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Global Head of Finance Operations


Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:Kingston, United Kingdom
Salary:£60,500 per annum
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:28 May 2019
Interview date:First round: W/C 10 June 2019. Second round (if applicable): W/C 17 June 2019
Start date:Asap

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 the some of the world’s poorest regions. By bringing the right people together we can build stronger, fairer and more inclusive communities, breaking the cycle of poverty and ensuring our impact lasts for generations to come. We need someone who can lead the Finance operations of the organisation.

Role overview

Heading the Finance Operations Team, you will deliver effective and user-focused financial services including treasury, payroll and financial systems. You will lead the production of the annual report and statutory accounts, develop a strong financial control environment, and drive compliance with statutory reporting and tax requirements across the 24 countries we work in.

You will report to the Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Services. You will work closely with senior managers across the organisation and with the Audit and Risk Committee.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) and bring significant experience and a track record in leading effective and user-driven finance operations in a large international organisation. You will be passionate about improving systems, processes and controls to drive effectiveness and accountability. You will be able to think strategically while enjoying a hands-on role. As an experienced leader, you will be effective at developing strong relationships with teams across the organisation.
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. We also offer a range of benefits, including;
• A friendly and supportive office environment
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Competitive pension with Scottish Widows
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Personal accident insurance
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

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

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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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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