Fundraising Finance Officer

03 Jan 2018
15 Jan 2018
Full Time
Contract Type


Our European headquarters, IRC-UK, were established in London in 1997 to support the organisation’s global activities and particularly to diversify its donor base and be able to better advocate with European policy-makers on behalf of the people we serve. Since its establishment IRC-UK has grown rapidly and is now acknowledged for its high quality project management, technical expertise in governance and rights and economic recovery, and innovative thinking on early recovery and gender based violence. The IRC also has offices in Berlin, Brussels and Geneva.

IRC-UK comprises approximately 117 staff across five departments.

The Purpose of the Role

This role is crucial for bridging the work of the Finance and Fundraising Departments to meet the growing need for timely and accurate data and analysis of private fundraising income. The growth in private fundraising activities necessitates a dedicated finance officer to work with the fundraising team.

The post holder will undertake financial duties across the Fundraising Department, but specific responsibilities include: develop budgets, reforecasts and models for income and expenditure; set up a coding structure that enables monitoring of income, expenditure and ROI by team and funding stream; ensure accurate coding of income and expenditure; lead on monthly reconciliations between the fundraising CRM and finance system; and produce, analyse, interpret and report on fundraising data, including the monthly fundraising management accounts, to support business decision-making.



Skills, Knowledge and Qualifications:

  • A Part Qualified Accountant (CCAB recognised body) or Qualified Accounting Technician
  • Good knowledge of GAAP and SORP 2015
  • Strong financial and accounting skills
  • IT literacy: proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Exceptional organisation skills
  • Ability to diagnose and solve problems with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform under pressure and prioritize effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal awareness and communication skills with the ability to listen and understand the needs of others and work as a team


  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge and Sales Force Customer Relationship Management solutions.
  • Experience using SUN, Vision XL and Microsoft Dynamics 365 finance systems.


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a similar role in a UK charity providing finance support to fundraising
  • Experience in carrying out financial reconciliations
  • Experience of supporting the financial elements of fundraising


  • Shares IRC’s values and committed to IRC’s vision

The deadline for applications is 10:00am UK time on Monday 15th January 2018.

 Interviews will be held on from Thursday 18th January 2018 onwards.

 In order to minimise administrative costs, IRC-UK will only contact short-listed candidates. 

 Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

 IRC-UK strives to be an equal opportunities employer. IRC-UK is committed to equality of opportunity and to non-discrimination for all job applicants and employees, and we seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.


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