Senior Finance Executive

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide is an independent humanitarian and development organisation, serving humanity for over 39 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, we strive to make the world a better and fairer place for those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disasters.

IRW’s Finance Division is recruiting for the position of ‘Senior Finance Executive’ to join its dynamic team on a full-time, permanent basis to based out of its offices in Birmingham, UK. The organisation is currently working to a hybrid working model.

The purpose of the role is to work closely with the management team at TIC International and Network and Resource Development with emerging new Islamic Relief entities across the globe. Developing and overseeing robust financial assurance and business processes.

You will be involved in ensuring financial excellence across established finance functions and being instrumental in setting up processes, controls and systems, that are fit for purpose for a rapid scale-up income-generation business entity.

This position will require a commercial mindset, enabling and encouraging collaboration, liaison with Corporate Finance, Treasury, and other stakeholders.

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • Member of one of the professional accounting bodies (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA) and/or qualified with substantial experience.
  • Extensive experience in a senior management role within an International Finance environment.
  • Demonstratable experience of audit, regulatory frameworks, risk management, assurance, control of financial resources and financial management at a senior level.
  • Proven experience of managing staff at managerial level, strategic planning, budgeting and corporate decision making.
  • Proven experience of engaging with and influencing decision-makers with sound political judgment and sensitivity.

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If you are talented, reliable, service-minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to IRW’s mission and values of sincerity, excellence, compassion, social justice and custodianship, please apply by completing our online application form.

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PLEASE NOTE: Interviews are expected to take place on 16/01/2024.

Pre-employment Checks:

Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

  • screening clearance
  • proof of eligibility to live and work within the UK
  • receipt of satisfactory references

Please note, for UK-based roles, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. We are unable to progress applications which would require sponsorship.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

IRW is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IRW engages. IRW expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this 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 his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

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