Finance Manager

Crown Agents

About the role



  • The direct reports are the AP and AR Controllers, and Banking Control
  • Working with the wider finance and non-finance community to deliver audit requirements
  • Working with varied financial and non-financial stakeholders around the world, excellent communication skills are a must

Month end

  • Holding AP, AR, Banking and other key areas of finance to tight reporting deadlines. Driving discipline and making critical resourcing decisions.
  • Reviewing and approving month end reconciliations and reports of, cash, bank debt, debtors ledger and purchase ledger.
  • Working with Banking control to ensure robust cash flow forecasting processes are in place, managing payment runs and request bank credit drawdowns to ensure adequate cash headroom is in place to allow payment of creditors within terms
  • Overseeing the implementation of IT solutions to drive efficiency and reduce staff time wasted
  • Reporting to the Group Finance Director (GFD) on KPI adherence levels in AP, AR and Banking
  • Driving forward a robust balance sheet review process
  • Providing ad hoc analysis where required


  • Support the quarterly VAT return process


  • Provide detail reporting and journals from the Sun Accounting System
  • Oversee the team encouraging positive adoption of upgraded systems, championing the benefits of the upgrades, and keeping teams motivated throughout the change process


  • Be aware of and adhere to company quality standards and procedures in accordance with Crown Agent’s commitment to working to the highest quality standards and striving for continual improvement
  • Be aware of and compliant with all the standards following Safeguarding procedures and policies. Promote Crown Agents’ speak up culture in order to protect the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

About you



  • Financial qualification or relevant working experience


  • Extensive experience as a financial professional, with particular experience and skill in managing change and capable of getting results within a complex organisation which includes matrix and international dimensions
  • Strong Excel and Word skills
  • Working with varied financial and non-financial stakeholders around the world
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sun experience helpful but not essential

About us

You’ll be working with Crown Agents which is a high impact social enterprise passionate about transforming the future for millions of people. Since our creation in 1833 we have worked across the globe to improve public services and drive economic growth. Our expertise is finding new solutions to difficult problems for clients in the areas of health, governance, economic growth, humanitarian action and supply chain services. We work with and train leaders at local, national and international level to achieve lasting change drawing on our insight and experience.

Crown Agents is committed to diversity and will always promote diversity for all candidates as well as a business culture that reflects that belief. Crown Agents will treat everyone equally irrespective of race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation, and places an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy. Crown Agents shall not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidates are selected for interview, or in any terms of employment, and will ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications, and abilities to perform the role. Crown Agents is committed to being an organisation enhanced by diversity and encourages applications from anyone who shares our values and commitment to improving the lives of communities affected by poverty or conflict.

About what’s on offer

£60,000 to £70,000 gross basic salary per year

How to apply

Job Details | Crown Agents

Closing date: 9/18/2022