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Head of Finance

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Charity
Date Posted: 12/11/2021
Salary: £58,000 - £64,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB18623
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Are you an expert in donor finance and seeking a new opportunity in the international development sector? Could you lead a finance business partnering function and ensure a first-class service is delivered? Want to be a part of a charity where the employees are incredibly proud of their mission?  If yes, continue reading!

Robertson Bell is partnering again with this leading international charity whilst they recruit to this Head of Finance role on a permanent basis. Reporting into the Deputy Director of Finance you will have responsibility for four direct reports and a wider team of ten. This position is responsible for the successful delivery of cost proposals, all business partnering activity, donor reporting and donor audits.

Duties for this role will include:

  • Oversee all partnering activity with the senior management team, programmes team, donor teams and the fundraising teams.
  • Highlight any compliance concerns and provide training, advice and direction on anything related to donor finance.
  • Oversee the full life cycle of projects and assist country programmes along with overseas teams working to ensure smooth project management up to project close.
  • Carry out due diligence around proposals for future business.
  • Check the compliance of all bids ensuring they align with internal policies.
  • Manage all accounting processes related to donor reporting, checking accuracy and timeliness of reports submission.
  • Oversee cashflow reporting.
  • Manage the donor audit process guaranteeing compliance in line with donor expectations.
  • Make recommendations to the team, improving processes and always driving efficiency.

This permanent Head of Finance role will be based at the organisations head office in central London and there is a requirement of working in the office twice a week. The role comes with excellent employee benefits and gives the opportunity to join a highly respected organisation whilst enhancing your CV!

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a fully qualified Accountant.
  • Have proven experience in the international development sector.
  • Be an experienced manager of people.
  • Have outstanding communication skills.
  • Be an expert in donor finance (knowledge of USAID is highly desirable but not essential).
  • Feel a passion for the charity’s mission.

For more information on this fantastic opportunity please get in touch today!

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