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Finance & Operations Manager

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40k - 48k per year

  • Contact :

    belton.bass@harrishill.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7310

  • Job ref:

    HQ00038548

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Consultant:

    Belton Bass

Harris Hill are proud to be working along side an international charity who are looking for an experienced manager to fill the newly created role of Finance & Operations Manager. As a member of the senior management team, you will be responsible for systems development and oversight, ensuring the quality of the operations in the UK and in the countries they work in.

We are looking for an experienced and strategically advanced manager to optimise the systems and processes spanning the areas of finance, HR and IT.

The organisation is internationally focused and working alongside NGOs and governments to achieve long-term and sustainable change within many communities. The organisation drives programmes to improve sustainability of the lives conditions and livelihoods of various workers and farmers and the environment the work in. They run various programmes that tackle sensitive, complex, and deep-rooted long term issues across the globe from Africa to Asia.

As the Finance & Operations manager will report into the Executive Director and work closely with the senior management team. You will lead on developing, maintaining and monitoring effective systems for finance, HR and IT. The role will also oversee the area of legal compliance for the organisation. You will also has line management responsibility for a Finance Officer.  Your initial focus will be review of existing finance and IT systems to ensure greatest possible effectiveness and efficiency. You will identify improvements on existing systems and, if required, research, recommend and implement new systems, taking into account new technology and best practice.

We are looking for a strong operations leader who combines experience in managing a finance function with an affinity for systems and processes, and who is also accomplished at interacting with a variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds. As the ideal candidate you will excel at building relationships and trust across all levels of an organisation, and will, ideally, be familiar with the reality of working in a small but growing international organisation.

It is essential you have substantial experience of managing financial management systems. The role will be well-suited to you if you are a highly motivated self-starter with a natural ability to multi-task and prioritise.

Key Accountabilities
- Organisational development & management
- Finance
- IT Systems
- HR

Person specification
Degree and/or other qualification / relevant work experience in areas of financial and operational management in relevant field; or relevant work experience

Proven experience in developing and overseeing strategy and implementation related to finance, HR, IT systems

Experience in managing external consultants and service providers

Proficiency in common IT applications including virtual communication tools (e.g. Skype, etc) as well as Microsoft SharePoint/ Office 365

Proven ability to lead on organisational improvement projects

Ability to think strategically and develop and implement plans for optimisations / improvements

Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues and consultants, including regional teams where most interaction will be virtual

Flexible and proactive approach to leading on a number of functions

People oriented, with good listening skills and ability to put others at ease

Interest in sustainable production and consumption issues

Experience in overseeing financial systems or project financial management using multiple currencies

Experience overseeing finance and operational functions in a small, international organisation

Experience of using Sage Line 50 (desirable)


Ideally we would like someone to start ASAP