Financial Accountant

Milton Keynes
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

Financial Accountant Financial Accounting Unit

Salary: £27,000 per annum, depending on experience + good range of benefits

Contract: Permanent, Full-time

Based: Milton Keynes

World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.

Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.

Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.

Provide financial support to the Financial Accounting Unit (FAU) and coach direct reports especially on continuous improvement activities.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Accounting Responsibilities

  • Proactively plan, manage and drive a robust balance sheet review process. Apply judgement and initiative in the design and implementation of the process, influencing and obtaining engagement from stakeholders across the organisation and making decisions around focus to balance accuracy, materiality and cost. A robust balance sheet will result in fuller and more accurate data for decision making.

  • Lead all FAU activities associated with transactional financial service delivery to the organisation i.e. purchase and sales ledger, WV interoffice transactions and business expenses.

  • Ensure efficient and effective delivery and achievement of agreed service levels. This shall be achieved through capacity planning, organisational policy development and maintenance, process review and improvement, supervising and coaching of reports and influencing/education of stakeholders.

  • Driving accuracy and timeliness of information recorded by members of the FAU to enable effective reporting by the management accounting team for quarterly reporting purposes.

Line Management Responsibilities

  • Line management, spiritual nurture and performance management of 2 direct reports. Leadership role in the FAU to inspire, motivate, coordinate, train, and provide prioritisation, escalating issues to the Financial Controller where appropriate.

  • Reflect the organisation’s Christian values in a leadership role and apply own Christian faith in day to day work situations.

  • Actively support FAU activities in continuous improvement activities, planning and coordination and execution.

Other Responsibilities

  • Cover for Senior Financial Accountant and Treasury and Systems Accountant when necessary.

  • Employee expenses management as we embed the new process following the implementation of the new electronic expense solution.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking.

Please click here to view full Job Description.

Please upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 7th May 2019

Interviews: TBC

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please.