Commercial Finance Officer

Christian Aid
13 Sep 2017
23 Sep 2017
Contract Type
About usIncreasingly, Christian Aid is acting as a service provider on flagship development projects being run by commercial institutions and government departments such as the Department for International Development. By helping to manage the financial contracts involved in these, you'll be helping individuals and communities around the world. About the roleIn our capacity as a service provider, we organise large international projects on behalf of other agencies, paying for services from other organisations where necessary. And that involves a lot of administration. It will be down to you to process that quickly and accurately. You'll work on everything from preparing month-end accruals and raising sales invoices, to working on the management accounts, to supporting the forecasting process. And everything you do will be aimed at adding value to projects like SABI, a four-year, citizen-led accountability programme in Sierra Leone aimed at informing and empowering citizens to enable them to hold effective and ongoing dialogue with better engaged and more accountable state service providers.About youStrong accounting skills are essential for this role. You'll have developed those in a computerised accounting environment. You'll need to have a good knowledge of working with institutional donors and commercial awareness. And if you're already working towards an accountancy qualification that's ideal.Further informationThis role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.Competency questionsAs part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:Communication and interactionGive us an example of a time when establishing two-way communication with an individual or a team was especially challengingInformation gathering & processingDescribe a situation where you had to examine the information surrounding a particular financial discrepancyEffectiveness & AccountabilityDescribe a situation where you did not initially receive all of the necessary information necessary to complete a task.