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Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security. We do this by supporting effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others.

Saferworld has increasingly sought to deliver and secure funding for ‘commercial contracts’. These projects are different to institutional grants in several ways, and tend to:

• Be competitively procured;
• Be budgeted on the basis of daily rates and individual unit;
• Involve payment-by-results (e.g. on the basis of outputs or outcomes)
• Have more complex financial reporting requirements (especially where they are hybrid actuals/lump-sum or monthly/milestone payments);
• Require cash flow forecasting;
• Require value-for-money reporting;
• Involve more sub-contracting of specialists or experts.

As the proportion of our funding coming from commercial contracts has increased there is a greater need to promote risk awareness, develop new systems and undertake compliance reviews and special audits/investigations. The post holder will support us to deliver these functions more efficiently and effectively. S/he will also develop finance and internal control systems and build the capacity of headquarters staff and country finance teams in implementing systems and controls.

The successful candidate will have a financial or business management qualification (ACCA or equivalent) and sound knowledge of accounting procedures, principles and systems. Experience of using accounting software (knowledge of SUN desirable). You will also have experience of setting up new systems and of working on commercial contracts or projects. You must be solution-oriented, pro-active, flexible, a team-player, and responsive with good interpersonal and team-working skills.

Please go to https://www.saferworld.org.uk/job-postings/commercial-contracts-and-systems-accountant-deadline-10-february-2019 for a full job description and details of how to apply

Deadline for applications: 10 February 2019

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