The role of the International Accountant is responsible for supporting the Director of Finance & Operations in developing and maintaining robust financial management procedures for both the UK and overseas programmes. This post will take an active role in supporting overseas staff with financial management as we build finance capacity in country.
Here at Page Personnel we are excited to be working with the Tropical Health and Education Trust on recruiting an International Accountant.
THET has a vision of a world where everyone has access to healthcare. They achieve this by training and educating health workers in Africa and Asia and working in partnership with organisations and volunteers from across the UK.
From reducing maternal deaths in Uganda to improving the quality of hospital care for injured children in Myanmar, they work to strengthen local health systems and build a healthier future for all.
In the past ten years THET has reached over 100,000 health workers across 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia in partnership with over 130 UK institutions. In 2018, the charity had a turnover of £5m and employed 30 staff across six offices. From 2020 onwards, our turnover will be £8m a year.
You will be joining THET at a very exciting time of growth for the charity following a period of intense and successful effort to diversify their income and secure new contracts. The role is ideal for a person who relishes the opportunity to work in a friendly, innovative, medium-sized charity which occupies a very distinctive place at the interface between the NHS and health services across Africa and Asia.
The responsibilities of the international Accountant include but are not limited to:
- Monthly Project Reporting (including business partnering with project managers both in London and overseas)
- Production of the monthly draft management accounts (including presenting at the quarterly board meetings)
- Donor Reporting (four major reports per quarter on average)
- Full responsibility for the organisations partial VAT scheme
- Assisting with the production of statutory accounts (in line with SORP)
The successful candidate must have experience working for a international aid organisation with an understanding of communicating with offices in other countries. The candidate must also be CCAB part qualified or finalist level and have excellent communications skills.
The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, excellent problem solving skills, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines as well as having a good working knowledge of accounting systems and Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)
On offer for the International Accountant is a salary of up to £43,600 per annum depending on experience and a competitive benefits package including flexible working, 28 days annual leave, child care and eye care vouchers, cycle to work and much more.