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Finance Manager - Research org - Up to £45k

Finance Manager - Research org - Up to £45k

A leading international research organisation based in central London is seeking an experienced Finance Manager for an exciting new role.

This represents a chance to work for a genuinely unique and interesting organisation. Applicants with some international finance experience and understanding would be best suited to this role.

The organisation is exclusively dedicated to track the supply of weapons and related materiel on the ground in the world's conflict zones. They are an independent investigative organisation and frequently work with parties on opposing sides of armed conflicts, but always striving to achieve politically balanced reporting. The organisation has funding from institutional donors in the same way NGOs do, although this organisation is a 'for profit' company.


-Ensure that the financial accounting system is kept up to date by entering invoices, expenses and journals in a timely and accurate manner and reconciling supplier, bank and other control accounts regularly

-Ensure project files are maintained in accordance with audit requirements and that project claims are submitted on a timely basis

-Prepare management accounts and rolling 12-month forecasts on a monthly basis

-Assist in preparation of annual budgets, reforecasts, budgets for proposals and operational plans

-Process invoices and petty cash in a timely and accurate manner. Ensure that invoices are matched to purchase orders and good received notes, where applicable

-Ensure that sales invoices, grant claims and cash received are processed and debts are collected in a timely and accurate manner

-Ensure monthly payroll data is submitted to the external payroll bureau for processing

-Prepare the monthly payroll including the appropriate deduction of staff benefits and the payment of deductions to appropriate authorities

-Maintain fixed asset register

-Other ad-hoc duties within finance


-Exposure to some form of international finance within the charity or commercial sector is strongly desirable

-Part-qualified ACCA, CIMA or ACA minimum

-Experience in a broad role covering management accounts, financial accounts and transactional work

-Experience working for both grant-funded organisations and for-profit companies is desirable

-Experience in project accounting

-Knowledge of international and institutional donors, especially EU, UK, and US donors strongly desirable

-Ideally experience in a broad role in a small organisation

-Keen interest in geo-political, international peace and security issues

-Willingness to travel abroad occasionally

Closing date: 11th January 2019