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International Finance Business Partner Manager (Full-Time / 9 Months Fixed-Term Contract)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Town/City London
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 23/08/2020
Company Name Zoological Society of London
Contact Name Human Resources
Telephone 02077223333
Email hr@zsl.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Zoological Society of London, a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned center of excellent for conservation science and applied conservation, working in over 50 countries around the world
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We’re ZSL, an international conservation charity. Our vision is a world where wildlife thrives and we’re working every day to achieve this. From investigating the health threats facing animals, to helping people and wildlife live alongside each other, we are committed to bringing wildlife back from the brink of extinction. Through the work of our pioneering scientists, our dedicated conservationists and our unrivalled animal experts in our two zoos, our purpose is to inspire, inform and empower people to stop wild animals going extinct.


Role Profile

We are looking for an International Finance Business Partner Manager to lead the UK-based International Finance Team and working closely with the Conservation and Policy Directorate operations team. The successful candidate will report into the Head of Finance and will ensure that ZSL’s finance strategy and policies are implemented across ZSL international operations.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that appropriate accounting systems, policies and procedures are developed for operation and that these are rolled out effectively including;
    • Production of monthly management accounts for the Senior Management team, with detailed breakdowns for each Conservation programme.
    • Establishment of country / programme reporting and forecasting tools that keeps the restricted pipeline information up to date so that cost recoveries can be tracked.
    • Development of the annual departmental budget
  • Working with the Head of International Operations, country finance teams and Country Managers in overseas offices ensure that the control environment and processes are robust and financial reporting and budgeting is up to date, accurate and understood; and
  • Providing effective assurance to ZSL’s senior management that financial management is operated effectively in ZSL’s country offices.
  • Building a trusted relationship with senior stakeholders in C&P both in the UK and overseas to ensure appropriate financial business partnering, supporting and advising on financial matters.
  • Supporting the International Finance team to deliver accurate and timely reporting to donors and all other stakeholders
  • Building and improving systems to deliver the above, liaising with CP, IT and ZSL and in-country finance as required

Person Specification

  • Fully Qualified Accountant with extensive accounting and project management experience.
  • Professional post graduate accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA).
  • Experience in managing largescale bilateral or multilateral grants and associated knowledge of donor reporting requirements.
  • Experience of successfully leading, managing and motivating a team
  • Good project management and systems development experience
  • Experience in planning, budgeting and forecasting.

Please find attached the full job description here.

To Apply

Applicants will need to upload their CV and covering letter (detailing relevant experience and skills, stating why they want the position and including details of availability) and can do this by clicking the "Apply for this job online" button. If you have any queries regarding these positions or when applying through the system please contact Human Resources at hr@zsl.org.


Closing date for applications: Midnight (23:59) Sunday 23rd August 2020

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