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International Institute for Environment and Development


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June 25, 2024

Finance Manager
Hybrid (within UK) with access to our London and Edinburgh office

Occasional overseas travel required to provide in-person support to implementing partners

About Us

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work across five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voices in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 150 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking in sustainable development for over 50 years.

Reversing Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAA) is a £35m granting programme which aims to catalyse research, innovation and action in Africa and Asia to help people and nature thrive together.

Green Economy Coalition (GEC) is a network of organisations working to create structural reform to secure green and fair economies. We have established nine green economy hubs to build support for and influence reform in Brazil, India, Mongolia, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, the UK and the Caribbean region.

Generating Ambition for Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) is a EUR15m partnership between the government of Netherlands, IIED and eight implementing partners across five years. It supports the implementation of the LLA strategy to deliver real and sustained change, protecting the people and places threatened by the interconnected climate, nature and inequality crises.

We are now looking for a Finance Manager to join our Operations team on a full-time basis for a two-year fixed-term contract, working 35 hours per week.

The Benefits

– Salary of £54,438 – £67,692 per annum, depending on experience
– 25 days’ annual leave per year
– Closure between Christmas and New Year with additional paid holiday
– 7.5% employer’s pension contributions
– An employee protection scheme offering a flexible menu of benefits
– An interest-free season-ticket loan
– A cycle-to-work scheme offering tax savings on the cost of purchasing a bike for travel to and from work
– An employee assistance programme
– Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies
– Enhanced sick pay entitlements, increasing with length of service
– Flexible working options
– Support for learning and development
– Compassionate leave up to ten days per annum
– Dependents leave
– Eye tests and glasses
– Therapy treatment

If you’re a qualified finance professional with experience of working on the international stage, this is the perfect opportunity to join our organisation.

Working at the forefront of sustainable development, you’ll have the chance to use your expertise to guide our international initiatives towards success, making a global impact and enabling far-reaching effects for those most vulnerable to climate change.

So, if you’re ready to step into a rewarding role and make your mark on three transformative projects, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

As a Finance Manager, you will manage the finances of three major programmes: Reversing Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia, Green Economy Coalition, and Generating Ambition for Locally Led Adaptation.

Leading on all financial matters relating to these programmes, you will ensure sound management practices for budgets, as well as effective accounting and reporting systems in alignment with international best practice and donor requirements.

Acting as a link between the programmes and the Finance Team, you will ensure a high quality of support is provided and SOPs are implemented.

Additionally, you will:

– Work with Grant Managers, Projects Managers and Programme Managers to track funding
– Review funding proposals and donor financial reports
– Support Programme Managers with staffing for all three programmes
– Prepare financial reports and claims for all three programmes
– Facilitate audits and any donor reviews

About You

To be considered as our Finance Manager, you will need:

– Substantial experience in a similar financial management role for government-funded programmes
– International stakeholder engagement experience
– In-depth knowledge of financial management techniques and tools appropriate to international organisations
– Knowledge and interest of climate change and sustainable development issues
– Extensive knowledge of a range of donor financial procedures
– Fluent English communication skills
– Full membership of a recognised professional accountancy body
– A degree, or equivalent work experience

The closing date for this role is the 25th of June 2024.

Other organisations may call this role Group Finance Manager, Head of Finance, Finance Transformation Lead, Financial Compliance Manager, Management Accountant, or Programme Accountant.

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