Programme Finance Officer (International Project Accountant)

Web Recruit
London (Greater)
Salary of £38,000 – £40,000 per annum
16 Jul 2021
25 Jul 2021
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Programme Finance Officer (International Project Accountant)

About the Organisation

Our client works with communities around the world to break the cycle of poverty and build a better future together.

Operating in a number of countries, they make long-term investments in innovative programmes that improve quality of life, from bringing electricity to remote villages in Afghanistan, to training thousands of nurses across East Africa, to restoring the cultural treasures of the Silk Road.

They invest in high-quality institutions such as clinics, banks and universities that anchor communities and equip people with the tools they need most, whether it’s access to healthcare, financial credit or quality education.

Their centre, in the heart of London’s Knowledge Quarter, is a place for education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim Civilisations. The Institutions that are based there have been operating in the UK for decades and are part of a mission and mandate to increase knowledge and understanding of Muslim civilisations and help improve the quality of life for people around the world.

Our client is now looking for a Programme Finance Officer to join their team on a full-time basis and oversee the finances of their programmes and grants.

The Benefits

- Salary of £38,000 – £40,000 per annum

- 24 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure

- Benefits package

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented accountant with an understanding of charity accounting looking to advance their career and join an organisation that is transforming lives across the globe.

When you join the organisation, not only will you have the chance to develop and grow your own skillset and experience, but your work will enable them to continue helping communities around the world build better futures.

The Role

As a Programme Finance Officer, you will help deliver effective financial accounting, management and reporting processes for a range of programmes and provide support to the full lifecycle of our client’s grants, from donor concept to final reports.

Reporting to the Programme Finance Manager, you will support the design and implementation of effective quality controls which will ensure compliance with donor requirements and maintain appropriate donor stewardship.

You will also monitor spending and activity implementation and maintain the grants management tracker, ensuring grants are properly recorded and monitored and review budgets for concepts and/or proposals.

About You

To join our client as a Programme Finance Officer, you will need:

- At least three years’ relevant experience in financial accounting and financial reporting

- Experience of designing and managing effective administrative systems and procedures

- Experience of budgeting, forecasting and cash-flow management

- Knowledge of charity accounting
- To be proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel

- Excellent numeracy, financial analysis and financial presentation skills

- The ability to synthesise complex operational and financial details for reporting and presentation

- The ability to work in a multi-institution network within a multi-cultural environment

- Good interpersonal, customer care and liaison skills with a wide range of stakeholders

Experience working in international organisations or donor agencies, including field-level implementation, would be beneficial, as would experience working with EC, ECHO, DFID or equivalent. Familiarity with the various compliance rules and regulations surrounding these areas would be equally desirable.

A CCAB qualification would be advantageous to your application.

The closing date for applications is the 25th July 2021.

Other organisations may call this role Programme Accountant, Accountant, Financial Accountant, Financial Management Accountant, or Project Accountant.

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