Job Description

Contract Type Full-time, permanent

Location Glasgow

Salary £38,501 – £40,517 per annum

Grade D

The Role

SCIAF has an exciting opportunity for an International Compliance Accountant to work with our partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America, to bring about lasting change.

This role will act as technical lead on SCIAF’s due diligence and compliance with our overseas partners, including liaison with local auditors, response to fraud and other financial problems, and quality control of new and existing partners. The role will help build the capacity of our overseas partners and our project staff in financial issues, particularly in relation to institutional grants.

This role will be based in our Glasgow office, although a level of flexibility can be offered in terms of where and when this role is undertaken. There will be occasional travel to partner countries.

Who we’re looking for

We’re seeking a self-starter, happy to work across teams and with a number of outside bodies. We are looking for a high-performing individual with initiative and enthusiasm, someone flexible and responsive, who can apply both rigour and creativity to solve problems and improve quality.

As an inclusive employer, we want our staff team to reflect the communities in which we live and work. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.


SCIAF is the official overseas aid and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. Our mission is to enable the poorest to lift themselves out of poverty and work together to protect our common home, help people recover from disaster, and inspire people in Scotland to put their faith into action. SCIAF works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to bring about lasting change. We reach out to those in need, regardless of age, race or religion and believe in supporting the whole person, including their spiritual wellbeing, political voice, cultural and community life.


The post-holder may travel overseas to less developed parts of the world and may  come into contact with children and/or vulnerable adults. SCIAF undertakes to ensure that all staff, volunteers and relevant others, whose work might involve contact with children and/or vulnerable adults, will have completed additional recruitment procedures and have obtained a satisfactory Enhanced PVG Check from Disclosure Scotland. We would also confirm that all staff are expected to adhere to SCIAF’s Safeguarding Policy and a Code of Conduct which specifies the attitudes and behaviour that all staff are expected to maintain.

What next?

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification carefully. You can find the application form via our website.

Closing date for applications:  5:00 pm on 3rd November 2021
Interviews: due to be held Monday 15th November 2021


Closing Date 3rd November 2021