International Accountant

Job Details

  • Job Type
  • Contract Duration
    2 years
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Salary
    £34,000 - £40,000
    (dependant upon your experience)
  • Closing Date
    January 31st, 2021
  • Job Description
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Summary of Role

This role is based in the UK and open to individuals with unrestricted right to live and work in the UK. At this stage we are unable to offer sponsorship opportunities and are unable to progress applications which require sponsorship. Therefore, you must currently hold an unrestricted right to work in the UK. 

The International Accountant role will be responsible for overseeing the country offices. You will be responsible for preparing forecasts, producing country office consolidation monthly management accounts and monitoring of country office finance. Building country offices’ ability to produce their own financial information is a key element of this role.

The role will also be responsible for producing donor reports and providing information on grant spending, ensuring these are submitted on time and accurately. An element of this role also covers the production of budgets to submit to donors to secure new funding.

About the Role

The main responsibilities of this role will be to:

  • Ensure that accurate and meaningful country financial information is available in a timely manner, and use this information to advise Country Office operations 
  • Collaborate with finance team in-country to share knowledge and information, coach and advise to ensure cohesive support is provided to the country teams 
  • Manage the project financial reporting for live projects, ensuring that transactions are correctly recorded, relevant accounting adjustments are made and forecasts are performed regularly
  • Provide quality and insightful management information to the organisation regarding all Programme activities
  • Provide financial guidance and advice to members of the Programmes department through analysis and interpretation of results and forecasts
  • Carry out financial risk assessments of the Programme in collaboration with the Country Office finance contact and HQ based Programme Manager to identify key financial risks and ensure any recommendations are implemented
  • Review budgets for new proposals, ensuring appropriateness of cost recovery, coherence with log frame, respect of specific donor requirement and WCUK internal parameters for Budgeting.


About You

To be successful in this role you’ll need:

  • To be educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • To have an accounting Qualifications such ACA/ACCA/CIMA 
  • To have experience and understanding of Institutional donors
  • To have proven experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes; using of quantitative and qualitative research data collected in support of programme development
  • To have proven experience and knowledge of effective budgetary control and grant management
  • To be proactive, inquisitive and forward-thinking nature, with high motivation to take on new challenges and tasks
  • To have a positive and solution-focused attitude, with the ability to adapt and respond to the needs of a fast-growing business

Why you should Apply

If you are an ambitious individual with a strong background in finance on an international level, are ready for a challenge and ready to join a fantastic finance team then this may be the role for you.

Muslim Aid benefits include:

  • 37 days holiday (including Bank Holidays and Privilege days)
  • Flexible working conditions, including home working
  • Employee benefits with Perkbox
  • Free eye tests
  • Paid time off for medical appointments
  • 2 hours lunch break on Fridays
  • Time off in Lieu (TOIL)

You must complete an application form. We do not accept CVs.

Please do not upload any other documents i.e. qualifications, apart from the application form.

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