Restricted Funds Officer - West Africa

Christian Aid
Closing date
18 Aug 2021

Job Details

About usChristian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.About the roleThe role supports the Restricted Fund Manager with all financial aspects of restricted funds accounting with Christian Aid's international programmes, ensuring the Restricted Fund Policy and related processes are adhered to. It acts as a finance business partner to staff who are responsible for restricted funds and provides professional advice and technical expertise on financial policies, procedures and systems within Christian Aid as they relate to restricted funding. The role sits within the Commercial Finance Team, with a designated link to the Commercial Finance Manager - West Africa. It mainly supports internal stakeholders and partners (within West Africa) to ensure restricted fund accounting is accurate and timely and reporting verifies this.About youWe are looking for a part-qualified accountant with relevant experience and actively studying towards a recognised accounting qualification (ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent). They need to be assertive, able to challenge and influence seniors as well as peers. Be highly organised with the ability to work simultaneously across three complex organisations. Have strong analytical skills and able to review financial information for consistency and accuracy. And have an understanding and able to use complex finance systems.Further informationThis role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. From 1 July 2021, our process for completing right to work checks on EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens have changed. We can no longer accept EU passports or ID cards as valid proof of right to work, with the exception of Irish citizens. There are now two types of right to work checks: a manual check and an online check. An online check is required if you only hold digital proof of your immigration status in the UK. We will require your share code and date of birth to carry out this check.A manual check can be completed for UK and Irish nationals who can use their passport as proof of right to work. We will complete a manual check for if you do not hold a digital immigration status.All successful candidates will require either a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service certificate (DBS) and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. Information will be forwarded to you by the HR team with your offer.We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid's Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid's Code of Conduct.You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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