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Head of Finance - Decision Support

Type of role:Business, management and IT
Location:Pretoria, South Africa
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:18 Aug 2019
Interview date:28 August 2019
Start date:As soon as possible

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 equip Senior Managers and Budget holders across the organisation to take sound decisions.

Role overview

Heading the Finance - Decision Support team, you will lead the financial planning and budgeting process in line with the organisation overall financial strategy, provide senior managers and directors across the organisation financial information, analysis and Key Performance Indicators which enable them to take sound decisions. You will lead improvement in financial grant management and be the champion for full cost recovery.

You will report to the Executive Director - Finance and Corporate Services. You will work closely with senior managers across the organisation and with the Executive director -Programmes.

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 planning, budgeting and reporting process in a large international organisation. You will have extensive knowledge of grant and contract management. You will be passionate about improving data quality and driving organisational performance. 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)
• Retirement Annuity benefits
• Medical Aid
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops

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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