UK Finance Manager

Voluntary Service Overseas
Closing date: 27 September 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: Kingston upon Thames
Lead the UK office (Kingston) finance operations team, responsible for day-to-day operations.

VSO is the world's leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world's poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We're not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

Lead the UK office (Kingston) finance operations team, responsible for day-to-day operations; ensure production of accurate internal financial data and external financial reporting; compliance with accounting practices and UK tax requirements; promote continued process improvement; and provide user-focused financial services and a strong control environment.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal candidate will be a strong leader, self-motivated, passionate about creating a strong financial control environment and excellent at forming good stakeholder relationships. Candidate will be a qualified accountant, with proven analytical and technical skills, who is adaptable and supportive of process improvements.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

  • Ability to be open minded and respectful
  • Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
  • Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
  • Ability to seek and share knowledge
Region: London and the southeast
Location: Kingston upon Thames

Application notes

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. We also offer a range of benefits, including;

  • A friendly and supportive office environment
  • Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
  • Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
  • Competitive pension with Scottish Widows
  • Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free parking
  • Lockers and shower facilities
  • Fun free lunch time activities like boot camp
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Professional development
  • Additional Leave for Parents and Carers
  • VDU Eye Care Vouchers

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications, as such we may interview as soon as suitable applications are received.


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