Head of Global Reporting (FT Cover)

This vacancy is now closed

Job reference
International | Finance
United Kingdom - London (Global Support Office)
Closing date

About Us:  

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion services to women and girls. Our local teams of professionals are passionate about the work they do in communities across 37 countries. The services we provide give a woman the power to choose when she has children so that she’s free to pursue her plans and dreams for herself and her family.

The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The prevention of unwanted births and its mission of ensuring an individual’s right to: children by choice, not chance.

Marie Stopes International operates through a network of channels (Clinics, Social Franchise, Marie Stopes community based Ladies and Outreach). This network is complemented by our Social Marketing operation which provides and supplies medical abortion and emergency contraception and other contraceptive and Sexual Reproductive Health products both within and outside our channels.


The Function:

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is one of the 20 largest charities in the UK providing family planning & safe abortion services across the globe. MSI operates as a social enterprise, and reveneues are divided almost equally between donor funds and revenue from clients that receive our services.

MSI Group Finance is based in MSI’s London Support Office (the Head Office), based in Conway Street, central London. The Group Finance team comprises:

  • The Group Reporting team
  • The Donor Finance team
  • The Global Support Office finance team including Shared Services
  • Treasury
  • Financial Planning & Analysis

The Group Reporting team consolidate global financial information and prepare the core group financial reports: the group management accounts, group statutory accounts and annual audit, global balance sheet. In additional, the group team is responsible for grant financial accounting and revenue recognition.


The role:

The role is part of the wider Global Accounting Team with specific management responsibility for the Group Reporting team, including:

  • Managing Group month-end including relevant management reports
  • Preparing Group Statutory Accounts (and managing the group statutory audit)
  • Managing and monitoring the group balance sheet
  • Managing global grant income recognition, grant financial accounting and pre-financing reporting

About you

To succeed in this role, you must have:

Skills and Experience:

  • Financial & management reporting experience (essential)
  • Experience of preparing accounts under UK accounting standards and the Charities SORP (essential)
  • Experienced in multi currency reporting and accounting (essential)
  • Finance systems experience, preferably including SUNsystems, InforQ&A and InforBI (desirable)
  • Experience of group reporting in an international donor funded organisation (desirable)
  • Experience of working in-country for a large, international NGO (desirable)
  • Experience in managing staff (desirable)


Qualifications and Training:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, other relevant qualification) (essential)


Personal Attributes:

  • Pro-Choice on abortion
  • High level of numeracy
  • Analytical approach
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive at solving problems
  • Good communicator with colleagues with a finance and non-finance background; and with non-native English speakers
  • Good at prioritising to meet deadlines


For more information about the role, please view the job framework on our website.

Location: London, W1T 6LP

Closing date: 24th October 2019 (midnight GMT+1). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

Fixed Term Contract – approximately 6 months

Salary: £46k - £53k depending on experience

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.


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