Farringdon, Greater London
£35,719 - £37,600 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to be part of an organisation which stands up for children? If so, join us as a Finance Analyst – Awards Control.

 About Us

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

About the Role

As Finance Analyst you will ensure that Save the Children UK’s award portfolio has robust award management financial controls and processes so the impact of the award portfolio is maximised. You will provide timely support and maintain close controls on financial aspects of the awards from their setup through to their closeouts, and ensure the integrity of award data in the financial system by carrying out control checks and work closely with the stakeholders to resolve gaps identified.

As an integral part of a newly formed team, this role gives you the opportunity to take the lead in shaping the role and ways of working. It is also a great entry point into the finance team of a large global INGO and offers fantastic exposure to multiple systems and donors.

Key Accountabilities

In addition to the above, you will:

  • Maintain the award income schedules by checking and processing claims / refunds / income transfers and following up on outstanding items including debtors
  • Ensure the award direct and indirect cost charges are processed correctly
  • Validate donor financial reports
  • Become a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in specific areas to ensure their effectiveness and application by the team and the relevant users. The areas could include award specific controls, award income and debt monitoring and reporting, donor financial audits, systems we use or team tools and reporting
  • Deliver capacity building training sessions.

Person Profile

To be successful you will have:

  • Thorough knowledge of the concepts and practical application of accounting techniques reflected in either studying for a recognised accounting qualification or directly relevant experience in a similar post
  • Experience in award financial administration and reconciliation of donor financial reports
  • The ability to use and interpret data from various accounting and funding systems to complete and reconcile award financial data
  • The ability to work as a team member with a collaborative working style and excellent interpersonal skills
  • The capability to maintain performance of routine tasks on a regular basis.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 24th January 2021

Please note - whilst this role is advertised as office based, Save The Children UK will remain a remote-working organisation until at least 30 June 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds, as these are underrepresented at Save the Children UK.

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Posted on: 08 January 2021
Closed date: 24 January 2021
Tags: Finance