Global - Head of Finance Operations

Type of role
Location United Kingdom
Salary Competitive - local benchmark
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date Early February 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

Heading the Finance Operations Team, you will deliver effective and user-focused financial services including treasury, payroll, budgeting and forecasting 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 20 countries we work in.

Reporting 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) with in-depth knowledge and experience of the UK charity accounting standards and compliance framework. You will also bring significant experience and a track record of financial leadership and planning to deliver an effective, 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;
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure that you have the right to work in the UK or Kenya 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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