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Restricted Funds Oversight Senior Accountant at Oxfam

  • Full Time
  • Malawi
  • Salary: 00


Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have professional accountancy qualification – e.g. CIMA, ACCA or qualified by experience?


Do you proven accountancy experience and knowledge of financial accounting, reporting and analysis (at country or regional level at a senior level position)?


Do you have Knowledge of key institutional donor requirements (e.g. EU/ECHO/SIDA/BHA/UN agencies)?


If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


The Role:

As restricted funds oversight senior accountant, you will work closely with country and Oxford based teams to support and drive significant improvements in regard to compliance with donor requirements and management of the full cycle of the audit process. This will involve being the key contact and advisor for high risk or large-scale audits. You will also conduct test audits and will deliver training in country offices.


You will assist in the contribution to the improvement of the process and procedures of restricted funds financial management, analyse, and provide solutions to mitigate restricted funds financial risks and provide technical support and advise to restricted funds stakeholders.



What we are looking for:

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

  • Professional accountancy qualification – e.g. CIMA, ACCA or qualified by experience
  • Proven accountancy experience and knowledge of financial accounting, reporting and analysis
    (at country or regional level at a senior level position)
  • Knowledge of key institutional donor requirements (e.g. EU/ECHO/SIDA/BHA/UN agencies) and
    experience of leading or coordinating institutional donor audits.
  • Strong planning, organisation, and reporting skills to effectively meet deadlines.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and fluent written and spoken English.
  • Diplomacy, ability to influence others and to work effectively within a team.
  • Ability to influence outcomes, facilitate processes and work with others on tasks or projects,
    without direct line management authority.
  • Uses initiative and good at problem solving.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft programmes (Advance level in Excel)
  • Ability to travel to country offices and remote field offices at a short notice – likely to be at least
    10% of the time.
  • Ability to work remotely within a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-disciplinary environment
    that values diversity and inclusion.


We offer:

We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits.

From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching, and mentoring, and much more.


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.



We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as full time.


Method Of Application

As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 



Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.


  • Feminist Principles – OGB.pdf (119.24 KB)
  • Job Profile_Restricted funds oversight Sr Accoutnant.pdf (95.65 KB)

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