Director of Finance and Operations

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Charity

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 04/10/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £61,000 per annum


Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Concern Worldwide operates programmes in Health, Education, Livelihoods and HIV & AIDs in emergency and development contexts.

We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Director of Finance and Operations to provide strategic leadership and management of the finance, human resource and compliance functions.

The Director of Finance and Operations is accountable for the day to day operational control of Concern Worldwide UK, providing leadership and management both as a member of the SMT and to Concern UK’s financial activities and key operational areas. Financial responsibilities include all statutory reporting, management accounting, and implementing systems for the financial aspects of donor reporting and grant management.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant, and will need to demonstrate:

  • Proven experience in a leadership role;
  • First hand experience of business planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting;
  • Experience of producing SORP 2015 compliant statutory accounts and co-ordinating audit processes and liaising with auditors;
  • Ability to work in collaboration with Trustees and colleagues;
  • Understanding and experience of strategic risk management, finance audit and internal controls.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual.  We are seeking a confident, dynamic and engaging individual with excellent communication skills and confidence to operate at the highest levels. International NGO experience would be an advantage but we welcome applications from a wide range of Not For Profit backgrounds. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual.  Please see the job description for a fuller list of responsibilities. If you feel you have the skills and experience to succeed in this role we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Recruitment timings:

Application deadline:    Sunday 20th October

Shortlisting:                       week of 28th October

1st Stage Interviews:       1st / 4th November

2nd Stage Interviews:      11th / 12th November

Please submit your CV, with a supporting statement to describing why you would be the best person to join this team and make Concern Worldwide UK the best it can be. For an informal conversation please contact Bryony Feeney on 020 3542 8393. Alternatively please visit our dedicated microsite for more information: 

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London, SW1Y 6RJ

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