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Finance Systems and Projects Executive


Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP280-03

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Sightsavers is recruiting for a Finance Systems and Projects Executive to join a proactive, vibrant and growing team that is key to process improvement initiatives across all Sightsavers offices.

About the Role
Reporting to the Finance Systems and Projects Manager, the Finance Systems and Projects Executive will act as an intermediary between Sightsavers head office in the UK and our global offices, supporting customers across Sightsavers hubs in Africa and Asia. This varied role will:

• support on-going reviews of financial systems
• provide analysis of processes and recommendations for improvements
• participate in the implementation of new financial processes
• support business customers in embedding new operational and financial systems and processes
• develop communications and training plans
• maintain the control environment in accordance with the Global Financial Framework.

The role will be based at our regional country offices in Dubai with flexibility around frequent home working. It will include travel to Sightsavers country offices around the world though predominantly within Asia, up to 5 weeks per year, to include short trips to the UK.


About You

Working as an integral part of the UK-based team, yet located in Dubai, you are a self-starter with the ability to question ‘the norm’. You have experience in an operational or finance role with a significant systems component as well as a practical background in business, or finance systems. You have strong communication skills and are confident dealing with internal customers in person and remotely.

You are inquisitive, with an aptitude for and interest in investigating and understanding business processes, a willingness to learn and are comfortable engaging with varying levels of stakeholders throughout the organisation and across the world.

Exposure to project, systems or process implementation or improvement work is a great advantage, as is knowledge of accounting principles, the ability to demonstrate relevant practical experience and an understanding of the International Charity Sector and regulatory environment would also be useful.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills, so if you are interested in the role and finding out more, please read the complete Job Description for further details. We are only accepting online applications submitted via our recruitment portal for this role (no CVs please).

About the Company

Sightsavers is an international organisation which works with partners to prevent avoidable blindness and empower people with disabilities in some of the world's poorest places.

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