The HALO Trust is the world’s largest and oldest international humanitarian mine action non-government organisation (NGO). Our mission is to lead the effort to save lives and restore livelihoods for those affected by conflict. HALO is known for its work to clear landmines but is very much involved in the disposal of other explosive hazards such as bombs, rockets, missiles, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). HALO was established in Afghanistan in 1988 and now employs over 8,500 staff in 26 countries and territories.
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The role of the Regional Finance Officer is to support the Regional Finance Manager in providing financial leadership to a portfolio of HALO Programmes and in the provision of high quality financial information, support and advice.
This role has a flexible location and can be based either in our Head Quarters in Thornhill, Dumfries or Wilton, Wiltshire.
Donor Contract Management
Support the production of timely financial donor reports..
Provide support in the development of donor budgets utilising HALOs financial planning system (Adaptive Insights).
Support in the development of systems, tools and processes to ensure HALO’s budgeting and forecasting process operates efficiently and effectively.
Assist the financial monitoring and review of grants/contracts, working closely with operations to forecast and report on project costs to completion.
Support programmes in the construction of country budgets together with anticipated donor funding allocations.
Support the review, reconciliation and upload of Country cashbooks into the accounting system.
Prepare for approval, and enter monthly journals into the accounting system.
Support the review and reconciliation of implementing partner’s reports and review of request for payment.
Assist monitoring of compliance against overseas statutory regulations, including company registration, financial reporting and taxation.
Assist in the monitoring of compliance against Donor regulations and HALO financial and logistics standing operating procedures, carrying out desk and field based audits.
Assist in the production of transactional reports/documentation for grant/contract audits, liaising with the external auditors/country teams as appropriate.
General Accountancy Support
Provide general financial and accountancy support to the HQ finance department.
All HALO staff are expected to undertake the following general duties:
Work within the framework of HALO’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement
Work towards achieving programme and/or group business plan objectives
Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all HALO policies and procedures and keep informed of HALO activities
Travel to HALO programmes as and when required (no more than 3 short visits per year)
To discharge duties and responsibilities under HALO’s Health and Safety Procedures which may include Risk and COSHH Assessments and participation in evacuation procedures as necessary.
This is intended to summarise the main duties and responsibilities of the post; this is not intended to be a full and exhaustive list of tasks. All HALO staff are expected to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to perform appropriate tasks when the need arises.
At least 2 years experience in a finance role
Use of Excel to manipulate and analyse data (ability to produce pivot tables, VLookup, SUMIF etc.)
Previous experience as a finance officer
Skills & Abilities:
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Ability to work autonomously, to tight deadlines and prioritise effectively
Excellent IT skills, fully competent in Microsoft applications
Working knowledge of all statutory financial legislation and regulations
Evidence of continuous professional development
Calm under pressure
Willingness to adopt a flexible approach to working
Ability to travel to International Programme
Experience working in an International environment
To apply for this role please submit you CV (no more than two pages) and a covering letter outlining how your skills match the role requirements.
Closing date for applications is 11th October 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis therefore the opportunity may close sooner if we receive suitable candidates.
Salisbury, Wilton, England, Wiltshire, SP2, United Kingdom