Programme Finance Officer

Employer
Trace Recruit
Location
London
Salary
£35k - 38k per year
Closing date
13 Oct 2020
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Programme Finance Officer, Central London – Charity, up to £38,000 plus benefits

After a busy period, a new programme finance officer role has become available in a charity based in Central London. The selected candidate will report directly to the programme finance manager and assist in financial planning, grant management and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the design and implementation of effective quality controls to ensure compliance with donor requirements and to maintain appropriate donor stewardship, including through manuals, checklists, templates, and other tools
  • Monitor spending and activity implementation and ensure regular scheduling of grants management meetings, alerting the Programme Finance Manager and Programmes/Partnerships team about significant under or overspend on a timely basis
  • Maintain internal tools that track active grants, cost recoveries and cash balances and ensure they are kept up-to-date
  • Maintain internal tools tracking pipeline and secured funding
  • Prepare financial information for internal reporting purposes, including (but not limited to) the quarterly CEO report, monthly dashboard and quarterly cash balances report.
  • Maintain the grants management tracker so that grants are properly recorded and monitored, ensuring that input from the Programmes/Partnerships team and the Programme Finance Manager are incorporated on a timely basis
  • Undertake administrative tasks related to grants, including setting up of grant codes (pipeline and secured), collecting and forwarding information to different units and executing follow up tasks as required
  • Review budgets for concepts/proposals
  • Carry out monitoring visits and audits on specific projects as necessary
  • Develop and deliver relevant training and reference material on grants management, including procurement, donor regulations, IATI, finance and reporting for Programme, Finance, and other field-based staff; act as a resource for agencies/field units on donor regulations and compliance
  • In collaboration with field units, prepare due diligence assessments for potential new partners or donors and ensure these are refreshed periodically
  • Troubleshoot financial, donor compliance and procurement-related queries identified through monitoring grants or as raised by management or field units

Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • Part Qualified/Newly Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA)
  • 3 years relevant experience in financial accounting and financial reporting
  • Experience in programme finance/donor reporting is essential, whether as an auditor or as part of a charity
  • Experience of designing and managing effective administrative systems and procedures
  • Experience of budgeting, forecasting and cash-flow management
  • Good interpersonal skills with a range of stakeholders

Trace is an innovative recruitment consultancy. Our person organisation fit profiling tool, the Predictive Fit Profiler, is helping us fit our candidates with our clients from a personality, behaviours, motivations and cultural compatibility perspective.

Trace is a London based specialist Accountancy & Finance recruitment consultancy. We deliver permanent and interim briefs in London and the Home Counties across Industry & Commerce, Financial Services and Not for Profit.

Our Consultant's specialise in a Market and either Permanent or Interim, and are trained with a suite of tools to offer an additional level of service and assessment so often promised but rarely delivered by our competitors that ensure we live up to our promise - Tracing Talent that Fits.

We believe that it is our intuition regarding person and company "fit" that makes the difference. But how do you quantify "fit" - and how is it measured?

We believe in 3 layers of fit when assessing a candidate:

 

1. Has the candidate got the right qualifications and experience?

2. Are they any good at what they do? Are they competent?

3. Will they fit into the organisation?

 

Currently the third layer is typically based on an instinctive point of view by the recruiter you engage with. Trace has launched the Predictive Fit Profiler to help assess “fit”. As part of our recruitment process every candidate we represent will complete the online profiler assessing, personality type, thinking style, cultural compatibility and motivations bringing an extra level of insight into our process, increasing the success rate of the recruitment we deliver. We are also able to profile your team so we can match your internal culture carries against external talent.

 

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