Finance Manager - UK

Type of role Business
Location United Kingdom
Salary £45,000 per annum
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date September 2022
Start date ASAP

VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.

Role overview

We are looking for a fully qualified Finance Manager with a robust UK charity accounting background to look after the UK, Irish and US subsidiaries and to be the interface with the Dutch subsidiary. This diverse role is responsible for these entities covering transactional as well as statutory requirements, VAT , banking and monthly reporting including balance sheet and intercompany. The Finance Manager also has two direct reports covering accounts payable, expenses and income reconciliation and is responsible for supporting and developing those individuals.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will have had experience working in UK charities particularly in more technical areas such as statutory reporting and VAT. They will want to empower and develop their team, and working together proactively support the wider organisation for all UK and subsidiary related finance queries. Ideally they will be used to working with non-finance staff and clear and influential in their communication. As with all accounting roles, the role requires an analytical, detail orientated, highly numerate individual with strong IT skills particularly Excel. The ideal candidate will be pro-active, motivated and able to work independently identifying and driving improvements and understanding.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

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VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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