Location: London, United Kingdom

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Saturday 9 June 2018

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Accountant for a 12-month fixed term contract. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Financial Accountant who can skillfully partner with the international business to account for an income in excess of US$1 billion.

In this role you will act as the key Finance contact for our Members (who fund our international programming work) and be responsible for creating accurate and timely financial claims and complex quarterly reconciliations, playing a critical role in ensuring that all income is correctly received and reported. You will also facilitate the flow of information between finance teams across Save the Children, and ensure that issues are identified and resolved promptly. In addition, you will contribute to the preparation and analysis of our balance sheet reporting and financial statements.

To be successful in this role you will be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience at a similar level, working with multiple stakeholders, ideally in an international multi-currency environment. You'll be results oriented, with strong problem solving skills, used to working to tight deadlines, and ensuring a high level of attention to detail. It would be beneficial, though is not essential, if you have knowledge of SORP and UK/international GAAP and legal requirements.

On a personal level you'll have strong interpersonal and communication skills, cultural awareness, and a proactive and collaborative approach.

We offer a salary of £42Kpa, company pension scheme, life assurance and 30 days' annual leave

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


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