Head of Finance & Operations - International NGO - £65-75k

£65000 - £75000 per annum
10 Oct 2017
09 Nov 2017
Finance & Legal
Full Time
Contract Type

A medium-large international development charity at the forefront of sustainable development is seeking a Head of Finance & Operations for a critical permanent hire.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in international grants finance and will be a qualified accountant. It is also essential that candidates have strong hands-on technical accounting ability, coupled with staff management experience.

Key Duties:

-Managing a team of 4 finance staff

-Total management of Finance & HR functions, reporting directly to the CEO

-Supervise, coach and mentor Finance Department staff, building a highly-skilled and motivated team demonstrating best-practice in the sector

-Financial Strategy and Management Accounting

-Financial Management, Accounting and Compliance duties

-Programme Finance & Grants Accounting

-Donations Management

-Investments Management

-Audit, Compliance and Internal Controls

-Operational and HR duties


-Full-qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CIPFA etc)

-A minimum of ten years progressive post-qualified experience in accounting and financial management, preferably in a non-profit, international development environment, with at least three years in a senior manager role

-Demonstrated direct experience of financial reporting to the Board and major donors

-Experience with contracts and grants management, including cost recovery models and revenue management, as well as donor compliance

-Strong working knowledge of financial and management accounting, cash flow management, donor and grant management, budgeting and investment management

-Strong working knowledge of audit and compliance for the UK charity sector as well as international donor requirements

-Knowledge of UK accounting standards and consolidated financial reporting

-Knowledge of grant processes, procedures and auditing requirements of various donors (eg. DFID, EC, KfW)

-Demonstrable track record of presenting and engaging to senior stakeholders, and galvanizing and motivating a team

-Willingness to and flexibility to travel abroad

Please send your CV for immediate consideration

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