Location
UK
Job Function
Overseas Finance
Salary Details
Up to £45000 Including £3344 London weighting if applicable
Contracted Hours Per Week
35
Careers Site Advertising End Date
12 Jun 2022

About The Role

Programme Accountant – Afghanistan Response 
Contract – Fixed Term until end of 2023 
Salary – Up to £45000 – Including £3344 London Weighting (if applicable)
Location - Flexible - home working or office based. 

Do you want to use your financial skills to help make a real difference in the efforts to support the Afghanistan crisis? 

Why this role matters...

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes: connecting human kindness with human crisis. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.

You’ll be responsible for the financial management and financial compliance of all aspects of the BRC Afghanistan Crisis Appeal. You’ll work as an embedded resource to the Country Manager for Afghanistan, with operational and technical support from the International Finance Team where appropriate. You’ll develop and managing all accounting processes for the response, including financial reporting and audit requirements of BRC donors. 

How you'll make a difference...


- Finance business partner - attend Afghanistan Crisis management meetings to input on financial and business issues, present findings and make recommendations for action.
- Planning, budgeting and forecasting - To analyse, interpret and report on the Afghanistan Crisis consolidated budgets, assessing the implications, and recommending possible courses of action to the Country Manager
- Financial risk management - To assist in carrying out financial due diligence reviews of Partner National Societies and programmes affected by the Afghanistan Crisis

What you'll bring to the role...

- CCAB qualified accountant 
- Experience of developing financial systems to support international operations
- Strong audit and internal controls knowledge with the ability to highlight weaknesses and make appropriate recommendations
- Strong financial business partnering skills including management accounting
- Experience of supporting programme teams with budget and forecast preparation

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include: 

- 36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) - pro rata for fixed-term roles
- Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
- Up to 6% contributory pension
- Flexible working policy
- Discounts from a range of online and high street retailers

The advert will close end of play on the 12th of June, with interviews to take place week commencing the 20th of June.  

A little bit more about us… 


The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and overseas; get the support they need if crisis strikes.  Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. 

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.  

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.  
In the British Red Cross, we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated, and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

British Red Cross also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme for roles within the International Directorate. In line with the 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 their understanding of these recruitment procedures. 

If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.  
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.  
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.  

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Connecting human kindness with human crisis 

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