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Finance Manager

Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. 

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives. 

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. 

Project Overview and Role:


Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Humanitarian and Stabilisation
Operations Team (HSOT), implemented by Palladium, provides the Foreign,
Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Stabilisation Unit (SU) with
capacity and specialist expertise for effective UK response to sudden-onset
disasters, protracted crises and complex emergencies.
The team supports other UK government departments in their
work with fragile and conflict-affected states.
We are seeking to recruit a Finance Manager for HSOT project
and the role is to provide outstanding financial leadership for the HSOT
programme, for Palladium and for the client (the FCDO).  The role has a strong managerial element,
with a medium sized team to manage. This is a client facing role requiring a
high level of negotiation and influencing skills, as well as significant
demonstrable finance experience.

Primary Responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of the Finance Manager will
revolve around managing and overseeing the HSOT Finance Team which is central
to the running of the programme operations. The primary responsibilities of the
Finance Manager will be:
 To set targets for
the Finance Team so that they meet key company and client deliverables such
billing targets and invoice deadlines.

  • Manage the Accounts
    Payable and Accounts Receivable functions for the programme.
  •  Manage the process of
    updating and submitting client and company forecasts. 
  •  Play a leading role
    in creating annual budgets for the company and for the client.
  • Manage monthly bank
    and cash advance reconciliations.
  • Ensure compliance
    with tax legislation and escalate any issues that might impact on tax
  •  Manage and facilitate
    project level financial audits, internally as well as externally.
  • Manage project PI
    variance review, support Palladiums month end procedure.
  • Support Project
    Management Team and Senior Management Team in creating financial data for
    client reports such as annual review, quarterly progress reports and the
    programmes KPIs.
  • Review and post accounts payable vouchers and ensure that
    correct payment processes are followed.
  • Provide line management to the HSOT Finance team.
  •  Support the Finance
    Team members in setting targets and set clear expectations for quality,
    accuracy and timeliness.

Required Qualifications:


  • Qualified Accountant/Degree in Finance, business or accounts
    administration is desirable.
  • Significant and proven experience in
  • Good
    knowledge of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Strong accounting, business and
    administration skills.
  • Strong analytical, planning and
    financial management skills coupled with the ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Ability to analyse financial data and
    prepare financial reports.
  • High level of attention to detail and
  • Ability to resolve complex issues,
    build solid relationships and deliver outcomes.
  •  Good organisational and planning
  • High standard of written and verbal
    communication skills in English
  •   Excellent skills in Microsoft Office
    – particularly Excel modelling.

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