Group Financial Accountant

Type of role
Location United Kingdom
Salary £50,000 per annum full time
Contract type Permanent
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date First round: 9 June 2021. Second round (if applicable): 14 June 2021
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

Lead the group financial accounting function with strong technical expertise, ensuring accurate financial reporting. Production of group and subsidiary statutory reporting and ensure compliance with relevant requirements. Manage effective restricted fund monitoring and reporting. Coordination of effective treasury, banking and currency management. Shared responsibility for oversight of finance operations activities at local country/project level, including building capacity and training.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Skills Required: Essential
Experience of producing UK statutory accounts and leading the external audit for a multi-national organisation (ideally an International Charity).
Technical accounting skills, especially in relation to UK statutory accounting, treasury management and tax implications.
Knowledge of Charity specific accounting, taxation and other compliance requirements
Qualifications - A fully qualified accountant with a recognised qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA, CPA)

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

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
• Season Ticket Loan
• Cycle to work scheme
• Professional development
• Additional Leave for Parents and Carers
• VDU Eye Care Vouchers

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

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.

The interview process will include a first interview with a practical skills test and a final interview if applicable.

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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