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Project Finance Officer

Location

London

Salary

£46,000 to £48,000

Type

Permanent

Project Finance Officer | London - Hybrid | Permanent | £46,000 - £48-000 + Benefits

For a global NGO, we're recruiting a Project Finance Officer. Reporting to the Project Finance Manager, this role will run efficient programme financial accounting, financial management and financial reporting processes for donor funded programmes and grants. This role will support the full life cycle of grants, from donor proposal to final reporting and will work closely with Finance and Programme teams as well as in-country staff, partner agencies and external Donors.

What you'll be doing:

  • Financial planning, and financial management for grant funded programmes
  • Monitoring budgets, cash-flow, and donor compliance reporting
  • Maintaining the grant tracker, cost recovery process and cash balance management
  • Preparing monthly performance dashboard reports and quarterly cash balance reports for grant programmes
  • Working with in-country teams to ensure effective grants management and compliance i.e., ensuring all grants are recorded and monitored, and that grant codes are correctly set up
  • Reviewing proposal budgets, liaising with the Programmes team, ensuring compliance with donor requirements
  • Timely submission of cash requests for Donor contracts and sub-grant agreements
  • Preparing donor sub-grant agreements with field units, and partners
  • Supporting the preparation and follow-up of internal and external grant audits
  • Training and capacity building sessions for in-country teams

What you'll offer:

  • Experience working with EC, ECHO, FCDO, or equivalent with understanding of compliance restricted funding and grants rules and regulations
  • Strong experience of financial accounting, financial reporting, and financial management
  • Strong experience of budgeting, forecasting and cash-flow management
  • Experience working for international NGOs or donor agencies including field-level implementation
  • A proactive, inquisitive mindset and the ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, especially when partnering with non-finance teams and in-country programmes staff.

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