United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Senior Programme Finance Analyst

By Internews Europe Organization: Internews Europe
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 25 Oct 2018

Job Title: Senior Programme Finance Analyst

Reports to: Senior Programme Finance Manager

Location: London, United Kingdom

Salary Banding: C3 (£36,951)

LOE: Full Time

Type of contract: 6-month Fixed Term Contract with possible extension

About Internews

Internews is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard.

Internews provides communities the resources to produce local news and information with integrity and independence. With global expertise and reach, Internews trains both media professionals and citizen journalists, introduces innovative media solutions, increases coverage of vital issues and helps establish policies needed for open access to information.

Internews programmes create platforms for dialogue and enable informed debate, which bring about social and economic progress. Internews’ commitment to research and evaluation creates effective and sustainable programs, even in the most challenging environments.

Internews operates internationally, with administrative centres in California, Washington DC, and London, as well as regional hubs in Bangkok and Nairobi. Formed in 1982, Internews has worked in more than 90 countries, and currently has offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.

About the Candidate

The successful candidate will be a part/fully qualified accountant. They will have comprehensive experience/technical skills in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting and balance sheet analysis in a multi-currency environment. Experience in the Non-Profit Sector will be an advantage.

About the Role

Working in a small team the successful candidate will be expected to assist with all aspects of Accounting and Reporting. Whilst the role will have specific duties, a wide variety of other duties can be required depending on deadlines and staffing. The role will require independent working as well as collaborative working

Specific Duties

  • Project reporting (Internal/External)
  • Managing Project Audits

  • Reviewing Project expenditure

  • Project staff financial management

  • Oversight for Project budgets

  • Monthly management reports

  • Assisting with statutory reporting

  • Assisting with the annual organisational budget process

  • Any other tasks as required by senior management


  • Ensuring professional and compliant delivery of all Internews Europe financial processes, drive improvements in processes and ensure all staff members understand and adopt such processes
  • Proactive provision of internal finance training as needed

Provide back-up cover, as required, for

  • Weekly Purchase ledger process
  • Banking processes (GBP and currency, income and payments)
  • Cash flow reporting to management
  • Day to day financial accounting (prepayments, accruals, depreciation)

Person Specification


Experience of financial and management accounts systems/processes, including annual accounts, budgeting, cost allocations, audits and external reporting

Experience of liaising with and advising non-financial managers and staff

Experience of managing external professional and service provider relationships

Experience of external (donor project) reporting

Experience of working in, or dealing with, developing countries and fragile states


Understanding of charity finance regulations and systems

Accounting qualification

Knowledge of SORP accounting requirements

High degree of proficiency in Quick Books, Excel, Agresso will be an additional advantage

Person skills / aptitudes

A willingness and ability to adopt a hands-on approach to your work

Be comfortable working in a collaborative environment

Strong communication, liaison and interpersonal skills to work effectively with people at all levels

Strong analytical, problem solving and creative thinking skills

Candidates must submit a succinct covering letter of no more than 2-pages explaining how they satisfy the requirements of the person specification in addition to a CV highlighting relevant experience. The successful candidate will also be asked to provide three professional referees, one of whom must be from their most recent employer.

Benefits Information

This position is being offered and hired by Internews Europe. Benefits will be consistent with Internews Europe’s offerings and will be reviewed during the hiring process. Additional information can be found on our Internews Benefits page


Deadline for submission of applications: Midnight, Thursday 25 October 18

Interviews: Week commencing 29 October 2018

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