Subsidiaries Finance Manager (6-9 Month FTC)

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Closing date
8 May 2019
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Our vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind and those with other disabilities enjoy the same rights as people without disabilities. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work. Our Headquarters are located within easy reach of London and Brighton and we have offices in overseas countries.

Job Title: Subsidiaries Finance Manager (6-9 Months fixed term contract)

Location: Haywards Heath (UK)

Salary: £43,000                               

As the Subsidiaries Finance Manager, you will establish a formal financial management focal point for subsidiaries and affiliate entity branches, to manage the full accounting routines for subsidiaries within a group accounting and reporting environment. You will provide support for the international fundraising functions regarding entry and establishment in new markets, and manage their accounting and finance functions.

As part of the subsidiary accounting and financial management process you will maintain solvency through grant funding, manage project expenditure allocations, plan, budget and forecast to achieve compliance to regulatory ratios, and ensure financial compliance to local requirements. In addition, you will sustain and improve relationships with local auditors and accountants who provide services. You will also specifically enhance the relationship with our India affiliate organisation, understanding the financial processes adopted in that business unit, from a group financial control perspective.

The role will oversee subsidiary audits and local financial statements preparation, with responsibility for trial balances preparation, audit schedules and field audit questions. You will also perform financial control review and sign off of subsidiary payrolls, including liaising with local service providers. You will prepare related payments, post to Subsidiary ledgers from relevant payrolls reports and ensure regulatory payments are made on time.

To be successful in your application for this role you will be educated to degree level or equivalent, have a relevant professional accounting qualification (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) or be part qualified with relevant experience. You will also have significant experience in a senior accounting role, ideally within an international organisation and multi-currency environment. Good knowledge of the international charity sector and the regulatory environment across jurisdictions is also a great advantage.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or essential professional skills but if you feel you are ready for this challenge and responsibility, please read the complete Job Description for further details

Closing Date: 8th May 2019

Interviews: Week commencing 20th May 2019

Sightsavers Head Office

35 Perrymount Road,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex RH16 3BW

Postal Address

Bumpers Way,
Bumpers Farm,
Chippenham SN14 6NG

Sightsavers is an international charity that works in more than 30 countries around the world to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments to live independently. Sightsavers is headquartered in the UK and has over 400 employees. It also has branches in Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, India, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.

Sightsavers works with partners in order to provide a comprehensive range of eye care services. In 2013, Sightsavers' projects provided eye health examinations for nearly 14 million people, performed 300,000 eye operations, and treated over 100 million people for neglected tropical diseases.

People are also referred for treatment to prevent blindness or restore sight. Through community volunteers in developing countries, Sightsavers distributes medication to prevent blinding diseases. The charity also trains eye care workers and surgeons and funds operations.

Of the 30 countries Sightsavers works in, 23 are in Africa. These include Mozambique, Mali, Liberia and Kenya. Sightsavers is also present in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Caribbean.

In addition to its medical work, Sightsavers works with partners in order to train specialist teaching staff and supply glasses, Braille kits and other learning tools. The charity aims to educate communities and reduce stigma around visual impairment and blindness. Through its work, people with visual impairments and other disabilities are supported to live independently, get an education and earn an income.

Sightsavers is also a campaigning organisation, working with national governments to tackle the root causes of avoidable blindness, such as lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities. The charity’s ‘Put us in the Picture campaign calls on the international community to make global development inclusive of the world’s 800m people with disabilities. The campaign’s vision is for all people to have equal access to employment, education, healthcare and participation in society.

Backing up Sightsavers’ work around the world is a strong research capability. Research and policy work revolves around three priorities – health, education and social inclusion. Gathering and disseminating sound research evidence helps to ensure the charity’s programmes meet the needs of the people they are designed to serve. Research evidence is also a strong tool when advocating for policy changes with governments.

Sightsavers has many partners that assist with its aim of eliminating avoidable blindness and may also provide funding. Partners include the UK government’s Department for International Development, the European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Read our latest article on Third Sector: Sightsavers: Work for an award-winning charity tackling blindness worldwide

Contact Us
  • 35 Perrymount Road,
  • Haywards Heath,
  • RH16 3BW
  • GB
  • 01444 446600
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