Financial Manager [CLOSED]

GNDR is looking for a qualified accountant to oversee the financial affairs of GNDR. The ideal person should have significant post-qualification accounting experience working with institutional donors.
This is a full-time position offered on a one year fixed-term contract with the possibility of extension subject to funding. [Position closes 30th June 2015] 


 To oversee the financial affairs of GNDR (circa £1.0 million PA)

Position in Organisation:

  • Reports to the Executive Director (GNDR)
  • Support and provision of finance information to GNDR business team, Global Board, Finance Subcommittee and Board of Trustees
  • External liaison with Payroll Bureau, banks, HMRC, Company House, Charity Commission, pension advisers, insurance brokers, donors, and other GNDR partners

Scope of Job:

  • Programme accounting
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Project accounting
  • Financial monitoring and control
  • Preparation of interim and annual statutory accounts and reports for legislative bodies and donors (e.g. Charities Commission, European Commission, USAID)
  • Assist in the preparation of fundraising proposal
  • Submission of grant drawdown requests
  • Bank account management and reconciliation
  • Income and expenditure processing
  • Arrangement of annual audit and liaison with auditors

Duties and Key Responsibilities:


Management Accounting and Budgeting
  • Producing monthly income and expenditure reports
  • Producing monthly variance reports and forecasts
  • Provide GNDR management team with regular updates to management team
  • Managing and forecasting cash flows
  • Producing annual operational budget together with budgets by donor
Financial Accounting
  • Ensure statutory accounts are produced according to relevant legislation
  • Preparation of accounts in accordance with relevant accounting standards for statutory audit
  • Liaison with statutory auditor and follow up of audit report
Book Keeping
  • Accounts set up on an accounting software package
  • Responsible for the bank accounts, petty cash accounts and monthly reconciliations
  • Making payments and following up queries
  • Liaison with Payroll Bureau as necessary
  • Liaison with pension fund advisers & insurance providers as necessary
Project Cycle Management
  • Produce budgets and support preparation of donor funding proposals
  • Tracking of donor contract expenditure and timely preparation of donor reports as per specific donor contracts
  • Preparing grant drawdown requests
  • Overseeing institutional donor audits
Systems and Procedures
  • Preparing and developing policies and procedures
  • Ensuring proper financial controls are in place
  • Monitoring visits as required
Treasury Management
  • Make arrangements to open new bank accounts as agreed by Directors
  • Match income to expenditure to minimize the risk of exchange losses
  • Consider other options to minimize foreign exchange risk, e.g. hedging, etc.
  • Manage GNDR financial reserves / contingencies
Global Board Matters
  • Quarterly finance reports
  • Participation in quarterly meetings
  • Prepare papers for finance committee meetings, attend & take minutes
Board of Trustee Matters
  • Prepare agenda and papers and participate in 6 monthly meetings
  • Legal responsibilities re Trustee registration, declarations of interest etc.

Person Specification

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POST OF: GNDR Finance Manager

BASED IN: GNDR Global Hub Office. Teddington, South West London, UK

35 hour working week within the office hours of Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm with one hour for lunch

25 days pro-rata
+ Statutory Bank Holidays
+ Additional days at Christmas

Based on length of service
Health Insurance
Life Assurance

For permanent staff members over 18 years old as follows
18 years old + - 10% of salary
50 years old + - 13% of salary
60 years old + - 15% of salary

6 month probationary period with a 3 month review

£42,969 – 49,415

To apply please email a CV and Covering Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Applications close 30th June 2015.


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