Regional Finance Manager

Practical Action
United Kingdom
20 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time
About the role

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and ambitious Finance professional to work as a Regional Finance Manager. You will be part of an International Finance Team which is part of a wider Finance and Services Directorate.

The International Finance Team has delivered significant shifts in Financial Management across our business units over the past few years. We have ambitions to transform our finance systems and to strengthen capability of our teams to meet the increasingly complex requirements in the countries of operation, the UK and our funders.

The Regional Finance Manager will play a key role in supporting this ambition, and in helping Practical Action achieve its wider goals. You will have responsibility for developing the capacity of finance teams to meet local, group level and donor requirements.

The role offers an amazing opportunity for an ambitious Finance professional who is seeking a challenging but, ultimately, incredibly rewarding role.

About you

You are a qualified accountant with solid accounting knowledge as well as proven experience of developing finance capability of others. You will demonstrate your experience of how you have effectively engaged and supported finance teams to develop and maintain strong financial controls, identify and address risk, implement new finance systems, deliver financial plans, reports and funding proposals to a high standard.

You are confident at building relationships and communicating with a wide range of people, whether that is in writing or verbally. You are confident working with a range of people to help develop winning proposal budgets and monitor compliance to complex donor rules.

You will be highly organised and a confident problem solver. And whilst you will need to be passionate for the cause, you will also need to be a calm head when things don't go right.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.

The opportunity to work remotely (dependent on role).
25 days holiday and Christmas Eve, in addition to public holidays.
A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment – employer contributes 10% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
Bike to Work scheme.

About us

Practical Action is a change making organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big – bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre–employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre–existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th March 2019

Interview dates: Thursday 18th April 2019

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