Finance Systems and Projects Executive

Sightsavers is an international organisation which works with partners to protect sight and fight for disability rights.

Sightsavers is looking 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.

Salary: £30,689 – £36,105 (UK) Local Terms and Conditions Apply (Dubai)

Location: UK remote – with occasional travel to Haywards Heath, when required or Dubai, UAE

Contract: Permanent

Hours: This is a full-time role with some flexibility around hours worked and some home working

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 Head of Finance Systems and Projects, 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:

Lead in the implementation of new financial processes and initiatives
Manage the production of project planning documentation, undertake necessary testing, benchmarking, analysis, scoping and progress monitoring.
Manage the delivery of implementing projects to further optimise the organisational Treasury Management System
Support in following best practices for all implementation work
Provide support to the Treasury team to streamline treasury operations and proactively undertake system enhancements initiative
Provide support to business customers (finance & non finance) based overseas in embedding new operational and financial processes.
Liaise with Sightsavers country offices globally but specifically Asia
Manage on-going reviews of financial systems, processes, and information flows to help identify opportunities for efficiency improvements and control enhancement.
Provide user training and information delivery, to ensure systems users have access to the tools and materials they need to undertake systems processes appropriate for their roles.
Strive to be a systems expert across all Sightsavers financial systems.

The role will be based at our Haywards Heath office in the UK or our offices in Dubai, UAE with flexibility around frequent home working. It will include travel to Sightsavers country offices around the world, of up to 5 weeks per year.

About You

Working as an integral part of the team, the ideal candidate is 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. Kyriba implementation and support experience highly desirable together with fluent Hindi.

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 and submit an application via our recruitment portal.

As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.


Sightsavers offers some fantastic benefits and a supportive, inclusive work environment.

Next steps

To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying. Please note that if you are based in the UK there will be an expectation that you can occasionally visit our modern and collaborative offices in Haywards Heath, West Sussex (RH16 3BW). There will also be travel – mostly to Asia – of up to five weeks per year, if required.

We anticipate that face to face interviews could take place in Dubai betwen Tuesday 5 September and Thursday 7 September 2023 and remote interviews in the UK could take place during the same time period. The evaluation process may include a role-specific taskand applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

How to apply

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