Programmes Finance Analyst, London with travel ove...

A f I D (Accounting for International Development)
16 Feb 2019
22 Feb 2019
Job role
Finance analyst
Contract type
Full time
Our partner is a well–known and respected humanitarian INGO, offering immediate support during conflict in terms of emergency food assistance and protecting those affected from harm and abuse; and in the aftermath prioritising education for children and youth, establishing sustainable livelihoods programmes, and leading advocacy and change through the communities they support. They are seeking a Finance Business Partner to work with the programmes and finance teams, focussing on the accounting, financial management, grant management and reporting of a portfolio of countries.

Key Responsibilities

Oversee accounting & financial management of all aspects of programmes grants in country offices. This includes ensuring proper systems, procedures & controls are in place; overseeing grant allocation; monitoring spending on grants; and reporting any variances and advising on any risks in a timely manner.
Review monthly financial reporting, supporting documentation accompanying cash requests, and transactions are coded and recorded appropriately.
Support the country team in developing the annual country budget, analyse and consolidate finances every month, undertake budget vs actuals analysis, and cashflow projections.
Support country and UK programmes team in budget proposal development, ensuring that this is done on a full–cost recovery basis.
Support in the induction of new team members.
Reviewing and strengthening financial systems, procedures and controls, regularly reviewing and updating these; reporting any serious breaches; and training staff as required.
Some travel to country offices.

Person Specification

Experienced accountant, with experience or understanding of programmes finance in a humanitarian context.
At least 1–2 years of experience of institutional grant budget proposal development, compliance, monitoring and reporting; this includes experience in managing, for example, DfID, EU, ECHO, German government, Swedish government, UN agencies and USAID funding.
Strong technical and systems skills; advanced knowledge of MSExcel
Strong business partnering skills, including experience of working with field staff in an INGO setting.
Ability to work under pressure, prioritise and meet deadlines.
Willingness to travel to conflict or fragile states.
Knowledge of French is desirable.

This role is London–based with some travel to country offices.

This role is only open to candidates with the right to live and work in the UK.

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