Finance Support Manager, Charity, Central London, £38-£42k

Trace Recruit
Central London
Paying £38-42k p.a
26 Feb 2018
26 Mar 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Seeking a Finance Support Manager for a fantastic charity based in central London.

If you would like a role that will give you job satisfaction and travel opportunities then this may be the job for you.

A little bit about the role;

A global role, reporting directly to and working closely with the Chief Finance Officer, responsible for West & Central Africa’s overall financial integrity through the review of donor reports, overview of the accounting records, the co-ordination and review of budgets and forecasts, and providing additional surge support on budgets for new opportunities and bids.

Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the role holder provides accounting support to all Country Finance Managers and additional financial management support to the Regional Director.

Management Accounting (40%)

·      Support and review all rolling forecasts submitted by the West & Central Africa country offices.

·      Ensure monthly management accounts are produced and reviewed and that variances are acted on.

·      Analyse the monthly management accounts and ask countries to account for the performance in those countries against the forecast, collating and providing the monthly feedback to the Chief Finance Officer.

·      Continuously improve and develop appropriate budget and reporting software that the organisation can use to automate many of the above processes and improve financial management information for monitoring and analysis.


Financial Accounting and Regulatory Matters (30%)

·      Providing advice, training and support to the finance team in the country offices.

·      Review all donor reports for low and medium projects, to ensure accurate and submitted on time.

·      Review the month-end checklists from the country offices and bring to the attention of the Chief Finance Officer any items of concern.

·      Ensure all Country Finance Managers, follow-up on matters raised in the month-end checklists and they are cleared within one month of the issue first arising.

·      Provide support on project audits and ensure follow-up on issues arising and that any recommendations are implemented that relate to finance policies and process.

·      Respond to ad hoc financial requests for financial management information.


Technical Line Management of Indirect Reports (20%)

·      Provide technical line management to all West & Central Africa Country Finance Managers enabling the role holder to learn and develop, and enabling them to be a strong support to the country teams.  

·      Provide day to day support on understanding the requirements of reporting both internal and external reporting.

·      Regularly review the workload split, progress, and upcoming challenges for the Country accounting function, to guarantee the most efficient service provision to in country stakeholders, understanding and reacting to the organisations’ priorities.


Business Development budget support (10%)

·      Support the HQ-based Business Development team and/or in country teams by compiling and reviewing budgets for new projects where required.


We are looking for;

·      CIMA/ACCA qualified Accountants

  • French Speaking (Intermediate/Advanced)

·      Experience of working abroad or in a multi-country reporting environment would be advantageous

·      Excellent computer skills with high advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  •       Strong analytical skills

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