Salary: £37,000 – £44,000**
Term: Two years, Fixed Term with potential to move to a permanent contract
Location: **London, Cardiff, or remote within UK
Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We are seeking a versatile Finance Manager to manage a wide range of financial responsibilities, including transactional processing, financial reporting, and our subgrantee financial due diligence and monitoring process. This is a great opportunity to play a vital role in Elrha’s financial management and contribute to an organisation that creates positive change in the humanitarian sector.
Our Finance Manager plays a critical part in ensuring that Elrha’s programmes and activities run smoothly and efficiently, while also supporting accurate and timely financial forecasting and reporting. This role is varied, touching on all aspects of Elrha’s financial management, and acts as a key contact for a range of stakeholders, both internal and external.
The profile of a successful candidate is a qualified or part-qualified accountant, with a strong background in financial processing as well as good knowledge of financial elements of grants administration. You will also have a good understanding of the practical interactions between an organisation’s operations, its key risks, and its financial data. Experience in the humanitarian and/or development sector will be an advantage, as will be knowledge of UK charity accounting and/or technical understanding of audit principles.
In addition, you will also:
· have the ability and willingness to take responsibility for a wide variety of tasks, ranging from routine administrative tasks and monthly reporting, to addressing technical accounting problems
· be able to adapt to shifting priorities and responsibilities as the situation demands
· have strong analytical and interpretive abilities, as well as excellent problem-solving skills, to ensure that Elrha’s finances are managed in accordance with best practice and donor requirements
· be able to work to a high degree of detail while maintaining sight of the wider context
If you feel you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, please review the full job description for further details. Please ensure you complete the personal statement as part of the application process to explain how you feel you meet the requirements of the role and why you feel this is the next career move for you.
Covid-19 restrictions permitting, Elrha’s staff are usually based at our offices in London and Cardiff. While the preference is for the Finance Manager to be able to work in one of these locations, remote working may be possible for the right candidate.
Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. We fund and support projects that go on to shape the way in which people across the world are supported during a crisis. We are based in the UK, but our roles have a global reach. We’re an established and respected part of the humanitarian community, working closely and meaningfully with our fellow networks and actors to make change happen.
Remote Working: Elrha employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. In early 2022 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.
We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview**.**
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Elrha is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.
Salaries and benefits: Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.
Elrha also has a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days holiday entitlement which increases year on year, 5% employer pension contribution (3% employee contribution) and life cover.
Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Elrha will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
· a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
· receipt of satisfactory references
· proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role
Elrha is a wholly owned subsidiary of Save the Children. We are able to benefit from a range of support services provided by Save the Children UK, including recruitment systems. For this reason you will be directed to Save the Children UK’s job portal upon clicking ‘apply’.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date: 12 September 2021
Note: Applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates may be contacted prior to the closing date to request completion of an online assessment in support of their application.
How to apply
Please visit our website to apply – https://www.elrha.org/career/finance-manager-3/