Who are we?
United Bible Societies (UBS) is a fellowship of around 150 Bible Societies that work with all major church traditions in more than 240 countries and territories. Together, we translate, publish, distribute and help people engage with the Bible. We are a leading Bible translation agency, having completed more than 70% of the world’s full Bible translations. We also help people engage with the Bible in their daily lives and at key points of need including using the Bible to develop literacy skills and using the Bible in trauma healing programmes. We exist to work until our mission of “the Bible for everyone” is complete. We operate as a globally dispersed virtual team with local hubs in Kenya, Singapore, the UK and USA. We are seeking to appoint a Financial Accountant to join our team.
What will this role involve?
The role sits within the Global Mission Team Effectiveness division of UBSA, which both provides services directly to member Bible Societies and supports the work of other divisions. Services include various forms of consultancy, management of the Fellowship’s grant programme between members, and provision of a variety of financial services. The role plays a key role in the Senior Finance Team, bringing the financial accounting perspective and working with the wider team to provide the best level of service to the organisation.
Who are we looking for?
You are a qualified financial accountant with experience of UK statutory reporting, preferably including charities. You have the ability to navigate ambiguity and bring order to complex situations. You are comfortable with delivering reports and information to tight timetables. You are experienced in operating in a multicultural environment with sensitivity to different world-views and opinions of the financial world. You have the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from other countries, cultures and time zones, with a willingness to work (infrequent) unsociable hours when necessary. You are able to work collaboratively or independently and you are willing to undertake occasional international travel. You are comfortable working in a Christian organisation and you are sensitive to the breadth of church support that UBS enjoys.
What do we offer?
You will be joining a dynamic, international organisation with a passion for providing all people with the Word of God in their heart language. There will be opportunities to travel, and to work on unique projects with a global team.
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