London, Greater London

£36,000 - £40,000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

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Job Description

Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every day? Then join us as Finance Business Partner, helping us to deliver the maximum impact for children, as you drive the delivery of effective financial performance.

In our Support Services department, we fight for children every single day. We provide leadership and direction in the business of running an efficient organisation. We ensure our resources are used to maximum effect. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Finance Business Partner you will be part of our Finance Department, working with and influencing colleagues overseeing a large awards portfolio delivered in a mixed development and humanitarian context.  In this role you will drive strong financial control and advocate financial priorities to the business. You will provide strategic and financial decision support to the programme and country finance staff where appropriate to underpin strong financial performance. In addition, you will:

  • Prepare monthly reports and lead monthly business reviews with the assigned teams and communicate understanding of financial performance
  • Assist award leads in the creation and review of donor budgets, ensuring cost recovery is adequately included
  • Support and drive the business to ensure donor billing and cash collection targets are met
  • Liaise closely with relevant Global Programmes teams and country offices to ensure quality of finance and award data in our systems
  • Identify areas where processes could be improved and collaboratively work with other teams to implement relevant changes where appropriate, while maximising consistency between areas.

To be successful you will have considerable relevant experience of providing strategic and finance business partnering support across the organisation at all levels, up to at least senior management level. You will have a strong customer and quality orientation; being solution-focused and confident in operating in a changing environment. You will also have:

  • Experience in the preparation of management accounts, financial planning and budgeting processes (see JD)
  • Strong customer and quality orientation; solution-focused and confident in operating in a changing environment
  • Excellent communication, influencing and relationship skills
  • An energetic, flexible and proactive approach with the ability to work both independently, with a high degree of self-sufficiency, and co-operatively within a team setting
  • The ability and willingness to travel outside the UK.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website. 

Closing date: 16th May 2019