Mercy Corps is hiring a
Location:** London or Edinburgh, UK; Washington D.C., US
Position Status: Full-time, permanent
Salary: London: circa 54.5K-58.5K , Edinburgh: circa 46K - 50K , US: circa 84K - 88K - flexible based on experience
Closing Date: apply with CV and Cover Letter before November 13th
Candidates must have the independant right to work in the UK or US at the time of appointment.
Some travel is a requirement for the role.
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.
Now, and for the future.
The Senior Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager role offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious FP&A professional to contribute significantly to Mercy Corps finance function and support the rollout of the new ten year “Pathway to Possibility” organisational strategy.
The Senior FP&A Manager will provide a valuable contribution to all aspects of financial planning and reporting; forecasting, budgeting and highlighting performance issues. Reporting to the Senior Director of FP&A, s/he will work closely across the global finance team, which includes Corporate Finance and the International Finance team, who provide financial support through each stage of grant and contracts management, from proposal development and budgeting, to compliance and final reporting.
The successful candidate will be proactive, thoughtful and inquisitive, someone who has excellent data extraction skills but also has a clear vision of, and a passion for, the bigger end goal. Ideally, s/he will be used to working in an international environment and dealing with high value grants and contracts in the not-for-profit sector. The ability to build excellent relationships and business partner with the Executive team and budget holders across the organisation will be key to succeeding in the role
● Lead financial planning and analysis in line with strategic vision set by senior management. Translate strategic vision into actionable financial plans.
● Lead and give direction to the budgeting, forecasting and long-term planning. Partner with Executive Team to develop budget and forecast presentations for the Board and Board subcommittees.
● Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives.
● Provide financial partnering and strategic support to leadership, including preparation of board presentations, and financial presentations to Executive Team.
● Provide coverage for Senior Director and lead agency FP&A when they are on leave.
● Develop agency costing methodology and establishment of agency costing policy including assessment of donor cost recovery.
● Play integral role in the transition of European finance team to agency finance system (Navigator), including analysis to support Chart of Accounts mapping.
● Support implementation of a new agency FP&A system including business partnering with budget holders to educate on the new process.
● Make recommendations on procedures, processes, and systems to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of finance function.
● Support the leadership team with in-depth analysis of complex financial information to provide timely recommendations to management for decision making on special projects and initiatives.
● Build and maintain strong working relationships across the organisation at all levels, particularly with the Global Finance team, Budget Holders and the Executive Team.
● Communicate confidently with Budget Holders and present to Executive Team and Board members.
● Work collaboratively with colleagues to extract data and information across different platforms.
● Take an agile approach and provide senior management and colleagues with timely information and analysis to support decision making and strategic objectives.
Reports Directly To: Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
● Fully qualified accountant, or equivalent experience.
● Ideally 5+ years' experience in an FP&A role, or comparable position.
● Depth of experience and advanced skills with MS Office, MS Excel, FP&A, and Accounting (general ledger) software is required.
● Knowledge of US government grant processes, procedures, and regulations is highly desirable.
● Demonstrable analytical and report-writing skills.
● Experience of working with non-profits in a multi-national organisation is strongly preferred.
● Exposure to working in a matrix structure and/or a consultancy environment would be an advantage.
● Experience of working in organisations dealing with high value contracts preferred.
● Technically competent with the ability to gain understanding of financial reporting systems including chart of accounts set up quickly.
● Experience of working with Serenic Navigator finance system (including Jet Reports tool) would be highly desirable. Experience of working with Infor SunSystems (including Q&A reporting tool) would be an advantage.
● Experience of working with cloud-based FP&A system such as Workday Adaptive Planning, Unit 4 or Vena would be an advantage although not essential.
● Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and written skills - able to communicate complex information effectively across the organisation and build effective working relationships with Senior Management.
● Persuasive and professional communication skills (written and oral).
● Proactive, flexible, problem-solving approach and ability to think outside the box
● Ability to prioritise workload and work well under pressure. The postholder will be expected to be flexible to perform the role effectively.
● Commitment to, and a clear empathy with, the organisation's aims and values.
● Willingness and ability to travel internationally as required.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC and have signed on to the Interagency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.
As a safeguarding measure, Mercy Corps screens all potential US-Based employees. This is done following the conclusion of recruitment and prior to assuming full employment.
Our screening process is designed to be transparent and completed in partnership with new Team Members. You will have the opportunity to disclose any prior convictions at the conclusion of the recruitment process before the check is initiated. We ask that you do not disclose any prior convictions in your application materials or during the recruitment process.
Covid-19 Vaccine Policy for US-Based Employees
Mercy Corps has determined that, in an effort to protect the health, safety, and well-being of all Mercy Corps employees working in the United States, all U.S.-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, regardless of prior COVID-19 infection status. This policy is necessary to ensure not only the safety of our workforce, but the ongoing functionality of the organization.
This policy will be revised as needed to comply with federal, state, and local requirements, and to respond to changing guidance from public health authorities.
For new employees this requirement goes into effect within 10 business days of employment. Team members that travel are expected to comply with host-country requirements, including vaccinations. Failure to comply may impact your employment. Proof of vaccination or exemption must be provided.