Regional Finance Advisor (French Speaking)

Regional Finance Advisor (French Speaking)

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    £43k - 48k per year

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    Belton Bass

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    020 7820 7310

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    about 2 years ago

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Harris Hill Charity Recruitment Specialists are proud to working with an international NGO who are looking for a French Speaking Regional Finance Advisor. This is a global organisation that provides health-care services in some of the most challenging regions of the world.

The Role:
The Regional Finance Team supports Country Programmes Teams to deliver accurate and timely financial and performance reports. Reporting to the Regional Finance Director, the post holder will be a key member of the international team, with primary responsibility to support two country programmes and deliver accurate and timely financial reporting.

Key Responsibilities:
- Review monthly performance of country programmes (reviewing both financial and statistical data), and follow up key queries with country programmes
- Understand and improve the efficiency of country programme business models
- Review country programme budgeting and forecasting
- Review monthly country programme balance sheet reconciliations, and follow up discrepancies with country programmes
- Review all country programme cash requests, and work with the country programme to ensure they understand their future cash requirements
- Work with finance teams to ensure country programmes fully comply with the group accounting manual, and all data-entry and validation procedures.
- Work with country programmes and Global Team to ensure all outstanding queries are resolved (for example, monthly inter-company, deferred income and stock accounting queries)
- Ensure all appropriate new country programme finance staff have an induction to the regional and global accounting team
- Work with country programmes to understand training needs, and work with the Global Team to ensure all training requirements are met. Deliver elements of training and inductions as required
- Review project budget proposals, and work with country programmes to ensure projects are correctly set-up, reported-on and closed down
- Support country programmes to ensure all local statutory and tax reporting requirements are met
- Provide other high quality support to country programmes as directed by the Regional Finance Director and International Operations Team, including occasionally providing short-term cover to help fill vacant roles in country programme finance teams

Skills and Experience:
The successful candidate must have:
- 3-4 years experience
- French Speaking
- Financial & management reporting experience (essential)
- Finance systems experience, preferably including SUNsystems, InforQ&A and InforBI (desirable)
- Experienced in multi-currency reporting and accounting (desirable)
- Experience of group reporting in an international donor funded organisation (desirable)
- Experience in use of Microsoft Office Packages (essential)

Qualifications and Training:
- Qualified or Part Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, other relevant qualification) (essential)
- University degree (desirable)

Personal Attributes:
- High level of numeracy
- Analytical approach
- Attention to detail
- Proactive when solving problems
- Willingness to travel extensively (at times to fragile and conflict settings, at short notice)
- Good communicator with colleagues with a finance and non-finance background; and with a high standard of written English and French