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Programme Finance Lead – Operations

London, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Full Time
Programme Finance Lead - Operations

London (with hybrid working - a minimum of two days per week in the office. Some European travel may be required)

The Organisation

Our client is an independent climate change think tank with a global outlook. They are world leading strategists on the political economy of climate change, dedicated to achieving a safe climate for all.

Our client is now looking for a Programme Finance Lead to join them on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of up to £65,000 per annum

- 25 days’ annual leave plus additional leave between Christmas and New Year
- Generous pension contribution
- Cycle scheme
- Travel and health insurance

- Flexible working arrangements and hybrid working approach

- Yearly process for remuneration review

This is an exceptional opportunity for a CIMA, ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS or Chartered Accountants Ireland qualified accountant with a background in the not-for-profit or charity sector to make an impact with our client’s independent, forward-thinking organisation.

In this vital role, you’ll ensure the financial health of an organisation driven by a passion for sustainability and dedication to developing impactful solutions, enabling our client to continue to shape the future of climate policy and action.

You will discover an environment filled with experts from all areas of climate change and resilience, from political science and economics to carbon management. You’ll have the chance to add your expertise into the mix, playing your part in aiding our client’s activity.

So, if you want to be part of our client’s mission to achieve a safe climate for all, read on and apply today.

The Role

As the Finance Lead, you will manage our client’s end-to-end finance activities across their range of funders and programmes.

Working alongside the Chief Financial Officer and Programme Leads, you’ll manage monthly internal and external project reporting for Project Leads, external funder reporting and project audits. You will also manage staff rate card processes and cash receipts processes from funders.

You’ll provide expert advice to project management teams, ensuring compliance with funder regulations across projects and supporting the development of funder budgets for grant proposals.

Additionally, you will:

- Manage one Assistant Finance Manager

- Deliver regular funder income and cashflow forecasting

- Support statutory audit processes for revenue recognition on projects

- Contribute to the development of the internal project management system

- Undertake ad hoc financial analysis to support strategic decision making

- Stand in for the CFO where required

About You

To be considered as our client’s Finance Lead, you will need:

- Experience in not-for-profit or charity organisations

- To be a CCAB qualified accountant (CIMA, ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS or Chartered Accountants Ireland)

- Post-qualification experience

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Solid organisational skills and attention to detail

- Strong Excel skills

The closing date for applications is the 17th May 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Accountant, Finance Manager, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant, or Management Accountant.

Our client values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background. They aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations they support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. Our client is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

So, if you want to step into a pivotal role as a Programme Finance Lead, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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