Finance Manager – UK, US & HK

The Fred Hollows Foundation UK
£45,000 - £55,000
Closing date: 30 September 2021
Job Type: Paid
Location: London, United Kingdom (Flexible work arrangements available)
The Finance Manager – UK US and HK will have day to day responsibility for the finances of The Fred Hollows Foundation, fundraising subsidiaries and representative offices, working with colleagues to maintain accurate financial records.
  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness
  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 30th Sep 2021
  • Permanent - Full time role with Flexible work arrangements

ABOUT THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, The Fred Hollows Foundation, is a leading international development organization working towards eliminating avoidable blindness and improving Indigenous health.

There are 36 million people in the world who are blind, 4 out of 5 of them do not need to be. For as little as $25 The Fred Hollows Foundation can restore sight and transform a life. We focus on preventable and treatable eye diseases such as cataract, trachoma and diabetic retinopathy. Our global program span 25 countries and involves local training and providing affordable technology so doctors, nurses and health care workers can recognize, diagnose, refer and treat eye problems in their communities. We use research to improve our understanding of avoidable blindness, then use our findings to implement strategies and advocate for change.

The Fred Hollows Foundation has a very clear goal: to end avoidable blindness. As our Founder, the late Professor Fred Hollows said, “I believe that the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other.” To find out more about our work, please visit our website https://www.hollows.org.  

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Finance Manager – UK US and HK will have day to day responsibility for the finances of organisations fundraising subsidiaries and representative offices, working with colleagues to maintain accurate financial records, to prepare finances for professional audit and ensure all financial and compliance requirements are met. The role will lead the financial reporting of The Foundation’s revenue generating entities for UK (FHF UK), Hong Kong (FHF HK) and USA (FHF USA) and the fundraising office in UAE.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Governance and compliance of FHF(UK), Hong Kong, USA and UAE: 37.5%

  • Manage financial compliance requirements for FHF (UK) incl. governance, tax, regulatory requirements, due diligence of partners and ensuring local adherence to the Foundations global financial policies and guidelines.
  • Lead the compliance and governance reporting responsibilities for FHF (UK) including but not limited to production of draft statutory accounts, leading the UK external audit (including preparation of Reserve Stress Test) and liaison with the Board of Trustees for all financial matters
  • Maintain a continuous risk analysis to identify and manage key financial and compliance risks impacting FHF(UK)
  • Support the external audits, tax and regulatory requirements for FHF HK, FHF USA and UAE office.

Financial reporting FHF(UK), Hong Kong, USA and UAE: 37.5%

  • Ownership of all Planning and Forecasting requirements, periodic management reporting, accounting for grants managed through the local entity, management of payroll function and oversee accounting for transactions directly relating to FHF (UK),FHF HK, FHF USA and UAE office.
  • Support the budget development, preparation of forecasts and cash flows and donor reporting in relation to revenue generating entities.
  • Assist with the preparation of annual financial statements of the revenue generating entities in collaboration with head office finance team.

Treasury Function and Global Banking Structures: 10%

  • Perform duties required as a Primary authoriser and signatory for HSBC UK & Hong Kong bank account
  • Monitor and suggest changes for the operation of our UK, HK, USA and UAE bank accounts

Global Financial Policy Development:  10%

  • Oversee the development of FHF USA, FHF UK & FHF HK finance manual in conjunction with head office finance team which aligns to the global finance manual and incorporating local compliance and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor the regulatory environment for any changes that may affect The Foundation and recommend appropriate plans in place to ensure continuing compliance

Additional responsibilities: 5%

  • Manage, guide and lead one direct report and one indirect report to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used
  • Support and cover for Global Finance team members including any expansions into new territories.
  • Search for and arrange learning opportunities for members of the finance team to attend as part of their Professional development.
  • Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures ensuing that the work that they are responsible for is carried out in ways which safeguard the health and safety of others.
  • Other tasks as requested by your manager.

ABOUT YOU

You are a seasoned Finance Manager (although not essential) with experience in Not-For-Profit or social enterprise organisations. You are passionate about working for an organisation dedicated to giving back to the international community. You have an analytical approach with the ability to identify key issues and their implications coupled with strong communications skills. This will shine through in your ability to articulate financial information in a simple/concise way to a non-financial audience/s. As well as an ability to consider the strategic and financial impact of decisions and initiatives with sound knowledge of financial accounting systems. You are flexible and open to working early mornings / late evenings to accommodate an international team. Finally, you will thrive working independently but will be a team player willing to step in and help team members where needed, this is a hands on role, you must be flexible to work across all levels of Finance.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED

  • CPA / CA qualification or equivalent.
  • Extensive hands on working experience in a finance role within a charitable or social enterprise organisation
  • Extensive experience in UK statutory compliance
  • An excellent working knowledge of excel
  • Extensive experience in audit and entity accounting
  • Extensive experience and direct involvement in developing budgets and forecasts and analysing variances to plans.
  • Extensive experience producing regular financial reports
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and understanding accounting principles and auditing standards.
  • Strong Project Management skills.
  • Ability to multitask and work independently.
  • Some overseas travel could be necessary once a year (pending COVID restrictions)

Desirable but not necessary experience includes:

  • Regional or Head Office experience in a role guiding or collaborating with multiple/virtual teams across different regions, countries and cultures.
  • Experience in US and/or HK statutory compliance.

 

How we recognise your contribution

Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered.  Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, then we have a number of programs in place to support you.

These include:

  • Doing meaningful work that will help shape the lives of those living in communities
  • Flexible work environment – we focus on output not hours
  • Generous Leave allowances, including time of for cultural significant/ceremonial leave
  • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development

To find out more about our benefits click here

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity appeals to you and suits your skills, we would love to have a confidential conversation with you. Please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist Hanna on [email protected].

Applications Close: 30th Sep 2021

Like the people we serve, we know everyone is different. We do not want our people to blend in, in fact we want to stand out.  We recognise that innovative thinking comes from having a diverse work force, so if you’re good at what you do and want to make an impact then come as you are.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work.  Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London, United Kingdom (Flexible work arrangements available)
Sector: Advocacy Aid Campaigning Digital Fundraising Innovation Leadership Projects and programmes Research Safeguarding

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