London (Hybrid)
£50,923 with excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to use your skills in Financial Accounting to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Finance Assurance Manager in UK Finance to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

The WaterAid UK Finance team is a combination of UK and internationally based team members and an integral part of the WaterAid federation.

As our dynamic and proactive Finance Assurance Manager you will deliver on maintaining and strengthening the control and assurance framework of UK operations and manage the Finance Services team to drive through process and systems improvements needed to comply with relevant accounting and tax regulations.

This is a full-time role based in Canary Wharf, however we support a hybrid working model.

How to Apply:
Apply Now! To see the full job description, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a Cover Letter in a single document in either Word Document or PDF format. Applications will close at 23:59 on 12/06/2022.

In this role, you will provide assurance on the completeness and accuracy of UK transactions, overall compliance with accounting standards and tax regulations, and coordinate the UK external audit. You will manage the Finance Services team to maintain an effective and efficient UK Finance Operation in line with financial management policies and procedures.

You'll also:
* Provide the technical expertise on financial accounting issues relevant for the charity and its subsidiaries
* Coordinate the UK external audit and be the focal point of liaison with auditors including setting and monitoring the timetable and producing specific parts of the final accounts
* Support, review and develop the accounts payable function including the BACS payments, international payments, credit cards and payroll.
* Supervise and develop the treasury function
* Line manage 4 finance officers and support the apprenticeship scheme, including development and regular review of annual team objectives and skills required to meet them.
* Ensure the Trading company accounts are complete and accurate, and the deed of covenant is paid to the charity on time
* Support and review tasks associated with accounts receivable and ensuring that all income is recorded accurately in our systems

You will need to demonstrate successful experience of working in a busy accounts department, providing assurance on compliance with statutory financial requirements and tax regulations and developing and managing direct reports.

To be?successful, you'll need:

* Fully qualified professional (accounting/ tax/ audit qualifications)
* Strong knowledge of accounting and tax regulations applicable to UK charities, in particular the SORP, corporation tax and VAT relating to charities
* Experience of producing statutory accounts for a comparable organisation.
* Ability to work systematically and methodically, managing time effectively
* Working knowledge of external audit process
* Customer focus attitude and good relationship builder

Salary: £50,923 with excellent benefits. WaterAid benefits include:

  • 36 days' holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

Additional Information:

WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. We support and enjoy a hybrid working environment, this includes regular attendance in the London office to connect with each other. We look forward to discussing with you how you can best deliver in your new role.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us.

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Posted on: 12 May 2022
Closed date: 11 June 2022 at 00:00
Job ref: VN554
Tags: Finance