Commercial Contract/Bid Accountant

Commercial Contract/Bid Accountant

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    £48.5k per year

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    Simon Bascombe

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    over 2 years ago

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Harris Hill are recruiting for a Senior Commercial Contract/Bid Accountant for this well-established international charity based in London or Dublin

Reports to: Financial Compliance Manager
Job location: This role can be based in London or Dublin
Pay Band: To 48,826 in the UK OR To 53,603 Euros in Dublin
Contract: 2 year fixed term contract or Permanent

Job Purpose:
Commercial Contracts have become an increasingly popular funding methodology for donors over recent years. The Commercial Contract Accountant will be part of the core team involved in Commercial Contracts in The charity and will be the focal person for finance related issues.
It is essential that the applicant will have a formal Finance qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) and a strong track record in effective budgeting, reporting and process improvement. Experience of working on commercial and/or performance based contracts is desirable.

This position will work with the charity's finance teams and the Commercial Contract team across the organisation in Dublin, London and the US, to develop, implement and manage finance processes that will ensure efficient financial management and effective oversight of commercial contracts.
The Commercial Contract Accountant will also play a significant role in a DFID commercial contract currently ongoing in Pakistan and in any future commercial contracts in our overseas countries of operation.

While this position is based in Dublin or London, it will involve travel to overseas fields as well as to the London office if Dublin-based, and vice versa (potentially 20-30%).

Skills and Experience Required:
Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, ACMA, CPA or CA or equivalent) with 3 years post qualification experience at a senior financial level.
2 -3 years' experience in financial contract management.
Fluent English Speaker with excellent communication and presentation skills.
Excellent organisational, analytical and coordination skills.
Proven experience of developing and facilitating training workshops for finance an

Key Responsibilities:
Commercial Contract - Tender preparation:
Ensuring full understanding of commercial criteria and templates linked to tender submission.
Leading development of commercial submission including completion of cost templates with appropriate fee rates.
Liaising with field teams and Commercial Contract team to ensure successful timely submission of tenders.
Supporting development of any commercial risk or value for money submissions.

Commercial Contract - Finance
Assisting with the development of reporting packs related to the financial management of commercial contracts.
Overall responsibility for the rollout (and management where applicable) of the process and reporting packs developed (this to include effective liaison with consortium partners)
Development of related financial manuals and procedures.
Working with the Finance staff in countries with Commercial Contracts to support and train local teams on the relevant procedures and compliance issues.
Carrying out support visits to areas of operation to conduct trainings and workshops as required.
Monitoring and tracking fluctuations in foreign exchange as appropriate.
Working with The charity Finance team, as part of the annual audit process, on issues related to commercial contracts

Reporting and Quality Assurance
Working with relevant staff in countries with Commercial Contracts to establish controls and review procedures that ensure all official submissions and invoices to the client are appraised and evaluated before submission.
Working with the relevant staff in countries with Commercial Contracts to review and monitor field level management reports, cash flow forecasts, financial milestones and deliverables and following up on any relevant variances.
Conducting regular reviews of project budget verses actual reports and ensuring that management are alerted to the need for any required corrective actions.
Assessing, on a regular basis, the implementation of project outputs with payment triggers and scheduled deliverables.
To agree and establish appropriate reporting mechanisms including key performance indicators to the charity (Ireland and UK) and to ensure that these are then implemented

- Interviews are being held as and when good candidates come through, so please apply as soon as you can