UK Finance and Operations Manager

Central London

In partnership with Ivy Rock Partners, WaterAid is looking to recruit a new UK Finance and Operations Manager.

WaterAid is an international not-for-profit, determined to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.

Since we started in 1981, we’ve remained resolutely focused on tackling these three essentials that transform people’s lives.

Without all three, people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good. Children grow up healthy and strong, women and men get to earn a living, whole communities start to thrive. It sounds normal and it should be.

The position sits within the WAUK Financial Accounting Team, a combination of UK and internationally based team members, the main member of the WaterAid federation. Financial Accounting team is responsible for a strong financial control environment across all WaterAid UK, to ensure that we can both secure and utilise funds optimally in delivery of WaterAid’s mission. The team is responsible for accurate reporting (including statutory accounts, tax returns etc), ensuring transactions are processed and compiled within the strict rules of the external regulators.

This position reports to the Head of Financial Accounting, for whom it will act as a deputy as and when required.

We’re looking for:

  • Fully qualified professional (accounting/ tax/ audit qualifications will be considered).
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and tax regulations applicable to UK charities, in particular the SORP, corporation tax and VAT relating to charities.
  • Line management experience
  • Experience of producing statutory accounts for a comparable organisation.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge of the external audit process.
  • Ability to make innovative proposals for improving the running of a Finance department.
  • Customer focus attitude and good relationship builder
  • Ability to work systematically and methodically, managing time effectively
  • Ability to influence senior leaders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate professionally with a diverse group of experts (both internal and external)

Please contact Phil Southern from Ivy Rock Partners for more information.

  • You will need to submit your CV and a brief statement of motivation by Wednesday 13th July
  • Shortlisting on Friday 15th July
  • Interviews will be held with WaterAid week commencing 18th July

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