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Finance and Operations Director - Science-Based Targets

United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Finance and Operations Director - Science-Based Targets

Job Purpose and Background:

As the Finance and Operations Director for the SBTi, you will play a pivotal role in driving financial sustainability and operational efficiency to support our mission. You will oversee all financial aspects of our organization while also ensuring smooth day-to-day operations, enabling us to maximize our impact in combating climate change.

This position will report to the Managing Director at SBTI Services Limited. based on, the UK.

You are a great fit for this role if you:
Have a passion for environmental conservation and combating climate change.
Excel in financial management and have a strong understanding of nonprofit financial principles.
Thrive in a dynamic work environment and are adept at multitasking and problem-solving.
Possess excellent leadership skills and can effectively manage a team to achieve organizational goals.
Have a strategic mindset and can develop and implement plans to achieve long-term objectives.About the SBTi:
The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies worldwide to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.
SBTI Services Limited is a subsidiary of the SBTI and will hold the SBTI’s certification body.

Key responsibilities include:
Financial Management:

Develop and manage annual budgets in alignment with organizational goals.
Monitor financial performance and prepare regular reports for stakeholders.
Oversee financial audits and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Implement financial controls and procedures to safeguard organizational assets.
Operations Management:

Streamline operational processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Oversee procurement and vendor management activities.
Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations governing NGO operations.
Manage organizational risk and implement strategies to mitigate potential threats.
Strategic Planning:

Contribute to the development of organizational strategies and objectives.
Provide financial insights to support strategic decision-making.
Collaborate with senior management to identify growth opportunities and mitigate risks.
Team Leadership:

Recruit, train, and mentor finance and operations staff.
Foster a culture of accountability, innovation, and continuous improvement.
Promote cross-functional collaboration to achieve organizational objectives. Essential skills and experience needed:
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
Proven experience in financial management, preferably in a nonprofit or NGO environment.
Strong knowledge of financial principles, budgeting, and financial reporting.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Proficiency in financial software and Microsoft Office Suite.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.Desirable criteria:
Professional certification such as CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).
Experience working in the field of environmental conservation or climate change.
Familiarity with donor funding mechanisms and grant management.
Experience in implementing sustainability initiatives within an organization.
Knowledge of project management principles and tools.This is a full-time role based in the UK
The salary for this role will depend on location and experience level. This role is a fixed-term contract for 12 months with the possibility of extension.
Interested candidates should be legally allowed to work in the countries specified. The SBTi cannot sponsor any working visas.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a Cover Letter to Kris Kobi, Associate Director at Climate17, at (url removed), or apply to this advertisment.

What we offer:
Working in one of the most successful and fastest-growing initiatives driving climate action;
Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, international, innovative, and highly motivated team;
Salary Range Pending
Training and development;
Attractive holiday package.
SBTi is an equal opportunity employer - committed to building an inclusive workplace and diverse staff, where all can thrive. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates of all identities and backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age

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