Farringdon, Greater London
£31,960 - £37,600 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed term contract for 10 months 

The job of a Save the Children's UK Finance Analyst is varied and fulfilling.

  • Do you have hands on experience work experience in an accounting role?
  • Do you have experience in award financial administration and reconciliation of donor financial reports?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Save the Children UK 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.

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Awards Administration and Controls Manager, the Finance Analyst – Award Controls will be responsible for ensuring robust award management financial controls and processes.

The Finance Analyst – Award Controls will part of the centralised Awards Finance Hub (AFIHUB) within Finance which has been created to centralise defined awards finance control and support functions, allow better controls and efficient processes and more flexibility.

Key duties will include providing hands on support and robust controls to the award management teams and working closely with them on donor financial report validations, award closeouts, donor audit supports.

The Finance Analyst – Award Controls will also be involved in implementation of the new upgraded financial system, in its user acceptance testing (if required) and the training the relevant award management teams as relevant.

This is a 10 month maternity cover contract role.

As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. The role holder will also support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.

Main Accountabilities

The Finance Analyst- Award Controls key duties will be to:

  • 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
  • Provide timely support and maintain close controls on financial aspects of the awards from their setup through their closeouts
  • Perform tasks in line with internal processes:

- Validating donor financial reports

- Maintaining the award income schedules by checking and processing claims / refunds / income transfers and following up on outstanding items including debtors

- Ensuring the award indirect cost charges are processed correctly

- Ensuring the award direct cost recharges are processed correctly and timely and documented in the financial system

- Analysing award accounts and reconciling the balances in the financial system

- Performing award financial closeouts including documentation and timely follow up on outstanding actions

- Dealing with award financial audits required by donors

  • To be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in some of the following broad areas to ensure their effectiveness and application by the team and the relevant users:

- Award specific controls

- Award income and debt monitoring and reporting

- Donor financial audits

- Systems we use

- Team tools and reporting

  • Deliver capacity building training sessions

Person Profile


  • Hands on experience work experience in an accounting role
  • Experience in award financial administration and reconciliation of donor financial reports
  • Experience in using and interpreting data from various accounting and funding systems to complete and reconcile award financial data


  • Ability to work quickly and accurately, paying attention to details to ensure that high volumes of transactions are correctly processed, especially under pressure


  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
  • A commitment to Save the Children UK's aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

Remote Working:

The majority of SCUK employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. Commencing July 2021 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.

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Posted on: 05 October 2021
Closed date: 04 November 2021
Tags: Finance