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)
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