Finance Manager

The Institute of Ismaili Studies

Based London, Euston with a move to Kings Cross in early summer 2018

The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS) works to promote scholarship and learning in the field of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and develop a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.

The IIS seeks to recruit a Finance Manager.  The Finance Manager will be responsible for understanding the current finance requirements and the future vision, and then devising the pathway to connect the two along with the implementation of the outcomes.  Responsibilities will include maintaining complete and accurate accounting and donor records, management accounts reporting, preparation of monthly funding requests, managing the yearly budget process and audit of statutory accounts, managing two finance assistants, designing and editing all reports (which will need the use of Excel macros and Jet Reports) and liaising with external agencies and customers.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level and be a qualified or newly qualified ACCA accountant. Experience in editing and designing macro-enabled Excel reports and Jet Reports is essential. Familiarity with the accounting practices of the Ismaili Jamati Institutions is needed to carry out the role successfully.  It is essential that the role holder has very robust knowledge of Nav 2016 including a detailed knowledge of an enhanced NAV suite.

The following skills are essential:

  • Good technical knowledge in accounting and internal controls
  • Experience in analysing donation reports and donation campaigns
  • Experience with the accounting practices of the Ismaili Jamati Institutions
  • Detailed recent experience with MS Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Detailed recent experience with Jet Reports in designing reports for a finance and non-finance audience
  • Advanced MS Excel knowledge, including an advanced knowledge of macros and VBA.
  • Very strong interpersonal and presentation skills; confidence in presenting to the entire organisation
  • Persuasive skills to induce change of behaviour in terms of financial procedures and planning
  • Experience of presenting to senior management
  • Experience of providing training to staff, students and lecturers

Please apply with CV and covering letter online at (Job Vacancies link) where you can also download the job description and person specification.

If you have any queries, please email Caroline Gomez in Human Resources

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 25 October 2017

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