Accountancy Solutions: Discovering Talent

Job Detail

International Accountant, Not For Profit, KILDARE

  • Kildare
  • Permanent
  • Industry
  • Reference: 28889-AQ

International Accountant

Our client is a Not For Profit organisation who work in partnership with local and international organisations, supporting communities in over 20 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East..

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Compiling, analysing and sharing financial information on humanitarian programmes and funds, to enhance organisational effectiveness and decision-making and ensure transparency and accountability.
  • Lead on the completion of year end processes for programmes and cost centres. Provide responses to any audit queries and support any project level audits as required.
  • Reporting to the Head of Humanitarian and Finance Systems Manager on any lack of compliance, weaknesses or problems, whether actual or potential, concerning financial reporting, accounting, audit or any matter in relation to programmes or funding which could pose a risk to the organisation.
  • Providing day to day support, training and technical financial advice and expertise to designated units.
  • Designing and maintaining donor financial management templates, in consultation with the Institutional Funding Officer, in order to ensure efficient and accurate reporting to donors.
  • Reviewing from a finance perspective any budget proposals and ensuring tools are in place for reporting where required.
  • Advising on and reviewing partner budgets and financial reports to enhance value for money and financial controls.
  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of financial controls and financial management policies to be deployed during emergency responses, in particular where there is no country office existing. This includes the tailoring of financial management policies for specific humanitarian responses on a case by case basis to mitigate against risk of fraud and financial loss, and maximise value for money.
  • As required, in the event of a humanitarian response, will be deployed to the relevant country to develop the necessary financial controls and procedures and provide capacity building to local partners scaling up in response to the crisis.
  • Carrying out partner financial monitoring and capacity building visits, where there is no country office currently existing, as required
  • Taking the lead on, and contributing to, specific projects as agreed upon by the Finance Systems Manager.

Candidate Requirements

  • Internationally recognised professional accounting qualification.
  • At least four years post qualification experience in a finance/accounting role.
  • Experience in developing and delivering training for staff members.
  • Experience in interpreting financial information and preparing and presenting financial reports to non-finance professionals in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Experience in a Humanitarian finance role ideal (but not essential)
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a participative style within teams.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • A commitment to social justice
  • A willingness to travel is a must as there will be circa 30% travel required.

An excellent remuneration and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate.

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging role then please send an updated CV to or call Anne on 01-6797990.

Apply for this position
Anne Quinn
Interested in this position?

To apply, please email your CV to Anne Quinn, our consultant managing this assignment via the email link below or contact

Feb 23rd

to do list

Call Accountancy

01 679 7990

Newletter Sign Up

Please fill out your details below to be included on our regular newsletter mailing list. Our newsletter will keep you up to date with the jobs market and keep you one step ahead of your competition.