Purposeful - Finance Manager

Allen Lane
Central London, UK
18 May 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Purposeful is a movement building hub for adolescent girls. We amplify girls voices, resource their resistance,build solidarity between and across girls movements, and support innovation in grass-roots programing for girls.

Our work is both global and deeply local. In Sierra Leone, we bring our work together into one integrated strategy, sparking a ground-swell of girls who can access and imagine new possibilities for themselves and their communities. Across the world, we support girls organising and activism through a girl-led participatory grant-making process called the With and For Girls Awards. No matter where we are, we work so that girls and their allies can access the resources, networks and platforms they need to remake the world for themselves.

Purposeful has set up a fully operational team in the UK and Sierra Leone with secured 3 year foundation funding of £2.4 million. In January, we became the new home for the With and For Girls Collective which has resulted in additional annual funding of approximately £1.5 million. Purposeful has just secured £6.5 million DFID funding to deliver their SAGE programme in Sierra Leone over the next 2 and a half years beginning in July 2019.

We are now looking for an experienced Finance Manager to join our expanding team as we enter into this exciting new delivery phase, specifically with the DFID project but also to ensure global reporting is in place across of our projects.

In this role you will work closely with the Sierra Leone finance and program team, as well as the UK external accountants and report directly to COO.

Your key responsibilities include:
  • Overall responsibility for the development and successful delivery of the Finance function;
  • Leading the financial reporting team in the provision of accurate and timely finance performance;
  • Driving efficiencies and implementing new processes for the new teams coming on-board;
  • Responsibility of managing global grants, consolidation of monthly management accounts and review with budget holders in the UK and SL finance team;
  • Leading in the preparation of the UK statutory audit.

Recruitment timings

Closing date: Sunday, 2nd June

Shortlist: w/c Monday, 10th June

Interviews: w/c Monday, 17th June

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant likely from the not for profit sector with advanced knowledge of SORP and charity VAT. You will have experience of working with international teams and country offices. You will have led a strategic finance function, produced statutory accounts, management accounts, financial reports and analysis. You will have demonstrable commercial acumen, a strong understanding of business and strategic issues, and the ability to appropriately challenge and advise budget holders. You will have excellent leadership and communication skills, and a passion for helping us achieve our vision.

Occasional international travel is required.

Exceptional part time candidates will also be considered.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter via the link by Sunday 2nd June. For an informal discussion regarding the roles, please don't hesitate to contact Bryony Feeney via the Allen Lane website.

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