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Head of Finance & Administration - NGO - £48-51k

Head of Finance & Administration - NGO - £48-51k

Are you a qualified accountant with a genuine passion for the NGO sector? Are you a Finance Manager or Financial Controller looking to step up into a more senior role? Or already have the experience but have the drive and passion to make a difference? Then look no further!

I am currently working in partnership with a leading, mid-sized NGO at the forefront of poverty reduction and health strategy in developing countries.

This role will manage a team of 4 in the UK, plus several others abroad, and will cover Finance, HR and elements of IT and Facilities. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive you will be responsible for the overall financial management of a complex organisation.

Duties include:

-Lead the charity's financial management and accounting

-Ensure systems are effective and secure, and that deadlines are met.

-Collaborate closely with programmes staff to ensure sound financial management worldwide, in particular to: - closely manage financial risk, such as failure to comply with match funding and other donor requirements; - manage cash flow; - maximise the value of our financial resources (eg attribute costs wherever possible to restricted rather than unrestricted funds, and handle currency exchanges effectively)

-Produce timely projections and analysis to enable budgetary oversight and strategic decision-making

-Oversee organisational administration (including head office, IT system and company/charity legal obligations)

-Manage the Finance and Administration Department.

-Assist the Director in the strategic management of Health Poverty Action overall as a member of the Senior Management Team.

Candidate requirements:

-Fully qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) strongly desired

-Relevant experience in the finance department of a comparable organisation, ideally a development NGO

-Understanding of the requirements of donors such as DFID, EC and ECHO strongly desirable bit not essential

-Preparing and overseeing budgets

-Generating and communicating financial management accounts/analysis

-Accounting software (such as QuickBooks or SUN)

-Financial management of complex projects with multiple sources of income in different currencies

-Improving organisational finance systems/processes

-Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural context

-Willingness to travel occasionally when required

Closing date 21st January - please send your CV for immediate consideration.