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International Grants Accountant

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Charity
Date Posted: 05/01/2022
Salary: £38,000 - £42,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB19312
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Are you looking for an exciting programmes-focused role within the international development sector? Want to work for a rapidly growing, prestigious organisation in a role with international travel? Keen to be part of an ambitious organisation that prides themselves on the professional development of their staff? If yes, then this is the role for you!

My client is a London based charity who is looking for an International Grants Accountant to join their team on a permanent basis following a recent period of rapid growth. Reporting into the International Grants Manager, you will be responsible for managing your own portfolio of projects and networking with a variety of stakeholders across the globe.

The main responsibilities of this International Grants Accountant role are as follows:

  • Take the lead on the management and compliance of all grants under your area of responsibility, reporting on all financial matters to specific programme donors on a monthly basis, including analysis of project expenditure against budgets.
  • Provide invaluable support to the in-country teams right from the programme bid development stage, scoping programmes to put together budgets to submit to the donors.
  • Business partner with the international finance teams, challenging attitudes, updating budgets according to programme changes and dealing with queries as required.
  • Full responsibility for ensuring that all grants within your remit are tracked and reflected within the accounting system, including preparing grant reconciliations.
  • Undertake international travel to various locations to develop and manage relationships with stakeholders on programme-specific matters and ensure compliance with contract terms.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone with a passion for international development, who is looking to further their finance career and is excited at the prospect of learning from an experienced line manager, who will invest in a proactive and determined individual. Candidates studying towards their ACA qualification and looking to make their first move out of audit are also strongly encouraged to apply. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualified as an accountant or be actively studying towards a relevant accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).
  • Ideally, previous experience working in the charity sector. However, candidates without this are still strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a financial reporting role at a similar level.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a bubbly personality and the drive and enthusiasm to learn on the job.
  • Proven experience of preparing complex reports.

If you are interested in this International Grants Accountant opportunity, please do not delay in applying as applications are being reviewed daily and the line manager is looking to interview ASAP.

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