Financial Accounting Manager in London at WaterAid

Date posted: 10/8/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    London
  • Job type:
  • Experience:
    At least 4 year(s)
  • Date posted:
    10/8/2019

Job Description

Are you passionate about financial accounting? Do you want to use your accounting technical skills in WaterAid to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Financial Accounting Manager to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2018 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

The WaterAid International Finance provide key support to our International Programmes in leading the delivery of plans that will ensure there is a robust and effective financial accounting and control environment in WaterAid UK's international work.

As our Financial Accounting Manager you will work across the finance function and with other stakeholders to review, develop, enhance and embed effective financial processes throughout our international programme portfolio.

The role will manage 2 X Financial Accountants and will be expected to undertake international travel about between 6 weeks and no more than 12 weeks per annum.

The primary responsibility of the Financial Accounting Manager is to provide key support to the Head of International Finance in leading the delivery of plans that will ensure there is a robust and effective financial accounting and control environment in WaterAid UK's international work.

This role will lead the International Financial Accounting team that supports Heads of Finance in Country Programmes to develop and maintain good financial control environments and to manage key financial risks appropriately. The team will provide an assurance function, accountable for providing evidence that the financial control environment is robust in all country programmes.

This role will work across the finance function and with other stakeholders to review, develop, enhance and embed effective financial processes throughout our international programme portfolio. S/he will understand local context, and thus help the UK office to understand where local deviation from the WaterAid standard is appropriate and desirable.

This role will have capacity to look across the organisation, proactively identifying trends which highlight areas for improvement or highlighting local examples of innovative solutions that can be shared with others and can be adopted as the standard approach, thus embedding identified best practice as 'the WaterAid way'.

To be successful, you'll need:
* Professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA)
* Audit experience
* Significant senior financial accounting expertise, experience and knowledge

To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'.

Other Information
WaterAid benefits include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* A generous pension plan with an employer contribution of up to 10%
* Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
* Season Ticket Loan
* Free annual eye tests
* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
* Sabbaticals
* Volunteer Day

WaterAid is currently located at Durham Street, Vauxhall. However, we will be leaving our current location in the summer of 2020 (likely to be June/July 2020) and moving to 20 Canada Square, Canary Wharf. Therefore the London Office location and contract base, if you are successfully offered the role, will change. This will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

To apply please submit your Cover Letter and CV into One Document in either Word document or PDF format.

Applications will close one minute before midnight on 29th October 2019. Availability for 1st interviews on the 8th November 2019 and 2nd interviews on the 15th November 2019.

Salary: £48,900 - £51,500 with excellent benefits

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely serious. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at careers@wateraid.org