Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, South East
£36,994 - £40,000 per annum + good range of benefits
Job description

Support Functions and Fundraising, Marketing & Communications Support

Contract: Full-time, Fixed Term until September 2018

Finance Business Partner for Directors of WVUK support functions and assist BP for Fundraising, Marketing and Comms. To proactively develop reporting, systems, policies, processes and controls and, in particular, drive benefits from the SUN6 system introduced in 2017

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be ranked 9th place in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2016.

Finance Business Partner for Directors of WVUK support functions. These include Finance & Risk Director (New group name TBC), People & Culture Director, CEO & Board and relates to management of Team budgets and CAPEX and financial project work. [NB support for Strategy group will be a FTC contract for FY18 but will be expected to be covered by this role from FY19]. Support / cover for Finance BP Fundraising, Marketing & Comms (F, M&C) on Mondays and Fridays. To proactively develop reporting, systems, policies, processes and controls and, in particular, drive benefits from the SUN6 system introduced in 2017. The role requires hands on involvement with development, production and analysis of financial information for budget holder support and to assist directors in all financial aspects of their accountability.

Key Responsibilities

Develop understanding of the purpose and Christian mission of WVUK

Integrate Christian values into own work and actively contribute to creating, developing a Christian culture within the Finance and Risk group and representing this to the broader organisation and externally

Establish and cultivate relationships with relevant directors and budget holders

Fully understand the financial risks and opportunities for the area of responsibility and incorporate into financial forecasts / present options to directors to manage budgets

Considering WVUK’s activities and priorities, prioritise and manage responsibilities to ensure value added from the role; supporting the HOF and other BP’s as needed

Collaboratively bring together financial expertise and commercial acumen to deliver value adding solutions to customers. Lead project activities engaging key stakeholders both internal and external to WVUK.

Ensure Budget Holders have all the necessary information and training to understand their financial position and make informed decisions going forward

Ensure that recognised accounting practices understood as appropriate and implemented

Support production of financials; review and prep as required of Accruals, Prepayments, Budgets, Forecasts, CAPEX, Risks & Opportunities, variance analysis, data integrity (and correction), project reports

Finance systems, procedures and reporting – Initiate and deliver change where appropriate and beneficial. Support changes ensuring all staff equipped and trained

Provide information and support the preparation of information for annual financial and ad hoc information requests

Support decision making including preparation of business cases for investments and ad hoc analyses to inform and aid in decision making

Provide financial support for contract negotiations and value for money analysis

Facilitate budget decisions in the context of wider organisational requirements

Promote and encourage financial transparency and good stewardship - ensure financial, organisational and control risks and opportunities are made visible and escalated as appropriate

Cover for Finance BP F, M&C on Mondays and Fridays (Mondays are more important)

Salary & Headcount reporting - track and report payroll costs by individual for budget holders

BP support to Philanthropy - reconciliation with the team of monthly legacies income

Support/Sounding Board/Advice for Finance BP F, M&C including financial analysis and review of accounting data to get to the bottom of these issues.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.

To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 3rd December 2017

Interview Date: 5th December 2017

World Vision UK is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, sexual orientation, religion and belief, race, gender, marriage and civil partnership status, and disability.

This role requires the post holder to have an active Christian faith as an occupational requirement

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 09 November 2017
Closed date: 03 December 2017
Tags: Christian, Finance