Finance Assistant Manager
Who we are looking for
The Government Services Delivery Centre (GSDC) is currently looking for an Assistant Manager (Senior Associate) to join the team. We manage grants on behalf of a number of government departments and donors to help improve the lives of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. We bring integrity, insight and innovation to deliver distinctive programmes and shape the future of grant funding both nationally and internationally.
GSDC is located in our Belfast office and is designed to provide technical support to major projects delivering transformational change both nationally and in a number of developing countries across the globe. The practice is growing rapidly and is projected to more than triple in size over the next three years, creating great opportunities to develop current and new skills.
About the role
If you have a passion for client service, are driven by high quality, and have an appetite for taking a role in an expanding team, this opportunity is for you.
As part of a plan to grow GSDC over the next 3 years, we are currently appointing a balanced mix of experienced staff members that will form the core of our business going forward.
A Senior Associate in our team will need to:
Proactively raise issues to improve effective team working;
Identify opportunities for efficiencies and take action to implement them;
Share relevant thought leadership with colleagues to enhance knowledge;
Facilitate collaboration across virtual teams; and
Read situations and be sensitive to others, modifying behaviour to build quality, diverse relationships.
The specific technical skills we are looking for include:
Essential skills needed for the role:
Recognised accountancy qualification (either fully or part qualified);
Good project management skills;
Good written and oral communication skills;
Proven ability to produce quality work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
People management skills and experience; and
Highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
Desirable skills sought for the role:
Recent experience of grant management and administration either in a funding or grant making organisation or in a recipient organisation (eg NGO or other public body);
Recent experience of working as part of a large team on multiple large scale, high profile assignments for key public sector clients;
Recent experience of complex transformational programmes with a range of commercial models;
Hold a current project management qualification (eg Prince 2);
Sector experience in central government/education/ international development/ international aid; and