Save the Children, United Kingdom

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th June, 2018

Job Description

The Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Finance Manager - Member Growth for an initial 9 month fixed term contract, with the possibility that this could become a longer term role. This is a great opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager/Management Accountant who can skillfully partner with our 27 Members (who provide SCI with the funds for our international programing activities) to support efforts to increase unrestricted funding.

This is a broad role in which you will act as the Finance business partner to the Member Growth team, which includes Global Fundraising Hub, the Organisational Development team, and a team reviewing our Institutional Income, all of whom support the growth and development of our 27 Members. You'll get involved in the development and application of an agreed methodology for calculating ROI on fundraising investments, tracking actuals against budget in regards to the Member Growth investment fund, supporting the restricted income portfolio project (analysis of win rates, and a global account review), data collection and analysis around annual results, budgets and forecasts, income and cost ratios, and member accountability metrics.

In order to be successful you will bring:

  • Proven experience in financial accounting, budgeting, forecasting and reporting in an international multi-currency environment
  • A proven ability to build strong relationships in person and remotely with a wide range of people at all levels and across different cultures and to act with credibility, tact and honesty
  • Excellent stakeholder management and strategic influencing skills
  • A proven ability to be proactive and logical in problem-solving scenarios
  • A high level of attention to detail, taking pride in delivering accurate, high quality work
  • A thorough understanding of financial systems and procedures
  • Excellent IT literacy including expertise in complex spreadsheet modelling and analysis
  • Strong time-management skills with an ability to plan ahead, anticipate requirements, and obstacles, and an ability to juggle competing priorities successfully, and to work to tight deadlines
  • The ability to travel for up to 15% to our Member offices
  • The existing right to work in the UK
  • We offer a salary of c£45KPa, company pension scheme, life assurance and 30 days' annual leave

The Organisation

Save the Children employs approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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