Finance Manager

GlobalGiving is a nonprofit and next-generation nonprofit funder on a mission to accelerate community-led change around the world and help nonprofits thrive. At GlobalGiving, we inspire people to give to causes that matter to them through our online marketplace at and work with organisations to make sure their donations make a big impact for communities. Since 2002, we’ve helped a community of nonprofits in over 170 countries access the tools and resources they need, and we’ve made it safe and easy for donors and companies to make our world a better place.

You will be part of a highly competent team based in London, with colleagues also based in the United States, India, Tanzania, Mexico, the Philippines and China. We care about using our time, talents, and energy to change the international development system by putting people first. You will have an opportunity to be a part of a team with diverse talents and perspectives whether in finance and operations, programme design and delivery, fundraising and strategy. We work collaboratively using digital tools to connect with one another, bringing a shared spirit that we are bigger than the sum of our individual parts, and with an ambition to make substantive and lasting change.

Role Purpose

We are looking for a proactive Finance Manager whose can-do attitude is inspired by a love of problem solving. Adaptable and efficient, with experience of delivering the wide range of accounting services required by a small to medium business or charity operating internationally through regional or satellite offices, the ideal candidate will be detail oriented, a proficient user of QuickBooks (or similar online accountancy packages) and have strong Excel skills.

As the Finance Manager you will be responsible for efficiently managing all financial functions for GlobalGiving UK from bookkeeping to reporting financial updates at Board level. To enable strategic decision making, the postholder will regularly provide a detailed, real time and accurate financial picture to the charity’s co-chief executives and department leads. You will act as the first point of contact for all finance queries both internally and externally, so candidates who are strong relationship builders, natural collaborators, and confident communicators would thrive in this role. A working knowledge of charity SORP, restricted fund accounting and processing Gift Aid claims would be a distinct advantage.

You’ll feed organisational financial information to our UK team as well as to the Operations team in our US based sister charity. The scope of this position ranges from internal financial management and record keeping, to maintaining and monitoring budgets and P&Ls for donor-funded programmes and providing support to individual donors and partners.

Our ideal candidate will be hands-on with a practical and pragmatic approach to work, a positive attitude, ability to work independently on their own initiative, as well as collaboratively, and able to provide financial advice on critical strategic decisions. Comfort with managing a varied workload and competing timelines, using various digital systems, and data analysis will be critical for this role.

Key Responsibilities


  • Efficient bookkeeping to ensure accounting software (QuickBooks) is always up-to-date with accurate information to provide analysis of operational and financial performance
  • Maintain and manage aged debtors, aged creditors and perform monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintain and manage monthly cost analysis report and other management information required by the department leads for monitoring KPIs
  • Compile all donations received and reconcile for disbursement on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare timely and accurate monthly management accounts
  • Produce and submit monthly Gift Aid claim for HMRC
  • Prepare management reports, activity-based costing analysis, and a performance dashboard on a monthly and ad hoc basis
  • Generate and analyse data reports using Metabase, ClickTime, Salesforce, and other software as needed
  • Assist the Co-CEOs and Operations Manager to prepare annual budget, monthly cash flow and programme-specific budgets
  • Provide analysis of financial position to support business decision making and reforecasting
  • Draft narrative of financial activities and health for the Board Meetings
  • Support the Operations Associate to respond to incoming enquiries from charity partners regarding contracts, disbursements and individual donations
  • Be the first point of contact for all financial queries internally and externally
  • Prepare working files for annual audit process and liaise with the auditors
  • Assist Operations Manager in the annual audit process and annual submissions to Charity Commission and Companies House


  • Establish and maintain systems for financial reporting for short term and long term projects as per the donor guidelines
  • Manage grants disbursements to charity partners including international banking transfers
  • Establish and maintain systems to support the Programme leads to plan, monitor and make decisions on programme budget utilisation
  • Produce financial reports for donor-funded programmes

Business Development & Fundraising:

  • Support department leads in creating budgets for corporate deals, major donations  and institutional bids
  • Report on aged receivables and revenue mapping on monthly basis
  • In collaboration with the BD and fundraising leads, ensure all donations carry the correct line items, indicating the UK revenue share

Person Specifications

Skills and Experience - Essential

  • 5+ years of financial management experience preferably within a charity
  • Minimum of level 4 AAT certification or equivalent qualification
  • Solid understanding of financial systems and processes needed for an international organisation to succeed
  • Experience of financial planning and management of external grants
  • Experience of developing and monitoring budgets of £3M or more, and assessing business performance
  • Solid accountancy experience, especially keeping records with QuickBooks or accountancy certification
  • Excellent numeracy skills required
  • Proficient user of MS Excel and MS Word
  • Ability to multitask and prioritise key activities
  • Technically savvy and very comfortable with digital systems and using technology for processes as well as communication with teams
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to summarise data and insights succinctly and quickly

Personal Qualities - Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to liaise with partners internationally and colleagues at all levels within the organisation
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to take the initiative to start and complete assignments
  • Ability to think critically and strategically and use tact to communicate desired approaches
  • Ability to collaborate and work with remote colleagues to achieve results
  • Commitment to the GlobalGiving mission and holding GG values high!

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of processing Gift Aid claims
  • Experience of the international development, charity,  technology, innovation, or social sectors, such as social enterprise, or CSR
  • Experience of setting up paperless financial systems
  • Experience of CRM, data collection and management tools such as Salesforce, Metabase, Asana, Zendesk and Jira

Application Process

Interested candidates should upload applications and provide CV plus one page cover letter stating why they are suitable for the role. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm June 13th. First interviews will take place in the week of June 23rd 2021. Please state in your application if you are unable to make any of the days during this week for the interview. We particularly encourage applications from qualified candidates who are able to start by early August.

Note: Candidates must already have the full legal right to work in the UK without restriction prior to application.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation.

GlobalGiving has a casual work atmosphere where everyone's opinions and ideas are valued. We're committed to work-life balance and offer everyone opportunities to learn, experiment, and grow. Since creative, enthusiastic employees are our most valued resource and the basis for our success, we take great care in how we attract, hire, and support our employees for a successful career. If you care about collaboration, curiosity, communication excellence, and continuous improvement, this position is right for you.

Our teams in the US and UK are driven by our values: to never settle, remain always open, commitment to wow, and listen, act, learn, repeat.


Reporting To: Operations Manager, GlobalGiving UK

Salary Band: £32,000 - £35,000 per annum

Benefits: GGUK offers benefits including 5% pension contribution, 25 days annual leave

Term: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Location: Home-based with travel to the office or other venues in Central London for team meetings and financial record keeping 2 - 4 times a month depending upon the work requirement.

Candidates must already have the full legal right to work in the UK without restriction prior to application.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

“GlobalGiving is my second family I love waking up every morning to come into work because I know I will be met with smiles and genuine interest in what I did over the weekend or how I am doing. Half the time it doesn’t even feel like work. I just sit in an open office with all my friends trying to change the world.”
— Anonymous Employee Review
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