Finance Officer - 4 month contract

  • Posted: 07-02-2020
  • Category: Finance
  • Location: London
  • Type: Full Time / 4 month contract
  • Salary: £25.5 - 31K Per Annum

My client, an international NGO have an opportunity for a Finance Officer who will be responsible for all financial accounting associated with the charity including assisting with the production of budgeting and forecasting reports, donor reports and accounts.

The successful candidate will provide key business and management expertise to the organisation, working with the team to support the day to day running of the finance department as well as developing systems to drive efficiency.

RESPONSIBILITIES & OPPORTUNITIES

Accounting and bookkeeping

Work with colleagues to maintain the UK accounting ledgers including:

  • Invoice processing (if needed), payment and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Analysis of results from country programmes and support to those programmes
  • Support to create and monitor budgets and analyse financial performance
  • Assist in preparing statutory accounts as well as assisting in the production of budgeting and forecasting reports

Donor reporting and financial discipline

Create donor reports which:

  • Reconcile to internal budgets and support and improve the reconciliations of donor budgets to all financial data
  • Investigate and explain variances, ensuring all funds are reimbursed
  • Journal posting.

Training and communication

Provide training for colleagues from all disciplines in formal and informal settings to understand:

  • Core financial principles (accruals, control of cash, balance sheets)
  • Financial control processes and financial performance
  • Work with a range of colleagues to understand different needs of programme staff (accurate field activity reporting) fundraising (donor reporting) finance (control, accurate management reporting)

Other duties

The post holder will share responsibilities with London finance colleagues to support the global business:

  • Support to funding colleagues on budget creation and monitoring
  • Involvement with donor audits and statutory audits
  • Assist the Financial Controller in the day to day running of the finance department as well as developing systems to drive efficiency.
  • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
  • Provide cover for colleagues in Finance Team

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • Experience in financial and management accounting processes (banking, procurement, invoice payment cycles)
  • Graduate or part qualified member of any of the UK accounting bodies or equivalent
  • Experience of creating and monitoring performance against budgets
  • Experience of working with non-financial colleagues to improve their understanding of finance
  • Experience of using computerised accounting software and an aptitude for system improvements and developments:  experience of SunSystems desirable
  • Excellent understanding of Excel and how to design a clear, user friendly report
  • Experience of coaching country finance teams or training colleagues in groups
  • Excellent communication skills

Aumida is committed to promoting equal opportunities, encouraging applications from all members of the community. Candidates are shortlisted based on competencies and ability to do the job.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications, we are only able to respond to the most suitable candidates. Please ensure that you have the relevant skills and experience for the role before you hit apply.

If you’d like to receive information about coaching services and career change email bev@aumida.com

 

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