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Assistant Financial Accountant

Posted 11 months ago

As Assistant Accountant at World Animal Protection, you will provide important assistance to the Global Head of Finance and Financial Accountant covering Financial Accounting, Treasury and Taxation needs to achieve lasting impact for animals worldwide.
In this rewarding and engaging role, you will process transactions for the International and UK office as well as complete month end activities and ensure balance sheet reconciliations are produced on a regular basis.  You will also help produce timely, accurate and unqualified consolidated financial statements.
Following set processes and procedures, you will prepare and post month end journals and complete bank and balance sheet account reconciliations.  You will also look to you to record fundraising income and legacies, prepare cash flow forecasts and help with the production of the annual consolidated accounts and associated workings.  

Permanent role
You must have worked in a financial accounting role and be part qualified in an Accountancy qualification with a UK-recognised CCAB body or QBE. Your background will mean you are accustomed to using accounting packages and carrying out month end processes including balance sheet reconciliations.
You also must have advanced Excel skills, and the ability to identify improvements to processes and increase efficiency within a Finance department.  Highly organised and proactive, you are comfortable meeting deadlines and are interested in understanding how finance can improve performance through active business partnering.
You will have a natural passion for animal welfare and a strong commitment to the aims and values of World Animal Protection Practical.  Experience preparing accounts under the Charities SORP (2015) and knowledge of the FRS 102 would be an advantage.

Keen to take your finance career to the next level? Join us as an Assistant Accountant, your career will have a global impact. 
Who are we?

We are World Animal Protection.

For over 50 years we have moved the world to protect animals. 
We protect animals because we believe a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution.
We stop the exploitation of wild animals for entertainment and profit. We protect pets and working animals in communities across the globe. We campaign for better farm animal welfare and fight against factory farming. We also help animals when disaster strikes.
Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering. We are working to help people to see how important animals are to all of us
We are determined to influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda and inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better. Today we’re working on projects to end animal suffering by helping governments and communities to protect and care for their animals.
Join us and together we can move the world for animals.
Please note that all candidates must have the right to work in the UK.  We will not be able consider candidates who do not have the eligibility to work in the UK.

As we often receive a large number of applications from experienced and qualified candidates we will generally give priority to those who can demonstrate that they meet all of the essential criteria listed. It is important that you show how you meet all the essential criteria and your application will be stronger if you show that you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.
Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we will not be acknowledging receipt of your application. If you do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.
World Animal Protection is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the communities. 
We kindly request Recruitment agencies should not approach us for this role as we will be considering direct applications. 
Our new name is World Animal Protection. We were known as WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals).

Position details


£31,000 - £34,000