budgetary control and grant management
  5. Financial business partnering skills
  6. Highly analytical and methodical with great attention to detail

Why you should Apply

If you are an exceptional and experienced International Programmes Accountant who has the necessary skills and personal qualities to contribute to the strategic vision and leadership of the international programmes finance function, then this may be the role for you.

How to apply:

You must complete an application form for this role. Please ensure that you view the JD for this position. 

Benefits you will enjoy if you work for us:

  • 37 days holiday (including Bank Holidays and Privilege days)
  • Flexible working conditions, including home working
  • Employee benefits with Perkbox
  • Free eye tests
  • Paid time off for medical appointments
  • 2 hours lunch break on Fridays
  • Time off in Lieu (TOIL)

Once we have received your application, we will review your application and see if you are a good fit for the position, and for us. Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to contact everyone so if you are selected to continue to the interview process, we will be in contact with you.

Muslim Aid’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our care/employment. Successful candidates will be expected to undergo a DBS check. In addition, all successful candidates for finance roles will undergo an Experian Credit Check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief or age. 

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until closing date, however, Muslim Aid reserves the right to initiate interviews and the selection process on a rolling basis with the aim of identifying an appropriate candidate as quickly as possible.

NOTE: We will review your application and see if you are a good fit for the position, and for us. Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to contact everyone so if you are selected to continue to the interview process, we will be in contact with you.

Refreshed on: 12 August 2021
Closed date: 27 August 2021
Tags: Finance, Intl Development