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International Accounts Officer

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 40 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disasters.

IRW’s Finance and Corporate Services division is recruiting for the position of ‘International Accounts Officer’ on a full-time, permanent basis, to join its International Financial Accounting team based out of its offices in Birmingham, UK.

The purpose of the role is to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of IRW and Country offices fund transfers ledger reconciliation. You will monitor and track project documentations are all saved in appropriate files and monthly review to ensure all projects invoicing in IRW ledger is complete, as well as contributing to the continuous improvement of the team within Islamic Relief.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Degree in Accountancy/Finance
  • Intermediate Level Qualified or studying final level of AAT/ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW professional qualifications.
  • Demonstrable experience in the development sector at same level
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and successful application of best practice in accounting and finance.
  • Thorough understanding of donor contractual invoicing; accruals and prepayments.
  • Experience of donor, Country office accounting, budgets and yearend financial reporting.
  • Well organised and efficient ability to manage competing deadlines within set time constraints.
  • Good Excel skills; in designing and manipulating reports.
  • Experience of providing both challenge and support to a range of stakeholders including non-financial audiences at all levels in the organisation.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and take decisions on unexpected problems.
  • Good written communication skills, able to prepare written procedures, reports and deliver internal presentations.
  • Verbal skills to communicate with all levels in an organisation and explain technical or complex financial aspects in a wide range of situations.
  • Must have previous exposure and experience of partner and institution’s financial compliance.
  • Experience in operating and extracting data from complex accounting systems.
  • Experience of budgeting for project activities, monitor and report on financial activities and undertaken appropriate analysis.
  • Good all round business acumen and an understanding of the role of the Finance department in adding value to operational decision making.
  • Ability to drive through continuous improvement.
  • Experience in operating and extracting data from complex accounting systems.

For more information, please click on the Documents tab above to view the full Job Description.

If you are talented, reliable, service-minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.

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PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place in late March 2024

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • proof of eligibility to live and work within the UK
  • receipt of satisfactory references

Please note, for UK-based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

How to apply

International Accounts Officer (current-vacancies.com)

Deadline: 10 Mar 2024

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