Finance Systems and Projects Officer

  • UK, Haywards Heath

Salary: £29,500 per annum

Contract: Permanent

The post holder will be part of a small and vibrant team that is key to process improvement initiatives and will contribute to supporting customers in the UK and overseas. They will participate in the implementation of new financial processes, assist in embedding new operational processes and develop training plans and eLearning materials. The role will provide finance input as required, review financial systems and information flows on an ongoing basis, maintain finance systems and ensure process documentation integrates with Sightsavers Financial Framework.

As part of ongoing process improvement programmes the Systems & Projects Officer will work to ensure training, support and reporting mechanisms are efficient in meeting end user needs. This role is vital in conducting day-to-day maintenance, development and support requirements for Sightsavers accounting, procurement, expenses and other financial systems.

The ideal candidate will have experience in an operational or finance role with a significant systems component; they will have practical background in business, or finance systems, ideally including eProcurement and financial reporting systems.

The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for and interest in investigating and understanding business processes, willingness to learn and be comfortable engaging with varying level of stakeholders throughout the organisation.

Exposure to project, systems or process implementation or improvement work is a great advantage, as is knowledge of accounting principles, the ability to demonstrate relevant practical experience and an understanding of the International Charity Sector and regulatory environment.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and finding out more please read the complete Job Description for further details.

Interview date: w/c 1st April 2019

Closing Date: 31 March, 2019

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How to apply

To apply for this post by email, please download our application form and equal opportunities form and return as two separate documents to [email protected].

We’re an equal opportunities employer, and we particularly encourage qualified people living with a disability to apply. Find out about our commitment to inclusion.

We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview shortly after the closing dates. We regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope you understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.

Sightsavers is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of adults at risk and children as a priority. This is reflected in our pre-employment checks and requirement to verify and check the identity and references of all applicants.

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