Financial Planning & Reporting Manager

Location: Johannesburg, London or Nairobi

Closing Date: 24 October 2017

Terms and conditions of base location will apply

Be responsible for managing the long term and operational financial planning and reporting for the Federation and the Global Secretariat, including aggregated financial reports for the organisation on a quarterly and annual basis and for the review of these reports.  You will also be responsible for delivering excellent customer support for users of Finance Consolidation and Reporting systems.

Support the administration, maintenance and further development of the Federation Planning and Reporting consolidation processes in the new Global financial system (GFS). In addition you will assist the Global Secretariat Finance team and the wider Global finance Function with report writing and development of reports for the actuals reporting, budget and forecast processes and in maintaining and developing an in-house web based data collection tool. Your key focus of this role is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of these Federation processes.

You must have substantial experience of finance department management, including financial planning and reporting; experience of working in an international environment and strong analytical and management skills, with track record in management and motivation of staff. Strong influencing skills (be able to positively build peer working relationships and be effective without having to rely on authority), experience of financial consolidations, and aggregation packages, and experience of varied accounting environments with a proven track-record of process improvement and implementation of best-practice is essential. Experience of working in a multi-national NGO organisation and knowledge of SUN Systems 6 will be an advantage.


A relevant Bachelors Degree or Honours Degree and professional accounting qualification (e.g. CA, ACCA, ACA, CPA, CIMA) and advanced English knowledge: have substantial experience with public speaking and business writing for at least 2 years is required. 

In order to be considered for this position, you must be eligible and be able to provide proof to work in the country where you will be based. We may not be able to consider your application if you do not have eligibility to work. 


If you are interested and meet the criteria, send your CV and motivation cover letter to You are requested to highlight in the motivation letter how specifically you meet the criteria for this role.  Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. 


Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach ActionAid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity. 


Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.