Senior Financial Accountant - qualified or part qualified
Salary: £30,763 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits
Contract: Permanent – 36.5 hours per week
Based: Milton Keynes
Combine financial accounting and people management skills to help change children's lives for the better!
World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.
Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.
Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.
We’re looking for a qualified or part qualified accountant with exceptional people management skills and a passion for changing the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children to join our team! This role sits within the Financial Accounting Unit (FAU) which performs financial accounting for World Vision UK (WVUK) including delivering financial services, designing and implementing its financial control environment and performing treasury management. The organisation relies heavily on the robust financial control environment, accuracy and timeliness of data and services that the FAU provides, so the FAU really is a key team within the organisation.
You will play an instrumental part in the planning and execution of the FAU’s accounting/control activity and service provision to the organisation, as well as lead process improvement in these areas. This includes providing line management, spiritual nurture and performance management of 2 team members as well as taking a leadership role in the FAU. Could you be our ideal candidate? Have a look at some of the key highlights and responsibilities of the role below:
1. Plan and manage the FAU’s financial accounting and control activities. Leadership role in the FAU to inspire, motivate, coordinate, develop, and provide prioritisation, escalating issues to Financial Controller where appropriate. Reflect the organisation's Christian values in leadership role, and apply your own Christian faith in day to day work situations.
2. Apply judgement and initiative in the design, simplification and implementation of control activities to improve the organisation’s complex financial control environment, balancing assurance and investment cost-benefit. Take a proactive lead role in planning, coordinating and executing FAU continuous process improvement.
3. Drive through the implementation and embedding of an upgrade to the financial accounting system , and take a lead in the implementation of future systems improvements.
4. Act as in-house authority and adviser on financial accounting matters and draw upon external experts where appropriate. Perform analysis and provide professional advice to the organisation on accounting for new business ventures and transactions, ensuring compliance whilst offering favourable solutions where possible.
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 indicated, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.
Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.
Closing Date for applications: Sunday 10th May 2020
Interview Dates: Tuesday 19th May and Thursday 28th May 2020
World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.
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.
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