Central Finance Officer
Title: Central Finance Officer
Location: Haywards Heath, UK
Contract: 2-year fixed term contract
Sightsavers Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Finance and Operations team manage the risk, finance, contractual and supply chain element of a portfolio of large NTD grants and contracts. At present these are made up of the GiveWell funded Schisto/STH programme, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded Onchocerciasis Elimination Mapping programme, the Accelerate programme, the DFID funded Commonwealth Fund programme, the USAID Act to End NTDs East programme and the new DIFD ASCEND programme.
As the new NTD Central Finance Officer you will support the team by leading on and improving the internal processes required to keep these and up and coming programmes running smoothly.
You will manage the NTD programme cost recovery process, prepare monthly staff cost recovery journals and maintain a list of staff and consultants recovered on each programme. You will produce monthly reports and monitor spend on departmental cost centres, be the focal point for the Sightsavers planning process for all departmental programmes and work with internal Stakeholder to ensure deadlines are met, prepare quarterly management reports and work with finance leads to take responsibility for partner transfers and other payments required on the NTD programmes.
As the successful candidate you will have finance and accountancy experience, possess excellent numerical skills and be proficient with Excel (eg; lookups, pivot tables, etc.). Experience with computer-based accounting systems and purchase ledger or purchase order systems is desirable, with an aim of working towards an accountancy qualification also being an advantage.
This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and finding out more please read the complete Job Description for further details.
Closing date: 22nd September 2019