Finance Officer

Bath, Somerset (GB)
£28,000 - £36,000 (dependent on experience)
14 Mar 2023
31 Mar 2023
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Position: Finance Officer

Based:  EJF Office in Bath

Contract: Full-time; permanent after a 6-month probationary period. Flexible working arrangements can be considered

Payment range:  £28k - £36k (dependent on experience)

Reporting to: Global Finance and Resources Manager



• Annual leave of 22 days plus all public holidays, increasing with each year of service. Additional paid leave over Christmas

• Private healthcare

• Pension contributions increasing with time of service

• Cycle to work scheme

• Hybrid working


Position overview

This a rare opportunity to join a dynamic and high-impact team working to protect our global environment and human rights.  Based in Bath, you will have responsibility for processing and maintaining our accounts across several geographical locations, as well as assisting in the preparation of monthly management accounts and funder reports.  You would be joining a finance team with colleagues in Europe, Asia and Africa at time of expanding operations globally. There is scope for this role to develop accordingly depending on your expertise and career aspirations.

This role is ideal for an ambitious accountant looking to grow professionally, gain new experiences and learn about the international charity sector.

The role is a combination of home and office working and we are open to flexible working arrangements.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain the organisation’s accounts using Xero accounting software Prepare weekly payment run, ensuring adherence to all approval processes Act as the key contact for suppliers and staff financial queries Assist with the monthly payroll Allocate staff and other costs to the appropriate funder projects Assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts for departments and the overall organisation Assist with the tracking of expenditure against funder budgets Assist with the management of project audits and the annual organisational audit Assist with compliance requirements across various geographical locations Contribute to the review and updating of financial systems and processes as the organisation grows

Essential skills and attributes:

  • At least two years relevant work experience Good eye for detail and strong attention to accuracy Computer literate, particularly with Excel and Word Good verbal and written communication Commitment to maintaining robust financial controls Interest in EJF’s mission to protect people and planet

Desirable skills:

  • Relevant experience in the charity sector Experience with Xero Experience operating with multiple currencies CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA or ICAEW qualified or part-qualified (we would consider supporting applicants to complete qualifications, depending on circumstances)


Applications:  please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to:  

Closing date for applications:  31st March 2023

Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis with interviews expected to begin from 8 March 2023.
Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK. EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace. We encourage applications from females and marginalised groups.



The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) works to Protect People and Planet.

We believe environmental security is a human right.

EJF investigates and campaigns to protect our natural world, and with it, the communities most dependent upon it. We work at the grassroots, with environmental and human rights activists who are working to expose threats to the local environment and to build sustainable futures. Our investigations and the evidence we gather are presented to the very highest levels of decision taking, amongst policy makers in governments and private industry and to opinion formers including international media and the wider public. EJF works to end illegal fishing and the use of slavery in fisheries, protect our global climate and defend climate refugees, and eradicate the use of hazardous chemical pesticides.


Registered charity no. 1088128

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