Head of Finance

Prospect Us
East London, UK
20 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Organisation:

Fight for Peace (FFP) is a global youth development NGO that delivers a public health-based approach to reduce youth violence. Prospectus is delighted to be working in partnership with FFP to recruit for a new Head of Finance. Today, the FFP Academies in Rio and London working directly with over 3,000 young people annually.

The Role:

The Head of Finance should be an experienced finance professional with a proven track record in financial leadership. The Head of Finance will be a member of the FFP senior management team, report to the Interim CEO, and provide quarterly financial reports to the FFP (UK) and FFPI Board of Trustees.

Key responsibilities will include:

- Development and leadership across the organisational Finance Team

- Lead monthly and annual financial reporting processes for FFPI and FFP(UK)

- Oversights of all ongoing finical and finance -related tasks

- Strengthen and maintain finance management procedures and policies

- Support the fundraising team with all relevant strategic tasks

- Oversight of financial relationships with partner organisations who are hosting FFP projects in other countries.

- Work closely with the governance team.

The Person:


- Minimum 5 years high level programme management experience.

- Experience in setting up payroll in the UK.

- Experience of human resource management including recruitment, training and development.

- Experience of detailed reporting to multiple funders on all aspects of the programme and services (narrative and financial).

- International finance experience (tax, payroll, currency exchange etc.).


- CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified.

- High-level charity finance management experience.

- Excellent written and communication skills at all levels.

- Excellent IT skills (e.g. excel) and financial software experience (e.g. Sage, QuickBooks etc.).

- Proven strategic project planning, prioritising and time management skills.

- Experience of internal monitoring and evaluation of staff and project outputs.

- The ability to remain calm when working under pressure.

- Respect and promote FFP values.

To Apply:

To read more about this exciting opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please see the full Appointment Brief on the Prospectus website.

Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement as part of your application, addressing your experience in relation to the key points on the person specification, which should be no longer than 2 sides of A4.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis therefore if this role is of interest please apply ASAP

A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted applications. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a consultant at our offices

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